Jon Nakamatsu, husband of chemistry teacher Kathy Nakamatsu, is a world renowned musician who has performed in places such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.
The Saratoga Union School District (SUSD) Board of Trustees approved new math courses that focus on Common Core concepts and methods during a meeting on Feb. 25, resulting in a new math track for younger students. This math track, however, has caused some concern from parents.
The Saratoga Library will begin its celebration for its 100th anniversary by attempting to break a world record on Sept. 6.
The school's National History Day participants describe their experience in Washington D.C.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Bay Area at around 3 a.m. on Aug. 24.
It would not be wise to ask new English 9 teacher Susanna Ryan what she did before coming to Saratoga High. Rather, it might save one time to ask what she didn’t do.
Spanish teacher Rebeca Marshburn has taken on an additional challenge this year: being the new activities director.
Last year, the Saratoga Math Team, led by adviser P.J. Yim, finished off its successful season with a tie for first place in the California Math League (CAML).
The homecoming theme, "Toga on TV", was announced at Movie Night on August 22.
A handful of students had the chance to tell school board members how disappointed they were by history teacher Jim Chin’s departure from the school at a meeting on June 3.
The school's cross country teams are gearing up for a season of hard runs in an effort to qualify for the state meet.
The boys’ volleyball team tied with Wilcox during the league championships on May 9, and as a result, the two teams became co-league champions. The tie also resulted in a conflict: Which team would go onto the CCS playoffs?
To resolve this problem, the two teams faced off in a coin toss in which Saratoga lost. As a result, Wilcox got the chance to play in CCS starting on May 14.
Reporter works out to improve endurance for a dance routine.
The Falcons have improved from the previous year with a 10-6 overall record and a 6-6 record in the El Camino League, beating Leland and Carlmont but losing to Sequoia, Gunn and Los Altos.
The softball team lost in the first round of CCS at home against Mount Pleasant on May 21 with a score of 8-6, ending its successful season.
Hopes for a CCS title for the boys’ tennis team ended when the Falcons lost 6-1 on May 16 to five-time champion Menlo School.
Team scores surprising, inspiring win vs. Gunn.
As California plummets deeper and deeper into drought, scientists are starting to look for alternatives to the standard water-collecting process to satisfy the state’s growing thirst.
There has been news of fighting in the Middle East for as long as any of us can remember, but now the threat to democracy and America has become much more real.
Common App essay prompts are far from perfect. Prompts such as “Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea” and “Recount an incident when you experienced failure” are too broad.
Most students would rather be at home than at school every day for nine months. However, getting an education at home is no longer just a dream. Now it’s actually possible.
The Saratoga High parking lot is home to two kinds of drivers: the “seasoned” parent driver and the “infamous” teen driver. But is there really a huge difference between the two?
Unpublished graduation speech on author's personal experience at Saratoga.
This book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” immediately sparked controversy because of its highly self-assured parenting style, which was viewed skeptically by many.
Reporter discusses impact of TV star Robin Williams's suicide.
Reporter discusses her experience this summer at Colbie Calliat's concert at the Saratoga Mountain Winery.
Reporter describes his compliments on the recent movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
“Shake It Off” is an appalling, entertaining-only-to-the-tone-deaf song, and it seems like it will lose her all the fans she gained by converting to mainstream pop music in addition to her old country devotees.
Some are well-known classics; others are little-known gems.
With a cult following rivaling that of almost any other director, Wes Anderson has has a guaranteed audience no matter what he directs, and with good reason too. In “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” he creates one of the most original, witty and whimsical movies of 2014.
Sophomore Kunal Kathuria, then an 8-year-old going to school at Challenger School, sat quietly in the back of the car as his mother drove him home from school. He could tell something wasn’t quite right.
After what seemed like forever, they finally arrived home. Because the blinds had broken earlier in the week, the room was dark and obscure, amplifying the already tense feeling Kathuria had. Breaking the silence, his mother said, “Kunal, we need to talk.”
For senior servant day, I, a poor, innocent soul, was auctioned off for $13 to the evil Andrew Jiang, a sophomore Falcon staff member.
UC Berkeley is snatching my brother, Sanj Nalwa, away from my flailing arms and I don't know what to do with myself.
I have to admit, I had never considered myself a confident, outspoken person in public. I have always shrunk away from encounters with people because, let’s be real, any time not spent in my room sleeping or surfing the Internet is pretty much wasted.
Reporter dicusses her experience with and advice about SAT subject test.
Every day when I walked in to Spanish class during sophomore year, I would hear all the juniors complaining about the inhumanly large amount of homework they had to complete, the impossible tests they had coming up and the two hours of sleep they usually got. This didn’t surprise me because that was basically all they talked about.
February 15 marked the last time I would perform a Bollywood dance at this school.
Ever since I can remember, my family has always been health conscious, to say the least.
I didn’t realize my family’s extremely health conscious ways were weird until I began having play dates with my friends in elementary school. They would come over and the only snacks I would have at my house were fruit and other healthy foods. Apples. Yogurt. Granola bars. No one wanted them but me.