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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

Ben 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...

Publications launches Encinals first literary magazine

Publications launches Encinal’s first literary magazine

Horizon Staff June 1, 2023

Coach Juanita Lyons displays her VSU Hall of Fame sweater.

Coach Lyons inducted into Virginia State Hall of Fame

Maleia Ferguson, Horizon Staff May 19, 2023

Sisterhood is a strong bond that unites many women from around the world. Combined with team sports, the two can give a college athlete a sense of belonging. This is the case for coach Juanita Lyons who...

Encinal looks to tweak AP World History course

Encinal looks to tweak AP World History course

Max Millot April 27, 2023

Encinal will not offer AP Wold History as part of its 2023-2024 course selections, at least not in the traditional sense. Currently, the school offers sophomores two options for history: World History...

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