The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

The Student Newspaper of Cathedral Catholic High School

Dons Press

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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
New advances in technology have aimed to merge books and tech, such as the kindle depicted in this image. Yet through these new advances we are left to question: is there a point to foster a connection between books and technology? For many believe that books may slowly become obsolete in this new age.

Books vs. Technology: Is it a fair fight?

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 7, 2023
Google and artificial intelligence: What is to come? With the introduction of Google’s newest AI chatbot, Bard, it seems like much is to come, in terms of societal acquisition of knowledge. Yet many questions are raised through these new AI developments. And we are left to ask: is artificial intelligence safe?

Google & AI

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 25, 2023
Recent, heavy rainfalls within California have wreaked much havoc on highways and roads, causing traffic and wrecks throughout the state. Many begin to wonder what these rain totals will cause, and if California is meant to withstand this heavy rain.

Recent Rain Totals in California

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 18, 2023
Following the recent release of UC admissions decisions, many students hav experienced disappointment at rejections and waitlists. These universities that once had medium-high acceptance rates are denying more students than ever, and many wonder why.

UCs Plummeting Acceptance Rates

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 28, 2023
The 95th Oscars aired on Sunday night; one of the largest and most celebrated events for movie lovers. The outcomes of this academy event have shocked audiences, and speeches have inspired the minds of individuals.

Oscars Recap

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 16, 2023
Electric cars, such as Teslas, have been subject to much debate about the convenience of their product in regards to the environment. Which leads to an essential question: Is purchasing an electric car worth it?

Electric Cars: Efficient or Not?

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 14, 2023
Art, such as this piece created in the 18th century, has been viewed and interacted with by millions of humans. Yet the presence of AI and more technological advances in this field have the capacity to change the way humans interact with art in a large way.

How does AI Influence Creativity?

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 14, 2023
Harry Styles, an extremely popular artist, swept the 2023 Grammys with “Harry’s House” awarded album of the year. This is just one of the awards given that sparked controversy and confusion all across the nation, leading me to question: are the Grammys great; or just generic?

The Grammys: Great or Generic?

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 10, 2023
At the RISD Museum in Rhode Island, everyone has the opportunity to view beautiful art pieces from a variety of different time periods. Many of the students who attend the Rhode Island School of Design also have pieces displayed in the museum

RISD – Is all of art creavitity?

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2023
In todays day and age, the literacy rate for any age level has been drastically lowering. Yet there is a true reason why people began to read in the first place, and I intend to describe how the written word provides a knowledge that is unavailable anywhere else

Knowledge is Power: Why Reading is Important

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
January 10, 2023
Last weekend, Cathedral hosted a mother-son brunch for the senior students. Students enjoyed time with friends and family over a delicious brunch.

Cathedral’s First Mother-Son Brunch

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 9, 2022
During the holiday season, I always enjoy a Christmas classic. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is among my favorites, a timeless film that describes what it means to live and love in this confusing world.

It’s a wonderful…film!

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 29, 2022
Elton John is finishing up his touring career, and blew the roof off of the Padres stadium this past Wednesday in San Diego. The experience was unreal, and was one of the best performances I’ve seen.

Elton, you’ve done it again!

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 15, 2022
The Head of the Charles is an annual regatta that takes place in Boston. This past month, Cathedrals crew team had the opportunity to race in this historic event

Rowing into the Head of the Charles

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 9, 2022
One of the contestants at the Surf-Dog-Surf-A-Thon sat atop a board, playfully riding the waves. This dog, along with many others, enjoyed the sunny day and plentiful waves at the competition.

Surf’s up, Dons!

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 27, 2022
“Blonde” is just one of the movies heading to the screen in September. “Watched by all, seen by none” implies that Marilyn’s life was very public, yet a rare few knew the real truth.

September Movies

Ella Bloom, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 15, 2022
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