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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fire drill in the Rain

An unannounced fire drill by the fire department had students standing in the rain during 4th period on Thursday, January 18th. While the school was obligated to comply with the fire departrment, students were unhappy they had to wait in the rain until the drill was over.

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Galileo Football Recognized for Making History

The Galileo football team has received numerous recognition for making history by becoming the first San Francisco team to win a football state championship. After coming home with a victory in the state title game on December 16th, the team’s honors will have have included; a school celebration luncheon on December 20th, recognition by the Board

Futurama in Jeopardy

Galileo’s Futurama after-school program is in danger of being cut due to the U.S department of Education deciding to cut funding for high schools around the nation. Futurama has applied for grants in order to continue to be able to help the Galileo community, but if the grants do not go through, funding will be

Service Interact Club Represents Galileo at FLC 2017

Galileo Academy’s Service Interact Club sent the largest delegation, 41 students, to District 5150’s annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in Sausalito on November 19th. The annual Fall Leadership Conference serves as an event where all service interact clubs across the Bay Area (San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin County) come together and participate in activities

Galileo Offers Independent PE Class

An independent 7th period P.E course is now being offered to Galileo students who haven’t fulfilled their P.E. requirements because of a career pathway, or for students who didn’t pass their physical fitness test. The class is being led by the IRF, Mr. Larsen, and technology teacher, Ms. Zawaideh. There are 8 components in the

Galileo Inherits Former Teacher’s Estate

Galileo has recently received an enormous donation from a very generous benefactor. Pieter Roelle, a former teacher of Galileo, who passed away in an accident in early 2016, left almost his entire estate to the school. This totaled to over $218,000 dollars donated from the late teacher. The $218,000 donated by Mr. Roelle is one

Teachers Receive New Contract

In early November the teachers union and the SFUSD reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, after negotiating since January. The contract will pay teachers a gradual increase of 16% over the next 3 years.   The contract states that in 2017-2018, teachers will receive a 3% raise along with a 2% bonus. The

Multi-Cultural Assembly

On November 17th, Galileo had their annual Multi-Cultural Assembly to showcase the school’s diversity and the student’s individuality. The purpose of the assembly is to empower students to be proud of their culture and show their talents.

Sports

Boys Basketball Struggle in Season Openers

The Galileo Lions with a 6-5 preseason record, lost both of their first 2 games of the regular season at Galileo’s home court to the Washington Eagles (69-55) and Mission Bears(76-47). Galileo started the season with a tough loss against the Washington Eagles on Tuesday Jan 9, 2018. Galileo didn’t seem ready to play from

Galileo Advances to State Championship

 The Galileo Lions made history by winning their first football Northern California title in the California 6A Championship Game vs. the host team Rio Vista, 20-14. During the game the Lions had to play in extremely cold conditions, including instances where the temperature dipped below 50 degrees, but fueled by their heart and determination, they

Cheer Team Places 2nd In Competition

After a season of constant consistent practices and commitment, the hard work of the Galileo Cheer team paid off as they place 2nd in the cheer division at the annual AAA Cheer competition at Burton High School on December 9th. In addition to placing 2nd in the cheer division, they also placed 4th in stunts

Lions Captures 18th Football Championship

The Galileo football team claimed their 18th Championship in school history, defeating Mission, 50-28, on December 2, 2017. Before the game tensions were already running high due to an altercation between the 2 teams in their last meeting, which ended in an incident where Mission football players ran on to the Galileo sideline. Galileo jumped

Galileo Triumphs over Lincoln in Semifinals

On November 23, 2017 Galileo (5-1) defeated Lincoln (4-1), in the AAA semi-final football game 22-17. The Lions now heads to the championship game against last year’s runner-up the Mission Bears (6-0). The game will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 1:00pm at Kezar Stadium. The game started off poorly for the Lions as

Lions Shine at Cross Country Finals

Improving upon last years strong results, Galileo cross country had 3 of the 4 teams medal at the 2017 San Francisco section finals, with 2 runners qualifying for the state meet including the fastest time for a freshman girl this year. Led by senior Brian Yu, who managed to finish 10th in the city, the varsity

Girls Volleyball Playoff Run Ends

The Galileo Girls Volleyball playoff run came to an end on Tuesday, November 7th after losing their semifinals to Lincoln, the #1 seed . The first set was close, with the #4 Lady Lions barely losing (22-25). However, after losing a close 1st set, the team couldn’t recover as  they lost second (14-25) and the

Feature

Netflix in Class

Students have always used phones in the classroom, but usually only in small doses; to answer a text or play a quick game. However, some students are taking their phone use even farther, by spending anywhere from 20 minutes to the entire class time on their phone. What are these students doing? Streaming Netflix. Students

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Senior Sells Lunch

Looking for lunch? Senior Michael Chen sells Chinese food everyday from his parents restaurant, Golden Kimtar to hungry Galileo students. He brings a combination of large portions of mongolian beef, and either chow mein, fried rice, or potstickers for $5 a box.   Michael has been selling food at school for 7 years. The idea

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Inside Look at Galileo’s Journalism Class

Galileo Academy’s Journalism class is unlike any class here on campus. What separates Journalism from other classes is their unorthodox methods of getting the work done. Journalism class is able to create and distribute the articles you read on a weekly basis through the extensive use of computer carts, the ability to roam the halls,

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Longtime ASB Advisor/Teacher Suffers Stroke

Beloved ASB adviser and science teacher Mr.Wing suffered a stroke during Christmas Eve and will not be able to return to Galileo for the entire 2nd semester. Mr. Wing is currently still in the hospital and gradually regaining strength in hopes of coming back to Galileo. Staff and students alike were devastated to hear the news

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Galileo Physic Class Project

As part of their finals, Mr Barrios 2nd period physics class constructed gliders out of balsa wood and glue in order to see who’s will travel the greatest distance when launched. Students are trying to apply what they learned about force by drawing 4 Free Body Diagrams, a picture that shows the different types of

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Galileo’s New Co-Athletic Director

Learning the ropes, Mr. Keough is being groomed to replace Mr. Winterling as athletic director at the end of the school year when Mr. Winterling retires. Last year, Mr. Keough was approached about being athletic director last year by former Galileo principal Dr. Reimer, who named Mr. Keough co-athletic director for this year.   According