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Upper school students elect ASB for 2020-2021 school year

The 2020-2021 Associated Student Body (ASB).

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

April 17, 2020

Upper school students elected five juniors to the 2020-2021 Associated Student Body (ASB) council on Tuesday.  Current junior class president Jason Lin (11) won the position of ASB President against current sophomore class vice president Ayan Nath (10). Arusha Patil (11), the current junior cla...

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tu...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections on March 3 and the general election on Nov. 3. To register, students will need to know the ...

Politician Rishi Kumar shares vision for 18th congressional district with journalism classes

Councilman Rishi Kumar speaks to students in the journalism room.
Kumar is currently running for congress in California’s 18th congressional district.

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Saratoga city councilmember and Democratic candidate for California’s 18th Congressional District, Rishi Kumar visited two of the upper school’s news journalism classes on Tuesday to speak about topics ranging from Silicon Valley’s unique “innovation economy” to proper urban planning of hou...

Freshmen council elected with new voting, leadership system

Newly elected freshman class council member Kris Estrada (9) addresses his class at freshman election speeches on Monday. This freshman class inaugurated a new system of elections in which students voted for general class representatives as opposed to specific positions.

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

November 9, 2019

Inaugurating a new system of student leadership, the results of the freshmen student council election were announced today, naming Alexander Lan, Kris Estrada, Michelle Jin, Rupert Chen and Zubin Khera as members of the council. Freshmen voted following candidates’ speeches during class meetings on Monday...

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, current prime minister of Canada who is seeking reelection.

by Lucy Ge and Varsha Rammohan

October 18, 2019

Canada’s 43rd general election will take place on Oct. 21 in order to elect members of Parliament. Canadian Governor General Julie Payette dissolved Parliament on Sept. 11, officially marking the start of the election campaign. In the upcoming election, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau w...

Narendra Modi clinches win in Indian elections

Prime Minister signs an autograph for a supporter following his victory last Thursday. Modi secured a landslide victory over his opponents, securing his second term in office.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 25, 2019

Indian Prime Minister achieved a landslide victory in the country's general elections on May 23, gaining 63.6% of the vote according to a Nielsen poll. Dedicating his victory to the Indian people, Modi earned himself a second term in office, leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to a victory. Following...

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

Thomas Rainow (11) delivers his speech as a candidate for his class's senior council. Several candidates from each class ran for class council this year, with a record number of 28 candidates running for next year's junior class council.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 27, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym, Athletic Center and the Patil Theater, respectively. Freshman speeches began with four out of fiv...

Special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between Russia and Trump campaign, Attorney General writes

The letter submitted by Attorney General William Barr to Congress. The letter was later disclosed to the public and declares that the special counsel did not find any knowing coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

March 24, 2019

The investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any knowing coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign members and the Russian government, according to a letter sent to Congress from Attorney General William Barr that summarized Mueller's confidential report, which was completed on Fr...

American Party System, Take Six

American Party System, Take Six

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 6, 2019

Nov. 6, 2018—the fated, long anticipated Election Day—came and passed in a flurry of red and blue. Voters around the country trickled into the polls to register and cast their ballots, newspapers and broadcasts ran nonstop programs and the nation held its breath in anticipation of the final results:...

Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions

History teacher Julie Wheeler, along with art teacher Japp Bongers and english teacher John Docherty, listen to history teacher Carol Green talk about ballot and voting resources. Wheeler and Green co-hosted the

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018

The first set of Shah Salon discussions this school year took place today in various Shah classrooms from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was broken down into four sessions: “#Me2.0” with history teacher Donna Gilbert and math teacher Dr. Lola Muldrew, “Election 2018” with history teachers Carol Green and Julie Wheeler, “Toxic Mas...

Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections

Class council candidate Kai Burich (9) gives his speech for the position of spirit coordinator.

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018

Freshmen listened to speeches from their peers running for student council positions during the school meeting period this morning, in preparation for voting during lunch on Thursday, which will be held in the journalism room. Twenty-nine freshmen ran for the five student council positions. Candidates...

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