MSET competes at Silicon Valley Regional April 2, 2013 — by Stanley Yip & David Sparkman The Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (M-SET), or commonly known as the robotics club, is competing at the Silicon Valley Regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition held at San Jose State on April 5-6. read more » MSET expands with new competitions December 16, 2012 — by David Sparkman and Stanley Yip For the first time, the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (MSET), or informally known as the robotics team, has implemented a waiting list for membership. read more » Obama connects with millions of users on Reddit.com September 26, 2012 — by Stanley Yip If you could ask the president of the United States a single question, what would it be about? The economy? The presidential campaign? His favorite food? read more » Hacking groups unraveling from inside April 4, 2012 — by Stanley Yip In the relative safety of Internet anonymity, leaders of hacking groups, such as Anonymous and Lulz Security, command their followers to launch attacks on whomever of their choosing without much worry of being caught. But recently, federal agents have begun zeroing in on these leaders with inside help. read more » Students experience slower Internet speed on phone April 4, 2012 — by Stanley Yip Sophomore Sasha Samilov quietly surfs the web on his iPhone, loading web pages and videos in a relatively short amount of time. However, upon the next link clicked, Samilov’s Internet speed drops to a complete crawl. read more » SOPA and PIPA overstepping their intentions and boundaries February 9, 2012 — by McKenna Galvin and Stanley Yip On Jan. 18, visitors to Wikipedia were greeted with a black screen saying, “Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge.” A black rectangle censored the Google logo and directed users to sign a petition against Internet censorship. Numerous other websites—Tumblr, Reddit, Craigslist, and more—all engaged in some sort of protest. read more » Congress needs some fire underneath its seats December 10, 2011 — by Stanley Yip In a perfect world, every argument would end with the opponent cowering in fear of your flawless rhetoric. In reality, both sides must compromise and be willing to yield to solve the problem at hand for the betterment and progress of all involved. Unfortunately, Congress is still stuck in dream land. read more » Extra credit solves differentiated instruction dilemma October 29, 2011 — by Stanley Yip Imagine your right hand is tied to a high-achieving student and your left hand is tied to a student who struggles in the class. The expert student wants to pull you forward, while the other wants to pull you back. Which way should you go? read more » Boys’ Water Polo: Falcons topple first-place team and rival October 29, 2011 — by Stanley Yip The boys’ water polo team managed to topple then undefeated and top-seeded Lynbrook 16-13 on Oct. 20 as well as longtime rival Wilcox 8-6 on Oct. 18, producing a glimmering hope to snatch the CCS spot. read more » Overabundance of clubs downplays merit of membership September 29, 2011 — by Akshara Sekar and Stanley Yip Every year, the ASB is bombarded with requests from of students requesting to form a club. The wide variety of skills and interests at SHS has led to almost 61 clubs, with five more impending on campus for a school population just under 1,400. However, the sheer number of clubs has become a problem. read more » Boys’ water polo: Team rallies behind injured senior September 23, 2011 — by Stanley Yip Water polo players from both Wilcox and Saratoga wearing their swimsuit and a cap leaped into the pool as they subbed in, but senior hole defender and hole set Nicolas Doyen jumped in with the addition of a menacingly large black shoulder brace. read more » Rocket team flies out to D.C. June 6, 2011 — by Stanley Yip The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) team, which is a part of the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (M-SET), placed 61st out of 100 teams at the national TARC competition held in Washington, D.C., on May 14. The team consists of junior Mark Van Aken, sophomores Benjy Yang and Michael Shang and freshman Ivan France. read more » M-SET’s rocket team soars to Washington, D.C. May 6, 2011 — by Stanley Yip The Mechanical Science Engineering Team (M-SET) is closing this year with a moderately successful robotics season, but with an amazing rocketry season for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), qualifying for the national finals to be held on May 14 in Washington, D.C. read more » Student hones his fiery techniques April 26, 2011 — by Stanley Yip “Don’t play with fire” is a popular warning, especially among parents with unruly kids. However, junior Nick Turpin frequently does the opposite, and with his parents’ support. Since the Falcon last interviewed Turpin last spring, he has