Saratoga’s varied neighborhood feature diverse lifestyles May 10, 2022 — by Anamika Anand, Vicky Bai and Christina Chang Students detail the unique lifestyles they lead living in different areas of the city. read more » If you think mixing sodas is weird, you’re missing out January 20, 2022 — by Vicky Bai It’s the only way to go. read more » Mock Trial prepares for competition season with hybrid teaching December 3, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Jonny Luo The club meeting in person but receives mentoring from remote with attorney-coach Ashwini Velchamy. read more » Senior Harrison Dance places 13th overall at 2021 CCS Championships November 19, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Both boys’ and girls’ cross country concluded their season on a satisfying note. read more » Right-handed by chance, left-handed by choice November 16, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Believe it or not, writing with my left hand keeps me focused on class notes. read more » Model UN Club implements a hybrid in-person and online system October 7, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy After finding success last year with online conferences, MUN Club is hoping to continue the momentum with a quadrupled membership. read more » Cross country running with full teams October 7, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Co-captain Amoli Vanavadiya is thrilled by the increase in team activities; senior Harrison Dance prepares for collegiate offers. read more » Despite the downsides, I haven’t stopped cracking my knuckles October 3, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Popping bubble wrap? Fidgeting with Pop-It toys? No, I just pop my fingers. read more » Netflix original ‘Squid Game’ is a must watch October 2, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Popularized by TikTok and starring actors, Squid Game proves to be more than just a survival TV show read more » Club participation increases to pre-pandemic levels September 24, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Jonny Luo Club Rush days increase interest and participation for the 65 clubs on campus. read more » 100 Word Rants September 17, 2021 — by Vicky Bai, Apurva Chakravarthy, Sarah Zhou and Zachary Zinman 100 Rants of the September 17 Issue read more » New math and CS teacher aims to engage students September 9, 2021 — by Sam Bai and Vicky Bai With a combination of questions, activities and purposeful mistakes, Jarvin Bayona creates a warm, challenging and interactive classroom environment. read more » Junior mixes DJ sets to perform in online music festivals September 5, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy Brandon Ngo produces electronic music for festivals as a method of self-expression and a way to pay homage to artists who have inspired him read more » Follow what other schools do and drop driver’s education from the curriculum May 13, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Anjali Pai This non-academic subject is unnecessary for freshmen who are as much as two years away from being able to get their permits. read more » Skaters advocate for skatepark due to safety concerns May 6, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Sophomore Dan Garniek’s petition has garnered 335 signatures. read more » Club organizes events to promote healthy lifestyles May 6, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Healthy Living hosts webinars about mental health and creates a self-expression magazine hopes to encourage well-being read more » Dear YouTube, please delete auto-play May 6, 2021 — by Vicky Bai I don’t want Peppa Pig as my alarm clock. read more » Season 2 wrapup: With small roster, badminton team learns to adjust May 6, 2021 — by Vicky Bai Captain junior Enoch Jung encouraged players to stay committed, despite the rescheduled games and an 8-point deficit in each game. read more » Don’t waste your money on inferior streaming services May 3, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li Netflix still leaves competitors in the dust. read more » Living Room Conversations effort struggles to get student participation March 26, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar and Vicky Bai The anti-racism task force launched a new committee, SHS Living Room Conversations, designed to promote discourse in the community. read more » Girls’ cross country deals with coach change and adapts to pandemic rules March 11, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li The team holds practice together every other day and uses Strava app to record students’ individual runs. read more » Testing out a stationery subscription box — spoiler: It’s the perfect gift February 8, 2021 — by Vicky Bai The box is a gift box that includes a fun selection of quality stationery items to experiment with. read more » Girl Up to hold donation drive for San Jose women’s shelter January 17, 2021 — by Vicky Bai A drive-thru donation will be held on Jan. 22 from 2-4 p.m. for blankets, towels and PPE supplies for Georgia Travis Women’s Shelter. read more » Students start chapter of National Chinese Honors Society December 11, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li NCHS serves to recognize students who have actively contributed to the spread of Chinese culture within the community. read more » Quarantine allows senior to focus on digital art and 3-D computer graphic design December 10, 2020 — by Vicky Bai Rishabh Anand’s renderings have become more realistic and skilled with each attempt. read more » Trumpeter earns spot in prestigious All-National Honor Ensemble November 21, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Andrew Li Junior Yoshiki