District to review plan for solar panel farms in mid-June May 22, 2022 — by Christina Chang For years, community members and students such as junior Miranda Yee have argued that since many neighboring schools like Prospect, Wilcox and Monta Vista have installed solar panels, so should the wealthier Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District. “As a voice representing my fellow students, I want to remind you that [global warming] isn’t just an […] read more » Orchestra and band students headed to Europe this summer May 22, 2022 — by Shannon Ma Prior to the pandemic, the music department made frequent trips to different U.S. cities for festivals and competitions, such as the 2019 Midwest Clinic in Chicago. For the first time in over 10 years, they had also planned a summer 2020 Europe tour — a once-in-a-lifetime experience for orchestra, band and choir students. However, when […] read more » ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ overcomes hurdles presented by illnesses May 22, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Christopher Chen This year’s school spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” ran a total of five performances, with back-to-back shows on April 29 and 30 as well as May 6 and 7. The play follows the milkman Tevye (senior Taylor Zhou) and his three daughters — Tzeitel (junior Anastasia Ramirez), Hodel (senior Peilin Zhang) and Chava (freshman […] read more » APUSH students compete at the 2022 National History Day State Finals in Sacramento May 22, 2022 — by Shannon Ma and Jonathan Si As junior Stephanie Sun walked into the SHS library on March 13, she was all nerves; earlier that day, she and her group participated in the exhibit portion of Santa Clara’s National History Day (NHD) county competitions. Though Sun was confident in her group and their project, she was nervous about whether her team would […] read more » Long-term sub brings in her experiences as an advocate, journalist and entrepreneur into classroom May 22, 2022 — by Sam Bai, Selina Chen and Aiden Ye On May 11, Saratoga mayor Tina Walia stepped into Room 606, which was filled with eager students. She had been invited by long-term substitute Gloriana Garcia to give her knowledge on the local government. Such a relevant discussion is not an uncommon scene in AP United States Government and Economics, where Garcia has been working […] read more » Speech and Debate team celebrates senior night, head coach’s Hall of Fame induction May 22, 2022 — by Selina Chen Donning blazers, shirts and dresses, students and parents filed into the cafeteria on May 17 in formal attire for the speech and debate team’s banquet and senior night. The team celebrated this year’s successes, achieved at 35 tournaments with 148 total entries and 34 awards. At states, freshman orator Timothy Leung placed 7th, and freshman […] read more » Board shies away from backing a bell schedule for next year May 22, 2022 — by George Huang and Nilay Mishra During a board meeting at Saratoga High on May 10, members of the Saratoga High and Los Gatos High staff presented the results of a survey sent out to students on May 5, attempting to finalize the 2022-2023 school year bell schedule. However, the five-member board opted to delay guidance due to differing opinions on […] read more » Guidance department chair Alinna Satake to depart for another school May 20, 2022 — by Victoria Hu Guidance department chair Alinna Satake, a Saratoga High alumni, looks back on her high school memories fondly: From playing sports to participating in theater with her friends, she remembers spending some of her happiest moments at the school. After graduating in 1997, her ties to SHS drew her back. She became a guidance counselor here […] read more » Benefit organizers, model reflect on 2022 show May 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan The large gym came alive on Saturday, April 23, as a buzzing audience watched a spotlit catwalk during the annual Benefit fashion show, a student-led charity event that was back in person again after a one-year hiatus. Over the course of the evening, over 130 models walked up and down the runway in a wide […] read more » Spanish teacher Allison Dermont to depart school May 18, 2022 — by Howard Shu Spanish 2 and 3 teacher Allison Dermont will leave the school after two years to teach at a different school. She has not determined which school she will teach at next, but it will be located closer to where she lives in San Francisco. Dermont said she has enjoyed teaching at the school, especially because […] 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.