A tale of two robotics engineers May 10, 2022 — by Kaasha Minocha Mechanical Science and Engineering Team’s (MSET) FTC Cuttlefish team treasurer Gavin Chang and FRC Team 649 Electronics Lead Kaaya Minocha share their challenges and accomplishments. read more » Netflix’s ‘Downton Abbey’ is a must-watch November 19, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Through this British series, I have been able to learn about the historical events of the 20th century and bond with my family. read more » Facebook should take real action to minimize harm for teenage girls on Instagram November 18, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Ignoring the app’s flaws only results in detrimental effects on the mental health of teenage girls. read more » I’m a senior and still can’t drive. We exist. October 6, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha After failing twice on my test and watching my twin sister drive me everywhere, I’m using my anger and frustration to work harder. read more » College visits offer insights but are still limited September 20, 2021 — by Esther Luan and Kaasha Minocha Some seniors recommend going on in-person tours, while others find that they aren’t a necessity. read more » ‘In the Heights’: inspiring music but flat storyline September 9, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha The film, released in June, is an engaging watch in the theater and follows themes of hope, dreams and community but has a jumbled plot. read more » Empowerment coach creates hub to inspire and increase students’ self-worth May 13, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha In August 2019, Jill Avery Henderson founded Life Launch to empower, support and teach students essential skills as they navigate their stressful lives. read more » Through trial and error, junior finetunes her studying methods April 24, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Some successful strategies include studying in segments and changing your scenery read more » ‘Dancing with the Devil’ shares Demi Lovato’s struggle with her overdose April 21, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha The poignant documentary addresses Lovato’s overdose, sexual trauma, eating disorder and mental health struggles in hopes to prompt discussions. read more » ‘Waffles and Mochi’: a brilliant, educational find for children April 14, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha The Netflix show began airing in mid-March and explores various ingredients while sharing culinary lessons. read more » Seniors utilize their second semester to explore new hobbies March 21, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Karen Lei, Irika Katiyar and Francesca Fernandes have picked up new skills such as skateboarding, knitting, and songwriting, giving them immense joy and satisfaction. read more » ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is cliched and unrealistic March 7, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Despite covering important topics such as unhealthy relationships, the highly anticipated finale of the “To All the Boys” trilogy drags on and has cringey dialogue. read more » Robotics team wins top two awards, qualifies for regionals March 4, 2021 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Team 6165 Cuttlefish looks to continue their strong outreach and robot performance during regionals in May. read more » Robotics: Paused in-person cohorts lead to new challenges, opportunities January 14, 2021 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha While adjusting to an online environment has been challenging for FRC team 649, they’ve been hard at work preparing for the new aspects of this year’s robot game. read more » Books in 2021: a reading marathon January 14, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha Ever since high school started, I have not found the time to read for myself. I’m hoping to catch up on some well-deserved reading in 2021. read more » Saratoga alumna continues journalism through a blog January 11, 2021 — by Kaasha Minocha and Kavita Sundaram “Our Stories Won’t Fade” provides riveting profiles of people from all walks of life. read more » Dog proves to be the gift that keeps on giving November 20, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha Little compares to the unconditional love of Tintin, the maltipoo. read more » Climbing to the ultimate goal: summiting Mount Shasta November 20, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anjali Nuggehalli Junior Arjun Bharadhwaj and his father trained rigorously for several weeks in preparation for their annual mountain climb. read more » In light of uncertainty surrounding pandemic, ICAC officers propose alternative plans for a delayed Bombay in the Bay November 20, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha With help from assistant principal Matt Torrens, officers have discussed different ways, either virtually or in-person, to hold the event, which will most likely take place in April. read more » M-SET outreach team members create English videos for students in rural India October 16, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha After students in rural Rajasthan stopped their education due to COVID-19, members of the outreach team were inspired to create basic English videos teaching everyday conversational phrases. read more » Senior organizes virtual neuroscience summer camps for elementary school students October 10, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anjali Nuggehalli Ritika Garg hosted nine sessions over Zoom, from the end of June to August for first to fourth graders. read more » Surprise! 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October 8, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha While we quarantined, my family made my birthday the most special and memorable it has ever been. read more » Robotics team mentors Argonaut Elementary students through virtual software summer program September 5, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha M-SET outreach team members taught incoming fourth and fifth graders software skills over Zoom to prepare them for the First Lego League competition. read more » Junior starts non-profit organization to spread happiness through singing September 5, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha Junior Naisha Agarwal’s own disability inspires her to help others. read more » Quarantine helps reporters develop healthy habits and fun self-care tasks August 29, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Hannah Lee Quarantine boredom spurs healthy habits, such as exercise, hydration and skincare, in reporters’ daily lives. read