Articles by Courtney Gao

The start of something new

The start of something new

June 8, 2016 | in A Closer Look

It’s a game that involves more than 20 million players across America. A game that can last for years. A game that can cost thousands of dollars. “I hate that I’m playing the game,”... Read More

Sophomores soar to top two spots at Bird Calling Contest

Sophomores soar to top two spots at Bird Calling Contest

May 27, 2016 | in Web

Toucan play at that game — and toucan win. Two pairs of sophomores swept the top spots in the 51st Bird Calling Contest on Tuesday. Maya Guzdar and Kay Sibal received first for their... Read More

Photo Gallery: Bird Calling Contest 2016

Photo Gallery: Bird Calling Contest 2016

May 26, 2016 | in Photo Galleries

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Politically correct or politically ignorant?

Politically correct or politically ignorant?

May 18, 2016 | in Opinions

The Bay Area has a lot of dirty words. Oakland is the fourth most liberal city in the U.S. and San Francisco is first, according to Forbes — and growing up here, we’ve been... Read More

New SAT: a ninety-year-old American classic reborn

New SAT: a ninety-year-old American classic reborn

March 28, 2016 | in News

Students nationwide took the new SAT for the first time on March 5. The College Board redesigned the ninety-year-old test to focus less on “memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real... Read More

Students and coaches reflect on team cuts

Students and coaches reflect on team cuts

February 29, 2016 | in Sports

He was the only freshman who played fall ball and he felt wronged. “I was really distraught by it,” said junior Bing Mitchell, who was cut from the JV baseball team as a freshman.... Read More

Dinetz designs airports with flying colors

Dinetz designs airports with flying colors

February 3, 2016 | in Campus

As a three-year-old, Jonathan Dinetz had himself a ritual. It went like this: after each of his weekly indoor swimming lessons in San Bruno, he would get a donut, walk with his mother past... Read More

Don’t burn your P.E. uniforms just yet

Don’t burn your P.E. uniforms just yet

February 1, 2016 | in Opinions

I swear I’m not one of those death-to-organized-sports types. I give sincere shout-outs to all my teammates and coaches who tolerated me on basketball and track. As my time at this fine institution comes... Read More

No barbeque, it’s a backyard barbershop

No barbeque, it’s a backyard barbershop

December 14, 2015 | in Campus

They’re not just haircuts. They’re hairKuts. And they’re not just anyone’s Kuts. They’re Kasrovi’s Kuts. The owner of barbershop Kasrovi’s Kuts is junior Dara Kasrovi. Dara provides haircuts at least once a week, totaling... Read More

Started out in China, now we’re here

Started out in China, now we’re here

November 18, 2015 | in Opinions

If you are one of my ancestors reading this, please forgive me as I confess: sometimes, amidst all the Shakespeare and integrals and laws of thermodynamics I’m processing, I forget that I’m Chinese and... Read More