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Friday, October 20, 2017


Dr. Reimer reassigned

An accumulating amounts of events led former Galileo principal, Dr. Reimer, to be reassigned at the beginning of this school year. According to different staff members, there were four main reasons for him to be reassigned. Dr. Reimer is now working at the central office at 555 Franklin St at the Curriculum and Instruction Office

Galileo Spotlights Digital Citizenship

Galileo held its 1st Digital citizenship week during the week of April 10th to teach students about the possible outcomes of being online. The week was composed of different events: Tuesday was a launch on galileoweb.org, Wednesday and Thursday had activities during homeroom, and Friday was a lunchtime event in the courtyard.

Galileo Students Attend Hamilton for Free

The popular musical Hamilton, a sung-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, has won 11 Tony Awards and has tickets in San Francisco that run up to $850. While many people have anticipated watching this show for months, on April 12th, a select group of US History Galileo students, along with

Farewell to Beloved Teacher Mr. Kavaler

A former English and ELD teacher at Galileo, Mr. Roger Kavaler recently passed away from lung cancer on March 13, 2017. Mr. Kavaler taught at Galileo from August 2005 to January 2013. While working at Galileo, Mr. Kavaler became ill with lung cancer & retired shortly afterward. According to those who knew him, teaching was

World Party Showcases Galileo’s Diversity

The Galileo Multicultural World Party is here once again for its third consecutive year to celebrate the diversity in the community. This event recognizes the different cultures students have in Galileo. The event will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017, held in the school auditorium from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at night.

Local Fave, Michaelis Delicatessen

By Donovan Hasson After coming to the United States from Palestine at the age of 1, Jalil also known as J, watched his father struggle, holding three jobs in a foreign country. Watching his father face these difficulties inspired Jalil to take his father out of this situation. So Jalil dedicated himself to the goal

Galileo Educators show Support

Teachers at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology took part in a national day of action on January 19th to protest President Trump’s election as well as President Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Before school began, teachers at Galileo, along with other UESF (United Educators of San Francisco) member & San Francisco Board


Galileo Girls Volleyball 2017

On September 29, the 2017 Galileo Girls Volleyball lost a match against Lowell High School in 3 sets (20-25, 22-25, 21-25 ). The team was devastated after the match; however, they were also not surprised to lose against Lowell. Coach Brandon stated, “We had two starting players that were injured from our previous game against

New Hope for Girls Tennis Team

The future’s looking bright for this years Galileo girl’s tennis team. With 2 brand new coaches, a much bigger team consisting of 19 girls, and much more dedicated players than last year, the team has a great shot at making the playoffs. The team’s new coaches, Coach Janet and assistant Coach Lin, who is also

Galileo Baseball Looks To Fundraise

For many years at Galileo, former varsity baseball coach, Don Papa, was the major source of funding for the team and purchased all the equipment needed and made sure they  had uniforms and hats. However, after his retirement during the 2016-17 school year, the team is starting from scratch, trying to fundraise on their own

Fencing Focuses On The Future

Galileo’s Fencing team had a small but motivated and tight knit group that had aspirations of a high finish at the All-City competition this year. However, the low number of fencers on the team and overall inexperience led to a disappointing record and lower than expected finish at All-City in which the boys team came in 7th, while the girls came in 6th.

Hard time for Lady Lions Softball Team

After last year’s strong season where the team reached the semifinals, and had the Academic Athletic Association (AAA) player of the year, Isabel S., this year’s Galileo girls softball team has much lower expectations as the team is a younger and more inexperienced group. Knowing this season would be much rougher than last year, the team

Lioness Flag Football

Although the Galileo Girls Flag Football Team is coming off of a championship season, after beating Balboa 13-6, this is a brand new season. The team returns some key faces who are anxious to try and win back to back championships, but the team is also full of new faces, many who are still learning


Stresses of being a Class Sponsor

Teachers who volunteer to be class sponsors are in a very stressful position because of the pressures of fundraising, managing officers, and spending countless hours hosting different events. Although there are many tasks and responsibilities that come with being a class sponsor, there are also many positive aspects of being a class sponsor.   The

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North Bay wildfires effect on Galileo

The wildfires, affecting much of the North Bay, that started Sunday, October 8th, impacted students and staff at Galileo over the last week of school. Heavy winds pushed smoke from the fire to San Francisco, which caused the air quality to drop drastically, forcing the school district to limit the amount of activities students could


iPhone 8: iPhone 7s in Disguise?

    Surprisingly, Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 12th. At first glance, it looks nearly identical to the iPhone 7 from last year. Nevertheless, this model has some powerful tricks up its sleeves, but is it worth upgrading from the iPhone 7 or even skipping the iPhone X?  What


Last Year as AD for Winterling

After being the athletic director at Galileo High School for the last 27 years, Mr. Winterling is finally retiring at the end of the school year. As he reflects on his almost 30 years in the position he credits his success at the job to a number of people who helped him along the way.


Crumbling Bleachers not Replaced Anytime Soon

The bleachers on Galileo’s athletics field are dilapidated and in dire need of a replacement. Although they were just repainted and resanded 3 years ago, the paint has since peeled and the wood is sharp and dangerous. However Galileo Athletic Director, Coach Winterling, says that there are currently no plans in place to replace the

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New Administration

Ms. Benau- Principal After visiting Galileo in 2011 and 2014 as part of the WASC groups, Ms. Tami  Benau jumped at the opportunity to become the new Principal of Galileo. She loves the fact that the school offers a wide variety of programs, including the academies and pathways. She is also excited to be back

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Cross Country Team Perseveres Through Loss

After finishing second in the city last year, Galileo’s Cross Country team suffered a serious blow when their fastest and most valuable runner, senior Nathan L., moved to L.A. due to family reasons. Despite Nathan’s absence, the team still believes they can be one of the best in the city, but will have to train