Normalize natural bodies: Imperfections are beautiful February 6, 2022 — by Sara Bright and Ariel Zhou Lip fillers. Brazilian butt lifts (BBL). Nose jobs. It’s no surprise that much of Hollywood’s beauty isn’t natural. Many celebrities, from Tyra Banks to Dolly Parton, have admitted to getting plastic surgery. However, when celebrities start lying about having undergone procedures, it promotes a false perception of beauty that can be harmful for teens. For […] read more » Seniors Vignav Ramesh and Anouk Yeh selected as Coca-Cola Scholars Regional Finalists February 4, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Every year, 150 students out of a pool of 60,000+ applicants are selected for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s $20,000 academic scholarship. The organization has provided $78 million to 6,600 scholars over the past 34 years. This year, 250 of 65,000 applicants were chosen by the foundation to become Coca-Cola Scholars regional finalists. SHS fielded two […] read more » Aspiring teachers discuss the career’s importance February 4, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta Last summer, senior Casey Gilligan worked as a teacher’s assistant for Saratoga Elementary kindergarten teacher Julie Kwok. One day, as she waited for the children to finish writing, she saw a boy struggling to write simple sentences on his paper. Gilligan was able to recognize his frustration. Rather than having him dread the task of […] read more » Alumna pursues passion for music through professional girl group February 4, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Nidhi Mathihalli Class of 2016 alumna Nina Ann Nelson gazed out at the packed arena in Amway Center, in Orlando, Fla., in June 2019 as she belted into a microphone, surrounded by the four fellow members of her a cappella girl group, Citizen Queen. As they finished the last harmony of their rendition of Ariana Grande’s “No […] read more » ‘Soundings’ literary magazine resumes after two years February 4, 2022 — by Minsui Tang During a recent tutorial, English 11 Honors and Creative Writing teacher Amy Keys’ classroom was a hub of action. Throughout the 40-minute period, students on the editorial board of the school’s art and literary magazine, Soundings, were discussing upcoming deadlines, editing student submissions and finalizing artistic choices. Soundings has featured selected students’ submissions since 1986, […] read more » Cross-country captain reflects upon school educational experiences in India February 4, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan The first thing senior Amoli Vanavadiya did after immigrating to Saratoga from Bangalore, India, in the summer of 2018 was to join the school’s cross-country team. She had been interested in running since elementary school, and she found out about cross-country while researching possible extracurriculars here. Cross-country caught her attention because it was not available […] read more » Dutch transfer student experiences Saratoga education and school culture February 1, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Last August, junior Willie Kuiper found herself in a difficult situation: Her family had just moved to Saratoga from the hometown of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and Kuiper was about to undertake the grueling task of assimilating into an American public high school as a junior. During her first month here, Kuiper noticed glaring differences […] read more » Junior unwinds through oil painting January 21, 2022 — by Christopher Chen At Art Hub Academy, student artists work on their paintings propped up on desks and on easels lining the walls. The well-lit room smells heavily of oil paints and carries the ambient mix of audio — folk rock artist Don McLean’s lyrics blending with teachers talking to students and rough brush strokes against canvas. Most […] read more » Math and CS teacher incorporates video games into teaching January 21, 2022 — by Sam Bai and Aiden Ye While video games and education are commonly viewed as two non-overlapping fields, AP CS and Precalculus Honors teacher Jarvin Bayona regularly incorporates the lessons he learned from video games into his daily teaching. Bayona started his gaming journey at age 2. He remembers playing video games on his parents’ Nintendo Entertainment System. He especially liked […] read more » Alum Caroline Okuno becomes youngest First Marine Division Band drum major January 20, 2022 — by Howard Shu In early October, when Staff Sergeant Jay Black, a recruiter from RSS San Jose South, walked into the SHS band building and introduced himself and the San Diego-based Marine Division Band, junior Alison Okuno and senior Christopher Okuno eagerly anticipated watching their sister Caroline Okuno perform in the professional band. Caroline, a class of 2019 […] read more » firstprevious...10...2021222324...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.