Dear colleges, I don’t accept your rejection letter March 31, 2022 — by Derek Hsu and Allen Luo A response to all the colleges that crushed your dreams read more » Students see success in competitions, scholarships March 2, 2022 — by Selina Chen, Allen Luo, Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The robotics team, speech and debate team, Model UN and Mock Trial saw numerous students win prestigious awards, while two seniors advanced to regional finalist status for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. read more » A global tapestry: Students share experiences with international sports cultures February 1, 2022 — by Preston Fu and Allen Luo From the notion of “student athletes” to athletic facilities and spectator culture, countries differ substantially in their approaches to high school sports and beyond read more » Robotics team holds first in-house scrimmage in two years December 1, 2021 — by Alexander Kan and Allen Luo Bettafish secured a spot at their first qualifier tournament. read more » Fix the bathroom air dryers October 8, 2021 — by Allen Luo A trip to the bathroom shouldn’t burn so many calories. read more » Top 10 ways to avoid COVID-19 September 9, 2021 — by Allen Luo and Preston Fu Some tips to save a trip to the ICU. read more » Senior qualifies for U-17 national table tennis team September 5, 2021 — by Preston Fu and Allen Luo Senior Henrik Zhang shares his 9-year table tennis journey — from playing with his father in the garage to competing in the national team trials. read more » Students should be fully vaccinated before returning to school May 11, 2021 — by Allen Luo With the school planning on fully reopening next school year, all students should have proof of vaccination to ensure safety. read more » Top 10 excuses for turning your camera off on Zoom April 14, 2021 — by Andy Chen and Allen Luo It’s time to diversify your portfolio in the last six weeks of the school year. read more » Boys’ water polo tries to adapt after unexpected passing of coach April 2, 2021 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo The boys’ water polo team resumed their season on March 29. read more » No escaping testing this year — juniors set to take online SBAC April 1, 2021 — by Allen Luo Many educators objected to the test’s administration in a pandemic year. read more » Lying for vaccinations is unethical, diverts resources to unneeded areas March 30, 2021 — by Allen Luo Stricter measures should be taken to protect against ineligible vaccine patients. read more » Black History Month curriculum opt-out should have never been offered March 24, 2021 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo The recent reversal by a school in Utah to allow parents to opt children out of Black History Month curriculum exposes underlying racism. read more » AP test schedule changes receive mixed reactions March 18, 2021 — by Allen Luo and Aaria Thomas Students and staff reflect on how the recent switch to Administration 2 of AP exams will affect their preparation and readiness for the test as well as their safety in the pandemic. read more » Teachers and other school staff should be required to vaccinate for COVID-19 before returning to school January 21, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Allen Luo This requirement will ensure that teachers are immune to the virus when in-person instruction begins, a step that will drastically increase the safety of both students and staff. read more » Plans for hybrid schooling elicits mixed student reactions January 21, 2021 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo As a result of worsening COVID-19 cases in Santa County, plans for phase 3 of remote learning are on hold — a decision that many students support. read more » Diversity survey reveals views of ethnic and cultural representation in classes January 21, 2021 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Results from last semester’s diversity survey show that the majority of students think the school can do a better job with incorporating the history and lives of racial minorities within curriculums. read more » Teachers find alternative ways to administer finals December 14, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo While finals periods are usually two hours, classes this year are the usual 75 minutes, and actual finals are much less common than in previous years. read more » Welander adjusts curriculum to virtual learning through variety of approaches December 9, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo STEM teacher overcomes challenges brought by online learning and looks to future hybrid models with anticipation. read more » Ceramics classes adjust to online learning December 4, 2020 — by Allen Luo and Anjali Nuggehalli Although ceramics is a hands-on course, both the teacher and students are adapting to make the most of their artistic experience read more » Weight room loses $7,000 worth of equipment, reflecting larger security problem across campus December 1, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Allen Luo According to athletics director Tim Lugo, the school must implement a variety of safety measures to prevent future loss of equipment. read more » Elementary schools should not reopen, even in hybrid mode November 5, 2020 — by Allen Luo With cases of COVID-19 still rising in the county every day, reopening schools is reckless even with safety guidelines. read more » New advisory period elicits mixed reaction from students October 22, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Many students feel that the current advisory is not an effective use of time, and alternate options may be better suited to learn the selected topics. read more » Team maintains COVID-19 guidelines as on-campus practice resumes October 18, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo To adhere to the strict campus guidelines, the boys’ water polo team’s practices are