AP Environmental Science class goes to Año Nuevo for annual field trip March 26, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Arnav Swamy Environmental Science teacher Kristen Thomson took students to view elephant seals on March 6. read more » Underrated artist spotlight: JPEGMAFIA March 14, 2023 — by Arnav Swamy Few hip hop artists have been as versatile, creative and envelope-pushing as JPEGMAFIA. read more » Staff editorial: Colleges should release internal numerical ratings to all applicants January 29, 2023 — by Nilay Mishra and Arnav Swamy College admissions has increasingly turned into a game and a business dominated by rankings and acceptance rates rather than quality of education. read more » Analyzing our rap album of the year: Atlanta rapper JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ December 8, 2022 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy The album, which was released on Aug. 26, features unique, smooth flows and masterful lyricism providing powerful insight into his stance as an African American and human. read more » Top 10: wordle openers September 23, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Get better at Wordle with these 10 epic openers. read more » Class of 2023 reflects on their year emerging from the pandemic June 5, 2022 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy Juniors Trevor Leung and Maithili Kulkarni expand on interests behind course selections, how COVID has impacted their learning and decisions, what they would recommend to underclassmen and their takeaways from the school year. read more » Precalculus Honors classes should not transform curriculum to conform to AP Precalculus May 30, 2022 — by Nilay Mishra and Arnav Swamy Through decades of testing and refining the curriculum, our Precalculus Honors curriculum is much more fluid and comprehensive as a transition to AP Calculus courses than the newly developed AP Precalculus. read more » Top 10 Michaels May 12, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Arnav Swamy Michael. read more » Gasoline prices soar amid Russo-Ukrainian crisis March 30, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy The Saratoga community sees various degrees of impact on their daily lives due to price spiking as part of sanctions placed on Russia during their invasion of Ukraine. read more » A million and counting: Assistant principal details his baseball card collecting passion March 17, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Over a lifetime of card collecting, assistant principal Brian Thompson has accumulated over a million cards, constantly buying and selling them to find the ones he loves. read more » Two regionals put MSET Fish’s robot to the test March 15, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Arnav Swamy After their season started on Jan. 9, Team 649 MSET Fish has faced many challenges as they look to finish their robot in time for their regional tournaments. read more » Season preview: Boys’ golf reloads March 15, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy With a huge loss to graduation contrasted by an influx of new, talented underclassmen, the 12-player team looks to maintain their undefeated record, place first in league and qualify for CCS. read more » Two juniors nominated for NCTE writing contest March 12, 2022 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy Juniors Carolyn Pyun and Adam Xu’s entries were selected to send to the competition. read more » Junior Brandon Ngo elevates his DJ career at online music festivals March 12, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Through online music festivals that he organizes and participates in, Ngo is performing for wider audiences and is collaborating with more people to share his passion for music. read more » Grandblunderers > grandmasters March 8, 2022 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy Even though we are quite possibly the worst chess players alive, we feel like the best players in the world when we win by timing our opponent out while down half our army. read more » The Weeknd’s fifth album, ‘Dawn FM,’ embodies his versatility as a musician February 28, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy and Tiffany Wang With its unorthodox composure, catchy dance beats and complex, personal meaning, "Dawn FM" is the height of The Weeknd’s musical potential. read more » AP Art History teacher reflects on Catholicism’s impact on his teachings February 28, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Catholicism has provided Tarbox with multiple benefits in his life, and while the politics regarding it have deteriorated his connection with it, he still finds immense value in his work and moral ethic. read more » Amidst controversy, schools correct to maximize in-person education January 31, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Online school compromises students’ structure of learning, causing detrimental effects that they might not even be aware of. read more » Girls’ soccer team hopes to carry preseason success into league games January 31, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Arnav Swamy The preseason allowed the team to build chemistry and try out various formations, and while the pandemic rattled the season slightly, the team hopes to keep their momentum going. read more » Class of 2021: Alumni reflect on their transition to various colleges December 18, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Arnav Swamy With some schools offering in-person learning and others with hybrid, four alumni detail their unique experiences and goals when entering college from a pandemic. read more » Top ten times of day December 10, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy There are those times that have their special meaning. read more » ‘Clash Royale’: the pinnacle of mobile gaming December 1, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Arnav Swamy As video games rise and fall in popularity, this sure bet has stood the test of time in the hearts of many. read more » Falcons prepare to replicate last season’s success November 19, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Arnav Swamy With only three losses to graduation, the team hopes to win the league again. read more » Mac Miller’s album ‘Faces’ capstones his remarkable legacy November 1, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy With its powerful realism and distinctively enigmatic tone, “Faces” unpacks Miller’s dark and brooding side, fully faceting his identity as an artist. read more » How to be a plant parent October 28, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy Houseplants are a fun and calming way to beautify the inside of my home. read more » Poetry in motion: I’ve learned to slow down and tell my story in a genre I once scorned October 17, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy Whether you love it or hate it, give poetry a chance to express all kinds of sentiments. read more » Students details fading connection with religion October 14, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy Juniors Tony Fernandes and Rohit Sriram describe their dwindling relationship with Christianity and Hinduism respectively, detailing how religion is losing its significance in a progressively more digital and accepting era. read more » Is it morally OK to do extracurriculars mostly for college? October 7, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy The answer is yes, but there’s a big catch. read more » Model UN Club implements a hybrid in-person and online system October 7, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy After finding success last year with online conferences, MUN Club is hoping to continue the momentum with a quadrupled membership. read more » Baby Keem’s ‘The Melodic Blue’ pioneers path for future rap music October 1, 2021 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy The album features unique beats, melodies and lyrics which make Baby Keem unique compared to other rappers. read more » YouTube shuts down popular Discord music bots September 30, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Arnav Swamy Rythm and Groovy, which provide music in Discord voice chat channels, have shut down after operating in a legal gray zone for over half a decade. read more » Robotic teams use offseason to get even stronger after a strong pandemic year September 25, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy and Martin Xu Summertime offered the chance to train new members, attend a prestigious national competition, and prepare for upcoming in-person challenges. read more » Despite its raw potential, Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ too unrefined to be great September 17, 2021 — by Viraaj Reddi and Arnav Swamy West’s latest album hits the highs, but is bogged down by unnecessary tracks and excessive length. read more » Junior mixes DJ sets to perform in online music festivals September 5, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy Brandon Ngo produces electronic music for festivals as a method of self-expression and a way to pay homage to artists who have inspired him read more » Visuals by Arnav September 23, 2022: Top 10: wordle openers Try me. 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