Doles awarded as Volunteer of the Year June 4, 2009 — by Uma Sambasivam It was 6:00 in the morning on morning on May 11 and PTSO Co-president Carolyn Doles was fixing breakfast for teacher appreciation week in the staff lounge when she received a call from superintendent Cary Matsuoka. Matsuoka told Doles she has been given the award of Volunteer of the Year. “He seemed to think the award was most befitting at that point, since when he called to tell me, here I was volunteering at SHS that very moment!” said Doles. read more » Speaker inspires students at Heartskate event June 4, 2009 — by Uma Sambasivam The Skating Club held its annual HeartSkate event at Logitech Ice Rink on May 24. It included a silent auction as well as skating. According to senior club president Katie Wang, 60 people attended the event—more than last year. “I did not know how to skate, but I had a lot of fun,” said senior TT Tu. read more » Seniors face the challenge of choosing colleges April 21, 2009 — by Rebecca Nguyen and Uma Sambasivam After years of hard work, the time has finally come for seniors to make the next major step in life, college. In most cases, several doors are open to them. All they have to do is decide which college is right for them by May 1. And that’s where the pressure comes in. read more » 17-year-old girl is still a Disney fan April 16, 2009 — by Uma Sambasivam “We’re soaring, we’re flying, there’s not a star in heaven that we can’t reach…we’re breaking free.” You probably know this song if you’re a Disney fan. If not, these lyrics are from a song called “Breaking Free” in “High School Musical” and yes, that’s right, I’m an avid HSM fan. In fact, I’m an all-around Disney fan. I watch movies from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Ella Enchanted.” I listen to Disney music, from “Pocahontas’” “Colors of the Wind” to the Jonas’ Brothers’ “Burning Up.” You may all think that I’m ridiculously childish, and that artists such as Leona Lewis and movies such as “Slumdog Millionaire” are more suited for people my age. But the truth is, those types of songs and movies simply don’t bring about the same feeling of relaxation Disney has always given me. Whenever I’m stressed out, all I have to do is put on a Disney classic and my worries instantly disappear. read more » Girls’ basketball prevails despite key injuries March 10, 2009 — by Alicia Lee and Uma Sambasivam In October, 154 girls—six seniors, seven juniors, one sophomore, and one freshman—became a single unit: the Lady Falcons. The team quickly formed an unbreakable bond, one forged at Chipotle and Yogurtland then strengthened by karaoke nights and hot tubs. read more » Team suffers loss of injured point guard January 27, 2009 — by Uma Sambasivam Last year, senior forward Alex Sclavos tore her ACL and couldn’t play during CCS. This year senior point guard Sheeva Hamidieh suffered the same injury during a practice just before winter break and had surgery on Jan. 27. Hamidieh will not be able to play any sports for at least the next six to eight months. read more » Tutorial center to undergo changes January 27, 2009 — by Girish Swaminath and Uma Sambasivam In an effort to boost attendance, the Tutorial Center has switched both its location and increased its hours. read more » Homecoming Night Rally was a success October 14, 2008 — by Uma Sambasivam The annual Homecoming night rally started off with a video about three girls who visit Atlanta, Rome, Tokyo and Cairo at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30. It was followed by three activities: the dating game, dodgeball, and birthday celebration. Then the rally commissioners announced the kings and queens. After this pronouncement, the commissioners decided to play a prank. The Night Rally ended with the usual class songs. read more » Students educate others on genocides May 30, 2008 — by Uma Sambasivam Though most people know of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust and the current genocide in Darfur, few know the extent of crimes against humanity that have occurred since and that are still continuing on today. To raise awareness for these incidents, history teacher Mike Davey’s World History classes gave five-minute presentations detailing 12 different instances of mass ethnicity-based murder, some more publicly known than others. read more » Personal column: pressure coming from sister’s legacy April 22, 2008 — by Uma Sambasivam Sivakami Sambasivam: salutatorian of the class of ‘07, Speech and Debate captain, member of the PTSA Liaison, School Site Council representative, current MIT freshman ... Uma Sambasivam: co- MVP JV basketball player, co-president of science club, and reporter for the school Newspaper… I think you get the point. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.