now conducted differently, with players doing workouts instead of normal team practices to minimize contact. read more » SAT and PSAT test dates postponed until end of October October 15, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo Santa Clara County health guidelines are cited as the reason for the delay read more » SHSTV shifts curriculum to fit virtual learning October 13, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo While recent changes have made creating weekly broadcasts more difficult, the SHSTV team has made adjustments to stay on schedule. read more » ASB implements new club policies for virtual learning September 10, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo To adapt to remote learning, clubs now have to turn to virtual means to hold club meetings and conduct other activities. read more » Sports seasons changed due to safety concerns August 29, 2020 — by Ben Li and Allen Luo To comply with the CIF, all sports have been moved into only the winter and spring seasons. read more » District implements new remote learning bell schedule August 26, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo With the pandemic continuing into the school year, the district introduces a new remote learning bell schedule for the upcoming semester. read more » Meme culture takes a concerning turn during troubling times May 19, 2020 — by Ben Li and Allen Luo Meme creators shouldn’t use events such as the coronavirus to fuel their creations. read more » National History Day state finalists announced May 19, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Several groups of juniors have qualified for finals in the statewide National History Day competition. read more » Credit-no-credit system would fail to accurately represent students’ abilities April 16, 2020 — by Allen Luo The school should not consider switching to a pass/fail grading system as it falls short of the current letter grading system read more » Teachers should not set deadlines at 11:59 March 25, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Digital homework assignments should not be exempt from the same guidelines that typical assignments have. read more » PE Testing is unnecessary and unbeneficial March 12, 2020 — by Alan Zu and Allen Luo Schools should not mandate students to take physical exams in their PE classes. read more » Meme culture among Gen Z takes a darker turn March 6, 2020 — by Ben Li and Allen Luo The constant uploading of darker and darker memes signals a shift in how their creators feel. read more » Single entry points in schools not as effective as they sound January 28, 2020 — by Allen Luo Having only one point of entry for schools is not worth the costs. read more » “OK Boomer”: offensive or just a joke? January 26, 2020 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li The new catch-phrase coined by Millennials and Generation Z has aggravated older generations. read more » Lip Dub to be earlier this year November 22, 2019 — by Jackson Green and Allen Luo Changes made to maintain an adequate number of both instructional minutes and rallies read more » California Healthy Kids Survey reveals alarming results November 22, 2019 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Students participated in a nationwide survey last March that gathered data on topics such as mental health and drug use. read more » ID scanners more viable than current sign-out system November 20, 2019 — by Allen Luo The paper sheets for tutorial are too slow and inefficient, and should be replaced with something more efficient, like ID scanners. read more » ASB combines with Relay for Life and Turkey Trot for pre-holiday event November 20, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Allen Luo Organizers of Turkey Trot looking forward to changes to Relay for Life in attempts to increase participation. read more » ‘Joker’ movie: stunning but shallow November 15, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li The recently released movie is beautiful, but doesn’t live up to its expectations. read more » iPhone 11: Is it worth it? October 15, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li With all the controversy buzzing around the recently released iPhone, there’s one major question: Should people buy it? read more » Starting school later will be ineffective October 15, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Alan Zu Schools should help students sleep more with other methods. read more » AP Statistics students interview students, analyze response bias October 14, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Allen Luo Students in Jennifer Mantle’s AP Statistics gain real world experience over the course of their 3-4 week pr read more » SHSTV now has guest instructors from professional broadcasting October 14, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li With the addition of two new teachers, the weekly broadcast is expected to greatly improve read more » Falcon Fest changes fail to hit their mark September 9, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Allen Luo An inability to switch classes at Falcon Fest frustrates and confuses students. read more » Clubs look to recruit new members amid tighter restrictions September 9, 2019 — by Ethan Lin and Allen Luo Clubs have mixed reactions to the recent changes of club guidelines. read more » Cafeteria changes cause confusion; staff works to speed up lines September 9, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo From no cash to no cart, adjustments to the cafeteria policy are catching students off guard. read more » Visuals by Allen October 8, 2021: Fix the bathroom air dryers September 17, 2021: Staff editorial – Title IX: topic too big for tutorial October 22, 2020: New advisory period elicits mixed reaction from students Students complete modules like the ones shown above every Wednesday during advisory. 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