Sophomore’s past science projects recognized by national award June 7, 2023 — by Zack Zhang “My grandfather passed away when I was three due to lung cancer caused by smoking. Out of the pain of loss, I wanted to learn more about the relationship between smoking and disease as I grew older.” Sophomore Samanvi Boppana said when recalling the motivation to start her gene research project. In her research, Boppana […] read more » Behind the scenes: How guidance counselors help seniors with college letters June 6, 2023 — by Natalie Chua Each May, the school’s four guidance counselors introduce rising seniors to the process that will consume much of the next academic year: college applications in general and letters of recommendation in particular. First, forms are sent out on Canvas for rising seniors to fill in information regarding their characteristics, talents and hobbies in order for […] read more » Sophomore wins speech state championship for Programmed Oral Interpretation June 6, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Skyler Mao Sharing his experience with struggle, grief and silence as a victim of childhood abuse, sophomore Timothy Leung brought home the top trophy in the category of Programmed Oral Interpretation after delivering a captivating and empowering speech at The California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) State Championship in Carlsbad on April 21. In this category, participants […] read more » Dual enrollment agreement with West Valley brings ASL to the school next fall June 1, 2023 — by Amy Luo West Valley’s American Sign Language (ASL) course will, for the first time, be a dual enrollment course next school year, allowing students to earn high school, college and world language credit. Beginning in early September, ASL 60-A will be taught on the SHS campus, open to all LGSUHSD students in grades 10-12. The class, taught […] read more » Beach Boardwalk praised as ideal prom location May 27, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Neal Malhotra Legs swinging high above the lights shining on the beach, both students and teachers took a ride on the gondola lift at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, enjoying the atmosphere, sweet treats, and the company of each other during an ideal prom evening on May 20. More than 500 juniors and seniors dressed in handsome […] read more » Freshman creates map of Saratoga downtown for Eagle Service Project May 27, 2023 — by Derek Liang Since the day Larry O’Brien joined Boy Scouts in 2019, he envisioned himself one day becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Four years later, the freshman achieved his dream. The Eagle Service Project is an opportunity for scouts to demonstrate leadership abilities while also benefiting the community outside […] read more » MAP teachers Hemmerich and Muñoz to leave SHS May 27, 2023 — by Anamika Anand As the school year comes to an end, the Media Arts Program is saying goodbye to two teachers: longtime MAP, Digital Animation and Photography teacher Alex Hemmerich and MAP and Ceramics teacher Theresa Muñoz. Moving forward, Hemmerich will be teaching traditional and digital arts at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, while Muñoz has […] read more » ‘Out of This World’-themed SMASH’N event to show off the best of MAP May 27, 2023 — by Anamika Anand On the most special night for the MAP, the McAfee will be lit with blue fairy lights and outer space-themed decorations as formally dressed MAP teachers, students and family file in, taking pictures and creating a lively buzz of anticipation. Each year in MAP, dozens of films, 2D art and projects of various genres are […] read more » Final week at SHS for seniors includes, BBQ, life skills day, graduation and Grad Night May 27, 2023 — by Lena Aribi Following extensive planning, the senior class is eagerly anticipating a graduation week filled with numerous fun and memorable activities. And it will be one with no COVID 19-related restrictions, unlike the past three years. The week will commence with an activity-filled “field day” on Monday, June 5, followed by a barbecue at Blackberry Farm in […] read more » Class of ‘23 senior assassin ends in controversy May 27, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas In a shaky video, senior Anand Agrawal races into a Jamba Juice, armed with a water gun aimed at senior Jason Cheng, one of the other finalists in Senior Assassin, a four-round annual game where seniors compete in pairs for a cash prize. In the split second of their rapid-fire movements and blurry camerawork, however, […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.