A bit of light reading: Kindle-phobe turns into Kindle-aficionado December 8, 2009 — by Nandini Ruparel I have always skeptical of the new e-book fad. I thought that e-books were a sort of blasphemy. As a book lover, I couldn't imagine reading a book on an electronic device—I had never seen electronics that way. Recently, though, I had the chance to try one of these devices and, surprisingly, I like it. Here's what happened: My parents have become annoyed at my habit of taking way too many hardcover books on long trips and nearly breaking my back. So they suggested the Kindle. read more » Can you give someone random Secret Santa gifts? December 6, 2009 — by Alex Ju Secret Santa gifts are a popular tradition around the holiday time. Whether between friends, classmates or sports teams, giving and receiving anonymous gifts is always fun. But what if one tried to give someone such presents without any formal establishment? Could one accomplish this? How would the target react in response to the spontaneous gift-giving? I decided to find out. read more » As college application season ends, 72 seniors await early decisions from their dream schools December 4, 2009 — by Saniha Shankar and Olivia Chock As the holidays approach, some seniors are looking forward to all the usual traditions—trees with colorful lights, gingerbread cookies with warm milk, red-nosed reindeer and a much-awaited envelope in the mail with a college admission decision. read more » Leadership class goes viral with new YouTube channel December 4, 2009 — by Nandini Ruparel and Girish Swaminath Lack of communication and publicity about on-campus events? Perhaps not anymore. YouTube will soon play a role in raising awareness by informing about school events. The Leadership class, aided by members of the new Multimedia Journalism class (MMJ), is creating a YouTube channel that will provide updates about dances, fundraisers and other happenings on campus. The YouTube channel will consist of a series of newscasts read more » Seniors win first place for three consecutive years at regional science fair November 30, 2009 — by Karen Yang Seniors Malika Kumar and Haley Zarrin have competed together in the regional science fair, called Synopsys-Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship, every single year since their freshman year. For all three years, they earned first place at regionals and also qualified for the California State Science Fair. read more » The holidays coming early in Los Gatos park November 30, 2009 — by Roy Bisht By day, Vasona Park is full of happy parents and energized children enjoying the vast expanse of trees and grass while circling the fields on the steaming miniature train that makes its rounds throughout the park. But at night, the park is transformed. During the holiday season, it is a different world—cars cruise through the paved roadways while families admire the dozens of luminescent decorations that cover the park. read more » 30 boys vow not to shave in November November 28, 2009 — by Grishma Athavale and Tim Rollinson There is a trend growing among some boys this past month: facial hair. While the number of partcipants remains small, their beards are growing longer than ever. No this isn't some sort of infectious disease, it's "No Shave November." Ever since alumnus Matt Pearce showed off his huge beard in November two years ago, senior Nathan Kim was inspired and decided to create his own Facebook group, "No Shave November," in which, as the name implies, participants don't shave for a month. read more » Wai heads to Fresno for cross country state meet November 24, 2009 — by Sophia Cooper With a perfect combination of warm sun and a cooling breeze, the girls' cross country team attacked the Crystal Springs 2.95 mile course at the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals on Nov. 14. Led by senior Karen Wai, who placed 10th out of 99 runners with a time of 19:26, six out of the seven runners ran personal records, or PRs, on the course. Wai cut her time down 12 seconds, followed shortly by freshman Courtney Schlossareck in 12th with a 31 second PR at 19:36. read more » Sophomore swimmer aims for the Olympics November 19, 2009 — by Emily Williams Many athletes dream of the Olympics, of international glory and being the best in the world. But for sophomore swimmer Ian Burns the Olympics are more than a dream, they are a goal. Burns first realized his goal of swimming in the Olympics five years ago when his dad decided to enroll him at the Santa Clara Swim Club. He quickly realized that he had found the sport for him as he became faster and faster. "I really found that I had had talent, and I started swimming full time year round," said Burns. "I just got better from there." read more » Falcons upset Monta Vista to become CCS tennis champions November 19, 2009 — by Lauren Kuan and Denise Lin For the first time in school history, the girls' tennis team became the CCS champions. They defeated archrival and No. 1-ranked Monta Vista at the Courtside tennis courts by a score of 5-2 on Nov. 18. Keying the victory was the team's ability to win all of their first sets except for one match. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...289290291292293...300...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.