‘The Fabelmans’ puts spotlight on antisemitic abuse directed at school’s most famous alumnus December 11, 2022 — by Shreya Rallabandi and Shaan Sridhar A young Sammy Fabelman firmly grips his film camera as he dives into the sand under a beach volleyball net, attempting to capture action footage of his high school’s most popular jock spiking a volleyball into the opposing team’s court. Fabelman captures the senior ditch day for Grand View High, fashioning a movie with his […] read more » English 11 Honors hosts ‘Hamlet’ discussion with Shakespeare professor December 10, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Victoria Hu English 11 Honors teachers hosted Professor Emeritus Michael Warren on Dec. 8 to help students better understand Shakespeare’s message, themes and background in “Hamlet,” the play they are currently reading in class. English 11 Honors teachers Natasha Ritchie and Amy Keys invited Warren to speak, as they have in past years before the pandemic. Ritchie, […] read more » Responding to calls for better communication, district employs public information officer for first time December 8, 2022 — by Maggie Zeng and William Norwood When superintendent Bill Sanderson joined the district in the summer, he met with the mayors of Saratoga and Los Gatos along with other community partners to discuss their perspectives on the biggest needs of the district. The common answer was the need for better communication — community members often had little knowledge of what was […] read more » Anti-Racism Task Force rallies to combat racism December 8, 2022 — by William Norwood and Allison Tan Senior Taylor Wilson stood in the quad during tutorial on Nov. 21 and described his experiences with anti-Black hate and racism. Hundreds of students came out to support the anti-racism rally that Wilson and the rest of the school’s Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) had planned in response to a racist incident that occurred the week […] read more » Speech and debate transitions back to in-person setting December 8, 2022 — by Skyler Mao Dozens of students gathered at Milpitas High on Sept. 30 for the Stephan Stewart speech and debate tournament, one of the first in-person tournaments the school’s team has attended since the pandemic began in March 2020. Practicing every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 P.M., and under the guidance of speech coach Kiana Young and debate […] read more » Student productions give Drama 4 Honors seniors chance to expand their skill set December 8, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda The lights of the Thermond Drama Center dimmed as main character Elizabeth — played by senior Jo Bejar — and her longtime friend Hattie Dealing — played by sophomore Niraali Garg — took the stage. The rapid-fire conversation continued until a ripple of laughter ran through the crowd and filled the small room as Hattie […] read more » Saratoga remains strong giving back to the community December 7, 2022 — by Andy Zhu Each year beginning in mid-November, the school participates in the annual Giving Tree drive, displaying a Christmas tree in the office with presents underneath, collected for children in need. This year, a tall Christmas tree stands in the lobby of the office, dazzling in brilliant Christmas lights. On it perches wishlist tags containing presents ranging […] read more » Falcon editor wins honorable mention for NSPA Writer of the Year award December 6, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen and Skyler Mao Searching through her past work, senior Christina Chang, one of four editors-in-chief of The Falcon this year, carefully selected five of her most impactful stories to submit to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the leading organization supporting scholastic journalism in the nation. She wanted to participate in the contest and take a shot at […] read more » 80 students join winter percussion December 6, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli With the marching band’s season having ended with a fourth-place finish at the Sacramento regional championships on Nov. 5, winter percussion is now among the music groups that have begun practicing for spring-semester competitions. Every year, percussion members in the band and other interested students come together and join winter percussion to craft a show […] read more » Tri-M concert raises money for Hurricane Ian relief December 6, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen and Zachary Zinman Cello in hand, freshman Florence Wei stepped onto the McAfee Center stage for her solo. After introducing the piece she had been practicing for six months, Bach’s Prelude from Suite 3, Wei inhaled deeply and began to play. As she swayed with the melody, audience members hunched forward, mesmerized by the sound of her cello. […] read more » firstprevious...10...1819202122...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.