Math mentoring program continues to pay dividends November 6, 2023 — by Angela Tan As the bell rings at the start of tutorial, Algebra 2 Honors and AP Calculus AB teacher Lisa Ginestet-Araki watches as her classroom, located in the corner of the math wing, fills with students eager to ask questions and study for upcoming tests. Among them are several pairs of mentors and mentees, devoted to teaching […] read more » A look at the nuts and bolts of the robotics teams November 6, 2023 — by Saachi Jain With almost 140 students participating in the school’s two robotics programs, robotics has become one of the most popular activities on campus. The two organizations — the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (MSET) Robotics Club and the VEX Robotics Club — boast 100 and 40 students respectively, though each has significant differences that many don’t […] read more » Junior’s passion to protect birds showcased through painting exhibition November 6, 2023 — by Nicole Lee and Caitlin Stoiber Junior Aiden Chen stood on stage at the Saratoga Library’s community room Aug. 27, presenting a slideshow showcasing his art and journey through bird advocacy. He spoke about the meaning and process behind making the paintings, and talked about his work to protect bird species. The exhibition, which showcased four bird portraits among 21 other […] read more » Face-to-face with the military at Tiananmen Square: One parent barely escaped October 23, 2023 — by Anthony Luo Editor’s Note: Wang is a pseudonym for a Saratoga parent in this story. The parent didn’t feel comfortable sharing his name. On June 3, 1989, one day before the infamous Tiananmen Square massacre that sparked years of outrage and uprisings worldwide, Saratoga High parent Wang remembers standing in front of Xinhua Gate (新华门) in Beijing. […] read more » The aftermath of Tiananmen Square: a survivor tells his story October 19, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Editor’s Note: Ji is a pseudonym for a Saratoga parent in this story. The parent didn’t feel comfortable sharing his name. University A and City A are also pseudonyms for a Beijing University and a Chinese city, respectively. On June 4, 1989, at 6 a.m., Saratoga parent Ji, who was then a student of University […] read more » A junior’s guide to succeeding in Chemistry Honors October 19, 2023 — by Amy Luo Within the first few months of sophomore year, I could tell that Chemistry Honors was a notable step up in course difficulty compared to the more introductory freshman-year courses. As a result, it’s often known as a Saratoga High student’s first “B.” A primarily sophomore-year course, Chemistry Honors is recommended for students who earned a […] read more » 21 Savage’s collaborations top his solos October 18, 2023 — by Derek Liang After listening to 21 Savage and Drake’s collaboration album, “Her Loss,” released last November, I was reminded that 21 Savage’s collaborations are much more entertaining than his solo music. The contrast between Drake’s higher singing voice and 21 Savage’s powerful voice make their songs uniquely diverse with a range of voice and emotion. As a […] read more » Senior finds creative expression through Korean folk dance October 18, 2023 — by Kathy Wang The red, green and blue colored cloth of senior Hannah Shaw’s hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, cascaded into a flower-like shape as she spun to the rhythmic music at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Sejong Korean School in the early fall season of 2022. With a bright smile, she gracefully lifted her arms to […] read more » 3-D cinema can enhance viewing experience when applied correctly October 18, 2023 — by Parav Manney A couple of months ago, I saw “Avatar 2: the Way of Water” in 3-D at AMC Saratoga 14 and was surprised by the stunning visuals. When the blue-skinned characters dived into the ocean, I was surprised by how real the marine scenery seemed. Schools of fish scattered and each one darted from odd angles […] read more » Keeping the band in time and on top: A peek into the responsibilities of the four drum majors October 16, 2023 — by Jane Lee and Anthony Luo As the 6-9 p.m. marching band rehearsal ended on Aug. 17, drum majors Gabriel Shyh and Cameron Nguyen, both seniors, along with drum majors Aiden Chen and Nathan Lee, both juniors, stood by band director Jason Shiuan as he gave out final announcements and reminders to the rest of the band. Only a few months […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.