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 » Community weighs in on women’s rights abuse in Iran December 13, 2022 — by Nicole Lee and Isabelle Wang In an incident that sparked widespread condemnation, Mahsa Amini, 22, passed away under the custody of the Iranian morality police, who arrested her for wearing her hijab “inappropriately” on Sept. 16. On a visit to her family three days before her death, she was confronted and arrested on the basis of needing training on Iran’s […] read more » Robotics teams host first 24-team tournament in three years December 12, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Since 2012, the MSET Robotics team has hosted an annual FTC qualifier at the school, where around 24 teams compete to earn a spot in the NorCal Regionals tournament. This year, the tournament hosted 22 teams, resulting in around 275 to 320 students attending on Dec. 4. Hosting a competition with so many attendees required […] read more » ‘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 » 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.