‘Jane the Virgin’ cliffhangers disappoint fans April 27, 2019 — by Muthu Palaniappan Show offers uninteresting plotlines in response to cliffhangers from previous seasons. SPOILERS AHEAD! read more » 100-word rant: $25 packets are unfair to seniors March 28, 2019 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter objects to expensive teacher recommendation packets. read more » ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks audiences, but lacks emotional punch March 28, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters weigh the pros and cons of a popular movie. read more » Confused about life? I’ve got some great advice March 27, 2019 — by Muthu Palaniappan Senior responds to dilemmas submitted on SHS Confessions from students. read more » Netflix original ‘You’ proves binge-worthy and exciting March 27, 2019 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Esha Lakhotia Reporters explain the captivating nature of watching a T.V. show from the antagonist’s perspective. read more » Buying too much food does not make you ‘broke’ January 28, 2019 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter argues that joking about being Broke detracts from those who truly are broke. read more » Seniors prepare for extreme shopping venture January 22, 2019 — by Ava Hooman, Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters attempt to survive shopping at a Black Friday Warehouse Sale at Brandy Melville. read more » 100-word rant: SHS has no tables to eat lunch at November 26, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter wants more lunch tables on campus. read more » Isolated downtown restaurant worthy of praise November 14, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan Indo Cafe in Downtown Saratoga is an amazing Hole-In-The-Wall restaurant. read more » Classes to be disrupted by next week’s Breaking down the Walls program, but organizers expect big benefits for students October 15, 2018 — by Elaine Toh and Muthu Palaniappan New breaking down of walls event will take place on the week of Oct. 22 read more » Spirit Commission to host first ‘Trunk-or-treat’ October 15, 2018 — by Allison Hartley and Muthu Palaniappan ASB to host new event for Halloween read more » New club rule unfair and inconvenient October 15, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter argues that requiring all officers to attend club meetings is excessive. read more » There’s a reason thrifting is so popular: It works October 12, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter tries "Thrifting" and finds that it works. read more » Homecoming game at Levi’s Stadium is inconvenient and unlikely to generate school spirit September 10, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter argues that, although cool, Homecoming at Levi's Stadium won't generate school spirit. read more » Senior finds hobby in vlogging September 10, 2018 — by Patrick Li & Muthu Palaniappan Senior starts a unique youtube vlogging channel. read more » Freshman elections held within first weeks of school September 10, 2018 — by Allison Hartley and Muthu Palaniappan Freshmen hold class elections shortly after school year begins read more » Students find passion in creating an Instagram feed June 1, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Students talk about their Instagram profiles. read more » TOP TEN: Things to do this Summer May 30, 2018 — by Victor Liu & Muthu Palaniappan Can't decide what to do this Summer? No problem! We've got you covered with our list of the Top Ten Things to do this Summer! read more » Charlie Puth impresses fans with sophomore album Voicenotes May 24, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Charlie Puth's new album, Voicenotes, explores the singer's personality and range. read more » Seniors applaud location of June 2 prom May 23, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jeffrey Xu Officers expect a big turnout for the dance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. read more » For Starbucks, racial bias training is just a PR stunt May 7, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter discusses intentions, motivations and effects of Starbucks' Racial Bias Training. read more » Falcon Focus: Sophomore refuses to let her stature define or defeat her April 2, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Growing up, sophomore Katrina Li learned that she could not let the condition of dwarfism dictate what people thought of her. Li felt that although she may feel like she was in the spotlight while she was in public, it was no reason for her to feel uncomfortable about her own body. read more » Attempting to play an uncommon sport April 2, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan Two unexperienced reporters play squash for the first time. read more » Spring Fling themed around popular hashtags April 1, 2018 — by Andrew Lee and Muthu Palaniappan In the past, the commission has noticed that students are not as spirited during Spring Fling as they are during Homecoming, so they are hoping that will change this year. read more » Non-MAP students deserve to go on field trips too April 1, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Students in regular English and History classes could benefit from experiencing a real-life representation of what they have been learning about. read more » Junior finds voice in Make-A-Wish Foundation April 1, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Kevin Sze Mallik’s main mission is to fundraise and spread awareness through various events such as a 5k run in San Francisco, which costs $35 per person, and cable car pulling, which costs $200 per team of six, in addition to local boba fundraisers. read more » Downturn in parental donations continues to hurt athletics program April 1, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Muthu Palaniappan Another idea being floated right now is to cut transportation to away games by having parents drive instead of using vans and buses. This would save about $40,000 a year, Lugo said. Some coaching positions may also need to be cut to balance the budget. read more » MAP organizes tour of local news station March 29, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan In January, the Media Arts Program (MAP) hosted NBC Bay Area’s business and technology reporter Scott McGrew as part of their MAP speaker series presentation. read more » Top 10 things to do during Ski Week February 9, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan Top 10 things to do during Ski Week. read more » Seniors find jobs during second semester February 9, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Several dozen seniors have looked for and sought employment this semester as they save money for college and experience the workforce. read