learned many new tricks. read more » Take a trip back to Victory Road April 26, 2011 — by Albert Gu and Stanley Yip Sometimes in those brief periods—most likely half-seconds for some of us—when we can actually take a breath from schoolwork, our mind drifts back to our childhood: when life simply entailed school, at most 30 minutes of homework and several hours of free time. read more » Swimming: Swim team holds chin high after defeat against Monta Vista April 26, 2011 — by Kelly Liu and Stanley Yip The swim team gathered around in a huddle, leaning their heads inwards. After an enthusiastic roar of “Toga!” the JV girls rushed up to the starting blocks to begin the Monta Vista away meet on April 1. read more » Swimming: Swim team holds chin high after defeat against Monta Vista April 26, 2011 — by Kelly Liu and Stanley Yip The swim team gathered around in a huddle, leaning their heads inwards. After an enthusiastic roar of “Toga!” the JV girls rushed up to the starting blocks to begin the Monta Vista away meet on April 1. read more » Boys’ swimming remains strong February 28, 2011 — by Michael Lee and Stanley Yip With the spring sports season charging into full speed, boys’ swimming team encounters a few new changes. Along with returning coaches Christian Bonner and Kristen Thomson, Brett Slayton, Courtney Crase and Heather Bridges will join the staff. read more » Are you syncing with synchronized swimming? January 4, 2011 — by Stanley Yip With its dazzling acrobatics and incredible flexibility, gymnastics is clearly a sport, but what if it’s done underwater? According to freshman Isabel Malcolmson, a member of nationally ranked synchronized swimming team, “Santa Clara Aquamaids,” synchronized swimming is just like underwater gymnastics and should be considered a sport. read more » True or False: Marching Band is a sport January 3, 2011 — by Allison Toh and Stanley Yip Without a question, band members spend many hours practicing and attending competitions. Their hard effort has led members to believe band qualifies as a sport; participants even receive PE credit for taking this elective. However, others outside of band feel differently, which has led to numerous debates if band should be considered as a sport. read more » SHS and LGHS hold French cultural event January 3, 2011 — by Stanley Yip In France, families celebrate Christmas with their own special cake of sorts called a “bouche de noel.” That same tradition came to life Dec. 7 when nearly 85 students from French classes at Los Gatos and Saratoga held a friendly decorating contest at LGHS’s community room. read more » NFL players unreasonable in suing EA December 7, 2010 — by Paul Jung and Stanley Yip If football is one of America’s favorite pastimes, then filing lawsuits must be another. In the third episode in three years, a group of about 6,000 retired NFL players have recently filed a lawsuit against video game giant Electronic Arts (EA). The ill-conceived lawsuit states that EA unlawfully used the players’ likeness without paying licensing fees for using their image in their Madden NFL games. read more » China, Japan act like spoiled children over insignificant islands November 3, 2010 — by Stanley Yip Most of us have allowed some insignificant dilemma escalate into a massive problem. This is potentially the situation in the latest schism between China and Japan. read more » Student claims gold medal in international math contest November 3, 2010 — by Stanley Yip Albert Gu laughed when he opened a letter over the summer to find a certificate with the words “Congratulations to Albert Gu from Lynbrook High School.” The senior claimed first place in the Asian-Pacific Math Olympiad (APMO) contest on March 8 to win this award, placing him among the top high school mathematicians in the U.S. read more » M-SET gears up for new year October 6, 2010 — by Stanley Yip After an amazing victory for the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (M-SET) last May in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, the team is now gearing up for another year of activities with more than 20 new members. "I think we will be way more able to accomplish many more goals than we were able to do last year," vice president junior Michael Zuccarino said. read more » Dreaming big : Math teacher Debra Troxell wishes to develop an island into a scuba diving resort September 22, 2010 — by Paul Jung and Stanley Yip Having scuba dived all over the world, math and computer science teacher Debra Troxell found her biggest thrill in the ocean off the shores of Carmel. Three years ago Troxell had the honor of coming face to face with a mother humpback whale and her baby on the way back to shore after a dive. The enormous whales glided by just 20 feet from her face, leaving her in awe. “It was just majestic,” said Troxell, as she fished for words to describe the event. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.