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 » Almnus creates three social network sites April 10, 2008 — by Lyka Sethi This story was originally published in the March 21, 2008 edition of The Saratoga Falcon. Ever since his senior year of high school, 2006 alumnus Nikhil Sethi has been helping others “express the inexpressible.” Sethi has been creating innovative social networking sites where people can anonymously express themselves for the world to see. read more » Stress, working together leads to bonding in the Journalism Room April 5, 2008 — by Tim Tsai and Daniel Yang This story was originally published in the April 4, 2008 Saratoga Falcon newspaper The J-room. This phrase is often tossed around on campus, yet many students do not know what it means. The Journalism Room can always be found filled with students screaming for their stories and editors dashing across the room to a printer. The Journalism team is nothing if not a bustling work environment, yet publication staffs have also come to share a close, familiar bond. read more » Junior volunteers to support Obama campaign April 3, 2008 — by Rahul Thakker On Jan. 16, while most students were struggling through their first and second period finals, junior Corey Rateau was on the road, driving to Reno. No, he wasn’t going skiing or enjoying some underage gambling. He was on his way to the headquarters of Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign for the Nevada caucuses. read more » Drennan shows off mad Guitar Hero skills April 3, 2008 — by Sophomore Eric Gast arrived at school on Monday, Oct. 29th, with bandages wrapped around the blisters on his left hand. These blisters came from his most intense workout yet: playing 12 consecutive hours of the popular video game Guitar Hero. read more » Columnist looks at life differently following deathly experience April 3, 2008 — by Nikhil Sheel I hope no one ever has to go through the living hell I went through the last week. Sure, it was all a simulation. No, I did not actually die. But the mere thought of it actually happening still sends shivers down my spine. As I collect myself after this life-changing experience, I guess the best way to organize this would just start from the beginning. read more » Wider variety of video games appeals to wider audience February 7, 2008 — by Melody Zhang Ten years ago, it probably would have been inconceivable to imagine parents playing video games with their children, and hard to find a girl who could be truly labeled as a "gamer." In recent years, more people with different ages, genders and backgrounds are picking up game controllers mainly due to a wider variety of video games and game consoles. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...294295296297298next Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.