What runs behind bringing old-fashioned cars to Homecoming halftime October 1, 2023 — by Grace Lin and Mindi Hendley After her dance team’s halftime routine, senior Homecoming Monarch Taylor Chu quickly disappeared from sight to change from her cheer outfit into her sparkling red Homecoming dress. Only a few moments later, she reappeared on a vintage Ford Thunderbird, holding a bouquet of flowers and smiling at the cheering audience. Getting to sit in the […] read more » New art teacher sparks creativity through lively teaching style October 1, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad After teaching at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz for one year, Nikki Rodriguez is now one of the school’s two art teachers. MAP and Art teacher Joel Tarbox, a former staff member at Pacific Collegiate, convinced her to make the move after informing her of the “welcoming community and delightful students at SHS,” Rodriquez […] read more » Drama to perform ‘Almost, Maine’ as fall play September 30, 2023 — by Christina Labban & Mindi Hendley The play started production on Sept. 16 and will premiere on Nov. 11 in the McAfee Center. The play uses a unique narrative format: The stories of several vignettes all unfold simultaneously, but are presented at different times throughout the play. “Almost, Maine” is set on a winter night in Maine when the Northern Lights […] read more » Celebration of life hosted on beach pays heartfelt tribute to a beloved classmate September 30, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar In the late afternoon on Aug. 22, as my friends and I staggered down a steep hill near Bonny Doon Beach, we spotted some of our classmates in the distance, with the melodies of songs by Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish echoing in the background. Those songs and everything that followed that night were […] read more » Newly created safety team plans for emergency scenarios September 29, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Andrew Lin A newly created school safety team is reviewing the annual safety plan and working to address anything from natural disasters to medical emergencies. The group is led by principal Greg Louie and working in consultation with the district’s director of facilities, Toby Mockler, to put the plans into action. The group was responsible for the […] read more » Pioneers plow through Falcons’ defense in Homecoming defeat September 29, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber and Nika Svizhenko The stands were filled with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game at home against Cupertino on Sept. 22. “We knew Cupertino wasn’t going to be an easy win,” sophomore wide receiver Jayden Kwong said. “It would be challenging. But we still felt confident and were ready to […] read more » Knit For Needs supports community through shelter donations September 29, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad and Emily Wu Due to their strong interest in knitting, juniors Shreya Raghuvanshi, Aadya Naveen, Anika Ramakrishnan and Meha Sekaran founded the new Knits for Need club to spread the craft across school. The club plans to donate its creations — including hats, scarves and other items of clothing — to charities like Warm Up America, which distributes […] read more » New CBI aide takes on coaching roles for multiple sports September 29, 2023 — by Richard Fan and Neal Malhotra The school has welcomed Andrew Beattie as he takes on roles as a CBI (Community-Based Instruction) resource aide and head JV football coach, replacing former JV head coach Bryan Raisch, who is now the offensive and defensive line coach. During the winter and spring sports seasons, he will also serve as an assistant wrestling coach […] read more » New ASSIST therapist provides support to struggling students September 29, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Emily Wu Achieving Student Success with Intervention Support and Therapy (ASSIST) program therapist Vicky Tamashiro has joined the school after managing therapists and counseling families and children across Santa Clara County for the past 30 years. The ASSIST program provides academic and emotional support to students struggling with challenging situations such as difficulty being around peers, anxiety […] read more » New Wellness Center therapist swears to advocate for students’ mental health September 29, 2023 — by Jex Popov Following the departure of Wellness Center therapist Naomi Burke last year, therapist Taylor Greulich stepped up to take on the role of counseling school students and helping run the Wellness Center. Coming from San Diego, Greulich utilized her passion for mentoring students as an elementary school teacher at St. Rose of Lima School, teaching fourth […] 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.