Category: Life at CSUS

A Recap of the Track & Field Season

As the high school track and field season comes to a close, Crystal athletes are working harder than ever to improve their times and have a great finish to the year. On May 6th, athletes competed at the WBAL trials, and this Friday they will compete at the WBAL Finals where they will have the opportunity to qualify for CCS.

Gryphon Robotics Advances to Championships

This spring, our Gryphon Robotics team made it to the FIRST Robotics national championships for the first time in Crystal history! Team captain Annabelle Tao ‘17 says that “We’ve always been a small team, but that scrappy mentality–‘we can do it although we might fail on the way’–has really helped us this year. That’s one of the best parts of our team. We’re student driven. This year especially, everyone had a hand in the process. Everyone was more engaged and had a greater say in the team.” To learn more about this momentous victory, we conducted an interview with team members Anika Kamath ‘18 and Jesus Picos ‘18.

Junior-Senior Kidnap

Arriving at school on Monday the 24th of October, we juniors held a well-kept secret. When we entered the cafeteria, it felt as though an immense weight had been lifted off of our shoulders, and not only because we had left our burdensome backpacks at home. The day had finally come to kidnap the seniors!

An Open Letter from Chris L.

My name is Chris Loveland, and I ran to be the senator of Crystal Springs. I was the Republican nominee, and I was a beacon of freedom. I lost to my democratic adversary, Brandon Chu. The crushing defeat has certainly hit me in the depths of my soul. I cannot comprehend that our fine populace did not vote for Freedom. I spent night after night musing upon the possibility that this election was rigged. Yet, I must accept what the numbers say, no matter how fraudulent they appear. Sometimes the winds of fate blow in the favor of the undeserving, so I humbly accept my defeat. I know that I’m the man who could reinvigorate our freedom––our country––but I digress. Congratulations Brandon.