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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

Local

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.

Galileo Staff Addresses Students Dropping AP’s

Many of Galileo’s staff are concerned about an alarming number of Galileo students who requested to drop honors and AP classes this year. Although actually dropping an AP or honors class can only happen on a case by case scenario, the counseling office is trying to create a new policy which will prevent students from

Administration’s Plan to End Hall Walking

Students who roam and congregate in the halls during class, otherwise known as hall walkers, are an issue the administrative team at Galileo is working to fix. The administration hopes to clear the halls of these types of students and have them spend this time in class instead of wasting time. To try and eliminate

Sports

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

Girls Tennis Comes Up Short in Playoffs

On Tuesday October 31, the AAA Tennis playoffs kicked off at Golden Gate Park at 3pm. Galileo’s girl’s tennis team, ranked 4th, faced off against Lowell, the number 1 seed, in the 1st round of the playoffs. To acquire the 4th seed Galileo had to defeat Lincoln in a play-in match, on October October 20th,

Cross Country Trip To LA

Friday, October 20, 2017-5 of the Galileo varsity boys cross country runners and Coach Keough boarded a plane to Los Angeles for a 3-day trip to compete and to visit a former teammate who moved to Southern California over the summer. The team believed it was important to see Nathan Lam, who moved to Southern

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

News

Futurama at economic stake

Galileo’s Futurama after-school program is in danger of being because the government has decided to cut funding for high school around the nation. Our funding will be cut starting June 1st 2017. The funding that was cut was simply out of Futurama’s hands so there is nothing the program can do for that pot of money.  Their

Entertainment

Trending Now: Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

The trailer for Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War,  dropped on November 29th. By December 1st, according to Marvel Studios, the trailer had accumulated over 230 million views. Many people have been anxious to see the trailer for the movie that is a culmination of all the superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last 10

Feature

AP Art Fall Gallery

While Galileo may be famous for its science and technology, its art classes are often overlooked.  The 3rd period AP Art class is a hidden gem full of beautiful pieces of art.

Feature

Shadow Program Showcases Galileo’s Strengths

The reputation of Galileo among middle school students can range from negative stereotypes to exceptional athletics and academia. Galileo’s shadow program is helping to paint a more accurate picture for perspective middle school students. These middle school students then share their experience with peers and parents, helping to spread Galileo’s appeal across the city. Until

Editorial

Why Teachers Need to Discuss Current Events

Over the last few months there have been many appalling events in the news. My family, friends and I would usually discuss these events together, expressing our disbelief. The next day, I go to school hoping to have a discussion or gain more knowledge about these current events, but instead no one would talk about

Editorial

Bring School Loop Back

For the past 6 years, I became used to using School loop to check my grades and keep myself updated on school announcements and events. Many teachers and parents alike also grew accustomed to using this system where parents can keep updated on students’ grades and teachers can record attendance and keep an organized view