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School registrar Robert Wise

Registrar Robert Wise retires after nine years at school

Emma Fung June 6, 2024

After nine years of working at the school, registrar Robert Wise will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Prior to his time at SHS, Wise was a Princeton graduate and spent 27 years operating...

May 31, 2024

June 4, 2024

Kyleen Liao and Naveed Kasnaci are the Class of `24 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively

Class of ‘24 valedictorian and salutatorian announced

Emily Wu June 4, 2024

The school recently announced seniors Kyleen Liao and Naveed Kasnavi as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They hold the two highest weighted GPAs among the senior class. Liao first learned...

The Quiz Bowl team competes at the California Classic on Feb. 17

It’s time to eliminate more ‘ghost clubs’

Alan Cai and Florence Hu June 3, 2024

 The school has historically boasted a robust club community featuring student groups with a variety of different interests and hobbies. For many students, participation in clubs is more than a chance...

David Dobrik posing at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

The verdict on YouTuber David Dobrik’s wacky morning routine: not worth it

Christina Labban and Grace Lin June 3, 2024

David Dobrik, internet personality and YouTube vlogger, kicked off his career with Vine — a social media platform known for short, 10-second videos —  before starting his entertaining vlogging...

 A turtleneck constricts a womans neck.

Let’s leave turtlenecks in the past, where they belong

Sasha Prasad May 30, 2024

There are numerous awful trends that plague today’s fashion scene — barrel jeans, capri pants and socks with sandals, to name a few. But there is one that stands out above all: turtlenecks. From their...

The only playlist you’ll ever need.

Top 10: songs to listen to before you die

Emma Fung May 30, 2024

10. “Cursive” by Billie Marten (2015) While I have never had the patience to listen to slow songs, “Cursive” is one of the few exceptions, as Marten’s soft voice blends with the mellow  guitar...

Try it before you judge me…

Try a strange but delectable food combination: Doritos dipped in cupcake frosting

Alec Guan May 29, 2024

It’s universally acknowledged that the frosting to cupcake ratio on store-bought cupcakes is way too high for enjoyment; there’s simply too much sugary, oily frosting for the tiny, sweet sponge. To...

Shrey and Samik pose together after tennis practice.

From court to commencement: Tennis best friends ace high school together

Kavya Patel and Meher Bhatanagar May 29, 2024

Staring at the draw at a regional tennis tournament, Samik Pattanayak noticed that one of his opponents was going to be attending the same middle school as him. That opponent was Shrey Jain. Little did...

ChatGPT usage has skyrocketed, and with it, false accusations

Accusations of AI cheating can be based on deeply flawed evidence

Agastya Vitaldevara May 29, 2024

Junior Karthik Sangameswaran lives, loves and breathes history. Walking into a Blue Day tutorial in Jerry Sheehy’s AP European History and World History classroom, Sangameswaran can often be seen...

A map of the University of Edinburgh and three ESCP Business School locations.

Senior Mag 2024: Seniors scatter to the winds, seeking college opportunities abroad

Victoria Hu May 25, 2024

George Hu vividly remembers the first time he visited the United Kingdom while on vacation in middle school. As he wandered through Edinburgh’s medieval stone castles and stopped to admire the towering...

Nancy has spent the last three years playing for the school’s softball team.

Senior Mag 2024: Nancy of all trades: Senior discovers community through music, martial arts and sports

Victoria Hu May 25, 2024

Don’t let her humble smile fool you: Nancy Lei is a well-rounded powerhouse. When she wasn’t wowing classmates with her energetic dance moves during the senior Homecoming quad day K-pop performances...

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