Maintenance team focuses on creating safe, inviting landscaping on school’s 40-acre campus February 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou Located by the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the school’s campus spans 40 acres — built atop a former prune yard when the school was established in 1959. In the early 1950s, Saratoga had little urban or even suburban development and under 1,500 residents. Farms and orchards were common sights. Then post-World War II […] read more » Well-forested campus serves as haven for birds and other wildlife February 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou In his day-to-day work, maintenance supervisor Paul Weir sees a variety of animals around campus. He recalls that when school was remote during the 2020-2021 school year, he would routinely notice a coyote on the baseball field. Weir is not alone in observing wildlife that inhabit or intrude on the school’s 40 acres. Alongside other […] read more » Love is in the air — but not in Netflix reality dating shows February 6, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Excited singles, a not so deserted island, a reward for coupling up and — the best part — drama, drama, DRAMA. This compelling plot was the gist of “Single’s Inferno,” my favorite reality dating show produced by Netflix. But despite all the participants who went in with hopes of finding a long-lasting relationship, the show […] read more » From surveys to substance: 3 teachers tell how they craft recommendation letters February 6, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Nicole Lee With second semester in full swing, many students have started applying to summer programs in order to maximize their time off from school, while juniors have begun thinking about college applications. A key component of both summer programs and college applications are teacher recommendation letters. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of how teachers write letters of […] read more » Answers to “The Falcon Crossword: Early 2010s web games” February 4, 2023 — by Christopher Chen read more » Prospective students get a peek into campus life through shadowing program February 3, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu As enrollment deadlines for local private schools approach in mid-January to early February, more than 20 prospective students have signed up to participate in the Saratoga High student shadowing program — an opportunity for them to follow a current student around campus for half of a school day to better understand the school and the […] read more » SZA saves souls on ‘SOS’ January 31, 2023 — by Jason Cheng and Hannah Lee SZA is finally back. “SOS” is the R&B artist’s third album since her debut, a 23-track project that has soared to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing well-known singers such as Drake and Taylor Swift. And to her credit, after this long-awaited performance, 33-year-old American singer-songwriter SZA can no longer be […] read more » Athletic trainer forms bonds and guides student helpers January 29, 2023 — by Kathy Wang Throughout her high school years at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, California, athletic trainer Caitlin Steiding recalls spraining her ankle often during her soccer games. Since she was never able to find a comfortable brace, she learned how to tape her own ankle and would often tape her teammates’ ankles as well. She never […] read more » Sophomore organizes art auction to help raise money for educational crisis in Uganda January 27, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Divya Vadlakonda After sophomore Amy Pan watched “Passport to Opportunity” — a documentary depicting the rampant educational crisis in Uganda, Africa — she considered the stark privilege present in her life, never having to worry about her own education and sought out a way to help. “A lot of the time, these families live on less than […] read more » The 1975’s ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ is a love-fueled blend of genres January 26, 2023 — by Jason Cheng and Hannah Lee The last time the heavily ‘80’s-influenced, British pop-rock band The 1975 put out an album was in 2020 — and things got messy. Led by charismatic frontman Matty Healy and rounded out by producer and drummer George Daniel, bassist Ross MacDonald and guitarist Adam Hahn, the 1975 released its fourth album “Notes on a Conditional […] 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.