Bombay in the Bay still on track for in-person performance January 20, 2022 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Nikhil Mathihalli The Indian Cultural Awareness Club (ICAC) officers are planning to be under the bright lights of the McAfee Center again next month with their annual Bollywood show, Bombay in the Bay (BNB), on Feb. 17, 18 and 19. Last year, due to COVID-19, audience members watched a pre-recorded show from their cars at the SHS […] read more » Sophomore named a winner in 2021 Congressional App Challenge January 20, 2022 — by Anamika Anand Sophomore Zeyneb Kaya was recently announced as one of the 335 winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, a competition where middle and high school students submit original apps to be judged by local members of Congress. Kaya placed first within Congressional District CA-18, represented by local Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. All of the winning apps […] read more » Despite omicron, school to stay in person unless trends worsen greatly January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou New cases can be tracked using the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard. Despite the rise of the highly transmissible new omicron variant, the district said that Saratoga and Los Gatos High Schools are unlikely to return to remote learning. District leaders say they are following all COVID-19 Safety Guidelines established by the County Health Department and Office […] read more » District utilizes mass COVID-19 testing to identify new cases January 9, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu For the first time since the pandemic began, the school has seen a big uptick in COVID-19 cases following the return from winter break. Before the return to school on Jan. 3, at least 29 students and five staff members had initially tested positive, assistant principal Brian Thompson said. The weekend before, the district distributed […] read more » Class of 2021: Alumni reflect on their transition to various colleges December 18, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Arnav Swamy Following a remote senior year amidst the pandemic, SHS Class of 2021 alumni detail their transition into college. With some schools offering fully in-person courses and others still in a hybrid learning format, four alumni discuss their unique experiences, the college learning curve and advice they would give to high schoolers navigating college life. […] read more » Speech and debate tournaments continue to be held virtually despite return of in-person learning; competitions may change in January December 10, 2021 — by Kavya Patel and Nidhi Mathihalli Junior debate captain Anushka Sankaran stared at the tiny black boxes on her screen in September 2021 taking notes on what her opponent said during her debate round in public forum. Despite having gone back to in-person learning for school, all of the speech and debate competitions she participated in so far this year have […] read more » Two new COVID-19 cases prompt widespread testing December 8, 2021 — by Selina Chen Clutching bright pink call slips, students flocked to the health office on Dec. 3, following the school’s second instance of discovering COVID-19 cases after its first record on Nov. 4. On the night of Dec. 2, assistant principal Brian Thompson informed the staff that a student and an adult have tested positive for COVID-19, amounting […] read more » Mock Trial prepares for competition season with hybrid teaching December 3, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Jonny Luo For her day job, Class of 2013 alumna Ashwini Velchamy works as an pretrial attorney in Louisiana helping inmates on death row. For the second year in a row, her volunteer night job is to be the attorney coach for the school’s mock trial team. Again this year, she is doing this work remotely on […] read more » Quiz Bowl to send its top team to nationals December 3, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The school’s top Quiz Bowl team has qualified for next spring’s High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) as the result of a second-place finish at the Cal Cup 1 on Nov. 13. Quiz Bowl sent three teams to compete in the tournament. Members were assigned to the competitive, standard and novice teams based on prior […] read more » Omicron variant may displace students’ travel plans December 3, 2021 — by Selina Chen and Atrey Desai When freshman Will Norwood lived in St. Albans, England, he saw his grandparents every week. He then moved to the U.S. in fourth grade and traveled back twice a year to visit them. Due to the pandemic, however, Norwood has not seen them for two years, so he was looking forward to flying back to […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2627282930...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.