Saratoga Library celebrates Lunar New Year by offering community activities January 21, 2023 — by Emma Fung and Kathy Wang The entrance of the Saratoga Library boomed with the beating of tanggu, a traditional Chinese drum, as children and parents crowded around two twirling lion dancers. Lion dancing was one of the various activities hosted by the Saratoga Library on Jan. 14 during its annual Lunar New Year event. Lunar New Year fell on Jan. […] read more » Bad habits, heavy academic loads lead to chronic tardiness even as administration threatens loss of prom for the worst offenders January 20, 2023 — by George Hu Junior Ameya Saund often wakes up at 6 a.m. to complete homework assignments due later that day, as a result of her excessive workload the night before. However, she often realizes that she does not have enough time to finish her work and arrive to first or second period on time, so she usually opts […] read more » Green Committee asks for students’ help to make the school a greener place December 18, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Kathy Wang Last summer, recent graduate Cici Xu and a few parents founded the Green Committee after being frustrated by the lack of progress toward sustainability at the school. The committee is notably separate from the Green Team, a club that has existed for many years and works on making the school greener by volunteering, hosting group […] read more » Spirit week promotes holiday fervor December 17, 2022 — by Anirudh Iyer Spirit commissioners called the spirit week that concluded on Dec. 8 an overall success even though the first night rally was sparsely attended. The week began with Holiday Pajama Day on Monday. Students showed up to school wearing creative pajamas inspired by December themes. The winners for most unique outfits, unanimously decided by the spirit […] read more » Precalculus teacher joins school with 19 years of experience December 15, 2022 — by Parav Manney The math department welcomed Khan Criswell shortly after the need for a new Precalculus teacher came to the attention of the school earlier this semester. Criswell, who is in her 19th year of teaching, has background teaching math classes from Pre Algebra up to Precalculus. “It’s an opportunity I thought I wouldn’t get again, so […] read more » Unbalanced class sizes result in challenges and some benefits December 15, 2022 — by Emma Fung Class sizes at the school are much more varied this year than previous years. While some are crowded with over 40 students, other classes function with as few as 13 students. Viewed from the perspective of students, bigger classes sometimes mean teachers can’t assign as much work. On the other hand, large classes also mean […] read more » Hunger at Home club combats food insecurity through food drives December 15, 2022 — by Natalie Chua The Hunger at Home club’s recent drive resulted in three filled bins of 350 donated foods, consisting of canned food, cup ramen, and other nonperishable items. From Nov. 16-21, the Hunger at Home club placed three gray bins in front of the music building, cafeteria and school entrance. “Our club really focuses on food insecurity […] read more » Junior wins award for best educational film in NASA competition December 15, 2022 — by Emma Fung, George Hu and Zack Zhang A short film by junior Rohan Chopra won The Best Educational Film Award on Nov. 13 in the CineSpace International Short Film Competition held by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The first half of his 6-minute film, called “Journey to Mars,” primarily focused on NASA’s past expeditions and progress in discoveries on Mars, […] read more » Journalism program holds speaker event with New York Times December 15, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Thirty students sat in the journalism room during tutorial on Nov. 22, eagerly awaiting the introduction of guest speaker Kellen Browning, a New York Times technology reporter based in San Francisco. Browning spoke to students during both tutorial and the third-period newspaper class. The tutorial section of the event was open to any interested students. […] read more » Yearbook works to meet deadlines with young staff December 14, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Stephanie Sun Following low enrollment in the yearbook in 2021-2022, the Journalism 1 class combined with the yearbook class, leaving the staff of mostly freshmen to experience a steep learning curve of a publication and learn the basics of journalism at the same time. The same model is at work again this year, but with a bigger […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.