Class of ‘23 senior assassin ends in controversy May 27, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas The annual game for graduating seniors became competitive quickly as the prize pool reached $1,275. read more » Panel describes what it’s like to be Black in Saratoga May 25, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas The school hosted the first African American community panel with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the African American experience in and outside of Saratoga. read more » Spotify and Apple are close competitors, but there’s a clear winner April 3, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas Apple Music can’t stack up to Spotify, which is better in every aspect ever. read more » CollegeBoard’s recent actions prove it cares more about money than education April 1, 2023 — by William Norwood and Sarah Thomas The recent historical revisionism of the AP African American Studies course, in response to conservative criticism, represents everything wrong with CollegeBoard’s money-focused approach. read more » Top 10: worst (real) takes heard in the Journalism room March 1, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas The school is full of bright, opinionated students and the journalism room often includes many of them. read more » ‘Cashless future’ carries negative implications February 15, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas Paper money has value in ways big and small. read more » Alumni stand up for threatened affirmative action policies February 15, 2023 — by William Norwood and Sarah Thomas Alumni talk about their experiences with affirmative action and the way it affects them. read more » Lovestruck: The Falcon plays matchmaker February 12, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou After extensive research on compatibility, the Falcon paired four couples to go on dates and test their chemistry. read more » America needs to speak out against violence directed towards female politicians December 10, 2022 — by William Norwood and Sarah Thomas Violent language and actions against politicians do not have a place in any country. read more » Top 10 Christmas songs not by Mariah Carey November 22, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas As ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ climbs its way up the charts again, revisiting some Christmas classics that aren’t by Mariah Carey can help you attempt to escape her music. read more » School should seek to turn difficulties with Universal Lunch Program into opportunities November 4, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Beverly Xu The Universal Lunch Program has created many hurdles for the school and its students to jump through — it is doing more harm than good. read more » Seniors channel hope for change into political actions in upcoming midterm elections October 29, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Sarah Zhou Of the seniors who are able to vote this year, many are eager to vote and understand the importance of using their vote to make a difference. 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 » School Site Council reconvenes and works to review student concerns October 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas School Site Council meetings are open to the public and occur in the school cafeteria. read more » Field hockey team celebrates growth and perseverance as season ends October 20, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Sarah Thomas With players from JV moving up to varsity after the loss of many players, the field hockey team is pushing to get back to the same level as perennial varsity players in preparation for upcoming games to finish off the season. read more » Jazz, rock and bossa nova: Abe drums through genres October 13, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas The history teacher’s journey as a musician has changed over the years along with his perspective on music and performing. read more » Adam Levine cheating scandal reveals society’s (or at least his) descent into immorality October 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas We are extremely hateful people, which is why we are perfect for writing this story. read more » Top 10: actors to play assistant principal Matt Torrens October 5, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas Though HBO hasn’t picked up my school drama series pitch yet, this list will most certainly be helpful once they do. read more » Tyler found that other jobs laid the groundwork for teaching September 24, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Sarah Thomas English teacher and journalism adviser Michael Tyler has tackled a myriad of jobs ranging from construction to working in a newspaper syndicate that have given him the skills and knowledge to lead a successful career in education. read more » Field hockey players push to fill the gap left by graduating players September 23, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Sarah Thomas The team is striving to build chemistry and a strong sense of community through interactive strengthening practices. read more » Former athletic trainer Liz Alves returns to campus as P.E. teacher September 21, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Divya Vadlakonda Alves is working to become familiarized with the P.E. curriculum, returning after a year leave with high hopes for the program. read more » ‘Diverse’ period dramas must choose between fact and fiction June 5, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas In many modern retellings of historical stories or period pieces, the creators make revisionist choices that can be misrepresentative. read more » All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Using the Russia-Ukraine conflict to understand history May 30, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Sanjoli Gupta School community discusses the effect of reading war-related novels on their understanding of historic events 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 » Bai Tong is love, Bai Tong is life March 31, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas If this story convinces you to go to this restaurant, please pick up a Thai iced tea for me 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 » New district official Jamal Splane takes on essential role in school culture March 23, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou Dr. Splane, who began working for the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District (LGSUHSD) last summer, hopes to help uplift students at the two schools 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 » Students and staff grapple with COVID-19 infections February 8, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Tara Natarajan Staying at home poses challenges to academics and work, but the school works to adapt with the changing situation 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 » Healthy relationships require communication and mutual respect, not external pressure January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou Although being in a relationship can have benefits, it isn’t essential to a well-rounded high school experience. 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 » Choose ethical consumption over following TikTok’s ever-changing fashion whims December 3, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas Although it can feel like you need to constantly buy clothes to stay on-trend, there are cheaper, more eco-friendly ways to stay fashionable — keep your clothes! read more » Shows for young adults misrepresent serious issues December 1, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou These programs often include distasteful or harmful jokes about topics like mental illness and eating disorders. read more » ASB considers unofficial version of outreach commission after cut November 19, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas Delegating outreach commission’s former tasks to other members of Leadership was found to be stressful and inefficient. read more » In-person venues use various methods to protect attendees from COVID-19 November 4, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas Various locations handle pandemic protocols differently as artists shift to performing live again. read more » Part of robotics building’s ceiling collapses during recent storm October 31, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Daniel Wu Currently undergoing repair, rooms 902 and 903 are the newest buildings on campus. read more » Multiethnic South Asian students recount their experiences with identity, culture and family October 22, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan and Sarah Thomas In the South Asian diaspora, individuals of mixed ethnicity are few and far between, and their unique problems and perspectives are often overlooked. Here, four students discuss what their multiethnic heritage means to them. read more » Please avoid these 10 overdone group costumes this Halloween October 22, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou From two reporters who can safely see they’ve been there, done that, here are some of the costumes that we’ve definitely regretted. read more » MAP students dive headfirst into 19th century social and economical philosophy October 21, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan and Sarah Thomas The Daveyland project utilizes aspects of English, world history and media arts to provide an in-depth understanding of major schools of thought during the Industrial Revolution. read more » Students learn to balance in-person school with newly discovered hobbies October 17, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas Many students returned to school this year with interests discovered and developed throughout quarantine. 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 » Students asked to pitch in to combat campus waste October 2, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas Campus plant manager bands together with Green Team in effort. read more » Lucy Dacus’s autobiographical third album displays her versatility September 9, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas ‘Home Video’ manages to be incredibly intricate and concise at the same time, giving listeners a glance into her small-town adolescence. read more » Visuals by Sarah April 3, 2023: Spotify and Apple are close competitors, but there’s a clear winner The feud between Spotify and Apple is as old as streaming itself… but it's time for it to end. 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