by Sungwook Yang (’26) and Anika Bastin (’23) | March 31, 2023 In late March, Saint Francis hosted its first annual Holy Cross Spirit Week, intended to ground the school’s spirit in […]
Cracking the code: all-female hackathon AdaHacks IV
by Thanisha Kapur (’25) and Avi Gupta (’24) | March 31, 2023 On March 11, Saint Francis’s Girls Who Code (GWC) club hosted AdaHacks, its fourth-ever hackathon, in collaboration with YouTube. AdaHacks, […]
Julia Sochava (’23) is a Contributing Photographer for Vol. 59 for The Lancer.
Avi Gupta (’24) is a Contributing Writer for Vol. 59 for The Lancer.
Much-anticipated TEDxSaintFrancis 2023 shines on the stage
by Will Li (’23) and Utkarsh Agarwal (’23) | March 10, 2023 On Saturday, March 4, TEDxSaintFrancisHS returned to the Performing Arts Center for its fourth annual event. A diverse lineup of […]
“Flying Around the World”: Annual International Showcase builds community
by Smriti Vijay (’25) | March 10, 2023 Manned by the board of the International Club, a plane took off on February 24, 2023 from Saint Francis, signaling the start of the […]
Coding “upside down”: LancerHacks VI
by Rohan Sinha (’23) and Katherine Winton (’25) | March 10, 2023 On February 11, Saint Francis welcomed around 120 students to participate in LancerHacks VI, the sixth annual 12-hour hackathon hosted […]
Long-awaited Eggers Innovation Center finally opens
by Aanya Mittu (’25) and Rohan Sinha (’23) | February 3, 2023 After long hours of sitting in classrooms with the faint sound of construction in the background, Lancer faculty and students […]
Saint Francis celebrates its diversity through first ever multicultural week
by Smriti Vijay (’25) | February 3, 2023 From January 23 to January 27, Saint Francis hosted its first-ever Multicultural Week. Several affinity groups organized activities to share their cultural traditions. Each […]
Interfaith Prayer Service celebrates student leadership
by Sahana Rao (’26) | February 3, 2023 In line with the year’s theme of Celebrating Family, Saint Francis held its annual Interfaith Prayer Service, an event in which students from various […]
“The Sparrow” sweeps the stage
by Sahana Rao (’26) | November 18, 2022 This fall, Saint Francis put on a production of The Sparrow. Audiences watched as lead actress Maria Ana (’23) played Emily Book, a high […]
Rishabh Anand (’26) is a Contributing Artist for The Lancer.
Saint Francis turns “upside down” for Homecoming
by Anika Bastin (’23) | November 18, 2022 During the last week of October, Saint Francis held a Stranger Things-themed Homecoming. Associated Student Body (ASB), Rally Board, Student Councils, and Rage Cage […]
Saint Francis celebrates the Feast of All Saints
by Smriti Vijay (’25) | November 18, 2022 In early November, Saint Francis students and faculty gathered in the Burns Gym to celebrate the All Saints’ Day Mass. Organized by the Saint […]
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First post-pandemic indoor rally celebrates student and faculty feats
by Anika Bastin (’23) | October 7, 2022 On September 23, 2022, Saint Francis held the first indoor Back-to-School rally in three years. It began with a silent entry, representing the silence […]
Going back to the roots: Holy Cross Assembly
by Da Hee Yang (’23) and Sungwook Yang (’26) | October 7, 2022 On September 15, Saint Francis students and faculty gathered for the Holy Cross Assembly in the Burns Gym to […]
Connection Days offer Class of 2026 a preview of student life
by Rohan Sinha (’23) | October 7, 2022 From August 8 to 9, Saint Francis faculty and students gathered on campus for the first-ever Freshman Connection Days, an event to welcome the […]
Sungwook Yang (’26) is a Contributing Writer for The Lancer.
Saint Francis celebrates final rally festivities
by Anika Bastin (’23) and Rohit Khorana (’24) | April 8, 2022 On April 1, Saint Francis held its last rally of the year, filled with fun and exciting events. Students and […]
“Mamma Mia!”: here we go again!
by Anika Jain (’22) | April 8, 2022 A project over two years in the making, Saint Francis’ Theater Department staged a wonderful production of Mamma Mia! for this year’s spring musical. […]
Activities Office implements major changes to ASB and student leadership
by Arhana Aatresh (’23) and Anika Jain (’22) | April 8, 2022 The Activities Office recently announced changes to the structure of student leadership to be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. […]
SFHacks hosts the annual LancerHacks event
by Ridhima Vakkalagadda (’24) and Rohit Khorana (’24) | March 21, 2022 On March 5, the Saint Francis Programming Club hosted its fifth annual LancerHacks, a hackathon filled with fun activities and […]
Saint Francis celebrates its first Carnaval
by Sama Karim (’24) and Anika Bastin (’23) | March 21, 2022 On March 1, 2022, students gathered during lunch to celebrate the Lusófono holiday of Carnaval. It is most popularly celebrated […]
TEDxSaintFrancisHS takes the stage
by Elsa Ying (’23) | March 21, 2022 On February 26, the Saint Francis community gathered to hear from thirteen student speakers at the TEDxSaintFrancisHS event. TEDx events are independently hosted by […]
Gabriella Dominguez (’23) is a Contributing Photographer for The Lancer.
