Happy to play: Girls’ lacrosse fields a team and matches up April 1, 2022 — by Serena Li, Anjali Nuggehalli and Cici Xu Despite working with a condensed roster, the athletes are improving every game and growing closer as a team read more » School discusses mental health and seeking support at the Speak Up for Change rally February 8, 2022 — by Serena Li, Lihi Shoshani, Sarah Thomas and Cici Xu Assistant principal Matt Torrens, senior Raya Khanna and juniors Ishir Lakhani and Ally Tan share their positive experiences of asking for help read more » All recycling products at the school have been trashed in the past six months because students keep contaminating recycling bins with improper waste such as food December 2, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Cici Xu Admin team urges students to change their habits. read more » Chinese curriculum undergoes major staff changes October 22, 2021 — by Cici Xu New to the Chinese Department, Chenhui Wu and Rita Yeh adjust to teaching at the school while implementing new changes to the curriculum. read more » Tackling the worst drought in 1,200 years: Why Saratogans should care October 17, 2021 — by Cici Xu Collective drought mitigation efforts from the city, county and federal level shed a positive light to the on-going water crisis in the United States. read more » A Disney miracle: reminiscing on It’s a Small World September 7, 2021 — by Cici Xu The classic Disneyland ride inspired me to face life once again after the pandemic. read more » Flying solo: 2021 alumni immerses himself in unconventional summer activity September 1, 2021 — by Cici Xu Current UIUC freshman Omkar Kulkarni discovered his passion for flying, continuing his dad’s legacy. read more » March For Our Lives San Jose plans town hall meeting to address the emerging trend of mass shootings April 16, 2021 — by Cici Xu Unfortunately, in this country, the return to large crowds also means the return of mass shootings. The March For Our Lives movement, in response to the recent uptick in incidents, is moving to prevent any more tragedies through passing legislation and educating the public. read more » Companionship is key to overcoming mental health issues in the pandemic March 26, 2021 — by Cici Xu As students mentally suffer in isolation during a pandemic, more frequent group projects and conversations with peers are desperately needed. read more » Academy Award prediction: ‘Nomadland’ will win March 26, 2021 — by Cici Xu The film, nominated as one of eight films for the Best Picture Award, embraces serenity and discusses coping with life hardened by the pandemic. read more » Staff prepares the campus for 3A in-person learning March 16, 2021 — by Cici Xu Though the county is still in the Red Tier, teachers and staff remain optimistic as a new ventilation system was installed and classrooms are rearranged. read more » Celebrating the Year of the Ox in a pandemic March 1, 2021 — by Cici Xu Despite the ongoing pandemic, 16-days-Lunar New Year celebrations continued as I connected with my community in Beijing, China, maintaining traditions such as Bai Nian or wishing happy new year to elders. read more » Into thin air: Sophomore and senior siblings climb in the Himalayas for the second time January 16, 2021 — by Cici Xu Over winter break, sophomore Maithili Kulkarni and senior Omkar Kulkarni revisited the Himalayas on a rigorous 16-days trekking journey. read more » ‘The Prom’: an oversimplified lesson on love and acceptance January 10, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Cici Xu “The Prom,” a Netflix musical revolving around a gay teenager in a highly conservative town, is superficial in its depiction of the LGBTQ+ community. read more » Weir leads maintenance staff in preparation for eventual in-person school December 12, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Cici Xu The pandemic has added new routines for the maintenance department; however, it does not prevent the staff from being optimistic and getting ahead of their projects. read more » Students second-guess opinions on social media December 12, 2020 — by Cici Xu Pervasive social media activism often makes students feel there is only one acceptable opinion. read more » Sophomore dedicates herself to pre-season running December 3, 2020 — by Nika Bagherian and Cici Xu In order to build endurance for the upcoming cross country season, sophomore Carolyn Wang has been running early in the morning and motivating other runners to join her. read more » Class officers hope for outdoor, socially distanced proms November 29, 2020 — by Cici Xu Hoping to hold proms during Phase 3 of distance learning in April, junior and senior class officers have started to plan for the events. read more » From history pages to Zoom call: Famous Supreme Court litigant advocates for the power of youth voices October 15, 2020 — by Cici Xu Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker empowers students through her virtual presentation on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Case, which served as a key turning point for the acknowledgements of students’ First Amendment rights. read more » Climate Clock urges people to act October 11, 2020 — by Cici Xu Climate Clock in New York effectively represents victims of climate change and urges the public to find ways to reduce carbon dioxide emission, which can lead to a major climate catastrophe. read more » TV show ‘Modern Family’ demonstrates power of acceptance October 9, 2020 — by Cici Xu Hollywood TV show “Modern Family” embraces audiences of all backgrounds and accurately represents the diversity in American society. read more » Family’s guidance is crucial on supporting children’s social-emotional growth in quarantine September 14, 2020 — by Cici Xu As shelter-in-place continues, parents work to mitigate the lack of socialization and increasing screen time impacting their children. read more » WeChat users in America should be given a choice September 3, 2020 — by Cici Xu In the midst of a political rivalry, the American government should still defend the definition of democracy in which the people’s judgements matter. read more » Walking: an unexpected cost of online learning September 3, 2020 — by Cici Xu I used to love in-person school for the opportunities I had to walk during the day, but due to quarantine, I have lost all my motivation to exercise. read more » I flattened the curve of my exponentially growing screen time August 29, 2020 — by Cici Xu After learning about the unhealthy impacts of too much screen time, I decided to mitigate my toxic lifestyle by “flattening the curve” of my screen time. read more » Students find unexpected