Freshman skier competes in Junior Olympics May 21, 2008 — by Ben Clement Freshman Brian Tidd’s palms began to sweat in his gloves as he waited for the countdown at the start of the Junior Olympics downhill skiing competition; his face was numb from the cold, constant winds atop Bald Mountain in Idaho. He bent his knees and leaned forward, as he waited for the word for the word. 2…3…GO! With a skillful lunge, he flew out of the start and down the run skillfully maneuvering to the finish. Tidd, a competitive skier since age 10, qualified for the Junior Olympics this year and competed in the first round of the competition in Idaho in March. read more » Saratoga in tune with music scene May 7, 2008 — by Megan Lee and Mary Mykhaylova Saratoga is finally staking out its place in the music scene. Hardcore band Revive the Lifeless and senior acoustic guitarist Neil Shenoi will be performing tonight from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Saratoga Recreation Center, and senior Vivian Wang will also be producing another show for her company Sideways Productions. Revive the Lifeless members seniors Sean Pierce, Ryan Kerin, Devin Rigg and Kelvin Tow and sophomore Derek Tow, along Shenoi, will share the stage with local bands Amerson and the Ringer. read more » Saratoga Film Society holds ‘Oscar Night’ May 7, 2008 — by Aditi Jayarman The return of the Saratoga Film Society will also bring the return of an Oscar Night, to be held May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Large Gym. Categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Documentary and Best Picture. “We wanted to give students the chance to share films that they made in their classes with the public so that they can be recognized,” said club president junior Alex Ren. read more » Saratoga in tune with music scene May 7, 2008 — by Megan Lee and Mary Mykhaylova Saratoga is finally staking out its place in the music scene. Hardcore band Revive the Lifeless and senior acoustic guitarist Neil Shenoi will be performing tonight from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Saratoga Recreation Center, and senior Vivian Wang will also be producing another show for her company Sideways Productions. read more » Junior tap dancer clicks his heels to success May 6, 2008 — by Maggie Lin For junior Steven McClellan, it all started with a missed ballet class when he was 10. The nine year danseur (a male ballerina) and seven year tap dancer attended a tap dancing class for a makeup lesson and has continued it ever since. read more » Juniors bond during Wednesday collaboration May 5, 2008 — by Kelly Lamble and Amanda Yi Long-time friends juniors Jenna Finch and Christina Robert used to meet at Starbucks every Wednesday morning for coffee and pastries, making effective use of the late-morning start. The friends eventually came up with an alternative, a way to avoid the unhealthy and expensive Frappucinos and scones. They began “neighbor breakfasts,” and invited fellow neighbor James Huang to join in on the pancake and waffle making adventure. “Christina and I used to meet at Starbucks on Wednesday mornings,” said Finch. “We thought it would be fun to make breakfast instead.” read more » Rising gas prices empty students’ wallets May 2, 2008 — by David Chock Senior Andrew Chang recently found out that his bank account held just 22 cents. He blames raising gas prices as a big reason for his lack of money because every fill-up is “$30 down the drain.” Like many students, he has had to change habits as prices rise to $3.75 a gallon or higher. At the beginning of the school year, prices were averaging around $3.20. With this in mind, he is planning to resume his last summer job as a private swimming tutor in his backyard. “Now I usually prefer staying on campus for lunch and eat prepared lunch from home that is healthier.” read more » Spring Fling week succeeds even with absence of Sadies April 25, 2008 — by Annie Lee and Maggie Lin Even without a Sadie Hawkins dance, due to the excessive drinking issue at the Holiday dance, Spring Fling maintained its fun-filled reputation complete with boy cheerleaders, Powder Puff football games, a dunk tank and Battle of the Boom. Tradition has set its path for the defending champions, class of ’08, to win Powder Puff, and this year the senior girls did not disappoint. read more » Two seniors take on challenging internships at Cisco April 22, 2008 — by Melody Zhang During the infamous second semester of senior year, most seniors are relaxing and enjoying their last few months before college. Two seniors, however, will continue to work much harder than their peers. Seniors Michael Song and Jonathan Tien have been working as interns for Cisco after alumna Christina Lee, from the class of ‘08, left Cisco Systems and went to Caltech as a junior. read more » Seniors transform summer project into curb-painting business April 15, 2008 — by Diane Mok Most students learn the principles of supply and demand in class, but two seniors Stephen McInnis and Atticus Wong have taken their education outside of the classroom by starting a business selling do-it-yourself address number painting kits for curbs. Although they are just starting up, McInnis and Wong have already designed a kit and found a manufacturer. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...288289290291292next Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.