20 students win awards at the 2022 Scholastic Writing and Arts Awards March 31, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli Each year thousands of students from across the nation submit entries to the Scholastic Writing and Art Awards and await the results. The writing results came out in late January. Among the winners were 15 SHS students, including sophomores Avik Belenje, Maithreyi Bharathi and Lynn Dai; juniors Christina Chang, Channie Hong, George Huang, Melody Lin, […] read more » The Falcon Crossword: Friday, March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022 — by Bill Yuan read more » Answers to “The Falcon Crossword: Friday, March 25, 2022” March 25, 2022 — by Bill Yuan read more » Attempting to unmask the traditional art of changing faces March 23, 2022 — by Selina Chen “Game of Thrones” creeps me out. Among its many questionable plot points, the one thing that’s unquestionably creepy is Arya Stark’s changing faces. Seriously, this girl learned to carve off someone else’s skin, wear their face as a mask, and peel it off within seconds. Now, what if I told you that changing faces is […] read more » Don’t believe the narrative of ‘saving kids from sex ed’ March 18, 2022 — by Esther Luan Earlier this month, the Florida State Senate passed a bill prohibiting “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in primary schools. Dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by opponents, the legislation is part of a much larger attack on LGBTQ+ rights that has resurfaced in recent months in some conservative-leaning state. The bill would […] read more » Senior reflects on year as Santa Clara County’s first Youth Poet Laureate March 18, 2022 — by Christina Chang “The girls in my grade are magic but sometimes / even magic falls short from grace / last year, a girl in the grade was assaulted by a varsity football player / that day, there was no magic in the hallways.” Those were the lines from a poem performed by senior Anouk Yeh in spring […] read more » Producer of ‘Butter’ explains how its making was a family affair March 16, 2022 — by Hannah Lee and Stephanie Sun On Feb. 25, “Butter,” director Paul A. Kaufman’s feature film debut, was released in theaters. The film, originally released in 2020 at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and the Socially Relevant Film Festival, follows titular protagonist Butter as he struggles with social acceptance at his high school. Butter, bullied for being extremely obese but […] read more » APUSH students explore 2022 NHD theme debate and diplomacy through variety of media, topics March 16, 2022 — by Lynn Dai For their National History Day (NHD) project this year, juniors in AP United States History used a variety of mediums — historical papers, documentaries, exhibits, performances, podcasts and websites — to explore issues based on the 2022 theme of “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” The juniors in teacher Faith Daly’s classes took […] read more » Arm injury resets priorities and teaches lessons March 15, 2022 — by Carolyn Wang “Plessy versus Ferguson,” I dictated to my laptop, waiting patiently as the microphone button on Google Docs’ voice-to-text feature flashed bright red. After a moment of hesitation, the cursor moved and a line of text reflected back: “Plus C Versus 4 Gison.” Half-laughing and half-groaning, I shook my head in disbelief and glanced at the […] read more » Two juniors nominated for NCTE writing contest March 12, 2022 — by Howard Shu and Arnav Swamy Junior Carolyn Pyun sat in the back of her Spanish class, intently scribbling the rules of past participles during the lecture. Her attention broke as English 11 Honors teacher Natasha Ritchie strode into the classroom. Ritchie handed Pyun the essay she submitted for the annual National Teachers Council for English (NCTE) contest, adorned with annotations, […] 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.