District to reconvene alignment work groups, implement ethnic studies graduation requirement March 30, 2023 — by Avani Kongetira and Shaan Sridhar The board approved a plan to further discuss the alignment of graduation requirements at both school sites, following a previous work group’s recommendation and a state ethnic studies graduation mandate. read more » Annual Benefit Fashion Show set for April 22 February 12, 2023 — by Avani Kongetira In light of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the Benefit Commission will donate all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. read more » Six songs and artists that should be played at school dances November 8, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Avani Kongetira After students went home from the Homecoming dance on Sept. 24 dissatisfied with the songs, we set out to find the best songs and artists for a school dance. read more » Top 10: scariest things October 25, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira Everything to beware at the school. read more » Combined prom set for May 29 at Tech Interactive May 30, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira The senior and junior class offices are organizing a “Night in the Cosmos” themed dance for this year’s prom. read more » Swimmers take on CCS, advance to finals May 22, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Jonathan Si After 2 years of canceled CCS, the swim team finally gets to go to the tournament read more » Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian announced April 9, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Harshini Velchamy Beyond academic achievements, seniors Marcus Kuo and Andrew Cheng are also highly involved with the school, including through the music program read more » Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian announced April 2, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Harshini Velchamy Beyond academic achievements, seniors Marcus Kuo and Andrew Cheng are also highly involved with the school, including through the music program read more » Breaking tradition: Underclassmen fill stage manager role in ‘Fiddler’ April 1, 2022 — by Michael Fok and Avani Kongetira Freshman Diya Kapoor and sophomore Arushi Maheshwar, co-stage directors for the spring musical, discuss taking on a role typically reserved for upperclassmen read more » Graduation ceremony returns to pre-pandemic setting April 1, 2022 — by Derek Hsu and Avani Kongetira The senior class office and administration navigate the logistics of a graduation ceremony with a loosening of COVID-19 restrictions read more » ‘Icks’ to get you over that not-so-special someone February 6, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Kavita Sundaram In honor of Valentine's Day, we’ve compiled a list of red flags to help you move on read more » As auditions wrap up, spring musical rehearsals begin February 4, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira “Tradition,” a primary theme in “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be heavily emphasized in the cast’s performance and set design read more » Alumna pursues passion for music through professional girl group February 4, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Nidhi Mathihalli Nina Ann Nelson shares her experiences with pursuing singing and joining Citizen Queen read more » As classes delve into slavery, Black students see positives while also sometimes feeling singled out December 3, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Black students notice their peers maturing and beginning to comprehend the severity of racism. read more » New outreach commission plans Speak Up for Change ‘Stepping Forward’ December 1, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Atrey Desai The week-long event, which will take place Jan. 24-28, will focus on the importance of student mental health. read more » ComedySportz returns after low participation during remote learning October 28, 2021 — by Michael Fok and Avani Kongetira The improvisation humor program plans to put on holiday-themed teacher vs. student shows and bring in professional training. read more » Top 10 underrated Taylor Swift songs from two certified Swifties October 13, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Kavita Sundaram Disclaimer: the list varies depending on our moods. read more » Drama program begins preparations for annual school play and student productions October 9, 2021 — by Lena Aribi, Chris Chen and Avani Kongetira Actors and technical theatre students collaborate on their productions. read more » As team rebuilds, senior golfer relishes having a more normal season September 13, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Tara Natarajan Despite challenges with inexperienced players, the team plans to focus on evolving together. read more » Senior class officers refine plans for late May prom in the quad May 11, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira The seniors’ pandemic prom will feature a gourmet dinner and games read more » Football team closes up-and-down season with victory against Fremont May 3, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira Seniors reflect on the highs and lows of their last season of high school football. read more » 10 ‘foolproof’ steps to success in this semester’s finals May 1, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira What to do when failure looms large and seems likely. read more » Falcons adapt to COVID-19 restrictions and new head coach April 1, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira The girls’ volleyball team has been hit with a wave of changes, from weekly COVID-19 testing to a new head coach and a season in spring instead of fall. read more » Campus tours ease stress on freshmen coming to campus March 30, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Audrey Mah Link Crew leads walking tours offering normal guidance and instruction for new COVID-19 guidelines. read more » Long-time athlete forced to choose between sports March 28, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira With field hockey and soccer placed in the same season, senior Gwen Oberhauser was forced to pick between her two favorite sports. read more » ‘Born a Crime:’ Trevor Noah’s hilarious memoir takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster March 18, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira Noah’s witty storytelling makes “Born a Crime” an immensely enjoyable read that covers difficult topics such as living in poverty and overcoming the boundaries of apartheid read more » Boys’ basketball coach unites team during pandemic January 19, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira While balancing coaching duties and a managing position, coach Patrick Judge receives the SCVAL award for 2019-2020 Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. read more » The new year does not mean our problems are solved January 18, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira COVID-19, systemic racism and Trump’s influence are not going away any time soon. read more » Outreach commission preps virtual Speak Up For Change event January 17, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira, Lihi Shoshani, and Kavita Sundaram Dean Whellams from the 2018 Breaking Down the Walls program, along with five student and staff speakers, will be featured in the SUFC theme “Unity in Community; Hand in Hand” read more » Aligning the curricula at Saratoga and Los Gatos would create more trouble than it saves January 11, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira The district’s conjectures on aligning the curricula should not become reality; students and staff do not need the extra pressure of more vigorous classes and moving between campuses. read more » Teachers increase use of new technology December 2, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Avani Kongetira While teachers are facing several challenges, the use of new technology to simulate an in-person classroom experience has generally increased student engagement. read more » Students’ relationships endure burden of political polarization December 1, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira and Amanda Zhu Driving forces behind political divide may include prevalence of the model minority ideology and mob-mentality. read more » Biden emerges as the clear winner of the debates October 31, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira Despite the unpleasant tone of the debates, Biden stands out as the winner. read more » Is Netflix still worth it? October 10, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira Netflix’s content and diversity overshadow its negatives: the removal of fan favorites and the controversy over “Cuties.” read more » Quarantine is killing my eyesight October 10, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira Screen use has increased massively in the past few months. read more » ASB plans virtual events in hopes of keeping students engaged September 14, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira and Kavita Sundaram From After Hours to a virtual Homecoming week, ASB has been working hard to make the most of the year read more » New Downtown Saratoga boba shop has charms, but it also emptied my pockets September 10, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira Despite its restricted hours and steep prices, business is already booming for Tea Lyfe. read more » Countless senior traditions canceled September 5, 2020 — by Avani Kongetira Seniors reflect on the many events that have been canceled or postponed this semester. read more » Visuals by Avani May 30, 2022: Combined prom set for May 29 at Tech Interactive The junior and senior class offices released a graphic on April 21 advertising the venue and prices for prom. February 4, 2022: The ‘Harry Potter 20-Year Reunion’: A creative take on the nostalgia genre May 8, 2021: Book Club aims to spread the love of literature April 2, 2021: Team reflects on successful season despite COVID-19 challenges Varsity player Junior Amy Li follows through on a clean hit to the other side of the court April 1, 2021: Diamonds in the rough: Softball team works to rebuild skills after losing nine seniors to graduation Sophomore Lily Guzman fields a ground ball during a preseason practice March 12, 2021: Girls’ tennis pushing through season with resiliency Sophomore Samika Agarwal focuses as she is about to serve the tennis ball during practice. March 10, 2021: Swim team adjusts to new practice, meet protocols Sophomore Afsoon Modiri, who is in the second cohort of the day, follows practice protocols as she swims breaststroke. 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