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The Student News Site of Encinal High School

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The Student News Site of Encinal High School

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The National Honor Society visits Stanford Universitys campus

Clubs at Encinal provide a wide range of options

Justice Petersen, Managing Editor May 18, 2024

With over 30 clubs on campus, Encinal students have many opportunities to get involved in. From clubs promoting popular board games to ones creating space for minority students... Chess Club "Chess...

Encinal celebrates its 10-5 win over Berkeley on May 10, 2024. It was the Jets first league title in over 20 years.

Softball continues dominance; wins elusive league title

Horizon Staff May 14, 2024

The seniors on Encinal's softball team have experienced a lot in the past four years: blowout wins, deep playoff runs, and a NCS Runner-Up finish in 2023. But only recently did they achieve something the...

The Jets celebrate a 7-1 victory over Mt. Eden on May 9 in the WACC Shoreline League Championship.

Jets secure WACC Championship; punch ticket for NCS playoffs

Max Millot, Sports Editor May 11, 2024

Going into the bottom of the 4th inning, the Encinal Jets and the Mt. Eden Monarchs were tied 1-1 in the WACC Shoreline League Championship. An RBI single by sophomore Eric Proctor followed by an RBI sacrifice...

Preview: Fall play Clue is a real whodunit

Preview: Fall play “Clue” is a real whodunit

Samantha Cleminshaw December 1, 2023

Get ready for a grand whodunit. Encinal’s Drama Club will perform an on-stage production of the infamous board game Clue for this year's fall play. The cast, crew, and directors have been working...

Senior Sofia Layzer finishes a serve against Tennyson on Octtober 13.

Layzer completes dream season with tournament victory

Max Millot, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

After four years of playing tennis, Sofia Layzer had reached a precipice. The Encinal tennis star led 6-5 in the second set of the WACC (West Alameda County Conference) Tournament final. Layzer, a two-time...

Coding craze: Island Hackathon inspires Alameda students

Coding craze: Island Hackathon inspires Alameda students

Chris Setera, Horizon Staff September 18, 2023

On September 16th, 80 high schoolers from all over Alameda gathered at Encinal’s media center to participate in a coding hackathon. The event, hosted by IslandHacks, exceeded expectations as both beginning...

Junior Alex Marston runs for a short gain against Herculus. Marston had 194 yards and 3 TDs in the game.

Jets stick to the ground for first win of the season

Max Millot, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

During their first home game of the season, the Encinal football team quickly found themselves down 6-0 against the Hercules Titans. Unfazed by giving up a touchdown on the Titans’ first drive, the Jets'...

Alameda Fire Department arrives on scene after a car accident on the corner of Central and 3rd street on August 15.

Collision on Central serves as warning to student drivers

Maleia Ferguson and Chris Setera August 17, 2023

A dangerous street race down Central Avenue resulted in a crash outside of Encinal High School on Tuesday August 15th. The accident, which occurred during lunch, involved five cars in total, three of which...

Photos via AP, New York Times (Cassidy Araiza), Getty Images (Suzanne Cordiero) | Ilustration via Megan Lam, Boston Globe

Welcome to “Swiftie Clara”

Amy Screechfield, Horizon Staff August 4, 2023

“It’s been a long time coming” - As she moved between every musical era of her life, Taylor Swift provided the full experience for concert attendees with props, dancers, and pyrotechnics. Performing...

Demonstrators protest outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2023, after the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions, saying race cannot be a factor.

Why the Supreme Court struck down Affirmative Action

Benjamin Dow, Horizon Staff August 3, 2023

“The Supreme Court Deems Affirmative Action to be Unconstitutional.” That was the recent headline in the news this past month. The recent court ruling is one that is significant to students across...

Image via Warner Bros. | Graphic by Mr. Linville

Barbie: pink, perfect, and patriarchy smashing

Samantha Cleminshaw, Horizon Staff July 22, 2023

I have worshiped Barbie for as long as I can remember, and yet, somehow, seeing her and her world of Barbie Land come alive on the screen was even more incredible than I could have ever imagined.  Barbie,...

Juneteenth celebration and march through Uptown Greenville, North Carolina.

Juneteenth: celebrating the end of slavery, not all of Black history

Maleia Ferguson, Horizon Staff June 19, 2023

The American Civil War reflects the division in America from 1861 to 1865. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the freedom of enslaved peoples in the South. However, this did not immediately...

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