Students put on benefit concert June 1, 2009 — by Kavya Nagarajan Four music students are preparing a benefit concert scheduled to occur next fall. Juniors Cindy Chang, Kevin Hsu, Annie Ting and Claire Chu have been working to put together a show they hope will occur in the McAfee Center on Sept. 3. Currently, only the four organizers are scheduled to perform; however, they are hoping to feature other students in the concert. The lineup right now includes a piano trio, a string quartet, a duet and some solo pieces. Although the program appears to focus on classical music, organizers are hoping to incorporate a variety of music styles. read more » Band application music service projects benefit community June 1, 2009 — by Kavya Nagarajan For the first time, section leaders hopefuls for the band are expected to not only submit their applications, but give back to their community as well. Juniors Rita Chen and Charmaine Ng worked together to organize a car wash at the Valero gas station on De Anza Blvd. on May 16 for their project. They managed to raise more than $1,000, which will go toward buying plexi-glass sheets to hold down sheet music during practice. The numbers of students applying to be a leader in each section may vary, but the total number of applicants is around 30. read more » SHS Music ends the year June 1, 2009 — by Kavya Nagarajan The music department recently hosted its annual Pancake Breakfast to treat the community with pancakes, sausages and music while raising money for Music Boosters The event took place on May 3. The Saratoga High Orchestra, Band and Choir all performed, along with performances by the Redwood Middle School Band, Colorguard and Choir. read more » Music department to travel throughout Europe for performances May 28, 2009 — by Kavya Nagarajan The music department is taking a group of about 240 students from the choir, the band and the orchestra to Europe for two weeks this summer, from July 6 to July 20. read more » Let’s Facebook stalk together! April 16, 2009 — by Elizabeth Cheng and Kavya Nagarajan Be careful what you post on Facebook because just about everyone who is your friend will see. The new layout guarantees it. read more » Saratoga becomes “Distinguished” March 18, 2009 — by Saniha Shankar and Kavya Nagarajan For the first time in many years, the school has become a California Distinguished School again. “I’ve always known that Saratoga High is a distinguished and special school,” said principal Jeff Anderson, “so I decided that it was about time that we got an official recognition of it.” read more » Preston hoax fools local Facebook users February 3, 2009 — by Annie Lee and Kavya Nagarajan Have you heard of Ashley Preston? For those of you who haven’t figured it out, Ashley Preston is not a real person but instead a social experiment conducted by the Falcon staff. She had a fake profile on Facebook that stated that she was supposedly starting school here for second semester after moving to California from Hialeah, Fla. read more » Saratoga Falcon nominated for Crown award January 26, 2009 — by Kavya Nagarajan and Andy Tsao For the first time since 2007, The Saratoga Falcon student newspaper has been nominated for a Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. read more » Prop 8: ignorant discrimination December 8, 2008 — by Mary Mykhaylova and Kavya Nagarajan Recently, California passed a proposition that bans same-sex marriage, though it had been previously deemed legal by the California Supreme Court in a ruling that was valid for 173 days. read more » Obama’s faith questioned November 17, 2008 — by Mira Chaykin and Kavya Nagarajan Presidential candidate Barack Obama frequently has been accused of following the Muslim faith and even deemed the Anti-Christ, despite the fact that Obama is an avid follower of Christianity. read more » A background on independent films September 26, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan Every year, six major production companies, including 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Pictures, make most of American films released. These corporations also earn billions. Usually a majority of the films that make the list of top 100 films each year are produced by one of these companies. However, occasionally there are some films that start out small, making their premieres at film festivals, and make their way to the top. These films are called independent films, otherwise known as indie films, and are not produced in the Hollywood studio system. Some examples of famous independent films are Little Miss Sunshine, Crash, and The Queen. It may surprise you that these movies made their way to the top, despite not being produced by big companies. read more » iFraud fails to impress September 23, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan It’s amazing how far Apple has brought its product line the past few years. The iPod has evolved from a blocky chunk of metal to a slim and sleek piece of advanced technology. Just this September, the fourth generation iPod Nano was released, revealing another creative feature that allows the user to activate a shuffled playlist by shaking the iPod. Apple’s innovative iPhones are easily set apart from the company’s other successful products. Never before has a cell phone incorporated so many different features. It has become popular among not only teenagers but adults. Apple’s newfound fame, however, may not be completely deserved. read more » School revamps sports facilities September 15, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan and Mika Padmanabhan Along with welcoming new students this year, students can also welcome many new changes made to the campus. One change is the gym lobby that was completed around the end of the school year. Besides the new, bigger glass front, the administration has added a trophy cabinet, improved the concession stand and redone all the bathrooms inside. read more » School revamps sports facilities September 12, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan and Mika Padmanabhan Along with welcoming new students this year, students can also welcome many new changes made to the campus. One change is the gym lobby that was completed around the end of the school year. Besides the new, bigger glass front, the administration has added a trophy cabinet, improved the concession stand and redone all the bathrooms inside. According to assistant principal Joe Bosco, the administration also plans on putting tables in the lobby so that people can enjoy their food there since they are not allowed to eat in inside the gym. read more » Off-campus policy useless May 30, 2008 — by Alicia Lee and Kavya Nagarajan Here’s something that should surprise no one: Time and time again underclassmen go off campus, either by walking or driving, during lunch or free periods. Whether it’s for a Starbucks run or a quick stop at home, sophomores and freshmen frequently leave campus and rarely get caught—yet the rules are still, on occasion, enforced with harsh punishments. If these efforts to restrict students are futile, then why be so strict on such a trivial issue? read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.