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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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Baseball’s magical season continues; Softball rolls in playoffs

Baseball’s magical season continues; Softball rolls in playoffs

Jacob Benaquista and Max Millot May 20, 2024

After winning WACC championships just over a week ago, both Encinal Baseball and Softball advanced in the North Coast Section Championships (NCS) playoffs. Both teams survived the first two rounds and...

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...

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,...

The Plastics make their iconic entrance walk to the song Meet The Plastics.

“That’s So Fetch!” Drama gears up for a mean musical

Maleia Ferguson, Horizon Staff March 22, 2024

Back and pinker than ever, Encina's Drama department presents a musical rendition of the classic 2000s film, "Mean Girls." Directed by drama advisors and on-campus teachers, Megan Taylor and Lachelle Morris,...

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...

Senior Josie Farris battles for the ball in the first half of Encinals 2-0 loss to Alameda on January 25, 2024. The match was moved to Estuary Park after AUSD closed both high schools soccer fields.

District closure of fields has sports scrambling

Max Millot and Jacob Benaquista January 25, 2024

Torrential downpours last week led to the closure of both high school soccer fields in the district, causing turmoil amongst players and coaches alike. Unfortunately, the closure coincided with the...

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...

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