Students and teachers share their favorite cultural cuisines November 7, 2022 — by Kathy Wang Given Saratoga High’s wide range of cultural backgrounds including Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Hispanic countries, many students and staff members have diverse opinions on their favorite cultural cuisines. Spanish teacher Stephany Marks highly recommends Brazilian food. She especially enjoys Brazilian lasagna, which is similar to the generic Italian lasagna, except instead of marinara sauce, […] read more » Jack of all languages: junior learns four languages with plans to study more November 7, 2022 — by Jonny Luo When junior Anais Sobrier was in kindergarten, her parents sent her to a Chinese afterschool named 信望爱中文学校 (Faith Hope & Love Chinese School) for two to three hours every weekday. There, she worked with teachers and learned to read, write, speak and understand Mandarin. At 8, she started weekly classes with a French tutor. Sobrier […] read more » Science teacher Kristofer Orre’s fitness regimen includes intense training for Highland Games involving traditional Scottish events November 6, 2022 — by Isabelle Wang Musicians dressed in green and red-colored skirts march down a grassy field playing Scottish bagpipes, marking the beginning of the annual Highland Games in Woodland, California. Highland Games, a series of eight events occurring between May and August, celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture through athletic competitions, music and dancing. Among the regular participants is anatomy […] read more » Senior hopes to influence community with enthusiasm for dance October 31, 2022 — by Minsui Tang As senior Risha Desai walked with the rest of the dance team to their designated spot on the stage of USA Dance National Championship Open Division in March 2022, she sat down and held hands with the rest of her teammates, hoping to have placed in the competition for their lyrical category dance. When the […] read more » Seniors channel hope for change into political actions in upcoming midterm elections October 29, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Sarah Zhou The past year’s ASB and class elections had a record-high number of votes, with roughly 80% of the student body voting. The Class of 2023 cast over a third of 712 votes total. With such participation in school elections, it’s hardly a surprise that eligible seniors plan to vote in California’s midterm elections on Nov. […] read more » Fall marching band season requires strong time management October 26, 2022 — by Nicole Lee Hours after the last bell of the day rings and the campus falls silent to empty classrooms and halls, the beat of a metronome shatters the deafening silence. Snare drums rattle away, tubas and trumpets blare into the open blue sky and flutes whistle melodically with clarinets. While most finish their school day in the […] read more » Junior enjoys creating new Halloween costumes every year October 20, 2022 — by George Hu When she pieced together an elaborate griffin costume to challenge herself and show her school spirit, junior Angelique Delacroix was in seventh grade at Redwood Middle School. (The school’s mascot is a griffin.) Fellow students marveled at her creative and exquisite costume in the hallways. As a result, many of the staff members, including then-principal […] read more » California’s propositions challenge voters with tough decisions over often obscure issues October 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and William Norwood From securing abortion rights to expanding gambling laws, seven propositions are on the ballot for California voters on Nov. 8. For some in the Class of 2023, the upcoming midterm is the first time they will be able to vote (to register to vote or check voter registration status, visit this link). Here are the […] read more » Color guard member learns to overcome insecurities, gain self-acceptance October 19, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou On the way to the Cupertino Tournament of Bands in October 2021 (the first color guard competition of the season), Esabella Fung remembers hearing a horrible sound come from the back of her outfit. As she inspected her uniform, she discovered a barely visible rip at the bottom of the zipper seam. “When it broke […] read more » STEM and finance clubs and organizations strive to bring in more female and nonbinary participants October 19, 2022 — by Beverly Xu From 1970 to 2019, the number of women in STEM occupations in the U.S. increased by 8%, but as of 2021, women still only make up 28% of the STEM workforce — even though they make up 50.5% of the U.S. population. One reason for this discrepancy is the lack of role models for female […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.