Drama students host Coffeehouse event May 19, 2008 — by Mika Padmanabhan The rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the insights of an aspiring poet, and a highly artistic and captivated audience paint the scene of a contemporary coffee shop. Saratoga High students will be able to experience this one of a kind scene during Coffeehouse on May 19. Hosted by senior drama 4 students Kristen Gochnauer and James Knight, Coffeehouse is an open microphone show where attendees can perform skits, poetry songs and more. The event will take place in the Little Theatre and is open to all students. read more » Go Club places third nationally May 19, 2008 — by Alicia Lee The Go Club recently participated and placed third in the Seventh Annual North American Ing School Team Championship, a national competition between Go teams across the country. The tournament was run by the American Go Honor Society in conjunction with the American Go Association and sponsored by The Ing Chang-ki Wei-chi Education Foundation. read more » English class sizes to be reduced May 19, 2008 — by Robin Liu Next year, the English Department plans to add five more sections after a district decision to decrease class sizes in English. English Department chair Cathy Head hopes that the addition of more periods in some crucial courses will reduce the average class size. “We can bring down class sizes from 33 or 34 to 28 or 29,” said Head. “There should be a reduction of maybe five students on average [in classes] above freshman level.” read more » Introduction to Business creates food courier service May 13, 2008 — by Tiffany Tung The Introduction to Business class intends to use the idea of supply and demand, the fundamental basis for business, by fulfilling the demands of the students at Saratoga High have for off-campus foods by creating a “food courier service.” In order to help fund the various trips and guest speakers for the class, which is in its first year, senior Blake Paisley decided to help the class institute the service that provides off campus foods for all students and faculty, charging a service fee of $2 per order. read more » AP Music Theory class holds year-end recital May 7, 2008 — by Elizabeth Cheng A piano soloist, a brass quartet and a jazz ensemble are just some of the performers that will be playing in a May 29 AP Music Theory class recital. read more » Open access boosts AP test enrollment May 6, 2008 — by Daniel Yang More students than ever will be taking AP tests in the next two weeks, a result of more students enrolling in AP classes because of the school’s open access policy in English, social studies and science. “Many more people have had the opportunity to take the [AP] classes and many more people have chosen to take the AP test, but the overall statistics of pass rates has remained quite constant,” said assistant principal Gail Wasserman. read more » One-act Festival makes solid debut May 6, 2008 — by James Jiang Abraham Lincoln was elected to office in 1846; Kennedy was elected 1946. Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theater; Kennedy was shot in a car called Lincoln, made by Ford. Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse; Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin hid in a theater. Coincidence or conspiracy? Senior Sean Pierce’s one-act play, The Complete History of America: Abridged, taught these and many other interesting lessons of American history. The show premiered on the weekend of April 17-19, along with An Actor’s Nightmare and The Death of Trotsky, directed by senior Nelson MacGowan and junior Eddie Zhang, respectively. read more » Spring Fling thrives despite loss of Sadie’s May 6, 2008 — by Annie Lee and Maggie Lin Even without a Sadie Hawkins dance, Spring Fling maintained its fun-filled reputation complete with boy cheerleaders, Powder Puff football games, a dunk tank and Battle of the Boom. Tradition has set its path for the defending champions, class of ’08, to win Powder Puff, and this year the senior girls did not disappoint. read more » School plans senior festivities May 6, 2008 — by Guy Quanrud and Andy Tsao With senior year drawing to a close, the school is preparing a series of special events to bid the graduating students farewell. Aside from the graduation ceremony and party, seniors also get to purchase the Senior Video and take a day off from school at the beach. read more » Benefit Fashion Show comes together May 5, 2008 — by Tim Tsai Music pulsed through the dimmed cafeteria of Argonaut Elementary School as models junior Kushal Shah and senior Sahar Padash strutted across the catwalk in Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants caps and jerseys. Their crisp poses and flirtatious skit gave the crowd a hint of the catwalks of Paris, but this was the Benefit Fashion Show, performed on April 25-26 to raise money for a chosen charity. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...366367368369370...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.