Member of city Planning Commission resigns over comments widely seen as xenophobic October 8, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Lynn Dai In a public email written on Aug. 30, Cheriel Jensen, a member of the Saratoga Planning Commission, expressed opposition to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation’s (RHNA) appeal to install 1,700 plus housing units in the city by 2023. She wrote, “40.1 percent of persons (2015‐19) in Saratoga are foreign born, and 45.2 percent do not […] read more » National TikTok results in some campus vandalism; administration enforces consequences October 8, 2021 — by Lena Aribi and Meher Bhatnagar On Sept. 1, Tiktok user @jugg4elias posted a video of a box of disposable masks he supposedly stole from school, captioning the video “A month into school absolutely devious lick. Should’ve brought a mask.” According to Urban Dictionary, a “lick” is a “successful type of theft.” Since @jugg4elias’s video went viral, the act of “devious […] read more » MSET Fish exceed expectations at CalGames October 8, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The MSET Fish earned 3rd seed and won the Founder’s award at CalGames, their most recent offseason competition, from Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 3 at Lynbrook High School. The team competed against 28 other robotics teams from the Bay Area. The game, introduced in January, is the same as last year’s game wherein […] read more » Homecoming bounces back October 8, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Homecoming week ran from Sept. 20 to Sept. 24, featuring quad day performances from teachers and all grades, and a homecoming dance. The seniors finished in first place, with the juniors placing second, the freshmen placing third and the sophomores coming in last. With no prior knowledge of quad day, the freshmen, tasked with the […] read more » After a successful introduction last year, the Fitness Club hopes to inspire more students to become healthier October 8, 2021 — by Howard Shu On every other Tuesday at the start of lunch, senior Fitness Club co-presidents Ishaan Bhandari and Christopher Liu head to the weight room with around 20 club members, anticipating a captivating workout session. “My favorite part of Fitness Club is actually working out and weightlifting with the club members and officers. It’s a great way […] read more » Model UN Club implements a hybrid in-person and online system October 7, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy When senior Selina Chen, president of the Model United Nations club, entered Spanish teacher Allison Dermont’s room during a Monday lunch to host the first meeting of the year, it was filled with new, eager participants. The club has quadrupled its membership since before the pandemic. The officers — Chen, juniors George Huang (vice president) […] read more » Clubs readjust to an in-person setting October 7, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel During lunch on Sept. 14, members of Girl Up sat in English 9 and 10 teacher Megan Law’s classroom, participating in a name game. People laughed as students failed to remember the names of all the club members and they passed around a bag of Goldfish. The club has been around for years, but this […] read more » Principal’s assistant Pola-Michelle Alas to leave school for district office this month October 7, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan and Sanjoli Gupta Since Sept. 13th, principal’s assistant Pola-Michelle Alas had been working two jobs, one at the district office and one at SHS. Come Oct. 25, she will be leaving the school to work in the business office at the district office full time under the direction of Delores Perley, the Chief Business Officer (CBO). Taking her […] read more » Benefit transitions back to an in-person show for 2022 October 7, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel To adhere to COVID-19 protocols, last year the annual Benefit Fashion Show adopted a fashion magazine format, for which students dressed up in a theme of their choosing and sent their photos to the officers; it raised $1,000 for the fire-relief charity Felton Fire Protection District. Due to the popularity of last year’s “Vintage” theme, […] read more » Junior class spirit shines, brings ‘Scooby Doo’ to life October 7, 2021 — by Shannon Ma Powder guns blasted the afternoon sky with clouds of blue smoke. The unified, boisterous chanting of “Junior power!” dominated the quad at the end of lunch on Sept. 23 as a sea of blue-clad students jumped together in a crowd. The last time the Class of 2023 enjoyed a mosh pit like this was two […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2829303132...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.