Shimokawa has played the instrument for seven years. read more » Perfect Pals club establishes an online tutoring program for students with special needs November 5, 2020 — by Vicky Bai The club links members to interact with special education students through tutoring and online games. read more » Nanoseed club gives out $1,000 in scholarships to 46 students in Yunnan, China November 3, 2020 — by Vicky Bai With the help of fundraising conducted by branches of Nanoseed in the past year, the national Nanoseed organization distributed a total of $10,000 in student loans. read more » Senior earns award from State Assembly for raising awareness about microplastics November 3, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li Urmila Vudali worked with politician Joe Simitian and reached out to experts in the field. read more » Los Gatos High Japanese teacher revives Japanese course at Saratoga September 13, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Minsui Tang Students and Kobayashi share their experiences with the newly-revived Japanese course during online schooling read more » Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ provokes controversy with its marketing September 8, 2020 — by Vicky Bai The film is receiving backlash for the sexualization of young girls and misrepresentation of Islam. read more » A tale of two summers: Huang and Van load up on summer courses September 5, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li Different avenues are easier to explore through online education. read more » 100 Word Rants August 26, 2020 — by Selina Chen, Carolyn Wang, Chris Chen, Vicky Bai read more » Misinformation about coronavirus pandemic influences population’s response May 21, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li Whether it be about censorship or misconceptions, social media platforms and news outlets are quickly seeing the harmful results of their own words read more » Streaming services accommodate spikes in usage May 20, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Jeanette Zhou As more states issue a shelter-in-place, online streaming services offer deals and extensions to expanding audiences read more » Granoff’s teaching experience unexpectedly pays off in parenthood March 21, 2020 — by Vicky Bai Granoff’s knowledge of child psychology helps him teach his child basic lessons and improve his methods of teaching. read more » Students pay to volunteer in far away places even as others question whether such trips are worthwhile March 14, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Despite questionable ulterior motives, students who participate in voluntourism learn lessons of a lifetime. read more » Exchange students navigate life away from home March 10, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Preston Fu Foreign exchange students adapt to Saratoga and American culture. read more » Student entrepreneur looks toward careers in the field March 9, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Saratoga student finds creating own startups fulfilling despite the many hardships involved. read more » Amid panic of coronavirus pandemic, new quarantine policy emerges February 11, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu Those who traveled to China since Jan. 1 have been told to stay home for two weeks. read more » Track off to an uncertain start February 10, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Track coaches set their hopes on a successful track season despite declining participation read more » Nature-loving student incorporates homemade clay and pigments into her art December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu Sophomore Tina Hu expresses her passions for both art and nature through the comparison of art classes from China to Saratoga read more » Declining popularity of literature generates discussion over influence of media December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Although fewer and fewer high school students find time to read, print literature finds hope through technology read more » K-Pop idols suffer mental health issues, eating disorders after widespread industry mistreatment December 5, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li The K-Pop industry’s abuse of idols in recent years is getting out of control. read more » 3 alumnae pursue promising careers in cognitive science October 28, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Discipline allows for wide latitude and overlap with computer science. read more » Red Ribbon Day spreads awareness about preventing drug usage October 28, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Neeti Badve Red Ribbon Week has been reduced to a single day read more » Senior creates shelter-locating app for the homeless September 19, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Aaria Thomas Armina Mayya won the Girl Scout Gold Award for creating an app to assist homeless people in locating shelters read more » Dance commission prepares for ‘High School Musical’-themed Homecoming dance September 19, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Rohan Kumar Preparing decorations and music and working to improve upon last year’s dance, the dance commission has to overcome several challenges to put together the details of the Homecoming dance on Sept. 28 read more » Senior rebuilds local preschool garden for prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award September 16, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Christine Zhang Senior learns leadership skills through extensive planning and manual labor. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features 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