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The Student News Site of Encinal High School

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The Student News Site of Encinal High School

Horizon News


A sparse crowd of 5,189 watches the Athletics play the Astros on September 16, 2022. (Barry Bloom)

Uprooted: Oakland A’s finalize relocation by the end of 2024 season

Matan Antebi, Horizon Staff May 13, 2024

The Oakland Athletics have a rich history here in the Bay Area dating back to 1968. Over the years, the organization has dealt with a lot of controversy surrounding their payroll and stadium. The A’s...

Ms. Adams on a family day excursion to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Encinal community mourns the loss of Maggie Adams

Maleia Ferguson and Samantha Cleminshaw April 14, 2024

On April 1st, 2024, the Encinal and Alameda community lost beloved teacher, business owner, wife, mother, and friend, Maggie Adams. Recognized for her creativity and compassion as an individual and teacher,...

Measure E passes by wide margin

Measure E passes by wide margin

Benjamin Dow April 5, 2024

In a landmark decision, voters have overwhelmingly approved a measure aimed at bolstering funding for schools in Alameda, CA. Measure E's passing marks a significant victory for education advocates and...

Jets see success at DECA NorCal conference

Jets see success at DECA NorCal conference

Justice Petersen, Horizon Staff January 30, 2024

On January 12th, 93 Encinal DECA members embarked on a journey to the San Ramon Marriott for the Northern California DECA conference—a three day business extravaganza that would conclude with 39 Encinal...

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...

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...

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...

Zach Lachs stands on the podium after receiving his medal at DECA Nationals in Orlando, FL.

Encinal Students Compete at DECA Internationals

Malia Gordon, Design Editor May 23, 2023

On April 5, students from the Encinal's DECA chapter got the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Senior Zachary Lachs and...

Ms. Kerber teaches her AP Literature class.

Ms. Kerber named AUSD teacher of the year

Katherine Bautista, Horizon Staff May 19, 2023

Jessica Kerber, Encinal’s AP Literature and Mental Health Matters instructor, was named the 2023 AUSD Teacher of the Year. Ms. Kerber has taught since 2005 and spent her entire 18 year career at...

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...

Language models: The easiest topic to “write” about

Language models: The easiest topic to “write” about

Justice Petersen, Managing Editor December 18, 2022

What are language models? A language model is a type of artificial intelligence model that is trained to generate text that is similar to human language. This can be useful for a variety of applications,...

Jetty attending their first Island Bowl on September 23, 2022.

Jetty, do you copy? Encinal mascot takes off

Katherine Bautista and Crystal Le November 10, 2022

While the Horizon staff browsed through old yearbooks, they discovered several jet mascots from various years and wondered, “When did the student body last see a jet mascot?” Since the first mascot...

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