Substitute teacher Tom Head, the son of English teacher Cathy Head, shares his experiences.
Forty years ago, Congress passed the the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which, among other things, allows admitted college students to request a review of their application records from admissions offices. Universities are required to give the information in a 45-day period.
The decision was made without the staff vote that had occurred in previous years.
A change.org petition has garnered thousands of signatures
The last student production of the year, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” took place Feb. 6-8.
The school will be adopting a rolling block schedule for the 2016-2017 school year, principal Paul Robinson announced at a faculty meeting on Monday. The decision was made without the voting and discussion among staff that had occurred in previous years.
This year’s opening show of Bombay in the Bay takes place Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in the McAfee Center, which will be decorated in traditional Indian style.
The drama department will be showcasing the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” on April 24, 25 and 26 as well as May 1 and 2. Unlike most shows, the audience will get to choose the ending.
Sixty-four Saratoga students participated in the 90-minute MAA American Mathematics Competition (AMC) on Feb. 3.
This year, juniors Aakash Thumaty and Spencer Yen and other representatives from nearby schools helped to host the Bay Area’s second annual High School Hackathon. Members of Saratoga’s WiSTEM and AppDev clubs also attended the event.
ASB has decided to join Teens for Jeans, a national drive sponsored by Aeropostale that donates jeans to teens around the country who cannot afford to buy them.
The boys' golf team prepares for the upcoming season.
The team only lost one player from the starting lineup. With the addition of Stratakos, the team should be able to make another deep run in CCS.
Preview of the boys lacrose season.
The boys' swim team prepares for the upcoming season.
With a win against Mountain View on Feb. 6, the boys’ basketball team, led by star senior point guard Michael Cole, improved its record to 16-5 overall and 8-1 in league play. As of Feb. 6, the team leads the El Camino League.
The girls' track team prepares for the upcoming season.
The boys' track team prepares for the upcoming season.
People must learn to set aside their differences, recognize the threat of global warming and pass laws that mitigate the issue.
Saratoga High's AP Lang class is one of the few that largely centers on a nonfictional curriculum, mainly on philosophy.
The ridesharing service Uber is overtaking the traditional yellow taxi.
During December break, an unknown student, possibly several, created an Instagram account called “gossipgirlofshs.” The account seemed intended to spread nasty rumors about certain students in clearly personal attacks.
A new weapon has emerged from the past, one that is dangerous enough to threaten an entire country’s rights and safety. The weapon? Violation of free speech.
When I left my house at 7:42 a.m on a Tuesday morning, I had a good feeling that I would actually be on time for once. Getting onto my bike, I started biking the less than half a mile distance to school. My teal helmet sat in the garage collecting dust as it had been for the past three months.
Rising application fees are a detriment to students. They are creating a gap for some studnets during the application process.
On fall Fridays, senior Alec Furlong was a wide receiver for the Falcon football team, running routes and catching passes. Bulky uniform and all, he seemed like the epitome of a stereotypical jock.
YikYak, a free, anonymous social app that allow users within a 10-mile radius of each other to connect and share information through anonymous “yaks," has recently become popular with teenagers.
Class of 2013 valedictorian Edward Dong journeyed to the Pyrenees last summer to study travel writing. Now, he is a sophomore at Yale University who is majoring in Literature.
Since I began to play the violin in third grade, I’ve listened to CD recordings of Itzhak Perlman, one of the greatest violinists of the past several decades. When I decided to join a youth orchestra in sixth grade, my mom played his studio recordings in the car as she drove me to my auditions; when I picked up a new violin piece, my music teacher played his CD and told me, plainly, “to imitate.”
Current seniors Reilly Bowker and Ryan Hoag, alumnus Ryan Patrick and senior Aneesa Walden recount their near-death experience falling off the side of the road in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Junior Sophia Lin describes her success in her piano playing career.
Nowadays, pop has seemingly taken over the entire music industry, causing genres, such as rock, classical and jazz, to receive less recognition at music award shows.
I guess you can say that I have a slight case of entomophobia (a fear of insects and other bugs). For a newspaper challenge, I was to hold a bug for one minute without screaming or dropping it.
My mom is extremely superstitious and cannot let small things like this go. Though the common superstition is to not drive past when a black cat has crossed the way, my mom’s version includes any colored cat (or sometimes, large squirrels — she never takes a chance).
As my parents never fail to point out, there are very few activities I am willing to get out of pajamas on a Saturday morning for.
For the record, I’m Miss Goody Two-Shoes. I still turn my phone off during class, the way everyone supposedly did in middle school, and my attendance record is spotless. The closest I’ve gotten to trouble is attending Saturday school, which I did as an experiment for newspaper.
Reporters recount unfortunate story at Tpumps, a pearl milk tea shop.
Reporters pretend to be employees at Target for a day.
It takes a lot to answer that question. It’s been part of my life since I was 5.
March 6: SWE Concert
March 7: Benefit Fashion Show
March 13: All Band/SPO Concert
March 14: Choral/SSO Concert
April 2: PowderPuff Night Game