Baking: A pandemic escape turned professional May 24, 2022 — by Kavita Sundaram Zoe Gonder remembers one of her first baking experiences with her mom: After 10 minutes in the oven, the delicious scent of sugared lemons, marshmallow-like merengue and buttery pie crust wafted in her house. Only 7 years old at the time, Zoe waited patiently as her mother carefully removed the pie from the oven. Then, […] read more » Active parent groups work to support Saratoga school community May 20, 2022 — by Victoria Hu From the paint-splattered aprons of elementary school art docents to the sizzling hot dogs of high school barbecues, parent involvement is present in every facet of school life. Parent groups volunteer their time for activities ranging from Graduation Night committees to club boosters, and everything in between. As stakeholders in their children’s education, parents often […] read more » Students break away from STEM, pursue different art forms May 19, 2022 — by Anamika Anand and Lena Aribi Saratoga High is known for its large STEM-oriented population, with a sizable number of the Class of 2022’s seniors majoring in computer science, engineering and other technical fields. However, some students are diverting from this trend to pursue their passions in the humanities and communications fields. Film Senior Alexander Schroeder is the creator behind a […] read more » Bridgerton Season 2 finally demonstrates an accurate portrayal of South Asians May 19, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Kavya Patel “Bridgerton,” a thrilling romantic Netflix series introduced to the world in the midst of quarantine, has since grown into a stunning international sensation. Set during the Regency time period, the show follows the influential Bridgerton family as they navigate the hurdles of London high society. Following the recent release of the second season — which […] read more » Seniors seek unconventional music majors in college May 18, 2022 — by Zachary Zinman and Benjamin Li While many seniors apply for STEM majors such as computer science, survey data on Naviance shows that around 13% want to follow subjects such as the arts, design, entertainment, sports or media. Through the college recruitment or application process, some students highlighted their remarkable athletic ability while others described their experience as student leaders. Many, […] read more » Elementary school memories: playing the engineer and building an illegal dam May 15, 2022 — by Jonny Luo As students from all grades charge head-first into the emotional roller coaster that is APs and finals season, it’s nice for all of us to take a moment and reflect on our childhood and the happy memories they contain and bring us some happiness amidst the hecticness of May. If you’re reading this, stop and […] read more » Saratoga Historical Foundation hosts Blossom Festival following 2-year hiatus May 15, 2022 — by Christina Chang & Lynn Dai As cars lined the block along Fruitvale Avenue on April 9, excited attendees headed towards the Heritage Orchard and Civic Center for Saratoga’s annual Blossom Festival, which “commemorates and preserves the memory of its historic celebration of Saratoga’s agricultural and community-focused life.” The first Blossom Festival dates back to 1900, when, following a 2-year drought, […] read more » Senior explores ‘fear’ through art May 15, 2022 — by Minsui Tang Trumpet players, ballet dancers and purse makers — these are the kinds of artists in senior Shani Chiu’s (they/them) family. Following in their family’s footsteps, Chiu began their artistic journey at age 6; over time, they grew to love illustration and wanted to pursue it as a career. When Chiu entered high school, they had […] read more » Bombay in the Bay: an experience that still brings joy months later May 15, 2022 — by Kavya Patel As I sat on the steps of the quad in early January, my heart couldn’t stop pounding. Numerous members of the sophomore class looked at me expectantly, waiting for me to lead a Bombay in the Bay (BnB) partner dance practice — on my own. Though it was extremely demanding to get a group of […] read more » Saratoga Mormons live by a faith often misunderstood by outsiders May 12, 2022 — by Selina Chen Tucked into the plastic sleeve outside senior Leslie Robinson’s AP Government binder is a detailed family tree featuring her ancestors going back six generations. One name in the topmost layer, John Lowe Butler, is hidden among the 126 others but holds special prominence in Mormon history. In July 1838, Butler arrived at the polls at […] read more » firstprevious...10...1819202122...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.