more » Her father is the father of Bluetooth, but she’s just a normal kid February 9, 2018 — by Daniel Bessonov and Muthu Palaniappan When junior Elizabeth Kardach turns on her phone and plays on Spotify on her car’s speakers, she has a special connection to this miraculous technology: Her father invented it. read more » Avid vlog-watchers try vlogging for a day February 8, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan After spending hours each week scavenging on YouTube and watching “vlogs” about people’s daily lives, reporters decided they had to try vlogging for theirselves. read more » Senior finds purpose and passion in music February 8, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Noralahi knows how to play seven instruments: the piano; electric, acoustic and classical guitar; the drums; ukulele and “tombak,” a Persian drum. read more » Apple’s slowing-down of old phones a scam to increase sales of new phones February 8, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan Apple’s explanation for slowing down phones was to preserve the phone’s capabilities. read more » Museum of Ice Cream is a quirky spot for photos January 29, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Juniors explore The Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco, finding it overhyped and hectic read more » Freshmen host Giving Tree December 11, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jeffrey Xu This year, every elementary school along with Redwood Middle School joined in on the effort, taking 100 tags from Saratoga High and distributing them from their own Christmas trees. read more » ASB makes efforts to increase transparency with students December 10, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Muthu Palaniappan In addition to soliciting feedback from the class on how to improve these events, ASB also set a goal at the meeting to become more transparent with the school. read more » Seniors dive into the Shark Tank December 10, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan The Shark Tank project allows students to learn about entrepreneurship and business, subjects not typically taught in typical high school classes. read more » Falcon Focus: Senior develops narrative video for film school application December 10, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Isacke’s narrative is about a boy, played by Scott, who disconnects from the digital world to enjoy his true passion: playing piano. read more » Tastebud Pills trip senses December 9, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Biting into a lemon, we expected it to be super sour, but to our amazement, it actually tasted super sweet and like store-bought lemonade. We ate around five lemons that day. read more » School in the afternoon is more efficient for teenagers December 7, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter argues for a change of schedule in school. read more » Crazy ‘stans’ invade celebrities’ privacy December 7, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters cover an interesting phenomenon including celebrities. read more » Taylor Swift impresses fans with ‘Reputation’ December 6, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Singer expresses her newfound love for her boyfriend and references past betrayals in her new album read more » Music department teachers share their journey November 1, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Emilie Zhou While taking different paths, all four music teachers have landed at SHS. read more » Outreach creates Staff of the Semester award to encompass all staff members October 27, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan With more 100 staff members working hard each day, the outreach commission wanted to recognize one staff member each semester for their exceptional dedication and efforts. read more » Diss tracks break the internet, bringing drama and hate to YouTube October 22, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Recent feuds and drama on YouTube have drastically increased social media stars' fame and popularity. read more » ‘Gotogapower’ Instagram account has gained popularity this year October 18, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan The school-run Instagram account @gotogapower has gained 100 more followers this year as it tries to cover daily school events through photos and captions. read more » October weekend serves as the perfect time to bounce back October 18, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan or the first time, the school decided to implement a four-day weekend stretching from Oct. 6-9. Aside from giving students a much needed break, it has also served many other benefits. read more » ASB makes connections with local businesses September 17, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Muthu Palaniappan Torrens said the this ASB initiative began when someone suggested that the school offer Saratoga Bagels, the local bagel shop, a pennant from the school. read more » Reporters recall their FLASHING day at Comic Con September 17, 2017 — by Ava Hooman, Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan The trio tried to sneak into Gustin’s meet and greet session when they saw that there wasn't high security around it, but gave up and left the area read more » Homecoming spirit remains strong despite changes over the years September 14, 2017 — by Francesca Chu and Muthu Palaniappan Students used to organized competitive games between the classes during the day in the quad like Tug of War and The Floor is Lava during homecoming. read more » Class of 2018 prepares for their final Homecoming September 14, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Seniors go hard at work for their last quad day. read more » Taylor Swift stuns fans with her new reputation September 13, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter reviews Taylor Swift's comeback into the music industry, and the controversy around it. read more » 100 Word Rants September 12, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia, Muthu Palaniappan, and Michael Zhang Reporters argue against California stereotypes that they face. read more » Reporter tries recipe from decades past September 11, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Reporter tries foods from the 80s to go with this year's homecoming themes. read more » Students compete for the perfect ‘Promposal’ May 30, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan While many put in the effort to pull off the best “promposal” for the sake of impressing their peers, others try with the incentive of receiving free prom tickets. read more » Alumnus shows promise in entertainment field May 30, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan 2011 alumnus David Mandell was