Clubs build connections with middle school counterparts March 15, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Jonny Luo As clubs and extracurriculars become increasingly popular, high school students have begun outreach to middle schoolers to encourage younger students to build both their skills and passions. MSET Cuttlefish mentors middle-school counterparts Starting last September, members of Saratoga’s MSET Cuttlefish robotics team began weekly outreach sessions with their middle school FTC equivalents, providing feedback on […] read more » Atmospheric river brings heavy winds, fallen trees and destruction to campus facilities March 14, 2023 — by Christina Chang Saratoga was drenched in heavy rain Tuesday, March 14, as California saw yet another powerful atmospheric river — a type of storm “named for their long, narrow shape and the prodigious amount of water they carry,” according to the New York Times. This follows a previous atmospheric river that loomed over the state last week. […] read more » LEO Club and Hunger at Home Club lead participation in inter-school competition hosted by Martha’s Kitchen March 12, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta The school’s LEO Club and Hunger at Home Club will lead participation in the first “Food Fight” competition hosted by Martha’s Kitchen — a nonprofit soup kitchen that works to alleviate food insecurity — during the month of April. The goal is to promote awareness and encourage volunteers to combat food insecurity. After LEO Club […] read more » Senior named scholar in Regeneron STS research competition March 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Anthony Wang Over the summer, senior Lisa Fung attended UC Santa Barbara’s Research Mentorship Program (RMP). After spending 6 weeks immersed in research in mathematical optimization — with breaks for activities such as playing basketball, snorkeling and surfing — she discovered a new method for using data to model human movement during natural disaster evacuation. Her project, […] read more » Electives Night for rising freshmen happens in person after 2 years online February 27, 2023 — by Anamika Anand For the first time since the start of the pandemic, rising 9th graders and their parents got the opportunity to learn more about the school’s electives in person at Electives Night on Jan. 30. The event had a turnout of nearly 600 rising 9th graders and their family members, 30 staff members and 300 current […] read more » Student-run nonprofit hosts concert to support underprivileged special education students February 27, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi The encaptivating voices of senior Anastasia Ramirez and sophomore Diya Iyer filled the air as they sang “Somethings Are Meant To Be” from the movie “Little Women.” Numerous quartets, small ensembles and singing trios proceeded to charm the audience during the concert hosted by Music and Good in Concert (MAGIC), a nonprofit organization run by […] read more » MAP plans first post-COVID era LA trip February 16, 2023 — by Natalie Chua, Sanjoli Gupta After the Media Arts Program’s annual trip to Los Angeles was canceled the last three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, roughly 60 juniors will finally board buses in mid-March to head south and learn about the entertainment and media industries first hand. The group will leave early on March 9 and return by Sunday evening […] read more » Model UN plans first ever conference at Saratoga High February 16, 2023 — by Aiden Ye and Zack Zhang At a typical Model UN conference, dozens of students wearing formal attire set up stands to debate public policy and propose solutions for ongoing international issues like refugee crises, waste management and women’s rights. Some shout, trying to garner attention for the country they represent, while others take notes and plan out which nations they […] read more » Mock Trial caps most successful season in recent history, but fails to advance February 16, 2023 — by Christina Chang and Sanjoli Gupta Mock Trial concluded its competition season in early February. Competitions occurred remotely over Zoom for the third consecutive year since the start of the pandemic. Twenty teams competed in the Santa Clara County tournament this year. This year’s case centered on the accused robbery of a Shakespearean signet ring and alleged battery. With the argument […] read more » Senior wins New York Times award for 2022 personal narrative contest February 15, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Skyler Mao Each year, the New York Times hosts a 100-word personal narrative contest for high school students across the world to tell a miniature memoir about a meaningful moment in their lives. Out of the 12,000 entries, senior Adam Xu’s personal narrative was one of 13 winning pieces selected as winners by the judges. “There were […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.