Drama program selected to perform at the 2024 summer Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland February 13, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi In January, drama teacher Benjamin Brotzman got news he had been hoping to receive: an acceptance email letting him know the program had been accepted into the Festival Fringe for 2024. Held in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe is one of the most respected theatrical festivals in the world, with events ranging from high school student-run plays […] read more » Junior commits to spreading anti-drug use message, wins Red Ribbon contest February 12, 2023 — by Anamika Anand Junior Ryan Lin first visited Operation Dawn, a drug rehab center in San Francisco, when he was in fourth grade. It was there that he first interacted with individuals who were fighting the battle of drug abuse, igniting in him a cause to spread their stories in any way he could. Lin has immersed himself […] read more » Behind the flurry of chess club ‘grand master’ posters: competition, learning and play February 12, 2023 — by Beverly Xu In the past year, bizarre posters touting “come see the grand master” and “come to Chess Club” have covered student lockers, corridor corners and even the sides of the cafeteria beverage refrigerators. In that time, the Chess Club has grown in size, consistently attracting over 20 members per meeting. Rather than being specifically geared at […] read more » Lovestruck: The Falcon plays matchmaker February 12, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou In honor of the nation’s “holiday of love,” The Falcon set up four potential couples to go on dates recently. Though Valentine’s Day is dedicated to romantic love, the four pairs came out of this experience with a new friendship. Though each pairing may seem completely random, there was actually a lot of thought put […] read more » Bombay in the Bay video process aims to recognize long-time senior participants February 12, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Each year, the Indian Cultural Awareness Club (ICAC) organizes Bombay in the Bay (BNB), a Bollywood-themed fundraising event where students around the school sing and dance to well-known Bollywood songs. A typical BNB show consists of 18 dances — grade-level dances and specialty dances including Tamasha, Classical, Singing and Bhangra — paired with an ongoing […] read more » February Break travel guide: 48 hours in Carmel-by-the-Sea February 10, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Nikhil Mathihalli Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint little town of just over 3,000 people, just south of Monterey with beautiful views and calming beaches, is the perfect place to spend your February ski week or Spring Break. You can find delectable food and a bustling downtown less than 90 minutes away — it’s the perfect way to spend two […] read more » Building bridges teaches key engineering concepts February 10, 2023 — by Beverly Xu At the start of second semester, sophomore Vera Fung was among the 31 students in Matt Welander’s class of Principles of Engineering who heard how they would be spending the next several weeks: designing and building mini bridges out of lasercut fibrewood. The project is well-planned and targeted toward developing software skills with an emphasis […] read more » ‘It Ends With Us’ should not set future precedent on romantic tropes February 9, 2023 — by Nidhi Mathihalli After relenting to peer pressure, I finally downloaded Instagram last summer. This decision opened the floodgates and soon VSCO, TikTok and more resided on my phone. Of course, my short attention span prevented me from keeping the social media downloaded for more than two weeks. But even during these two weeks, one specific TikTok genre […] read more » ‘The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles’ is Fantastic! Faithful! Fun! February 8, 2023 — by Christopher Chen Ace Attorney is a visual novel series rooted in absurdity, from its ridiculous characters with ridiculous names, like the metalhead Jesus-lookalike priest Pees’lubn Andistan’dhin (peace, love, and understanding), the aptly named Deid Mann (no explanation necessary), or even Inga Karkhuul Haw’kohd Dis’nahm Bi’ahni Lawga Ormo Pohmpus Da’nit Ar’edi Iz Khura’in III. (How could this name […] read more » Maintenance team focuses on creating safe, inviting landscaping on school’s 40-acre campus February 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou Located by the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the school’s campus spans 40 acres — built atop a former prune yard when the school was established in 1959. In the early 1950s, Saratoga had little urban or even suburban development and under 1,500 residents. Farms and orchards were common sights. Then post-World War II […] read more » firstprevious...56789...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.