Environmental Science gets ‘trashy’ January 19, 2010 — by Vivian LeTran and Ren Norris Senior Ally Doles strolled out of the AP Environmental Science classroom toward the quad. Over her shoulder she slung a white garbage bag filled with empty Doritos bags, wrinkled wrapping paper and folded gum wrappers. Many heads turned and shot her inquisitive looks, wondering if she had become a walking trashcan. read more » A Gallon of Gas: Indulge your sweet side at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, 4.6 miles. January 4, 2010 — by Vivien Lu and Ashley Tang Powell's Sweet Shoppe in downtown Los Gatos is more than just a candy store. The fruity aroma of various sweets, colorful shelves and cheerful atmosphere all blend together to make the experience like going to Willy Wonka's factory. read more » Despite reputation, Cupertino Square offers more entertainment than people give credit for, 5.1 miles January 4, 2010 — by Vivian LeTran Cupertino Square, formerly known as Vallco Fashion Park, has a reputation for being a lifeless and boring mall. After undergoing multiple ownership changes in the last few years as well as major renovations, the mall still does not draw a substantial number of customers. Lacking popular shopping venues, the fact that the square does little to increase the small number of people it attracts is understandable. read more » Into the Wild: Junior to embark on unorthodox journey January 4, 2010 — by Grishma Athavale and Maggie Lin Snorkeling in the Galapagos, backpacking in the Andes and hiking up to the summit of Machu Picchu. Sounds like a dream vacation, but these breathtaking adventures will be daily fare for one lucky junior. read more » Alumnus pursues dreams back to Saratoga January 4, 2010 — by Karen Yang After graduating in 2002, alumnus David Lii returned to Saratoga after college to work as both an assistant coach for the varsity football team and an investment analyst in downtown Saratoga. read more » Junior saddles up on road to success December 18, 2009 — by Grishma Athavale Junior Ashely Pollack excels in competitive horseback riding: She has won five world championships and two world grand championships in the past 10 years. World championships pit horses from all over the world show against each other in different divisions, while a world grand championship matches the best of world champions in smaller classes with divisions combined. read more » Music department gets into holiday spirit with Carol Grams December 17, 2009 — by Kyumin Shim If the members of Chamber Singers returned home with scratchy voices this past Wednesday, it was easy to see why. In an annual fundraising tradition, they delivered Carol Grams from class to class with holiday spirit and undiminished energy. read more » Students learn to tap for winter musical ‘Anything Goes’ December 15, 2009 — by Mary Mykhaylova After a mere three weeks in between productions, the drama department promptly cued the auditions for winter musical “Anything Goes” two weeks ago. This Cole Porter show is different from the usual repertoire of annual musicals, all due to one unique addition: tap dancing. Susan Dini, the principal’s secretary and an avid tap dancer, has stepped up to take the lead as choreographer for the show. read more » Dancer has a bright future December 14, 2009 — by Mira Chaykin and Synthia Ling “There is one dancer in this room whose performance has excelled far above the rest, whose passion and enthusiasm for dance stands out from the rest.” These were the words of Christian Vincent, of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada," said this at an LA Dance Magic convention of 1,000 girls last January. He then pointed to junior Lauren Mather, whose cheeks turned bright red. She was overwhelmed from being singled out in the immense group. read more » Torrens: The popular kid December 14, 2009 — by Parul Singh It was the first day of school at Petaluma High School in 1987 All the students were wearing the stylish outfits they had carefully picked the night before—everyone, that is, except a tall senior boy who was wearing a cow costume. The oddly dressed senior boy was history teacher Matt Torrens, who wore the cow costume as part of his campaign for senior class president. His farm animal get-up succeeded in attracting attention from the students body since shortly after he was elected to the office. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...278279280281282...290...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.