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 » Redwood ‘Honks!’ for audience May 2, 2008 — by Jennifer Tien Redwood Middle School students will be presenting “Honk!” for their spring musical in the McAfee Center after several month qs of hard work in rehearsals. “The kids are exhilarated and waiting to perform,” said Jill Milton, the co-chair of the musical, “They keep asking us if all the shows are sold out because they are really fired up about what they have to show the community.” read more » Online mafia game infiltrates students’ lives May 2, 2008 — by Emily Chen and Gautham Ganesan Senior Daniel Yang rushes home after school and logs on to his computer, tentatively maneuvering his way to an online forum to discover the unthinkable: he has been killed. No, Yang is still alive and well in a physical sense, but his online Mafia persona has been eliminated. Mafia, a popular campfire game in which players are assigned roles as either a member of the “mafia,” or a “civlian,” has found its way online. Members of the mafia choose a civilian to “kill” during the night phase of the game, while civilians try to figure out who the mafia is during the day phase. read more » School clubs in danger of being cut May 1, 2008 — by Elizabeth Lee Every year the list of clubs on campus expands, but many new clubs have not shown any signs of vitality this year. ASB is preparing to investigate this issue further and determine the future of inactive clubs. Out of the total 76-80 clubs on campus, approximately 10-20 percent will be disbanded by the end of this school year, ASB members said. Students are being dishonest by signing up as a club but failing to perform club activities, according to assistant principal Karen Hyde. read more » Pancake Breakfast aims to bring community together with music April 30, 2008 — by Annie Lee When people think of student bands and orchestras performing, they might imagine an audience of parents falling asleep to a two-hour concerto. The music department’s Pancake Breakfast breaks the community mold. With a freshly made breakfast and 18 student groups performing lively music, the event is a community favorite. The breakfast is an annual gathering of community members on the first Sunday morning of May from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year, the event happens Sunday when student groups from grades 5-12 will perform their well-practiced shows for the community. read more » Gov students bring lessons to Foothill Elementary School April 30, 2008 — by Tim Tsai It isn’t often that students become the teachers, but the students of history teacher Mike Davey’s U.S. Government classes had the chance to play the role on April 18 and 25 at Foothill Elementary. The classes traveled to Foothill to give presentations on what it means to be an American and on the freedom of speech. Some students performed educational skits and gave PowerPoint presentations, while others split the elementary students into groups and had them argue landmark cases throughout American history. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...371372373374375...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.