Freddie Falcon: tales of a missing mascot December 17, 2010 — by Our school’s most iconic sports fan of years past—scarlet-feathered mascot Freddie Falcon—is missing in action. AWOL from the football team’s thrilling 21-17 victory over Los Gatos on Oct. 22 and seemingly camera shy from all of this year’s spirit days, our feathery friend sure seems to have flown the coop. And I for one can barely stand the suspense. And so I set out to find Freddie, on a mission of grave importance to both the success of our school sports teams and my sense of investigative prowess. 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. read more » Hockey mom doubles as hockey hero December 17, 2010 — by Cecilia Hollenhorst Junior Kelly Leslie skates across the ice, passing the hockey puck to her teammate, and looks to a familiar face. As usual, her mother Theresa Leslie is busy analyzing the game. read more » Researchers provide glance into future December 17, 2010 — by Kevin Mu and Karthik Sreedhara Jet packs, hydrogen-powered cars, virtual reality and a cure for cancer are some of examples of the scientific advancements students believe society will have achieved by the year 2020. Although more cautious in their predictions than students are, many researchers are also confident that science will have great impacts on society in the coming decade. read more » New fence in parking lot angers students; school cites safety issues December 16, 2010 — by Christine Bancroft and Mac Hyde Starting Dec. 6 many students were surprised when they pulled into the parking lot in the morning, only to find their usual parking spaces cordoned off for the construction of a new fence. In addition to newly painted crosswalks, the construction represents the school’s efforts to improve the parking situation and increase in the lot. read more » Falcon Christmas Gift Guide December 15, 2010 — by Shivani Chadha, Izzy Albert, Karen Yang, Kyumin Shim, Synthia Ling and Rebecca Nguyen DVDS/CDS Toy Story 3 Woody and Buzz are back again to save the day in this timeless classic from Disney. “Toy Story 3” provides humor, adventure and emotion all packed together in this final adventure of the Toy Story series. The heartwarming storyline of “Toy Story 3” is perfect for the holidays, by bringing back childhood memories that will make you both laugh and cry. This DVD is an essential addition to any movie collection and a perfect gift for anyone who grew up in love with the series. read more » Droid Does, but the iPhone does better December 15, 2010 — by Sabrina Cismas At this point, I feel that it is my duty to say that I am no tech geek. I will never understand how my dad speaks computer and is able to write in binomial. Recently, though, I received a new Droid X. My family has Verizon, and I was secretly hoping for an iPhone 4 when it comes to this carrier early 2011, but I can’t exactly complain now. Nevertheless, I cannot help myself from comparing these two super smart-phones, so here you go: my honest and jargon-limited review of my new Droid X vs. the iPhone 4. read more » Lemon and Almond Cake Recipe December 15, 2010 — by Rebecca Nguyen My Aunt began making a lemon and almond cake during the holiday season after my cousin came to visit from Paris. After they practiced, they were finally able to perfect this recipe. Follow these simple directions to make your own delicious lemon and almond cake! Ingredients: 120g all purpose flour 200g almond powder 200g sugar powder 200g softened salted butter 3 eggs 1 lemon juiced and zested 1 teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 356°F 1. Beat butter and sugar until obtaining a clear mixture read more » Playing detective to reveal mysterious rooms December 15, 2010 — by Denise Lin and Grishma Athavale The bell rings, and students pour out of the classrooms, heading for their next class. In the hallway, they pass by several rooms that are vaguely recognizable, but which they have no knowledge about. Such rooms serve as a constant source of mystery. Students cannot help but wonder, What is in the teachers-only science hallway? What is that tiny room next to the math quad edged in the corner next to the staff bathroom? What is in the rooms behind the library’s front desk? Four Falcon reporters decided to do some stealthy detective work and find out for ourselves. Library back rooms: read more » Team ends season 25-0, becoming NorCal champs for first time December 13, 2010 — by Evaline Ju The fifth time was the charm for the girls’ tennis team. After four rain delays and four location changes, the team’s 12 members won the final round of the CIF NorCal Championships for the first time in school history 4-2 against Monta Vista on the afternoon of Dec. 11. They finished the season 25-0. read more » It’s 2010 and there are still no flying cars: The effects of advances in technology December 10, 2010 — by Justine Huang and Dylan Jew Flashback: It is the year 2000 at Saratoga High. Senior Erick Rector (now an English teacher) is walking around the halls with students carrying CD players and bulky cell phones that only have calling and voicemail features. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...262263264265266...270280290...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.