The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

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The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

Peñas self-portrait that won the Presidents award. This work is highly regarding and was admired by CCHS students during the Art Show.
The Talents of the CCHS Art Show
Brooke Johnston-Quirarte, Social Media Editor • May 26, 2023

May 17th was Cathedral Catholic High School’s (CCHS) annual Student Art Show, an event that students in all grades anticipate visiting. Students...

A photo of Riverdale’s “core four” characters: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones, and Veronica Lodge. Behind the main characters and their close friends, Kevin, Cheryl Blossom, and Katty Kay,
OPINION: Reality behind the “Riverdale” series
Elle Brennan, Writer • May 25, 2023

First debuted on January 26, 2017, “Riverdale” is a TV series that has been growing its popularity around the globe. Director Roberto Aguirre...

This year has been an eventful one full of new experiences, from new theaters to international travel! But it’s not over yet, with Broadway San Diego Awards coming up next Sunday.
The End?
Chase Stern, Writer • May 23, 2023

The 2022-23 Drama year has been one full of surprises, curveballs, new opportunities and great things! So as the year comes to a close, it's...

Gordon Lightfoot, a beloved Canadian singer-songwriter, died in early May of this year. He was said to have defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 70s, and revolutionized the music industry. His songs are often lost among new generations, yet Lightfoot’s music is something worth preserving and celebrating for years to come.
Gordon Lightfoot - Life and Legacy
Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor • May 23, 2023

Earlier this month, beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot passed away, leaving behind a gorgeous legacy comprised of timeless melodies...

Combs V. Wallen
Michael Peterson, Sports Editor • May 23, 2023

Country music fans across the world appreciate the variety of artists and songs that the music has to offer. Numerous artists, majorly in the...

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

Basketball fans, commentators, and specialists have been attracted by the continuous discussion over the greatest of all time (GOAT) for decades....

Bleached features an impressive lineup, with headliner Joji accompanied by big names like Pinkpanthress, Surf Curse, and Inner Wave
Bleached: The New Music Festival Coming to San Diego
Malia Elena Lima, Marketing Editor • May 23, 2023

Music festivals have become a huge part of pop culture in the US. Coachella, which took place a few weeks ago, is one of the biggest and most...

Orchestra student Kelli Jackson posing with teacher Mrs. Swift after the school spring concert.
Our Art Experience at Cathedral
Kelli Jackson, Writer • May 23, 2023

As art students throughout the years hear at Cathedral, we feel the need to take time to look back and express how we feel about the art programs. Throughout...

“IGOR” is a masterpiece, a blend of synths, sounds, and styles the likes of which Tyler the Creator has never truly explored before. More than an album, “IGOR” is an experience, a journey through love, heartbreak, and acceptance.
IGOR Album Review: Four Years Later
Malia Elena Lima, Marketing Editor • May 23, 2023

On May 17, 2019, an album was released that would change the trajectory of a young Malia Lima’s life. I was an eighth grade “graduate,”...

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

Despite the much anticipated season, our San Diego Padres have had a rough go thus far. This has raised many questions: What has been the problem...

Sarah Brown ‘24, Erika Vargas ‘24, Lily Grochowiak ‘24, and Stella Carlson ‘24 were featured dancers in the Spring Musical, Cinderella. Congratulations to the cast and crew for a phenomenal performance!
Nothing is Impossible for the Drama Program
Sarah Brown, Co-Editor in Chief • May 16, 2023

Whether it's in the sound booth, building sets, or chasséing across stage, the Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) drama performers exceeded...

The Dons fought hard to take home their 25th Western League Championship Title. The baseball players celebrate their comeback against Saint Augustine High School to win 4-3, as pictured above.
They May be Rivals, but They are Hardly Competition
Sarah Brown, Co- Editor in Chief • May 16, 2023

The Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) baseball boys conclude their participation in the Western League by sweeping Saint Augustine High School...

Kapi Coleman ‘23 pictured with Tori Bowie in 2018.
3x Olympic Medalist Tori Bowie Dead at 32
Milan Bayless, Writer • May 12, 2023

Three-time Olympic medalist, two time world game medalist, Frentorish “Tori” Bowie, has died at age 32. On the morning of May 3rd her management...

Today, Judy Bloom books are still very popular. They are, and have been, a staple in childhoods all over the world.
Judy Bloom: Influencing Generation After Generation
Isabella Durazo, Writer • May 10, 2023

Judy Blume, an author of 29 books, has sold over 90 million copies of her books. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”, 53 years after...

The Met Gala has come a long way since its opening in 1948, largely in part to Dame Anna Wintour, who took over running the event in 1997. Since then, the fundraiser has a become an exclusive event, in which the attendees are the art on display.
Met Gala Archive
Chase Stern, Writer • May 7, 2023

After Monday, May 1st, the Met Gala is always the talk of the town, and while so much happened this year, it’s taken many years to get to the...

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