Roughly 100 out of the China’s 1.4 billion population train with China’s national swim team. Junior Jack Xie, a recent transfer, was one of these elite swimmers at the age of 13.
This TP prank illustrates a disconnect between students and custodians and shows no regard for those who have to clean it up.
The No. 11-seeded Falcons proved seedings don't mean much as they coasted to the championship.
The new assistant principal is the current principal at Branham High Schoo.
The notorious Senior Ditch Day — usually the first regular day after Senior Prom — is a day seniors treat themselves to. But not so much this year on Tuesday, May 26. Many seniors were forced to stay at school due to their class schedules and activities that they couldn’t miss.
The annual senior class sponsored show, “Toga’s Got Talent”went well and garnered an audience of about 100 people to support all the acts.
After six years at the school, Media Arts Program teacher Cathy Leather will leave this fall to teach at Archbishop Mitty High School.
The first of three year-end music concerts opened with a performance by the Concert and Chamber Choirs in the McAfee Theater on the evening of May 8 and continued in succession from there.
The quad will be transformed on June 4 when the Class of 2015 will say goodbye at a Grad Night that will include casino-style games, henna, air tattoos, massages, a senior video and other surprises. The night’s theme will be unveiled on that day.
The school’s Physics Bowl team placed first in the nation among Division 1 teams in the annual Physics Bowl with an overall score of 140, nine points higher than Gilford High School, the second place team from Connecticut.
Despite some trouble at the beginning of the season, the girls’ softball team qualified for CCS as the No. 12 seed.
The junior swimmer proved his own of the best in the state — and the nation.
On May 23, the Falcons’ varsity No. 1 boys’ doubles pair, junior Partha Shah and sophomore Josh Li, finished second among the 53 teams in boys’ doubles in league finals. Coming into leagues unseeded, the pair defeated the No. 1 seeded team from Lynbrook and continued on to play in semifinals and finals.
Everyone expected the rebuilt baseball team to struggle as underdogs all season. Few expected the Falcons to finish second after powerhouse Palo Alto in the De Anza league.
The tennis team lost 4-3 in the CCS semifinals against Bellarmine on May 13 in a match that left Saratoga players feeling disappointed and angry.
The girls’ lacrosse team ended its season with a 16-10 first-round loss to top-ranked Palo Alto in Santa Clara Valley Athletic (SCVAL) playoffs on May 13.
The Falcons’ final season record was 6-7.
Junior Vincent Faylor is one of 12 individuals and two relay teams who participated in SCVALs; of the 12, six qualified for CCS. Among them were senior Steven Sum, who won both the 1600m and 3200m; junior Tanner Zuleeg, who placed first in shot put; and freshman Chloe McGhee, who placed sixth in the 300m hurdles. CCS will take place May 29 at San Jose City College.
AP teachers should administer more AP practice tests and integrate more AP style practice problems into their courses prior to the real tests. This will help students perform better while also alleviating their last-minute cramming stress.
Although the new rules allow more students to get involved in ASB, few students actually want to do so. Students should not be limited in the number of student government positions they can run or apply for simply because there are not enough people who have the desire to get involved. This leaves those who are passionate about bettering the school unable to make as significant of an impact as they want.
Summer prep classes are a great tool to get ahead in certain subjects while also learning new material that may not be taught in school.
Rants about school starting earlier each year, the smarter balanced tests, fanfictions, and badminton.
On the first day of school, you’re flooded with multicolored syllabuses from each of your classes. You immediately check the rounding policies and dedicate yourself to keeping them straight for the rest of the year. Your math teacher doesn’t round up, your science teacher does and your English and history teachers both do, but only between a B+ and an A-.
Going single to prom is a viable option for anyone, and doesn’t detract from the fun of the event in any way.
This year, California has recorded its lowest amount of rainfall in the past 60 years. The dry period has been made worse by the unusually high temperatures.
Garton’s day officially starts at approximately 7 a.m. Throughout the day, he touches base with the administration and is updated with information at each of the nine schools he helps, most of which are in Saratoga or the west side of Santa Clara County.
As the young audience of mostly teenage girls squealed in excitement in AMC 14 on May 15, I prepared myself to watch an amazing sequel that I expected to be just as good as the original, if not better: “Pitch Perfect 2.” I clearly remembered the harmonic singing and gripping storyline from the first movie, and I was anticipating no less for the second one.
Unfortunately, my expectations were barely met.
Sophomore Sophie Cichanowicz discovered a passion for ballet after playing the lead role in "The Nutcracker" and pursues her dream.
Junior Nina Harris and her sister Sonia Harris accompanied their father, the chair of pediatrics at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, to Guatemala to observe a program that Stanford professor of child health and health research Dr. Paul Wise created. The program, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, builds hospitals and provides better medical care to Guatemalans.
Recently, some journalists have selected pictures that have been enhanced in Photoshop and compared them with the original pictures. As the movement toward natural beauty has gained steam, young people today better understand the media’s often exaggerated images.
Since the fall of 2009, Hernandez has been the “gatekeeper” of the school, running errands for the office and performing a variety of campus tasks.
High up in the Caucasus Mountains, six cars escort an armored van. Suddenly, four more cars pull onto the road and ram into the escorts, which topple over. This scene is just one of many action-packed moments included in “Furious 7.”
Every WongFu video showcases an overwhelming talent in film, videography and post production, as their shooting and editing techniques feature modern and simplistic aesthetics.
It would not be surprising that the first item on our summer bucket list is seeing their first feature film, “Everything Before Us,” which will come to theaters on June 3.
As many 'classic' Disney shows such as "Hannah Montana" came to a close, Disney welcomed its viewers to brand-new shows, such as “Austin and Ally," leading to a whole new era of Disney shows.
Veggie Grill, which opened up a few months ago in Westgate Center, is a vegan restaurant chain with 28 outlets located in California, Washington and Oregon. The diversity of the menu, which is laden with gluten-free and soy-free choices, impressed me. Veggie Grill offers salads, snacks, sandwiches and desserts with intriguing names such as “Buffalo Bomber” and “Bali Bliss.” Priding itself upon health, Veggie Grill also only uses oil with monounsaturated fat.
Junior struggles with prom preparations.
Teams compete in prank wars
When I was actually faced with finding my own prom dress, I dreaded the addition of yet another responsibility tacked onto the craziness of junior year.
After having been pranked ourselves, we knew we had to step it up. Unfortunately, as we’re second semester seniors, we quickly gave up on a more elaborate idea.