Interfaith Prayer Service creates a means of cultural connection
by Shawnuk Ballal (’25) and Rohit Khorana (’24) | February 14, 2022 In late January, Saint Francis held the Interfaith Prayer Service, an annual event where students from diverse religious backgrounds share […]
Working “9 to 5”: student-run musical wows audience
by Caleb Obico (’25) and Anika Bastin (’23) | February 14, 2022 From January 27 to 29, the Performing Arts Center opened for performances of 9 to 5: The Musical, the student-run […]
Asian Student Association and Vietnamese Student Association host Lunar New Year festivities
by Anika Bastin (’23) and Elsa Ying (’23) | February 14, 2022 On February 1, the Asian Student Association (ASA) and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) partnered to host a Lunar New Year […]
Katherine Eng (’23) is a Contributing Photographer for The Lancer.
Caleb Obico (’25) is a Staff Writer for The Lancer.
Shawnuk Ballal (’25) is a Contributing Writer for The Lancer.
Heed Homecoming! Medieval festivities commence at Saint Francis
by Elsa Ying (’23) and Anika Bastin (’23) | November 19, 2021 In late October, Saint Francis High School held its first Homecoming in two years. Faculty and students alike found themselves […]
Recontextualizing Christ: Jesus Reframed Retreat returns!
by Ridhima Vakkalagadda (’24) and Anika Bastin (’23) | November 19, 2021 Saint Francis hosted the Jesus Reframed Retreat on November 6. This retreat was full of games, stories, and other fun […]
“A Little Princess” takes the stage by storm
By Will Li (’23), Matthew Tran (’23), Anika Bastin (’23), and Elsa Ying (’23) | November 19, 2021 The Saint Francis Performing Arts Center reopened this past November to welcome the fall […]
Grace Cargill (’23) is a Contributing Photographer for The Lancer.
Anamantangi Polynesian Voices hosts Youth Leadership Summit
by Elsa Ying (’23) | October 11, 2021 On September 25, Saint Francis educators and students attended the Youth Leadership Summit in East Palo Alto, hosted by the local community group Anamantangi […]
Illuminating the future: Light the Way breaks ground!
by Anika Bastin (’23) | October 11, 2021 Walking onto campus, there is a noticeable difference from before the pandemic. In the place of the old 300 building stands a fenced off […]
Saint Francis’s Back-to-School Rally sparks school spirit
by Taylor Luna (’25), Elsa Ying (’23), and Rohit Khorana (’24) | October 11, 2021 On September 24, Saint Francis held the first rally of the year on the football field, as […]
Abhijit Nambiar (’24) is a Staff Photographer for The Lancer.
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Restoring our planet: Earth Week at Saint Francis
by Riley Quigley (’23) | May 10, 2021 If you were in the Quad on Thursday, April 22—Earth Day—you might have noticed the table with dozens of sprouting plants. These seedlings were […]
A sneak peek of a “Tale As Old As Time”
by Sophia Tran (’24) | May 10, 2021 A wilting rose hiding deep within the walls of a frigid castle. A hideous beast lurking in the shadows, shackled by a curse. A […]
Lancer spirit is back: Cirque du Saint Francis and Spirit Week 2021
by Ava Malae (’24) | May 10, 2021 Saint Francis High School hosted its first in-person Spring Spirit Week through the week of April 19, 2021—the first week all students could return […]
“Bright Star” is a bright success: Saint Francis’s 2021 student-run musical
by Sophia Tran (’24) | March 29, 2021 From Thursday, March 18, to Sunday, March 21, Saint Francis’s annual student-run musical hit the stage with a new COVID-safe format, showcasing the sweet, […]
Saint Francis athletics springs into action
by Ava Malae (’24) | March 29, 2021 Saint Francis athletics recently were able to begin their seasons for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic Director Michael […]
Lenten fundraiser aims to provide 20,000 meals
by Kasper Halevy (’24) | March 29, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and philanthropist Nelson Mandela once said, “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.” […]
A pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service
by Ava Malae (‘24) | March 1, 2020 On February 17, Saint Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday with an in-person liturgy on campus in the quad. “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot gather […]
TEDxSaintFrancisHS 2021 was a success!
by Sophia Tran (’24) | March 1, 2021 What does it take for a voice to be heard? Well, it took months of preparation for the TEDxSaintFrancisHS crew to create this year’s […]
Annual Interfaith Prayer Service: unity in diversity
by Kasper Halevy (‘24) | March 1, 2021 In the words of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, “There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.” The seemingly […]