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Friday, October 20, 2017

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An Unexpected Path

By Sonia Nguyen and Gordon Zhu Working for the entirety of his career in the media arts industry, which has taken him all over the U.S., Mr. Machtay has done a wide variety of jobs, including working as a film creator for the US government (with secret security clearance), creating study guide films for a

Unified Sports Success

by Courtney Pon For the first time ever, a Galileo Unified soccer team, consisting of general education students and students with special needs participated in a soccer match at Lowell High School on Monday, October 26. The purpose of the event was to have students who don’t normally interact get to know each other better

Galileo’s Halloween Traditions

by Andy Cen and Johnny Ha Last Friday, students saw the annual Halloween Costume Contest during lunch. However, many students don’t know that there are actually a number of Halloween traditions at Galileo. Halloween Costume Contest Over the past 12 years, the ASB holds an annual costume contest in the courtyard at lunch. Participants walk

Lion’s Whisper: What are Galileo’s thoughts about the Hoverboard?

by Jessie Jiang and Johnny Ha Hoverboards are starting to take over the Internet! Starting with promotions on Vine to sharing videos on Facebook, Hoverboards have become increasingly popular after videos went viral. Although it is increasingly popular on the Internet, do Galileo students feel the same way?   “The Hoverboard doesn’t require people to

7th Annual SFUSD College Fair at Saint Mary’s Cathedral

by Jessie Jiang and Johnny Ha The San Francisco Unified School District welcomed seniors from high schools all over San Francisco to their 7th annual college fair at Saint Mary’s Cathedral on October 9th. This event happens once every school year where education representatives from different CSU’s, UC’s, Community Colleges, and Private Universities are present

Homecoming, A Surprise Success

by Courtney Pon ASB’s expectations were exceeded in a number of ways at Galileo’s homecoming dance, “Dark Night’s, City Lights,” which was held at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf on Friday, October 2nd. One way the dance exceeded ASB’s expectations was by losing less money than expected thanks to higher attendance rates. ASB expected to about

The Return of Homeroom Presidents

by Andy Cen To draw more attention to fundraising opportunities, ASB advisor Mr. Eugene Wing has brought back Homeroom Presidents. With the decrease in student participation in volunteering and the increase of venue prices for events such as graduation and prom, homeroom presidents will help spread the word about activities that will help raise money

New Assistant Principal: Mr. Heringer

By Sonia Nguyen Not knowing what his future career would be, Mr. Mark Heringer went through a long journey of careers before settling down in the education field. Before he became a teacher, Mr. Heringer was a musician, a counselor for young men, a drug and alcohol counselor, and also a cashier at a pizza

Teacher Mama & Her Baby Cub

Mother and Teacher’s Duties Intertwined by Johnny Ha and Jessie Jiang Being a part-time teacher and a full-time mommy, Ms. Kathy Liang of the Galileo math department has found it difficult to balance her responsibilities as a teacher and mommy. In order to balance both jobs, Ms. Liang says, “I wake at two in the