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Percussion students from Redwood Middle School and Saratoga High School blow bubbles at the end of the combined band concert.

50 years of Saratoga Music Boosters celebrated at annual Pancake Breakfast

On a sunny Sunday, hundreds of students, parents, teachers and community members gathered in the quad for the Saratoga Music Booster annual pancake breakfast fundraiser and also celebrated the 50th anniversary...

Juniors Nicole Lee, Amy Pan, and Anjali Biju getting ready for a track warmup.

I finally understand why people sign up for Track

Nicole Lee May 5, 2024

It was a blissful morning in February. The atmospheric river rains had taken a break, and the moody clouds had drifted away to reveal a blue sky. As I was working on my computer in the Journalism Room,...

Senior Johan Amirineni lines up a shot in a match at home on April 4.

Boys’ tennis defeats Aragon 6-1, advancing to CCS quarterfinals match vs. Bellarmine

Saachi Jain May 5, 2024

The boys’ tennis team has secured its spot in the CCS quarterfinals following a 6-1 victory at home against Aragon on May 3.  After a strong performance from the No. 1 doubles team of senior...

Showering at night promotes good hygiene.

Just get it over with — it’s best to shower at night

Annika Gho May 3, 2024

In 5th grade, everyone knew the reward for all our hard work was attending the annual science camp. But upon arriving at my cabin, I came to the horrific realization that I would have to shower in the...

DeHavilland’s old house in Saratoga downtown.

Saratoga: Surprising hometown to old-time Hollywood royalty

Sunny Cao April 30, 2024

When one thinks of “Old Hollywood,” they might picture the star-studded 1920s or the black-and-white film reel aesthetic and tales of typical old love stories and heartache in the ‘40s or perhaps...

Leaving the school from the back of the senior parking lot is something I should never have to do.

Juniors, stop parking in the senior lot! 

Kavya Patel April 18, 2024

Editor's Note: This story was modified following publication to clarify its tone. Imagine waking up on time, finding a bunch of open spots in the senior lot and finally getting to snag one in the...

Senior Esabella Fung tosses a flag to senior Angelique Delacroix during CCGC Evaluations on January 20, 2024 at James Logan High School.

Winter Guard splits into two teams for the first time since 2019

Jane Lee February 8, 2024

Members of the varsity winter guard team, breathless, smiled at the audience at James Logan High School as the music faded out during a competition on Jan. 20. As soon as the clapping started, the JV...

Sample drawing of solar panels at the senior parking lot.

Board picks Centrica as solar panel provider; work is set to begin this summer

William Cao and Eric Shi February 8, 2024

During a meeting on Jan. 16, the district board selected electrical services company Centrica to oversee the construction of solar panels at both SHS and Los Gatos High.  Centrica’s bid beat...

Senior Zinnerah Ahmed rushes forward to score a layout against Mountain View on Jan. 24.

Girls’ basketball shows improvement in rebuilding year

Mitchell Chen and Ariel Zhou February 3, 2024

While the girls’ basketball team overall record stood at 4-12 as of Jan. 26, many of those losses have been close games, and the team is seeking to close the gap and turn losses into more wins.   ...

Juniors Dance practices in the library.

Bombay in the Bay seniors prepare for final performance

Nika Svizhenko February 3, 2024

The annual Bombay in the Bay event (BnB) will take place in the McAfee Center on Feb. 17 and 18, a Saturday and Sunday, rather than the traditional Friday and Saturday, due to scheduling conflicts.  “The...

Senior Bryan Wang brings up the ball against Monta Vista during a match on January 16.

Boys’ basketball: Wang’s buzzer-beating basket caps thrilling win over Monta Vista

Bill Huang and Bryan Zhao January 30, 2024

With the score tied 50-50 and the clock ticking down in a game against Monta Vista on Jan. 18, senior co-captain and point guard Bryan Wang slowed his pace and prepared for one final play. With a few...

Budding wrestling team gains experience through tournaments, dual meets and college visits

Budding wrestling team gains experience through tournaments, dual meets and college visits

Victoria Lin and Aiden Ye January 27, 2024

As her opponent went for a single-leg shot, junior co-captain Rebecca Bossow caught her overextended arm with a “cowcatcher” move, flipping her opponent onto their back and winning the match with...

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