Post-pandemic woes: Yearbook, ASB face funding issues March 17, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli When journalism adviser Michael Tyler returned from his summer break in early August, he was surprised to learn that yearbook prices had not been increased, despite believing the administration had agreed to do so after a $10,000 deficit accrued because of poor sales during the online year. This year, the lack of a price increase […] read more » Students, teachers weigh in on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine March 16, 2022 — by Lynn Dai, Andrew Lin and Daniel Wu In the past few weeks, sophomore Minh Do has felt powerless and dismayed as he has followed news about Russia’s military assault on Ukraine. He is especially focused on the mounting economic and humanitarian problems for Ukrainians along with the role social media has played as disinformation within the war. Senior Kunal Shrivastav’s opinions do […] read more » Benefit fashion show postponed until April 23 March 15, 2022 — by Harshini Velchamy The annual Benefit Fashion Show, originally planned for March 5, has been postponed to April 23. Instead of taking place in the quad as previously planned, the show will now be held in the gym, with models being masked while walking. Tickets will sell at $10 online and $15 at the door. Head Benefit commissioner […] read more » Two regionals put MSET Fish’s robot to the test March 15, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Arnav Swamy Sophomore Naveed Kasnavi, the hardware lead for the school’s FRC team 649 MSET Fish, tightened the last screw on the team’s robot on a late February evening. The robot, named Cowfish, was finally assembled for the team’s two regionals the team is competing in: the San Francisco Regional on March 17 and the Silicon Valley […] read more » Bombay in the Bay dazzles in person March 10, 2022 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Nikhil Mathihalli As the music faded at the conclusion of the show’s All-Male Dance (AMD), the final performance of the two-day-long Bombay in the Bay (BNB) performances spanning Feb. 18-19, dozens of performers piled together into a mosh pit to celebrate the finale. Many seniors were visibly emotional, knowing it was their last year dancing with their […] read more » Engineering Design and Development students design and build original projects for practical use March 10, 2022 — by Sam Bai and Howard Shu Before being cleared out for major remodeling recently, the room SO1 buzzed with the steady hum of machinery as students researched, prototyped and iterated on previous designs, all in order to create a practical invention for the Engineering Design and Development Class’s final project. Unlike previous labs with pre-defined instructions, seniors are free to create […] read more » Students see success in competitions, scholarships March 2, 2022 — by Selina Chen, Allen Luo, Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Students from multiple clubs have recently achieved competitive success, allowing for some to participate in higher-level competitions. The Robotics team MSET Jellyfish, led by senior team captain Daniel Jiang, won the prestigious Inspire Award at the Sunnyvale Qualifying Tournament on Jan. 29. By earning the highest possible ranking, they snatched a spot at the Northern […] read more » District distributes KN95 masks biweekly to students February 10, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta, Nidhi Mathihalli and Lihi Shoshani It’s time to upgrade your mask — and especially get rid of cloth masks — if you haven’t done so already, say school officials. Following assistant principal Brian Thompson’s email announcement of the district’s plan to supply the masks, all sixth period teachers distributed two KN95 masks to each student because of the rapid spread […] read more » Students donated 700+ period products to homeless shelters for Ethnic Studies project February 10, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli Freshmen Anika Kapasi and Saejal Thomas were both frustrated. It was cold, they had no ideas for their Ethnic Studies Class’s end-of-semester project, and to top it all off, they were both on their periods. But after asking a friend for tampons, an idea stuck: They realized that they could structure their project around the […] read more » School discusses mental health and seeking support at the Speak Up for Change rally February 8, 2022 — by Serena Li, Lihi Shoshani, Sarah Thomas and Cici Xu “Raise your hand if you or someone you know has dealt with suicidal thoughts, addiction or other mental illnesses,” said junior Allison Tan at one point in last Friday’s Speak Up for Change week assembly in the quad. Students here and there raised their hands and looked around solemnly. Early in the event, the outreach […] read more » firstprevious...10...1920212223...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.