more » Administration and senior class office plan to hold in-person prom in December May 22, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Due to COVID-19 restrictions, senior prom had to be moved from its original date, May 30. read more » Junior uses art to depict the impacts on COVID-19 on daily life April 16, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha After junior Aileen Liao took a break from art in seventh grade, she picked up her pencil to document meaningful sketches and share them on her social media page read more » Maybe I’m the new Gordon Ramsay? April 14, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha With all this extra time during the quarantine, I’ve been inspired from food shows to improve my baking skills. read more » M-SET mentors and students print and deliver 3-D-printed face shields to local hospitals April 11, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Senior M-SET mentor Dr. Nguyen shares how the process of making the face shields began and what the impact has been. read more » Administration looks for temporary locations for robotics to relocate to during renovations April 1, 2020 — by Michael Wong and Bill Yuan and Kaasha Minocha Renovations for a new science classroom are all but confirmed for the 900 wing, which is currently occupied by the M-SET Robotics club read more » Male students share experiences of pursuing stereotypically female activities March 6, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Kaitlyn Tsai Students break gender barriers and focus on immersing themselves and developing their skills in activities they enjoy. read more » Freshman develops her basketball skills, becomes leader of the JV girls’ basketball team March 6, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha Freshman Jenny Campbell gains confidence in herself through basketball and becomes a stronger defender and three point shooter. read more » As build season comes to a close, M-SET preps for competitions March 5, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Members of the robotics club’s First Robotics Competition (FRC) team immerse themselves in designing, building, and testing their robot as their 6-week build season begins. read more » BNB proceeds will go toward ending child marriage in India February 6, 2020 — by Selena Liu and Viraaj Reddi and Kaasha Minocha The Indian Cultural Awareness Club prepares for its annual Bombay in the Bay event; officers try to solve previous mistakes with new strategies. read more » Althea: a modern solution for sexual assault victims January 27, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Andrew Li In the Engineering Development and Design course, a group of senior girls created a project proposal for sexual assault, an issue they were passionate about solving read more » Senior who sang at Carnegie Hall recalls her perfect pitch experiences January 26, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha Mita Kongetira, a member of the choir, shares her singing “timeline” and how she began. read more » Rational and irrational fears leave students to cope with intense anxiety and stress January 22, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha Students share their experiences with their phobias, and the symptoms they receive when faced with their fears. read more » Yikes, look away: Students reminisce and regret Old Navy outfits January 22, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha The trendiest styles today will end up being the tackiest outfits in the future. read more » IoT club works on a long-term project, teaches elementary schoolers November 20, 2019 — by Shreya Katkere and Kaasha Minocha IoT club strives to inspire students and beyond to be innovators themselves through work with sensors and data. read more » Robotics scrimmage provides rewarding experience November 20, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Robotics mentors organize an exciting midseason scrimmage to help prepare students for upcoming competitions read more » Services help students with learning disabilities November 15, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha Students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities share how they get help and resources from the staff of the special education academic department. read more » More vending machines with healthy offerings implemented around campus November 15, 2019 — by Esther Luan and Kaasha Minocha Why the school decided to implement "healthy" vending machines and how cafeteria sales have been affected. read more » 100 Word Rants October 17, 2019 — by Kaitlyn Tsai, Kaasha Minocha, Manasi Garg, Leo Cao Lack of bathroom pass holders make passes unsanitary, chewing with mouth open is nasty, reporter wants clothes to fit correctly in the fitting room, not at home after a couple hours of sewing, reporter complains about expensive vending machine snacks. read more » M-SET spreads STEM to Argonaut Elementary students through mentoring program October 17, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha Robotics club expanded towards elementary schools, to gain early exposure to the Stem world. read more » Grace, poise and perseverance: Indian classical dancers share their unique experiences October 14, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Shama Gupta Senior Siyona Suresh expresses how learning Indian Classical Dance has positively affected her. read more » Viewers saddened by Disney Channel star’s early death September 16, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Harshini Velchamy Students and others share how actor Cameron Boyce impacted them and what they felt when he passed away at the age of 20 read more » Alumna Ginestet-Araki returns to school after 12 years September 9, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anna Novoselov 2007 alumna Lisa Ginestet-Araki spreads her love of math to her Geometry and Pre-Calculus classes through collaborative work and enthusiastic teaching. read more » Maseratis for Munchkins: M-SET Robotics builds toy cars for toddlers September 9, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha During the summer, M-SET Robotics built four toy cars to ride in for children between the ages of one and two with disabilities to aid with mobility. read more » Catching Enough Z’s: Students transition from their summer sleep schedule back to school September 9, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha Students share their experiences about sleeping patterns and how they have coped with returning back to school. read more » Visuals by Kaasha October 6, 2021: I’m a senior and still can’t drive. 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