Dreams change over time March 29, 2018 — by Julia Miller and Jeffrey Xu Some kids dream of exploring space as astronauts, treating dogs and cats as veterinarians or making it on magazine covers as celebrity singers and actors. But as they age, they often leave those dream jobs behind for more realistic options. read more » MAP seniors tackle comedy films, face uncommon challenges February 8, 2018 — by Julia Miller The MAP Senior Project films have been in the making since September, and have only one guideline groups must stay within: all films must be under 10 minutes. read more » Students witness an artistic approach to human anatomy at Body Worlds December 9, 2017 — by Julia Miller Along with labels and descriptions of each piece, students were able to interact with the museum exhibits. read more » Seniors offer tips on writing college essays December 7, 2017 — by Julia Miller Reporter interviews seniors who give their advice to survivng senior year and applying to college. read more » Senior suffers panic attack during first SAT October 19, 2017 — by Julia Miller Columnist recounts an unsettling test experience that she will never forget. read more » Review: ‘Younger Now’ a metamorphosis for Cyrus October 19, 2017 — by Julia Miller Reporter reviews Miley Cyrus's new album. read more » NBA offseason adds intrigue to ‘17-’18 season October 3, 2017 — by Julia Miller Julia Miller prepares basketball enthusiastics for NBA season with recounts of offseason events. read more » Lynbrook meet reveals regression in individual performance September 18, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Jeffrey Xu The cross country team had its first meet of the year at Lynbrook on Sept. 12. read more » Seniors go head-to-head in annual ‘Amazing Race’ in SF September 18, 2017 — by Julia Miller The seniors said they had a challenging, yet exciting, time on one of their last few MAP field trips. “Amazing Race” was a trip surely filled with life lessons, such as planning ahead, using money wisely and being able to complete goals as a team. read more » Senior commits to NY performing arts school to pursue acting April 26, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Francesca Chu Senior pursues passion in acting as she continues to advance her career at Fordham University. read more » The many ways which Waze has failed April 25, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Rahul Vadlakonda The Waze app and its effect on Saratoga. read more » Fashion in-Justices April 22, 2017 — by Julia Miller Junior shares experiences of shopping at Justice as a child. read more » MAP students sightsee, bond on annual LA trip March 21, 2017 — by Julia Miller MAP students share experiences from annual LA trip. read more » As the ‘The Bachelor’ turns: It’s easy to be addicted to ABC’s hit show March 15, 2017 — by Julia Miller Reporter explains reality TV show, "The Bachelor," and offers her own thoughts. read more » Conflicted yet confident: Junior strives to find path in future March 15, 2017 — by Julia Miller Ten years from now, some of my current teachers will be retired. My peers in the Class of 2018 will be doing anything from living in the Bay Area with infants on their hips to halfway across the globe to exploring the uncharted depths of the world to discover revolutionary findings. But me? I have no idea. read more » Americans influenced to vote by celebrities, not candidates March 7, 2017 — by Julia Miller People voted based on celebritie's view not the canidate themselves. read more » Girl’s Basketball: Falcons struggle to push through illnesses during season February 13, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Harshini Ramaswamy Injuries have hobbled the Falcons so far in league play, forcing the team to use multiple starting lineups and contributing to the team’s 14-6 record. Because of the injuries and the fact that they have stayed in the upper league this year, the team’s season has had considerable ups and downs. read more » Retired jerseys continue to inspire students February 1, 2017 — by Angela Liu and Julia Miller In the history of SHS sports, two jerseys worn by past players have been retired: a white-on-red football jersey emblazoned with the number 82 and a red-on-white basketball one with the number 21 worn by Randy Arrillaga and the Jeff Swanberg respectively. read more » Warriors persevere through growing pains, continue to improve January 23, 2017 — by Julia Miller With an NBA-best record of 36-6, the Golden State Warriors are on pace to pile up nearly as many wins as they did last year, even though about a third of their roster is new. read more » Meme culture, though cynical, creates unlikely interactions among people January 22, 2017 — by Julia Miller As users scroll through their Facebook timelines, they will no longer solely see pictures of their family’s status updates or school-related announcements; instead, pictures of dogs or extreme close up shots of people’s faces captioned with relatable jokes dubbed as memes will flood their feeds. read more » Junior fails to stay off social media for three days January 22, 2017 — by Julia Miller It all started on a Thursday morning during winter break. I felt my heart break four times as I watched apps — Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter — disappear from my home screen. After they were gone, I just stared at