As colleges acceptance rates continue to decline, more students should turn to options other than 4-year universities May 31, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Kavya Patel There are many paths to take after high school to continue education, contrary to popular belief. read more » Actors in ‘Mamma Mia’ overcome challenges of having 2 casts May 24, 2023 — by Kavya Patel The large number of songs in the musical also made production difficult. read more » Southeast Asians seek recognition among school’s Asian population April 3, 2023 — by Anamika Anand and Kavya Patel Vietnamese and Thai students have backgrounds that are often lumped with others at the school. read more » English 11 Honors teacher granted leave of absence for ‘23-’24 April 1, 2023 — by Kavya Patel Amy Keys plans to expand her knowledge of different languages, specifically Spanish, during her time away from the school while traveling with her husband during his sabbatical. read more » Top 10: most underrated senior trip ideas March 30, 2023 — by Kavya Patel and Howard Shu The perfect list of trip ideas to entertain others, sometimes at your own expense. read more » I keep attracting bees — please make it stop February 27, 2023 — by Kavya Patel After having several dangerous encounters with bees, my trauma has only lengthened. read more » Freshman starter proves to be key player for girls’ soccer team’s playoff hunt February 12, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Kavya Patel Freshman striker Sahaana Potti reflects on the team’s growth through the season and where they are headed in the future. read more » Bombay in the Bay returns in style without pandemic restrictions February 10, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Kavya Patel The athletes hope to continue having fun with the sport by making new friends and sustaining their personal goals. read more » Students disappointed with another 49ers NFC Championship loss February 9, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Kavya Patel Juniors Emily Ta and Josh Ta and senior Max Timmons reflect on the bittersweet season with brutal quarterback injuries and a Cinderella story from third-string quarterback Brock Purdy, but ultimately another loss right before the Super Bowl. read more » Girls’ soccer adjusts to moving up a division with small roster December 10, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Kavya Patel After moving to the De Anza League, the team has started to play in a different formation. read more » The best baking guide to making brownies from scratch (kind of) December 5, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Kavya Patel The cocoa powder all over my jeans was worth it. read more » What a 6-year-old does in Mexico during Winter Break December 4, 2022 — by Kavya Patel My embarrassing experience in Cancun is a legacy that will be passed down to my family for generations. read more » Tamasha Bollywood dance team starts practices November 9, 2022 — by Kavya Patel The team has started learning dances for Bombay in the Bay and an upcoming showcase. read more » Indian Cultural Awareness Club hosts first Garba at school October 20, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Sarah Thomas The event, which occurred on Oct. 8, included traditional garba and dandiya dances along with an Indian dinner. read more » Left alone at Wildwood Park, middle school me fell prey to my worst fears of being kidnapped October 20, 2022 — by Kavya Patel Never wait at a park when you’re alone — it will be the scariest and longest moments of your life. read more » Exhilarating, monumental and memorable: The Weeknd impresses first-time concert goer at Levi’s Stadium September 24, 2022 — by Kavya Patel Belting “Die for You” in a stadium filled with thousands of random people was the time of my life. read more » Link Crew returns for another successful freshman orientation September 24, 2022 — by Kavya Patel The start of the new school year began with the new class of freshmen piling into the school for their orientation. read more » Preparing for the SAT: a case study in 2 summer experiences September 24, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Kavya Patel The three hours of being glued to a chair trying to solve a variety of problems while your hand feels like it’s going to fall off doesn’t feel temporary. read more » Drop Shah Rukh Khan for Rajnikanth: Give South Indian movies more hype May 26, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Sarah Thomas In a country where over 120 languages are spoken, only watching Hindi movies means missing out on tons of incredible cinema. read more » Bridgerton Season 2 finally demonstrates an accurate portrayal of South Asians May 19, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Kavya Patel Bridgerton, the oscar-winning show, came out with its new season, exceeding many viewers’ expectations. read more » Parent-organized Holi celebration makes a colorful return May 16, 2022 — by Kavya Patel After three years, the Holi celebration at Quito Park returned, bringing together many members of the Saratoga community. read more » Bombay in the Bay: an experience that still brings joy months later May 15, 2022 — by Kavya Patel The Bollywood show helped me conquer my fear of teaching in front of a group. read more » Musicians attend selective in-person All State program April 28, 2022 — by Kavya Patel Students went to Fresno for an opportunity to expand their knowledge about music read more » Buzzworthy: 2 ‘bandits’ employ controversial method to promote car washes April 28, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Daniel Wu The so-called “Penis Bandit” has made their mark, targeting the windows of upperclassmen’s vehicles read more » Top 10 most embarrassing things that happen on vacation March 31, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Sarah Thomas Here is your guide of what not to do when traveling read more » Record-breaking snow storm derails students’ Tahoe plans February 4, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Sarah Thomas The generosity of strangers helps one family out of a snow bank read more » English teachers foster classroom community through various forms of gift exchanges February 4, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Kavya Patel Marcos Cortez used an interactive way to bring students together inside their classroom community, while Suzanne Herzman followed the principles of a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay. read more » Ranking the most elite chocolates January 30, 2022 — by Kavya Patel With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s officially time to buy loads of chocolates for your significant other … or yourself read more » Few in number, Pakistani American students deal with common misunderstandings January 10, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Ariel Zhou The small group of students grow close celebrating their culture while dealing with discrimination and stereotypes. read more » Netflix’s new hit show ‘Squid Game’ tackles economic inequality December 17, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s insightful plot sparks conversation around the world read more » ‘No Time To Die:’ puzzling but enticing December 10, 2021 — by Kavya Patel Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie ends on a unique note, marking the end of an era read more » Speech and debate tournaments continue to be held virtually despite return of in-person learning; competitions may change in January December 10, 2021 — by Kavya Patel and Nidhi Mathihalli Competitors and a league board member speak on the pros and cons of online competitions. read more » Exploring universal shower thoughts November 29, 2021 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Kavya Patel The steady stream of water lets out all of your emotions. read more » Decoding the unwritten rules of Snapchat November 2, 2021 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Kavya Patel This Snapchat survival guide will make you look like you know how to use the app read more » Field hockey: Underclassmen called up to bolster team October 22, 2021 — by Kavya Patel and Ariel Zhou Two sophomores adjust to the challenges of playing on varsity and the tougher opponents they are facing this season. read more » Twix: the queen of candy bars October 17, 2021 — by Kavya Patel These luscious chocolate treats prove to be the best type of candy to collect on Halloween read more » All-female speech and debate officer team works to foster inclusivity October 17, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Kavya Patel Students in the past reported a competitive and intimidating debate culture when participating in the male-dominated team, which has shifted with the switch to a female-run team. read more » Clubs readjust to an in-person setting October 7, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel While most clubs are excited to return to live meetings, some are taking a hybrid approach to preserve the benefits of an online format read more » Benefit transitions back to an in-person show for 2022 October 7, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel After last year's Vintage theme sparked excitement, the Benefit Club chose a Retro theme for this year’s in-person show read more » New lead therapist hopes to destigmatize mental health issues September 28, 2021 — by Kavya Patel Shobha Vaidyanathan joined the school after working in mental health throughout her career. read more » Field hockey team bonds as they prepare for upcoming season September 10, 2021 — by Kavya Patel and Ariel Zhou The athletes are working hard during their practices to qualify for CCS. read more » New English teacher strives for student-centered classroom September 10, 2021 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Kavya Patel Saratoga High got a new English teacher this year with some fresh ideas to bring to the table. Just what is this "student-centered class" she strives for? read more » Visuals by Kavya May 24, 2023: Actors in ‘Mamma Mia’ overcome challenges of having 2 casts The Bjorn Cast doing their final bows. March 30, 2023: Top 10: most underrated senior trip ideas MIT college logo; visit your college! February 27, 2023: I keep attracting bees — please make it stop What I wished bees looked like. December 4, 2022: What a 6-year-old does in Mexico during Winter Break My family and I in our hotel in Cancun. October 20, 2022: Left alone at Wildwood Park, middle school me fell prey to my worst fears of being kidnapped Front entrance of Wildwood Park September 24, 2022: Exhilarating, monumental and memorable: The Weeknd impresses first-time concert goer at Levi’s Stadium Juniors Dhruv Nemani, Pearson Chung, Emily Ta, Nicita Raamkumar, Reva Gupta, Taylor Chu, Paul Hulme, Joshua Ta, Ashwin Chatterji and me (pictured left to right) at Levi’s Stadium before the concert. 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