Quote of the Week

By Sierra Foster

“Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.”

—Tom Hanks

What Tom Hanks is portraying in this quote, is no one has come to their full potential just yet. I chose this quote to let the readers know they have a lot more in store for them than they think. So I decided to ask some more students what this quote meant to them. Their responses were ranging from acceptance to understanding.

Jacky Diaz, 9th grade: “I believe it means to accept who you are.”

Manuel Aramburo, 9th grade: “I believe you’ll never fully understand yourself.”

Melissa Rogers, 11th grade: “I believe that humans will never understand what the human mind and body wants.”

I believe this quote means that no one will ever know themselves or their friends fully. Everyone has something to hide, and no one will truly understand what they are capable of achieving. For high school students, this should reassure them that their full academic and creative personalities have yet to show themselves. So after reading this, I would like you to keep in mind to stay yourself and just whatever creative ideas come to mind, just pursue them. Because you never know when an idea will bring you something new.

Is Going Outside Fatal for Your Kids?

By Sebastian Gomez

A startling study has indicated that 100% of all kids that are let outside and have lives have or will die in the future. “Yes, 100% of kids let outside will die in the future,” said a scientist whose name we could not bother to get. We interviewed a local man named Rob Johnson who has never seen the light of day about this. “Yep, still not dead,” he said, “Hitler? Went outside. MLK went outside. Stalin went outside. FDR went outside. Gandhi went outside. Jesus went outside. Where are they now? Dead. Look at me. Never went outside, not dead.” Johnson died later this week of unrelated heart problems.

“Oh my god, really?” a local mother exclaimed, grabbing her bubble wrapped, shin guard protected son, and shielding him from the sun. “MY LITTLE JIMMY EXPOSED TO THE CAUSE OF ALL DEATH?,” she screamed out in public. “Why hasn’t the government done anything,” asked a local porch dweller. “The only plausible course of action is to declare war on the sun,” local man, “Crazy-Eyed” Jim stated. He went on to say, “The sun has gone and killed American citizens on American soil, and we consider that an act of terrorism and thus an act of war, we will not stand for it.” (Update: “Crazy-Eyed” Jim has raised a local militia and declared war on the sun. “We will find you,” he said, “and we will kill you.”)

Some residents, however, have different opinions, like local lunatic John Haberson. “I believe that we must first analyze the facts before making conclusions,” he said in a crazed state. “I mean everyone dies someday, including those who don’t go outside. I don’t think it’s right to have a huge ‘scare’ based on irrational behavior, I don’t believe that going outside and having not having a life is fatal.”

What do we believe here in the station? We believe that it is our duty to serve the truth and protect our loyal readers. Thank you readers, for staying with us.

(This story is not true)

Lady Lions Take on the Yucca Valley Trojans

By: Janet Mosqueda

On September 19, 2014 the Lady Lions Volleyball team played against the Yucca Valley Trojans. It was an intense match, where both teams played their hearts out on the court!

The crowd’s pride was more apparent than ever. Although we did not win, that did not stop the Lions fans for cheering and supporting for the teams.

“I think the whole team could have been more supportive to each other and just talk more to try and lift each other up when we made mistakes,” said Rio Chacon. “Communicating and supporting each other would have helped.”

Make sure to go support and cheer on your girls varsity volleyball team tonight, September 23, 2014, as they take on the Indio Rajahs.

Good luck Lady Lions!

Music Monday: Sublime & Some Song Recommendations

By Brandon Honaker & Marissa Cruz

Hey again music enthusiasts, it’s Brandon and Marissa bringing you another Music Monday!

This week, I, Brandon, will tell you about a great band from Long Beach, California. That’s right, I’m talking about Sublime. Sublime initially became famous (or at least recognized) after their 1992 debut album “40 oz. To Freedom”. In 1996 Sublime released their self-titled album, which featured many of their most “famous” songs and sky-rocketed them to international popularity. A few of their more well-known songs to check out would be “What I Got,” “Wrong Way,” and “40 oz. To Freedom.”

This week Marissa and I are going to give readers several trippy songs to look up:

“Halo” – Cage the Elephant
“Parallel Universe” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“My Wave” – Soundgarden
“Crystal Ship” – The Doors
“Love Vigilantes” – New Order.

For readers who are looking for some heavier songs, we recommend:

“Baghdad” – High on Fire
“Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” – Behemoth
“Among the Living” – Anthrax.

Till next time, have a great week Lions!

Brandon and Marissa

Lions Debut

By Donielle Gerrell


Photo by: Donielle Gerrell


Photo by: Donielle Gerrell

On Friday, August 29th, the Lions football team took on the Desert Hot Springs Eagles. Just a couple days before the big game, star quarterback Davin Lile was in a car accident, but was unharmed. The team did not expect an incident like this. Although Lile was in ‘ok’ condition, his doctor recommended that he sit out during this game.