the now incomplete array of apps. “What do I do now?” I thought. I was marveled at what to do next, since social media probably occupies me three hours daily. read more » Drama mural honors memorable grad who lost his life to cancer December 12, 2016 — by Angela Liu and Julia Miller As they arrive at school in the front parking lot, many visitors immediately notice the intricately detailed mural that adorns the back wall of the Thermond Drama Center. It offers an inside look to the behind-the-scenes preparations of the drama department in the ‘90s: students line cables, paint show props and select costumes. But behind the artistic snapshot lies a deeper meaning: the mural honors 1996 alumnus Doug Leverich, a deeply involved drama student who lost his battle against leukemia on Nov. 21, 1997. read more » Girls’ basketball: New players step up to replace last year’s stars November 25, 2016 — by Harshini Ramaswamy and Julia Miller Girls' basketball team has same goals with new star players. read more » ‘Joanne’ a musical triumph for transformed Lady Gaga November 14, 2016 — by Julia Miller Lady Gaga's new album is bound to suprise her audience read more » Eat, Sleep, Rock, Repeat: Junior finds transcendent connection at music festival November 14, 2016 — by Julia Miller Festival breaks Juniors stereotype of music festivals read more » Juniors serve at multiple Bay Area volunteering centers November 14, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Kitty Huang The Media Arts Program (MAP) juniors took a two-day field trip on Nov 1. and 3 to four different volunteer organizations in preparation for their upcoming documentary projects, which revolve around modern social issues. read more » DMV Nightmare Continues: Junior encounters more problems in driving test November 9, 2016 — by Julia Miller Junior talks about hardships of driving. read more » Is Hillary so crooked?: Media complicates Clinton’s popularity October 13, 2016 — by Julia Miller During this year’s 9/11 tribute in New York City, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to leave unexpectedly, due to the increasing symptoms of her soon-to-be diagnosed pneumonia. Instead of the public showing signs of concern for her health, some in the media chose to discuss the possibility of Clinton’s death and what good it could do for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. read more » Durant hype pushes Curry out of the spotlight October 12, 2016 — by Julia Miller New Golden State Warrior's player, Kevin Durant, takes attention away from previous sports star, Stephen Curry read more » World geography and P.E. teacher surfs daily to deal with stress October 12, 2016 — by Julia Miller Teacher takes break from school through surfing. read more » Vendor change means cafeteria pizza is smaller but still the same price September 12, 2016 — by Pranav Ahuja and Julia Miller At the beginning of the school year, students have noticed a major difference in the cafeteria pizza sizes: The slices are smaller, but have the same price tag. read more » Credit-card reliant apps prove to be a risky trade off September 7, 2016 — by Nidhi Jain and Julia Miller New apps put safety first read more » MAP students secure a slot in New York film festival September 6, 2016 — by Julia Miller SHS students to attend All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York read more » Four less teeth: ending my summer with painful wisdom teeth extraction September 5, 2016 — by Julia Miller Junior on extracting wisdom teeth over summer read more » Toga’s Got Talent an emotional night for seniors May 24, 2016 — by Julia Miller Senior fundraiser, Toga's got Talent on May 6 found great success. read more » Softball team perseveres through regular season, qualify for CCS May 24, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Julia Miller After a rocky first half of the season, the Falcons managed to pick up their game and qualify again for CCS this year, even hosting and winning one game in the tournament. read more » One girl, one test: How I acquired my driver’s permit May 24, 2016 — by Julia Miller For hours a day, reading 25 different practice guides and a read-through of the entire driving handbook had led up to the moment I had been dreading: taking my permit test. read more » Ringing in the end of the school year May 19, 2016 — by Julia Miller The story of how a sophomore got to hold the Golden State Warriors Championship Ring read more » Team has rough start to season, things looking up for CCS April 27, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Jay Kim For the girls on the softball team, the April 20 game against Wilcox was a welcome highlight in an uneven season. Senior pitcher Eleni Spirakis threw a no-hitter in the 11-0 rout. The team is now in fifth place in the De Anza Division with a 3-3 record as of April 20. read more » Alumna takes on Hollywood at AMDA April 23, 2016 — by Julia Miller Miller, a drama star at Saratoga High who played Cosette in the “Les Miserables” production in 2014, has gained a role in her college’s production, “Columbine,” based on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting massacre that occurred in Colorado. read more » Alumna takes on Hollywood at AMDA April 23, 2016 — by Julia Miller Miller, a drama star at Saratoga High who played Cosette in the “Les Miserables” production in 2014, has