Tension exists between rally commissioners trying to make jokes and administrators who want rallies to be clean, non-offensive and not hurtful.
At the Coast Forensic League Novice Individual Events tournament at Christopher High School in Gilroy on Nov. 1, the underclassman speech and debate team's work ethic paid off in full. Freshman Varun Viswanath took first place and freshman Divya Rallabandi won third in oratorical interpretation.
The marching band saw the season come to an end last weekend, and again the music room’s counters overflow with trophies.
The drama department held auditions on Nov. 6 for two new student-directed productions: “Honestly, Now!” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
For many students, leaving high school to pursue a project that could change the world is not a common path to take, but is one former student Thomas Hunt decided upon himself.
Girls With Courage hosted a movie night in ceramics teacher Leah Aguayo’s room on Nov. 8.
For many years, the annual Soundings magazine has been a forum for students to have their artwork, photography and writing published.
After much campaigning, current board member Patty Buchanan, retired Redwood Middle School teacher Susan Germeraad and parent and consultant Cynthia Miller were elected to the Saratoga Union School District (SUSD) board of trustees on Nov. 4. The other candidates were community volunteer Laura Tillett and software engineer Yongjian Wu.
In its first CCS match on Nov. 13 against Christopher High School at home, the girls’ field hockey team won 8-1. The Falcons lost 5-0 in the quarterfinals to Gilroy last Saturday, ending their season.
After finishing the season with a 20-game winning streak and a record of 22-1, the girls’ tennis team’s post-season ended abruptly after being defeated 4-3 by the fifth-seeded Menlo on Nov. 17 at the Bay Club Courtside. The loss came especially as a blow as the team had beaten Menlo at the Fresno tournament in early September 4-1, with 2 matches unfinished.
The girls’ water polo team made quite a splash in CCS this year after two wins against Stevenson and St. Ignatius.
Tennis, golf, wrestling and lacrosse share the backstage.
Although a fast-paced and high-impact sport, ice hockey is rather low profile in communities like Saratoga.
Sophomore Max Vo has trains for the competitive sport taekwondo.
With the boys’ basketball season quickly approaching, players have already started rigorous training to prepare for the season.
The U.S. needs to follow Canada’s lead to close its borders to travelers from Ebola-stricken countries.
College presentations aren’t nearly as effective as they could be. Rather than emphasizing what makes a school unique, each is a marketing pitch that invariably says it’s “a great college for students just like you.”
Saratoga High should be separated from Los Gatos as it does not have as able a foundation to help with funding.
Ex-college athlete Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing for using student athletes in advertisements to promote themselves in 2009.
Despite the numerous hours that the rally commission puts into its scripts and skits, the administration too often disagrees with the kinds of jokes they include. It’s unfair that the rally commission is censored to the point of absurdity, smothered by a perpetually growing stream of rules and regulations.
When many of us graduate from the school and leave the infamous Saratoga bubble to enter the real world of college and beyond, we are going to get slapped by how little we really know. There are no classes that teach us life skills like how to balance a checkbook or stay out of debt.
Color Guard — the “sport” in which one spins pretty flags around and tosses guns in the air, coordinated to reflect the music playing from the enormous band, all while maintaining an even step size. On the surface, you would think this is a form of art and certainly a performance.
Reporters try out the scary computer game, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza.
The feminism fervor has increased, with stars across the entertainment industry promoting the concept.
Here are the answers to the crossword on Backpage of the Falcon's Nov. 14 issue.
Six juniors decided that they were unhappy with the misconceptions about homelessness held by many students. They decided to take action and make a change.
The Dart Game is something the girls on the cheer team started playing a couple years ago and is it has become an inside joke that all the cheerleaders regard fondly.
For many teenagers, playing video games full time for money is only a fantasy. But with the rise of a booming gaming industry, that dream is coming to life.
Reporter describes middle school to high school transition experience.
The Saturday before Homecoming week, sophomores Eric Wang, Max Vo, Raymond McCarthy and I were deciding how to make a grand entrance for one of our dances in Homecoming.
When I agreed to participate in a makeup challenge with editor-in-chief Amy Lin, I had no idea what to expect.
Reporter discusses not having a Facebook account.
Yes, it’s the beginning of fall, and yes, it’s the norm for students to don shorts. But when the cold gusts of winter begin to sweep away the leaves of autumn, I stay true to my collection of shorts.
Reporter reminisces about watching the horror movie "The Conjuring."
Reporter recounts his experience with fantasy football.
Reporter reflects on her trip to Africa.
November 26: Thanksgiving Break
November 27: Thanksgiving Break
November 28: Thanksgiving Break
December 15: 1st/2nd period Finals
December 16: 3rd/4th period Finals