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(left to right) David Broockman, Ryan Heshmati, Kate Quach and Francesca Fenzi, KQED Forum member, pose in front of the recording studio.

Junior produces live radio show during KQED’s Youth Takeover Week

Skyler Mao and Ruiyan Zhu May 14, 2024

On a Monday morning late last month, listeners of KQED, one of San Francisco’s radio stations, tuned in to the frequency 88.5 on their radios to hear the newest live radio show airing that day. Three...

Santa Clara County Representative Zoe Lofgren has a long history of liberal voting.

Saratoga’s liberality stops at our own doorstep

Agastya Vitaldevara April 4, 2024

Saratoga voters, like much of California, lean liberal. In Santa Clara County, 75.5% of voters voted Democratic and in general favor liberal economic policies, albeit with significant complaining over...

The name of your college doesn’t guarantee you immediate success.

Attending a prestigious college doesn’t guarantee future success

Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan April 4, 2024

As college acceptances roll in this time of year, it’s common to hear news spread about seniors who are accepted into elite colleges like Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT and several others that boast a...

This is what I look like when I attempt to watch a soccer game.

Unpopular Opinion: Soccer is boring to watch

George Hu April 4, 2024

Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world, having approximately 3.5 billion fans, which is 2.7 billion more than basketball and 3 billion more than baseball, two of America’s most popular...

Sophomore Patrick Keogh (left) and junior Kat Aldrete (right) practice their dance choreography during the “Something Rotten” rehearsal.

Drama prepares for upcoming spring musical ‘Something Rotten’

Emma Fung April 3, 2024

During performances that run from April 26 to May 4, a cast of 24 actors will step out onto the McAfee Center stage to perform the well-liked musical “Something Rotten.” The musical, written by...

Dear sophomores, you are already halfway through!

Sophomore year: the interlude between middle school bliss and high school nightmare

Annie Liu April 2, 2024

Freshman year is just a soft opening to high school — sophomore year is the grand opening. For example, Chemistry Honors was eye-opening to me: the pace of the course, rigor and entirely new material...

With their extra free time, second semester seniors explore fun new activities that interest them.

Second-semester seniors use extra free time to delve into fun activities

George Hu April 1, 2024

For seniors, clicking the “submit” button for their final college application sparks immense relief and joy. One of the most stressful periods of their lives is finally over, and a lot of time is...

Beautiful pictures of the Pagani Huayra, Mclaren Sabre and Audi R8 from my car album.

Who knew cars were so interesting?

Andy Zhu April 1, 2024

Gazing out the window as an 11-year-old, I remember spotting a Ferrari 458 zooming by my family’s much more humble and ordinary car. Little reaction was drawn from middle school me, only acknowledging...

Juniors Dylan Wilson and Natalie Zaragoza posing in front of a banner after the California Winter Track and Field Championships at Arcadia High on Feb. 3.

Junior track athletes’ club experience pays off in competition results

Derek Liang March 29, 2024

At the sound of the starter pistol, junior runner Natalie Zaragoza sped off her starting blocks at the 100-meter event against Monta Vista on March 14. In an adrenaline-fueled final stride to the finish...

English and Map 10 teacher Marcos Cortez surfs in the Santa Cruz shoreline.

Surfing in Santa Cruz: Junior and English teacher find relaxation riding waves

Amy Miao and Emily Wu March 29, 2024

Five years ago, junior Logan Gecils was introduced to surfing by his stepfather, which has since become one of his favorite recreational activities. With the Santa Cruz beaches just a 45-minute drive...

The board ordered a fresh new set of more powerful Lenovo Laptops to improve the workflow efficiency of the Engineering Lab.

Engineering lab receives new batch of computers

William Cao and Eric Shi March 29, 2024

The district board recently approved funding 72 upgraded Lenovo laptops for the school’s engineering program. 36 of those laptops will go towards the SHS engineering program and the other 36 will go...

The flyer for the second annual Martha’s Kitchen Food Fight.

Second annual Martha’s Kitchen Food Fight pits SHS vs. local schools

Jane Lee March 29, 2024

The school is again participating in the second annual Martha’s Kitchen Food Fight, a friendly competition among six private schools and SHS which aims to raise awareness for and help alleviate food...

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