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USABO announces postponement of the Olympiad.

USABO delayed two weeks due to system overflow

Alan Cai February 8, 2024

The United States of America Biolympiad (USABO) was postponed on Feb. 1 after host site crashed, likely due to high site traffic and will be rescheduled to Feb. 12. On test...

Teachers Seema Patel and Sarah Voorhees check a GoFan confirmation during a football game on Oct. 20.

GoFan simplifies paying for games and other school events

Lawson Wang November 8, 2023

Before the pandemic hit in 2020, going to a school sports event often meant pulling out a purse or wallet and having to pay cash for a ticket.  Because cash transactions were viewed as being an unnecessary...

Li prepares to shoot at the Outdoor California Regionals Competition at the Black Mountain Bowmen Archery Range on Aug. 21, 2022. 

Senior’s journey through archery: Tears, plateaus, improvements and mentorship 

Saachi Jain and Jonny Luo October 19, 2023

Senior Grace Li describes the process of shooting a bow as a methodical, mind-consuming task. Unlike the simple draw-nock-shoot mechanism portrayed in movies, shooting Li’s 6-foot bow is an 11-step...

Rallies are the place to go if you want people encroaching on your personal space.

Teachers, please stop shepherding us to rallies

Alec Guan and Jeremy Si October 18, 2023

It’s wishful thinking to believe all students enjoy rallies and want to attend them. These students, feeling defeated, are sometimes corralled by staff into the large gym like sheep. They sit on...

The condition of the school gym as of March 24.

Coaches and players advocate for gym renovations

Andy Zhu April 26, 2023

Each day, hundreds of students use the school’s two gyms for athletics, classes, social events and other activities. Though the gyms are among the most widely used facilities on campus, the area has...

Carolyn (left) and Christina (right) in their newly-purchased Target T-shirts.

No drive, no life: Second-semester seniors go to Target on a $15 budget

Christina Chang and Carolyn Wang April 25, 2023

As the anti-social butterflies we are, we do not hang out with people. That is, until our Life Editors pitched the story idea of “ballin’ on a budget.” Still, our lack of social interaction shows:...

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