gained a role in her college’s production, “Columbine,” based on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting massacre that occurred in Colorado. read more » Bi-racial sophomore embraces two cultures April 21, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Katherine Zhou Sophomore embraces two different cultures. read more » Sophomore hopes for successful season despite delay March 11, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Jay Kim With the girls’ basketball team winning CCS and playing in NorCals, the softball team’s season has gotten off to a slow start because eight varsity players have been fulfilling their commitment to the basketball team. Through the first week of March, all varsity games had been postponed because of this lack of players. read more » Flashback Friday March 8, 2016 — by Ariel Liu, Julia Miller, Vibha Seshradi, Jenny Qian Reporters think back on the time they... read more » Passion for art drives student to design first tattoo March 6, 2016 — by Julia Miller Sophomore Laura Chaland explores her opportunities as an artist. read more » Dance Fitness class aims to release stress March 6, 2016 — by Julia Miller During the guidance meetings held in the McAfee Center in February, juniors and seniors were formally introduced to the new P.E. elective class: Dance Fitness. read more » Senior leads ICAC and Toga Tamasha effectively February 5, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Neehar Thumaty As a senior, Sanam Mohan is co-president of Indian Cultural Awareness Club (ICAC), as well as the head choreographer and captain of Toga Tamasha, Saratoga’s student-based competitive Bollywood dance team. read more » Bieber Fever strikes again: the sudden jump onto the Justin Bieber bandwagon January 27, 2016 — by Julia Miller Social media has recently exploded with a name some people assumed had fallen permanently from grace: pop sensation Justin Bieber. Teens and tweens alike have once again caught the epidemic that swept the nation four years ago. That’s right — Bieber Fever is back. read more » Schools should steer clear of ill-conceived movement to arm staff members January 27, 2016 — by Vivien Zhang and Julia Miller Fifty-two shootings, 30 deaths, 53 injured — and that’s just in the past year, according to CNN. School shootings have increased drastically in the U.S., forcing legislators to figure out solutions for an increasingly dangerous problem. One solution is taking place in some school districts in Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee and South Dakota, where supports has grown for laws that allow staff members to carry concealed weapons on campus in case of an emergency. read more » Worldwide messaging apps simplify global communication January 15, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Claire Rhee As many users replace traditional messaging apps with messaging apps that offer free international texting and calling, American favorites such as iMessage may begin to lose popularity. read more » MAP students take annual trip to Angel Island November 5, 2015 — by Julia Miller and Elizabeth Lee Fifty junior Media Arts Program students headed to Angel Island at 8 a.m on Oct. 22 to get a first-hand experience at one of California’s historical attractions, Angel Island. read more » Field hockey loses to LG but maintains strong position in league standings October 9, 2015 — by Julia Miller and Vibha Seshadri Even though they have only 11 players, the field hockey team has been thriving this year in the De Anza league with a record of 4-1 as of Oct. 9. read more » Field hockey team low in numbers, strong in drive September 4, 2015 — by Julia Miller and Vibha Seshadri The upcoming season for the field hockey team includes several challenges. As of now, there are only five team members on JV field hockey, which is not enough to qualify as a team by itself. Varsity, on the other hand, appears to be entering the season strong. read more » Summer experience: Senior builds greenhouses for less fortunate September 3, 2015 — by Julia Miller Shah was part of a program called Valley Verde, a nonprofit organization in Santa Clara County that helps communities grow their own produce. For this project, Shah worked with three other volunteers to complete the construction of six greenhouses for a poorer neighborhood in Gilroy. read more » Field hockey team low in numbers, strong in drive September 3, 2015 — by Julia Miller and Vibha Seshadri The upcoming season for the field hockey team includes several challenges. Since only five new players have joined the team and seven have graduated, the girls currently have a shortage of players. As of now, there are only five team members on JV field hockey, which is not enough to qualify as a team by itself. read more » Varsity field hockey players participate in recruitment camps September 1, 2015 — by Julia Miller, Vibha Seshadri Over the summer, six varsity field hockey players — juniors Tina Miller, Hannah Leonard, Maxine Parr and Rachel Davey, and seniors Erin Norris and Sabrina Clark — attended field hockey college recruitment camps in Connecticut and Massachusetts. read more » Visuals by Julia October 12, 2016: Durant hype pushes Curry out of the spotlight Julia Miller and her father pose for a pic at the recent Golden State Warriors game. Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.