Junior Brandon Ngo elevates his DJ career at online music festivals March 12, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Junior Brandon Ngo felt a rush of adrenaline as he logged onto the beginning of Skullzfest, an extensive online music festival to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He was about to present a DJ set he co-created with his online friend Pyxify that had been in the works since October. […] read more » Sources of Strength organizes Valentine’s day flower sale to fund mental health awareness projects March 12, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The heavy scent of roses wafted through the air on Feb. 14 — Valentines day — as Sources of Strength officers gathered around a table in the quad to sell red roses for their Valentine’s Day Flower sale. The organization ultimately raised close to $200 from over 88 purchases over the course of tutorial, lunch […] read more » Environmental Science students travel to Año Nuevo State Park to observe elephant seals March 10, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Instead of heading to their usual morning periods on Feb. 10 and 11, most students in science teacher Kristen Thomson’s AP and regular Environmental Science classes boarded buses to Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero to see dozens of elephant seals in their natural habitat. The field trip, a staple of the Environmental Science […] read more » Appreciation for a still underground music genre: electroswing March 10, 2022 — by Anjali Pai Listening to electroswing transports me to an alternate universe in which the past and present intertwine. One second, I am sitting in my bed in 2022. The next, I am lounging in a jazz club circa the late 1930s. I see men in top hats — smoking cigars and sitting on high chairs at a […] read more » Music department hosts exclusive electives night performances March 10, 2022 — by Shannon Ma The music department’s annual SHS preview on elective night, Jan. 31, was switched last-minute to a Zoom meeting, causing numerous interested rising-freshmen and parents from Redwood Middle School to miss the event. The Zoom meeting was also hijacked several times by an intruder who spammed the Zoom chat with inappropriate messages, forcing principal Greg Louie […] read more » Animal Science Club plans to provide animal-related volunteer opportunities to members March 2, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu On Jan. 12, the Animal Science Club commenced their first meeting in club adviser Lisa Cochrum’s room. Club officers introduced themselves, their favorite animal and several volunteer opportunities to a group of roughly ten students. The club was born of the four officers’ love for animals. Sophomore Angela Luo, the club’s president and the owner […] read more » AP Art History teacher reflects on Catholicism’s impact on his teachings February 28, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy On late Red Day afternoons, Joel Tarbox can be found clicking through an elaborate slideshow of European Christian art and architecture for his seventh-period AP Art History students. When delving into the intricacies of concepts such as patronage and the various subjects present in a piece, he finds that his Catholic upbringing is instrumental in […] read more » Foreign language teachers find ways to help larger group of students stuck at home for COVID-related reasons February 10, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli Looking out at the empty seats in her classroom on Jan. 17, AP Spanish and Spanish 3 teacher Sarah Voorhees took attendance, noting that only two-thirds of the class was present; the rest were out with COVID-19, or had come in close contact with someone who was sick. As she uploaded the class’s worksheets to […] read more » Math teachers encourage students to volunteer via peer tutoring in math classes February 10, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta and Nidhi Mathihalli In response to the learning-gap created from online learning, the math department decided to start a math branch of the Falcon Family Peer Tutoring Program earlier this year. Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 Honors teacher Lisa Ginestet-Araki said that the program is a “win-win” situation for both mentors and mentees as the former get volunteer […] read more » Welander’s reflection form: a way for introverted students to connect February 8, 2022 — by George Huang At the end of every grading period, AP Physics teacher Matthew Welander posts an assignment on Canvas titled “6-week reflection.” It starts out with the typical questions found on most feedback forms: How do you feel about the class? What’s challenging? How would you rate your stress levels on a scale of 1 – 10? […] read more » firstprevious...10...1920212223...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.