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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...

Jets Lose First Island Bowl Since 2015

Jets Lose First Island Bowl Since 2015

Jacob Benaquista, Copy Editor September 29, 2023

With the Jets down 20-0 at halftime and their offense not being able to generate much momentum, it was evident that the Hornets lead would be almost impossible to come back from. Encinal had held the Island...

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...

Senior Reagan Caoili warms up her throwing arm on September 7.

Inaugural flag football season kicks off

Maleia Ferguson, Horizon Staff September 14, 2023

On September 14th Encinal High School played its first girl’s flag football game at Tennyson High School. Early this year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) made history by officially sanctioning...

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...

Sweden v. Italy on July 29.

From the Stands: Attending the Women’s World Cup

Emilia Arneson, Horizon Staff August 15, 2023

The whistle blows; five minutes to go. The score is tied, nil-nil. Five minutes and the United States Women’s National Team advances to the knockout stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But one goal...

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...

Stahl helps seniors Aily Bencik and Austin Massey light a candle for a physiology lab.

Dr. Stahl announces retirement after more than two decades at Encinal

Abby Cho, Horizon Staff May 26, 2023

Dr. Pauline Stahl, one Encinal's most beloved and long-lasting teachers, announced her retirement this school year. Throughout Dr. Stahl’s twenty-five years at Encinal High school she proved to be...

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