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Saturday, February 24, 2018


What ASB Means To Me

by Ashley Moh For the past 4 years of my high school career, I’ve been working with club and class officers; communicating with sponsors in and out of school; managing class budgets, attending weekly meetings; and planning/advertising fundraisers and events because my high school experience wouldn’t have been the same without it. Many people assume

Impact of Standardized Tests on Students

by Alison Yip Students over the last decade have taken more tests than previous decades and in part, it’s thanks to the No Child Left Behind Act passed during the Bush Administration in 2001. Recently, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama commended this legislation for its contribution to a higher high school

A Year of Barretting and Tang

by Ahmed Elmahy When I was a sophomore, I was faced with the difficult task of picking classes for the following year. I was torn between taking both AP English and AP United States history, or only one of them. I decided to take both as I wanted to challenge myself– and that was a

The Black Mamba Hangs It Up

by Elvis Lau He looks up: 3.2 seconds left on the clock. The Lakers are down 107 to 105 at the Staples Center. The ball is thrown in from the sidelines, and he runs out from the free throw line to catch it. Dwyane Wade trails him, running right behind. Outside the perimeter, he sprints

Keeping Calm During Finals

by Alison Yip Finals, the only thing separating students from a long vacation, cause great stress to many students. Finals is the final exam culminating content from the beginning of the year to end of the semester. Why are finals such a stressful experience? Some students are intimidated by the idea of a final because

Halloween Brings School Spirit to Galileo

by Lauren Wong As a senior, I’ve noticed that Halloween continues to be a trending holiday that attracts many students and teachers at Galileo High School. This year was by far the most people who have participated in the festivities. What caught my eye were the many costume themes teachers were wearing. The teachers in

The Tiring College Process

by Elvis Lau The college season has struck again. Every year in the fall, high school seniors from all around the country share the burden of applying for college. I, as a senior, have been feeling the pressure since the spring semester of my junior year. During this time, my counselors encouraged me to take

Just (Emergency) Drillin’

by Ashley Moh As I sit in class, wondering when the bell will ring, another sound suddenly blares from inside and outside of the classroom. Students cheer like it’s the last day of school and take their sweet time walking out of class. Massive waves of students lazily make their way down the staircases and

School Starts Too Early

By Elvis Lau Every weekday at 8:00A​M,​ Galileo springs to life­­ the first class of the day gathers the school community for the next seven hours. However, with such an early start, many students have trouble getting to school on time, resulting in numerous problems. Students who live far away and/or take Muni have to

To Keep or not to Keep: Song & Yell

To Keep or Cancel? by Ashley Moh Although many staff and students thought that this year’s 71st Annual Song and Yell Contest was one of the best it’s ever been in recent years, prior to it, many people didn’t seem to care or wondered if it was even worth keeping. One of the reasons why

Dress Code Suffocates in Heat Wave

By AlisonA Just a couple weeks ago, San Francisco, the usually foggy city experienced a long heat wave. With weather ranging from the mid-seventies to the high eighties, students began to dress lighter which highlighted the issue of the dress code. We just want to be comfortable while we are in school with this kind

How Effective Is Back to School Night?

By Ahmed Elmahy Every year, as October approaches, every household is flooded with calls from Galileo to remind parents to attend Back to School Night. This annual tradition is quite simple in nature and doesn’t vary much from one year to the next. Parents start off in the auditorium watching a performance and afterwards they

The Long Road of Fundraising-an editors’ note

By Ashley Moh and Gordon Zhu “We already have to focus so much energy on homework and extracurriculars and having to raise this extreme amount of money just adds so much more burden and stress.” – Kristy Wong The pressure is on. For years, students have been given the task of raising money to fund

Small Mice Big Problem

By AlisonA and LaurenW Mice are a big problem at schools, especially old schools like Galileo. They hide in pipes, nooks and crannies of the room and at rare moments…they are seen scurrying across the room. Imagine what it is like for teachers working late, and they see mice scurrying across the classroom. Frightening right? Psychology

Lunch Rip-off?

By Ahmed Elmahy and Elvis Lau Knowing that they will remain the go-to destinations of students’ meals, the biggest diners located around Galileo have once again raised the prices of their products for the 2015-2016 school year.  With their easily accessible whereabouts (right next to the school), most students without free school lunches (along with

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