advantages as well as flaws to online AP exams May 20, 2020 — by Cici Xu The new online AP exam tests threaten technical failure but provide different experience. read more » Green Team brings Earth Week online as COVID-19 crisis continues May 13, 2020 — by Cici Xu Green Team organizes five online activities to celebrate the 50th Earth Week, embracing the theme “50 years ago.” read more » Students and teachers navigate online classes April 30, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Cici Xu Students and teachers face challenges while adapting to online classes, but some find benefits from spending more time with families. read more » Junior finds new ways during quarantine to express love for saxophone April 13, 2020 — by Cici Xu Junior Anthony Qin seeks a new way to entertain his Instagram followers with his saxophone performances by editing his videos using green screen effects during quarantine. read more » ‘The Crown’: a Netflix masterpiece worth watching April 12, 2020 — by Cici Xu ‘The Crown’ courageously portrays the stories of monarchy in a way that other series never did before. read more » Dad, a three-hours marathoner, becomes my marathon pacer April 11, 2020 — by Cici Xu After 10 years of running, my dad took on the role of being my marathon training coach. read more » Common Roots embraces Sources of Strength on campus April 3, 2020 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu Common Roots and eight staff members teamed up in Sources of Strength aiming to create a more cohesive campus environment read more » Scared to stare April 1, 2020 — by Cici Xu Staring at a black computer screen is my irrational fear. read more » Amid panic of coronavirus pandemic, new quarantine policy emerges February 11, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu Those who traveled to China since Jan. 1 have been told to stay home for two weeks. read more » The time for solar panels is now February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu While other high schools went solar years ago, SHS remains without this technology read more » Badminton team starts more rigorous training February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu and Christine Zhang Falcons have their sights set on remaining in the upper division and sending star players to CCS. read more » What about this year’s Academy Awards? February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu The controversial satire film “Jojo Rabbit” was nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, which brought support but also severe critics. read more » Administration threatens area closures if students don’t pick up their lunchtime trash February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu and Samantha Yee Students not cleaning after themselves leads to increased work by the maintenance staff. read more » Female freshman wrestler grapples with self-acceptance February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu and Nicole Lu Frazier finds her place in the spotlight read more » Nature-loving student incorporates homemade clay and pigments into her art December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu Sophomore Tina Hu expresses her passions for both art and nature through the comparison of art classes from China to Saratoga read more » Dance, Verma show they belong in state race December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu Sophomore Harrison Dance and senior Shivam Verma place 25th and 30th, respectively, at boys’ cross country state championships read more » Wrestling team switches regimen to start from scratch, promotes stronger team bonding December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu SHS wrestling team is planning on changing their focus this year onto more basic techniques that will help them prepare for their future matches. read more » Traditional sports connects students to cultural heritage December 9, 2019 — by Serena Li and Cici Xu Bharatanatyam dancer sophomore Ishanya Hebbalae and martial artist senior Prosper Chiu discuss their sports’ significance read more » Composting comes to campus to protect the environment December 2, 2019 — by Cici Xu With the help from Green Team, the new maintenance supervisor Paul Weir and the administrators, SHS is predicting to officially launch compost as being the first few high schools to incorporate it on their campuses. read more » Breaking Down the Walls got me involved in our community December 2, 2019 — by Cici Xu It is important to learn to gain empathy for others and view the world from multiple dimensions to get a more complete answer. read more » Dance places first in prestigious Mt. Sac competition October 30, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu Seven speedy athletes race at Mt. San Antonio College for annual Mt. SAC invitational read more » School finally installs new kiln to replace one damaged in 2017 fire October 30, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Cici Xu New electric kiln allows ceramics students to fire their projects at higher temperatures and is a safer alternative to previous gas kiln read more » Girls’ cross country poised to finish the year strong October 28, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu As they near the last stretch of the season, girls’ cross country look beyond with hope read more » If you like Troye Sivan, then Maggie Rogers is for you October 15, 2019 — by Cici Xu Underrated artist Maggie Rogers’ pop music is dreamy with a hint of Indie style. read more » Harder practices encourage boys’ cross country to reach their full potential September 24, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu With the prospects of running to states for the first time in four years, boys’ cross country implements harder workouts and stricter regimes. read more » Promising freshman runners join girls’ cross country, season starts with high hopes September 24, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu Increased members and enthusiasm of girls’ cross country fuels anticipation throughout team read more » Reduced-waste lifestyles combat overflowing landfills September 18, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Cici Xu With the environmental impacts of waste disposal becoming more and more evident, many have decided to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and reduce their own waste. read more » Visuals by Cici September 7, 2021: A Disney miracle: reminiscing on It’s a Small World A decoration for Christmas celebration hangs from the ceiling in the last exhibition room of the ride It’s a Small World. 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