Gone this year are the journalism room’s now ancient 2007 model iMacs. In their place are sleek, new 2014 iMacs available for all students to use.
With the start of the new school year, teachers are making the transition to a new system called Canvas, which functions as a learning management tool for students and teachers alike.
Completed just before graduation last year, the Sports Plaza is now the main entrance of countless sporting events. The Plaza was the culmination of more than two years of extensive planning and fundraising that started when the SHS Foundation and alumni got together and decided the old ticket booth was something the school needed to fix.
SHS seniors' scores on the PSAT qualify them for academic honor.
Dance team impresses students with their new season's energetic performances.
More students will have the opportunity to enroll in advanced classes starting this year because the administration has increased the school's open access policy to include foreign language and math classes.
The city's “Village Pedestrian Enhancement Construction” project will be done in November, according to Howard Miller, vice mayor of the city council. In its current phase, which costs more than $1.3 million and began in early May, workers will be adding features in downtown such as paving and lights.
Both old and new clubs are preparing for the massive Club Day event on Sept. 25.
An undisclosed number of students attempted to break into the school’s office around 2 a.m. on Aug. 9, according to principal Paul Robinson. When this group of students set off an alarm, sheriff's deputies sped to the school and apprehended all involved.
Over the years, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to fix the daily parking lot traffic. This year, Leadership plans on taking a new approach to help solve the riddle of too many cars in one place at one time.
The number of Freshman Focuses — “classes” during tutorials designed to ease the transition for freshmen into high school — has been cut back to four total meetings this year, instead of the 11 last year’s freshmen had.
This summer, senior captains Andrew Harter, Steven Sum and Rohith Krishna and juniors Stephen Law and Kevin Duong-Le of the boys’ varsity cross country team spent five days in Lake Tahoe, staying in Harter’s summer home and running with students from local Truckee High School. The boys completed altitude training in the mountains by running seven to eight miles in the morning and then three to four more miles in the evening.
The boys’ water polo team, led by junior Mason Lee and junior Graham Schmelzer, is still trying to find its strengths. They had a chance to compete against other water polo teams in the area at a tournament in Lynbrook High School on Sept. 5-6 and finished third out of 18 teams.
Freshman Kyle Abe, who trains as a Level 9 gymnast, performed at the Men’s Gymnastics Junior Olympic Nationals in Long Beach last year.
Girls' field hockey players are seeking to redeem themselves after a difficult season last fall.
The football team last season had lots of talent in many key positions, but multiple injuries and their inability to work together to secure key wins hindered them from performing decently in their league.
SHS alumni return to coach the school's sports teams.
Girls' water polo team looks to advance further in CCS than last year.
Nothing is more disrespectful than impertinent people who are constantly texting on their phones.
Reporters argue that the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered.
It seems that many students don't read for pleasure anymore, and this shouldn't be the case.
This year, TIME Magazine ranked Bakersfield as the most illiterate city in the nation.
Singer Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has stirred controversy since the song’s release in March 2013. His upbeat and catchy single quickly topped charts worldwide, was nominated for prestigious awards and lavished fame upon the artist; nevertheless, popularity comes with a price. Critics accused Thicke of promoting rape in both his music video and lyrics.
Do you know what Lou Gehrig’s disease is? Neither did most people until recently, but the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been changing that.
High school students should be taught about current events in their school classes.
Senior Alex Holz gains from unique experience living in the Netherlands.
Sophomore Gabriel Burgos works on a design for a biomedical device that could identify patients’ heartbeats with more accuracy by accounting for the patient’s weight.
Students compare their experiences at boarding schools to those at SHS.
Reporter describes her tummy-satisfying experience at Pieology, the up-and-coming pizza spot in San Jose.
Reporter discusses her disappointment for the recently released movie "If I Stay."
Reporter discusses her reaction to a movie trilogy based on the Harry Potter series, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first installment of which is to be released in 2016.
Science teacher Lisa Cochrum traveled in India during this past summer break.
Reporter discusses going a week without watching television.
Reporter describes following the World Cup during the past summer.
Reporter describes experience to the top in Kim Kardashian's addicting game app.
Now-sophomore reflects on her high school experience so far.
For senior servant day, I, a poor, innocent soul, was auctioned off for $13 to the evil Andrew Jiang, a sophomore Falcon staff member.
UC Berkeley is snatching my brother, Sanj Nalwa, away from my flailing arms and I don't know what to do with myself.
I have to admit, I had never considered myself a confident, outspoken person in public. I have always shrunk away from encounters with people because, let’s be real, any time not spent in my room sleeping or surfing the Internet is pretty much wasted.