nervous as he walked up to renowned actor Kevin Pollak. In Mandell’s hands was a script that he had been working for the past several months. read more » Clubs allow students to celebrate culture May 26, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters cover cultural awareness clubs like ICAC and the Korean club. read more » Earth Week Seminar educates students on environmental issues May 24, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan To celebrate Earth Day this year, the school’s Environmental club decided to localize the holiday and host a school-wide Earth Week on April 22-28. Each day, the club hosted various activities to promote living an eco-friendly lifestyle. read more » Netflix’s ‘Chasing Cameron’ proves disappointing May 18, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan In December, Dallas partnered with Netflix and released “Chasing Cameron,” a 10-episode series giving a behind-the-scenes look of his life. read more » Deflated and discouraged by flat tire on the Golden Gate Bridge May 8, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters get stranded on the golden gate bridge, as their limo breaks down. read more » College Bound: Two seniors plan on attending international schools April 28, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Seniors commit to attending colleges outside of the US. read more » Life Hack: more bang for your (Star)bucks April 28, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Sophomores try out Starbucks life hacks to save money. read more » Interfaith club discusses religion’s role in society March 28, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan Junior creates a club where students can speak freely and learn about religion. read more » In class project, speech and debate president hopes to help younger students overcome fear of public speaking March 23, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Austin Wang Junior develops new method of improving debate team. read more » Freshman finds a love for competitive skiing March 22, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Freshman Alex Taylor discusses her love for skiing. read more » When friends move far away, technology helps keep close ties alive March 19, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Sophia Zivanic Technology bridges the gap between friends. read more » Our most embarrassing moment: getting kicked out of the theater March 18, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan Sophomores share experience trying to sneak into R-rated movie: "Ted 2." read more » Student studying Chinese opts to go on annual school trip to Mexico March 16, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan Sophomore goes on Mexico trip with no knowledge of Spanish. read more » Junior creates website to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes February 9, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan Junior creates website educating public about diabetes. read more » Boring eaters crave more exotic foods February 4, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan Sophomores attempt to eat exotic Japanese foods. read more » Male beauty gurus break down gender barriers February 4, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Katherine Zhou Last fall, popular cosmetics brand CoverGirl made headlines after the company introduced its newest and first male spokesmodel James Charles, a 17-year-old male makeup artist, who creates looks on himself for social media. read more » Leadership class benefit: more collaboration among officers December 8, 2016 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Leadership promotes communication read more » School implements new policies to reduce student stress December 8, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Navin Tiwary Student stress policies in effect read more » Freshman plays on Warriors home court during halftime December 8, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Patrick Li Freshman joins in during Warriors game read more » New Macbook Pro takes first step in revolutionizing computer ports December 4, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Roland Shen Students talk about new apple products. read more » Students struggle with large sibling age gap December 4, 2016 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan story about people with large age gaps between siblings. read more » Alumni pay visits during college breaks December 4, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Eileen Toh Alumni come back over the break read more » Khan Academy proves helpful during finals season November 29, 2016 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Short educational videos provide much needed review for students. read more » Getting in the holiday spirit with Starbucks November 29, 2016 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan Sophomores give initial thoughts on returning Starbucks' holiday drinks. read more » New tutoring center in library part of school’s effort to reduce student stress September 27, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Vivien Zhang A new tutoring center supervised by science teacher Matt Welander opened in the library on Sept. 5. in an attempt to alleviate stress by helping students with their school work. read more » Alternative schools prove to be popular with SHS students September 24, 2016 — by Amith Galivanche and Muthu Palaniappan Pricate schools like Fusion and SIL provide students with an alternative way to learn about different subjects at their own pace. read more » Leadership class period receives positive reactions from students September 22, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jason Zhao Students share opinions on new leadership class. read more » Visuals by Muthu April 3, 2018: More security cameras installed to decrease illegal activities This is one of several new security cameras recently installed on campus. April 3, 2018: Baseball team’s spirit reinvigorated by recent wins Senior Nathan Peng connects with a pitch during a recent game. April 1, 2018: Spring Fling themed around popular hashtags The Lip Dub film crew makes its way through campus Monday. October 30, 2017: New all-male team extends boys’ dance culture Tryouts were held last Friday for the new boys dance team. September 18, 2017: Juniors blast into Homecoming preparations Junior Ines Picard works on homecoming decorations during a meeting on Sept. 18. September 14, 2017: Class of 2018 prepares for their final Homecoming Senior Nayt Wyre prepares decorations for senior homecoming. March 30, 2017: Leadership class pulls off first-ever Lip Dub Sophomore Isaiah films the Lip Dub Monday as he heads toward the football field. 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