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CCHS transitions to online platform in wake of COVID-19
Coronavirus

Cole Hume | March 30, 2020

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the U.S. West Coast, Cathedral Catholic High School administration announced the transition of on-campus learning to an online platform today. Virtual classes will…

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“Talk with crowds, keep your virtue”
Features

Cole Hume | March 9, 2020

As a sophomore at University of San Diego High School, Mr. Raul Campillo ‘05 strolled into his teacher Mrs. Jan Davis’s classroom after school, explaining he was busy assisting a fourth-grade teacher…

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CCHS copes with coronavirus
Coronavirus

Dillon Tarle | March 2, 2020

When Cathedral Catholic High School student Daisy Hu ‘20 returned to the United States after visiting family in China, she was shocked to discover the violent virus sweeping her family’s home. Once…

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Later to play, later to rise
News

Dillon Tarle | March 2, 2020

After a long school day of studying and playing tennis, the last thing Cathedral Catholic High School student Gigi Jasso ‘21 desires is to stay up late working on homework after a late game. 

“I’ll…

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Religious divisions
News

Angelina Hicks | February 21, 2020

When First United Methodist Church of San Diego lead pastor Rev. Trudy Robinson thinks about Christianity and the LGBT community, she welcomes all people.

“[FUMC] will remain a place where all are…

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Church security concerns persist
News

Savannah Dupper | February 21, 2020

When Cathedral Catholic High School student Cameron Nash ‘20 attended Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on a recent trip to New York City, he found the church’s heavy security measures as an unpleasant…

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Dancing into debt?
Features

Alianna Torres | February 21, 2020

As a Cathedral Catholic High School senior, Lauren Lee ‘20 knows the drill regarding Winter Formal, but the expenses preceding the dance still leaves her in disbelief.

“My dress was probably $50…

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Traffic troubles tenants
News

Jenna Crowley | February 21, 2020

Veronica Pinillos ‘20 has experienced the high school morning routine for four years: wake up, get dressed, brush teeth, eat, wipe the remaining sleep from the eyes, and drearily climb into the car….

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Setting the stage
Features

Dillon Tarle | December 2, 2019

The screen flashes with bright colors, and sounds roar to life. The projector starts playing a jungle scene on screen, covered with plants and the faces of Mr. Kevin Hart, Mr. Jack Black, and Mr. Dwayne…

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Vaping deaths spark controversy
Vaping

Savannah Dupper | October 22, 2019

When Cathedral Catholic High School student Cameron Nash ‘20 scrolled through his social media feed, he did not expect to see several news stories about teens dying from excessive vaping. 

“There…

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Medicine policy enforced, promoting education
News

Sara Vechinski | September 26, 2019

The Cathedral Catholic High School medical office has begun enforcing a pre-existing medicine policy, which states that students may only receive medicine for the same ailment twice, to the widespread…

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Victory through surrender
Features

Cole Hume | September 16, 2019

Three months after Cathedral Catholic High School drama department director and performing arts teacher Miss Katie Wilson’s last scheduled radiation and chemotherapy treatments, a CAT scan determined…

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How to: bullet journal
Arts & Entertainment

Angelina Hicks | September 16, 2019

To-do lists. Shopping lists. Homework. Tests. Quizzes. Projects. Finals. Teacher meetings. Clubs. Sports. Drama. Work. Birthdays. Relationships. Reminders. The DMV. Doctors appointments. The Orthodontist….

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CCHS skirt ban sparks student protest
News

Angelina Hicks | May 29, 2019

More than 50 Cathedral Catholic High School students and parents, carrying signs in protest of the skirt ban for the 2019-20 school year, gathered on the sidewalk in front of CCHS this morning to dissent…

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Different paths, same degree
Features

Ella Wishchuk | May 21, 2019

As “Pomp and Circumstance” plays loudly over the speakers, graduates wearing colorful full-length robes, jet-black graduate caps, and beaming expressions proceed into the university auditorium. Applause…

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Stressful media
Features

Daniela Gil | May 21, 2019

Cathedral Catholic High School student Emily Gonzales ‘19, an avid user of social media, spends approximately three hours each day on various social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.

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Stressed for success
Admissions Scandal

Savannah Dupper | March 20, 2019

Fluorescent lights beam down upon the nervous students, their pencils moving frantically as they bubble in answers, each hoping to achieve a higher score than their counterparts. The Scholastic Aptitude…

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Losing a legend
News

Angelina Hicks | March 14, 2019

When University of San Diego High School/Cathedral Catholic High School social science teacher Mr. Don DeAngelo began his USDHS career 23 years ago, he never expected to befriend a hardworking, charismatic…

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Deficit in reading
Opinions

Lauren Boyer | March 13, 2019

After being held back in kindergarten because of her subpar reading skills, Cathedral Catholic High School student Katherine Stevenson ‘19 never imagined reading would shape her as a person.

However,…

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An accepting community
Features

Angelina Hicks | February 11, 2019

When Mrs. Adriana Pehl served as an elementary school student-teacher a few months before graduating college, she discovered her passion of working with disabled youth and changed her college focus from…

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Setting students str8
Features

Rebecca Madden | February 8, 2019

Cathedral Catholic High School student Kyle Wong ‘21 looks forward to his future of college and adulthood, but in the modern age technology, Wong, among others, suffers from back pain sourced to the…

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News or views?
Opinions

Chloe Staples | January 28, 2019

What is the role of journalists in a democracy? Are they meant to expose diverse opinions, or are they meant to be watchdogs and the eyes and ears of citizens?

The duties of journalists have been modified…

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Super teachers, super moms
Features

Eugenia Dominguez-Chaires | January 28, 2019

Cathedral Catholic English teacher Mrs. Allison Collins never thought twice before returning to teach after not one, but two baby girls.

“I love being a mom and a teacher,” Mrs. Collins said. “I’ve…

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Move over RoboCop…here come the Dons
News

Lauren Boyer | January 22, 2019

Handcuffed by cramped quarters and antiquated tools and materials, Cathedral Catholic High School robotics Head of Programming and STEAM student Luke Meyers ’20 used to marvel at the fact the team was…

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Time to separate home and work?
Features

Sara Vechinski | January 22, 2019

As Cathedral Catholic High School parent Mrs. Brigid Hannon watches her daughter battle to complete her homework late into the night, she wonders about the necessity of such a workload as it impacts her…

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Unheard Perspective
News

Cole Hume | December 18, 2018

The recent unearthing of misconduct committed by clergy members, in particular priests in Pennsylvania, has led to hundreds of guilty sentences, sparking a polarizing dialogue involving the church, wounding…

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Wilhite for the win
Sports

Ellery Wakeman | December 13, 2018

Since she was nine years old, Cathedral Catholic High School Student Peyton Wilhite ‘19 has excelled at volleyball, putting hard work and dedication into the sport for nearly her entire life.

“I…

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After the vote: what now?
Midterm Elections

Chloe Staples | December 13, 2018

American politics recently underwent change after the November midterm elections, but many Cathedral Catholic High School Students are still unaware about the country’s state of government.

During…

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Restoration vs. detention
Features

Ella Wishchuk | November 29, 2018

On a sunny San Diego afternoon at Cathedral Catholic High School, the final school bell dinged loudly, while the only sounds heard from the feared detention classroom were sighs and snores. Students in…

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