• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Catastrophe strikes

Catastrophe strikes

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


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At 9:45 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall just northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. It came packed with torrential rain and 130 mph winds. At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries were reported by Sunday. The hurricane also left behind heavy bu...

August update from Principal Doug Mader

August update from Principal Doug Mader

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


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Q: What are you excited for this year/new things you would like to point things out? A: I think that the thing I am most excited about is the current student body and the leaders that have been here for four years. The culture is becoming one of respect and student centered-ness, and you can tell that...

Awe-sun eclipse

Awe-sun eclipse

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017


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Strange animals!

Strange animals!

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2017


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It is the highlight of the year! The Great American Eclipse will be taking place on August 21, with the best views in ten different cities across the country. But humans will not be the only ones affected by the solar eclipse. According to scientific studies, animals will be acting strangely as...

First day fun

First day fun

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


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Students participate in various activities to build team spirit

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Beware of faulty eclipse-wear

Beware of faulty eclipse-wear

Sydney Weiss and Harsimran Makkad

August 10, 2017


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Although it is safe to stare during the time of the total solar eclipse (since the sun is completely covered at this time), it is highly unsafe to stare before and after the minutes of darkness. This may come as no surprise to anyone who has stared at the sun and experienced a blinding sensation.  Ou...

Psychology students shatter social norms

Psychology students shatter social norms

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Select SHS students participated in a project where they were challenged to go out in public and go against the unsaid rules of society or ‘break a social norm’. Tasks that break a social norm include invading personal space, paying only in coins, doing yoga in a dress, sleeping on beds at furniture...

‘Tis the testing season’

‘Tis the testing season’

Hannah Lee, Op-ed Chief

May 12, 2017


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SHS faces APs, exams

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Apple sells less for more

Apple sells less for more

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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According to Apple’s second quarter earnings for iPhone sales, the company’s revenue has increased around one percent to $33.2 billion. Yet at 50.8 million iPhones sold, the unit sales have actually decreased. This is due to Apple selling its iPhones for the highest price yet: $695. The Verge...

US state department announces travel alert for Europe

US state department announces travel alert for Europe

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager

May 8, 2017


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Terror attacks in France, Russia, Sweden, and Great Britain since the beginning of 2017 convinced the U.S. to institute a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Europe. “While we were [in Europe] for the [AP Euro] trip, I felt safe, and it was not on my mind. However, if there are threats, then it is re...

Experts research why some people look like their names

Experts research why some people look like their names

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager

April 28, 2017


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Recently, researchers have experimented, trying to determine if people could correctly match a person’s name to an unfamiliar face. They discovered that these people were able to guess these names at a higher rate than predicted. In this experiment, two studies were completed with 185 people in...

Electric air taxi ideas start soaring

Electric air taxi ideas start soaring

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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We all remember thinking that flying cars would be a thing by now. Well, air taxis might be in our future. So far, this taxi is only a prototype called Lilium Jet. This all-electric two-seater safely completed an unmanned test early in April. “We have solved some of the toughest engineering ch...

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