Luckily, Brandon Noll stepped up to the plate to fill in for Davin. The real star of the night was running back Orlando Wallace, who scored five touchdowns, leaving the score 40-0.

“The boys worked hard,” coach Smith said during the first half. “They’re going to do great.”

Although the team did not reach CIF playoffs last football season, the team has their heart set on making history. This win is one of many victories to come.

Want to see the team in action yourself? Watch their next game Friday, September 5th, at Rancho Mirage High School. This team has trained tediously and are sure to overcome this season.

Interested in other sports here at Cathedral City High School? Stay up to date on our school athletic page: cchslions.net

Lady Lions Volleyball Takes On the Golden Eagles


Photo by: Janet Mosqueda

By Janet Mosqueda

On August 28, 2014, the Cathedral City High School Lady Lions volleyball team took the court and was ready to challenge the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles. Although the game was a scrimmage, meaning the score did not count, it was an intense game between the two varsity teams.

“The game was very intense because both teams never gave up and kept fighting for the win,” Llyanah David said last Thursday night. “The one thing that could’ve gone differently was to communicate with each other more and just play smart throughout the whole game not just towards the end.”

Luckily, the season has barely started they still have a chance to redeem themselves at their next game today, September 2, 2014 in Twentynine Palms against the Wildcats! Good Luck Lady Lions.

Will the Lions Make History?

By Donielle Gerrell

Photo By Donielle Gerrell

Photo By Donielle Gerrell


Photo By Donielle Gerrell


Photo By Donielle Gerrell


During the 2013-2014 football season, the Lions were on a roll. With only two losses, many believed the team was going to advance to California Interscholastic Federation(CIF) playoffs. The community roared for the team will pride. To think, the team did not perform this well in ten years, was incredible!


Unfortunately, the team did not advance. A social networking uproar began. People were tweeting from all over the Coachella Valley were disgusted in the final decisions. Many have said that the Cathedral City Football team is going to come back even stronger.

The question is, will the Lions make history?

I attended the scrimmage between Beaumont High School, Rancho Mirage High School, and of course, Cathedral City High School. As the game the went on, it was unclear to tell you how well the team was performing. What I can tell you is that the team has been working countless hours to improve their strength and abilities to have successful games this season.

Fortunately, this Friday, August 29th, is our very first home football game against Desert Hot Springs High School. The game starts at seven o’clock in the CCHS Stadium. Prices will soon be released. I hope you will be the judge of the Lions debut.

Letter From The Editor

By Donielle Gerrell

Welcome back Lions! We had a wonderful summer break and it is time for the 2014-2015 students to hit the halls. A big welcome to Class of 2018! High school will be great, but even better now that you are here at Cathedral City High School. As for everyone else, lets have a great year filled with excitement and pride.

If you are new to CCNews, I’ll give you a little history lesson. About four years ago, the Digital Arts Technology Academy created this very app in partnership with The Desert Sun. CCNews was the first school app from the whole country. Since then, DATA juniors and seniors have put in countless hours to create new and interesting content for the app.

In the past, CCNews has been a great resource, but I want to make it amazing! I plan to include all of the great stories users have come to know, but we will also be adding new segments. We will provide you with news stories, sports updates, fashion tips, and more! You should also get ready for season 2 of the web show “Behind the Blue,” which will premiere in a few weeks.

I hope CCNews interests you and allows you to have an insight from the students’ perspective. Don’t forget to tell your friends about the new and improved CCNews App.


Donielle Gerrell

DATA Junior Earns Trip to Ford Leadership Conference

DATA Junior Donielle Gerrell will be heading to Louisville Kentucky this October as part of the Ford Next Generation Learning Conference. The Ford NGL provides community leaders and selected students the opportunity to transform their communities through collaboration, planning, and engaging in constructive dialogue.

As part of the application process, Gerrell created and submitted a short video piece explaining how the Digital Arts Technology Academy builds leadership skills in its students.

Ford NGL Application Video

The 2014 Ford NGL Conference will take place from October 7th through October 9th. Visit FordNGL.com for more information.

MESA Ventures to Google Campus

By Sydney Siva

Admit it. At one point in our high school career, we have used Google to solve all of our problems, whether it be writing an essay at the last minute, solving that one difficult math question, or figuring out what kind of illness you have.

On Friday May 23, Cathedral City High School’s Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program, otherwise known as MESA, took a field trip to Los Angeles, California to explore the famous Google campus, which is part the corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc in Mountain View, California. MESA students had the opportunity to take a tour of the Los Angeles campus and also had their very own hands-on experience with the latest Google Glass, which is technologic eyewear that can do everything that a smartphone and a computer can do, maybe even more.

“The field trip was really great” said Cathedral City High’s math teacher and Robotics adviser, Yu Lin Liu. “The only bad thing was the traffic coming home. It took us 4 hours to come back.”

The trip was a great way for students to end the year and to see how the skills they learn in class are used in the real world.