Junior re-visits freshman lifestyle October 15, 2009 — by Roy Bisht When colleges look over a student transcript, admissions officers focus mainly on a student's sophomore, junior and senior years. Although still taken into account by colleges, freshman year is more of a "freebie." Junior Tim Lycurgus tried to beat the system freshman year by slacking and procrastinating more than he wishes he had; now he knows the error of his ways. “During freshman year I was just happy to be done with Redwood [and] in high school,” said Lycurgus. “I didn’t really care that much because college was far off and the [freshman] classes were easy.” read more » To eat or not to eat October 12, 2009 — by David Eng "It's a choice," sophomore Natalie Berg said with conviction, referring to her vegan diet. By conforming to a vegan diet, Berg originally intended to display her disapproval of the cruel treatment of animals in food production. However, over the past few years, she has also observed another benefit of her lifestyle choice: healthier eating. In addition to eating more vegetables and regulating her protein and vitamin intake, Berg has also found herself scanning nutrition facts for ingredients and health contents. read more » Physics teacher finds peculiar substitute October 12, 2009 — by Girish Swaminath Halloween came a month early for physics teacher Kirk Davis, who dressed up as Sir Isaac Newton on Monday, Sept. 28, to educate students about the life and importance of the historical figure. The Friday before, Davis told his five physics periods they would have a substitute. So students were surprised when a man wearing a wig with an apple in it and a black gown appeared in front of the class and began teaching. The "sub" declined to be called "Mr. Davis" and instead insisted on being addressed as "Mr. Newton." read more » Interest grows in forming clubs as ASB tightens restrictions October 9, 2009 — by Sarah Hull and Vivian LeTran The interest in forming new clubs has increased dramatically since the beginning of the year. As a result, the ASB plans to be more critical in evaluating the qualifications each club must meet. This year, an ASB member will personally visit each club during a meeting. read more » Student wastes time by watching anime online October 7, 2009 — by Vivian LeTran It's Monday tutorial, and sophomore A.J. Nguyen is in his Chinese class diligently finishing up the chemistry honors homework that he didn't get to the night before. Meanwhile, his friends are cheerfully swapping weekend stories, whining about upcoming tests and commenting about how much time they spend online. Nguyen would have loved to join in with the conversations, but the time he spends online is the exact reason why he can't join the fun. read more » School’s new website impresses students October 2, 2009 — by Izzy Albert The school has been taking great strides in improving the look and feel the campus by constructing new buildings and beautifying different spots. However, one major improvement that involved no bulldozers or noisy jackhammers this summer was the revamping of the school's website (www.saratogahigh.org). read more » Sophomore takes ground to new Irish roots September 29, 2009 — by Vivian LeTran, Maggie Lin "Oh, so it's like riverdance!" is often the reaction sophomore Stephanie Shimizu receives when she says she Irish dances. From a range of comments, many ask if she is part Irish. In truth, Shimizu, of Chinese-Japanese descent, has no Irish blood in her—uncommon among her dance peers. “I started [Irish] dancing when I was in third grade because my best friend [who is also Asian] had been Irish dancing for a couple of years and told me I should try it,” said Shimizu. read more » Abe’s got chops September 29, 2009 — by Alicia Lee Since the day the first website was officially put online, people all over the world have used the Internet to reach out into cyberspace. While that very first site taught readers about the World Wide Web and its different purposes, government and world history teacher Kirk Abe took the opportunity to showcase his hobby of drumming. read more » Chess team retools with younger roster September 23, 2009 — by Albert Gu Although four seniors of the chess team graduated last year, the Falcons are still confident of their success this year with the emergence of rising underclassmen. read more » Teen-produced magazine meets first year anniversary September 14, 2009 — by Alicia Lee and Pia Mishra BAY Magazine, a local magazine started by Saratoga students and overseen by SHS alumnus and editor-in-chief, T.T. Tu, has completed a full year of publication and is on schedule to release its sixth issue this winter. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...288289290291292...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.