A childhood without ‘Spongebob’ allowed me to experience truly great childhood TV September 24, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Reminiscing on my unconventional childhood television shows brings me lots of nostalgia. read more » Top senior athletes: Falcons shine in their respective sports June 1, 2023 — by Victoria Lin, Tara Natarajan, Aiden Ye Seniors Lucas Dennis, Zeynep Tokuz and Jalyn Harrigan have all demonstrated high proficiency in their respective sports of baseball, swimming and track and field. read more » Colleagues, alumni reflect on longtime football coach’s Benny Pierce’s life and legacy March 15, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan The beloved former football coach passed away in February — but his monumental impact on those who knew him remains. read more » The Peloton app might be what you need to get fit March 13, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Exercise is difficult for many of us, but Peloton is a great way to get moving. read more » Superscoring exacerbates existing inequity in the SAT February 15, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan While the practice of SAT superscoring is alluring to many, it’s ultimately a bad practice that undermines the purpose of standardized testing. read more » Leadership class travels to Anaheim and learns leadership the ‘Disney Way’ February 10, 2023 — by Allison Tan and Tara Natarajan Combining fun at the parks with valuable workshops, the weekend was an enriching experience for Leadership students. read more » 2022 wrapup: my favorite movies of the year February 9, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan From horror to absurdism to documentary, I enjoyed an abundance of genres in 2022. read more » BBLs and beauty standards: the damaging effects of the trend cycle February 9, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Yes, BBL fashion is hideous. But it also represents a host of deeper issues perpetuated by the fashion industry upon women. read more » Twitter has long been toxic; why are we trying to protect it? December 8, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan We must confront the fact that Twitter has been harmful from the beginning, and that protesting against Elon Musk will not solve any of the platform’s underlying problems. 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 » Senior Homecoming participation increases September 24, 2022 — by Allison Tan and Tara Natarajan School traditions continue to make a comeback after Covid interruptions. read more » Class of ‘15 alumna returns as intern to teach Biology September 24, 2022 — by Derek Liang and Tara Natarajan New teacher Anne Witkowski returns to begin her teaching career. read more » Junior wins national volleyball title with his team in the 16U division September 21, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Junior Kali Duvvuri, a top setter in the nation, was recently named a 16U All-American in the AAU Boys’ National Championships. read more » College and career counselor Brad Ward quickly settles into the school community September 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Shreya Rallabandi and Beverly Xu After spending 23 years as a college counselor traveling throughout the world, Ward hopes to inform Saratoga students’ ideas about college. read more » Benefit organizers, model reflect on 2022 show May 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan The event endured a difficult transition from the pandemic-era Benefit magazine to the first in-person show since. read more » Affirmative action cannot be abolished without drastic consequences May 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Despite being a flawed system, it is the most feasible form of harm reduction in the college admissions process. read more » A Tahoe life: Skier and snowboarder relish their time on the slopes April 9, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Daniel Wu Snow sports are unconventional and difficult but fulfilling in their own way read more » Track: While losing meets, individuals set their own PRs April 9, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Shaan Sridhar The team competed at the Stanford Invitational, a prestigious track event, last week. 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 » 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 » Cross-country captain reflects upon school educational experiences in India February 4, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan An exploration of the vast differences between Saratoga’s public high school and India’s elite international high school systems. read more » Dutch transfer student experiences Saratoga education and school culture February 1, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Junior Willie Kuiper attended the first two years of high school in the Netherlands, and expects to graduate from Saratoga High School. read more » Senior reflects on education abroad compared to in Saratoga January 12, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Caroline Keogh discusses her experience at a Montessori school in Beijing. read more » The ‘metaverse’ may be the internet’s next big thing, but it shouldn’t be Meta’s December 2, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan Meta, formerly Facebook, is trying to draw back younger users with virtual reality, but the problem-plagued company is unlikely to handle the long-term consequences well. read more » ‘Blue Banisters’: Lana Del Rey reminds us that she is still in charge of her narrative November 23, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan The singer’s ability to strip away her stylized aesthetic borders in favor of a raw and vulnerable album indicates a tremendous desire to break her own boundaries. read more » Five (actually good) covers of Christmas classics you should add to your 2021 winter playlist immediately November 22, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan Mediocrity is abundant in the genre of Christmas music; these selections are the exception to the rule. read more » District aligns GPA policies between both school sites November 18, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan and Shaan Sridhar LGSUHSD changed policies regarding off-campus courses and valedictorian eligibility requirements. read more » Los Gatos community responds to vandalism incidents of spray-painted profanities and slurs November 16, 2021 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Tara Natarajan The events, which occurred on Halloween night, is the latest of a string of hateful attacks. 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 » 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 » Nicki Minaj’s vaccine-related tweets amount to a public health hazard October 11, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan America is already struggling with the rising movement of anti-vaxxers masquerading as champions of free thought; celebrity-fueled misinformation isn’t helping. read more » Principal’s assistant Pola-Michelle Alas to leave school for district office this month October 7, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan and Sanjoli Gupta She moves back to the business office where she worked before coming to SHS. read more » My first autumn in America October 2, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan Why fall has a special place in my heart read more » As team rebuilds, senior golfer relishes having a more normal season September 13, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Tara Natarajan Despite challenges with inexperienced players, the team plans to focus on evolving together. read more » New English 12 teacher splits time between SHS and LGHS September 13, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Tara Natarajan On Red Days, Mollie Hicok Parker teaches at Saratoga High and heads to Los Gatos High on Blue Days. read more » Conservatorships aren’t just a Britney issue — they’re a civil rights issue September 6, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan The singer’s public battle against her conservators lends a voice to the thousands of disabled Americans silently suffering from harsh and abusive guardianships. read more » Weaving the fabric of pandemic communication January 21, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan Zoom COO Aparna Bawa, on being a part of one of the most essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more » Visuals by Tara September 24, 2023: Early season update: Girls’ golf team banks on returning players Junior Sarah Lim marks her last putt at Baylands during the team's second match of the season on Aug. 30. May 31, 2023: As colleges acceptance rates continue to decline, more students should turn to options other than 4-year universities There are multiple pathways to college other than going straight after high school. February 9, 2023: 2022 wrapup: my favorite movies of the year That’s a wrap for the movies of 2022. December 5, 2022: The best baking guide to making brownies from scratch (kind of) The process of mixing the brownie batter. October 20, 2022: California’s propositions challenge voters with tough decisions over often obscure issues Passing proposition includes the legalization of sports betting. May 19, 2022: Affirmative action cannot be abolished without drastic consequences April 1, 2022: SHS and LGHS have an AP European History issue The current history curriculum values European history more than world history. 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