True Life: Ally Doles January 26, 2010 — by Denise Lin At age 8, Ally Doles loved the view from the bleachers next to the high school football field, where she could witness the nimble maneuvers, spins and twirls of cheerleaders in the heat of the football game, fully illuminated in fluorescent glory. Amid the whistle blowing and touchdowns, spirited chants echoed as Doles watched spellbound, as the girls threw one of their own in the air and caught her perfectly. By the end of the game, when all the cheering had died down, something had become quite clear: She was going to be a cheerleader. read more » Can you bring a Twilight fan back to reality? January 26, 2010 — by Christine Bancroft Stephanie Meyer's 2005 novel, "Twilight," has created a phenomenon among female readers all over the world. It has grown into a multi-million dollar franchise including film adaptations and has launched the author and the actors portraying her characters into super-stardom. The fans, or "Twihards," obsess over the series with something similar to a cult following. Critics of the series and the fans call the Twihards "deluded and rabid," in the words of one blogger. read more » Souper Bowl aims to score big for ceramics January 26, 2010 — by Maggie Lin For most, the Super Bowl brings to mind heavy padding and players tackling each other, but at Saratoga High, the Souper Bowl, a clever play on words, brings to mind big ladles and volunteers tackling vegetables and broth. After a four year hiatus, the ninth Souper Bowl, a fundraiser for the ceramics program, is returning on Wednesday, Feb.10 from 5-7 pm.m in the cafeteria. read more » Japanese exchange student adapts to American life January 26, 2010 — by Alex Ju Saki Kitagawa may seem at first like a regular individual at Saratoga High. She works hard in all her classes, has many friends and participates in a variety of activities, such as marching band. However, Kitagawa is much more than an ordinary student. Junior Saki Kitagawa is an exchange student from the Saitama Prefecture in Japan, located in an area next to Tokyo. read more » Croatian speaker fits in just fine January 26, 2010 — by Kim Tsai The way sophomore Tonio Galoic sees it, his ability to speak Croatian and English is no big deal. At first glance, Galoic seems like just another student looking for his next class. Even when he speaks English, it sounds as if he has lived in the U.S. for his entire life. Without being told, it is doubtful that anyone could know that Galoic came from Croatia. Galoic also said he feels right at home in such a diverse high school, where languages besides English are commonly spoken at home. "It's normal because everyone here speaks a different language too," Galoic said. read more » Saratoga alumnus wins second place in College Jeopardy January 26, 2010 — by Robin Liu and Kevin Mu Answer: This Jeopardy contestant and 2008 graduate's list of achievements includes being yearbook editor and senior wrestling captain. Who is alumnus Ryan Stoffers? If you tuned into Jeopardy on Feb. 1, you may have noticed a familiar face. Stoffers, now a sophomore mathematics/economics student at UCLA, got a shot at stardom when he became a contestant on College Jeopardy. read more » Middle College provides junior with freedom January 26, 2010 — by Albert Gu and Karthik Sreedhara Junior Annaliese Parker, frustrated with what she perceived as the restrictive system at SHS, transferred to Middle College earlier this year because she wanted more freedom. While on the campus of West Valley College this year, Parker has been able to take classes such as infectious diseases, human anatomy and counseling. Besides the required core classes—English and history—students get to choose what classes they want to take from a wide variety of courses, and even when they want to schedule them, as opposed to the high school's randomized schedules. read more » Garrod Farms offers unique horseback riding experience January 21, 2010 — by Sarah Hull While typical students may want to hang out at the mall or go to the movies, horseback riding with friends at Garrod Farms provides a more unique and unusual experience that, for those daring enough to give it a go, will create lifelong memories. Located only three miles from SHS in the Saratoga foothills, Garrod Farms offers over 23 miles of trails that are located on both Garrod Farms' property and the Fremont Older Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve. The trails are at an elevation of over 1,000 feet and therefore overlook the entire Silicon Valley as well as San Francisco Bay. read more » U.S. News ranks SHS as 93rd best high school January 21, 2010 — by Anna Shen and Karen Yang In its most recently distributed “Best High Schools of America” list in December, U.S. News and World Report ranked Saratoga High as the 93rd best school among a list that includes charter and magnet schools in the U.S. and 30th among open enrollment schools (meaning regular public schools that accept all students within their boundaries). read more » Alumni travels to Africa to promote AIDS Awareness January 19, 2010 — by Lauren Kuan and Rebecca Nguyen After graduating Saratoga High in 2007, aMichael Nguyen, a junior at UC San Diego studying human development, decided to go to around Tanzania last fall to teach HIV/AIDS awareness through One Heart Source, a program that helps house orphans in Africa. Nguyen felt that it was an opportunity he would not want to miss. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...286287288289290...300...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.