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The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press


Guaff wins first Grand Slam title.
Coco Gauff Serves Up Victory
Nikole Egan, Staffer • November 8, 2023

On September 9th, nineteen-year-old Coco Gauff won the U.S. Open tennis championship. She became the youngest American to win a U.S. Open since...

The LeBron vs. Jordan GOAT Debate

 Who is the greatest of these two legends? Basketball greats LeBron James and Michael Jordan are competing for the title of GOAT. The debates are heated and touch on statistics and victories. Interested in diving into this debate? Go to to learn more!
Lebron V Jordan
Matthew Schilling, Writer • May 23, 2023
Manny Machado expresses his anger toward teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. after a rough game in 2021.
Padres Key’s to Success
Holden Smith, Writer • May 18, 2023
A student leading the whole school in prayer during a mass event.
Building a Spiritual Foundation: The Impact of Masses in School Communities
Pearl Smith, Student News Editor • November 8, 2023

Imagine a school where academics go hand-in-hand with spirituality. In today’s world, a number of schools, including Cathedral Catholic High...

Options alumni Gabi Schlador cheering on the Dons alongside Audrey Bryar ‘24
Unveiling the Magic of the Options Program: A Beacon of Inclusivity and Joy
Sofia Mah, Staffer • November 6, 2023

Amidst the classrooms and corridors of Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), the Options program cultivates a vivid picture of acceptance and...

Anneliese Fiegl ‘24 and Tiffany He ‘24 pictured at the Cathedral Catholic High School Club Week. The two leaders promoted the Asian Culture and Appreciation Club.
A Rising Moon With ACAC
Hong-An Phan, Editor • October 25, 2023

When the golden moon is full and the wind has a faint chill, East and Southeast Asian families gather around their tables to appreciate the harvest....

Senior Olivia Harvey targets Marissa Smith to eliminate her from the traditional senior game. Read more about the face behind the madness, guidelines, and how this game has impacted the dynamic between seniors at CCHS.
No Floaty, No Mercy
Sofia Mah, Staffer • September 28, 2023

Watch your back to survive the intense traditional senior game. The senior water game was created in 1982 and has been loved for generations...

Guaff wins first Grand Slam title.
Coco Gauff Serves Up Victory
Nikole Egan, Staffer • November 8, 2023

On September 9th, nineteen-year-old Coco Gauff won the U.S. Open tennis championship. She became the...

Olivia Rodrigo: The musician/actress who just released the album Guts.
GUTS: Olivia Rodrigo’s New Album & Popularity
Carlin Fretwell, Staffer • November 6, 2023

Musician Olivia Rodrigo has been catching eyes for a while now, with her acting debut in 2015. She took...

Sergio Brown and his mother Myrtle Brown together.
Ex-NFL Player Goes Missing After Mother Found Dead By Her Home
Robert Hernandez, Staffer • October 6, 2023

A former Buffalo Bills NFL player, Sergio Brown has been reported missing Saturday September 16th,...

The war in Israel has brought up the topic of what role the Catholic Church plays in Israeli politics. The history behind the meaning of Jerusalem and the significance the city has played in the formation of the Catholic Religion is so important. Both the Vatican and Israel share a mutual respect for each other. The Vatican has expressed its primary concern for the conditions happening and announced October 27 as a day of fasting to end the war.
The Israel and Vatican Relationship: Navigating Faith and Diplomacy
Annelise Motto, Staffer • November 8, 2023

With everything going on currently in the Middle East, it is helpful to understand what role the Catholic...

St. Therese of Lisieux is a well known female saint who was named one of the three Doctors of the Church. She is the patron saint of florists and missions.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Annelise Motto, Staffer • November 8, 2023

As Catholics, we honor St. Therese of Lisieux on October 1st. She is known as the patron saint of missions...

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is someone we can pray to for guidance and love.
Why Do We Pray To Mary?
Annelise Motto, Staffer • May 26, 2023

Do Catholics Pray to Mary? May is the month of celebrating and honoring Mary in the Catholic Church....

Photo of a design from Ready To Wear the Spring/Summer 2024 collection of Chloe.
Fashion Week Favorites
Sofia Bravo, Staffer • October 25, 2023

There is no better way to express yourself than through fashion and what you wear. Some people base their...

Zoey Ronco ‘24 pictured with a Pinterest board of homecoming dresses that fit the new dress code. Female students must make the change from traditionally short dresses to maxi and midi lengths.
Past the Knee, Bend the Knee
Hong-An Phan, Editor • September 20, 2023

In a fashionable manner, students of Cathedral Catholic High School are yet again astonished by the increasingly...

During Red Ribbon Week, students are able to experience various activities that promote community and love. On this day, a petting zoo came onto campus, and students spent time with cute animals!
Why are CCHS Students Stripped of a Health Class?
Brooke Johnston-Quirarte, Social Media Editor • May 26, 2023

The San Diego Union High School District (SDUHSD) requires a health class for all incoming students....

Speaker McCarthy’s proposal to raise the debt ceiling includes work requirements for recipients of Medicaid. This could disproportionately affect people with disabilities, the impoverished, minority racial groups, and caretakers. How will this go over in the houses of Congress? What does this look like for typically American households?
Are Work Requirements for Medicaid Worth It? (Opinion)
Sarah Brown, Co- Editor in Chief • May 26, 2023

Last month, many members of the House voted to require work requirements in order to be eligible for...

Season 2: Episode 19 Farewell to Fr. Martin
Julianne Cox and Mia Wilson May 23, 2023

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