New English teacher joins Saratoga ‘bubble’ September 17, 2008 — by Girish Swaminath Students can further enhance their critical thinking abilities thanks to a new teacher in the English department, Ken Nguyen. Nguyen teaches two periods of English 10 and three periods of AP English Language. read more » New guidance counselor comes to Saratoga September 17, 2008 — by Girish Swaminath Over the next few months, many students will meet and begin to develop a strong relationship with the newest guidance counselor, Dona Feizzadeh. read more » Saratoga High welcomes new librarian September 17, 2008 — by Karthik Sreedhara New librarian Kevin Heyman, who is replacing the retired Tibor Szalay, hopes to inspire students to become skilled researchers and to become as passionate about research as he is. read more » ‘History Nerd’ teaching World History and Government September 17, 2008 — by Karthik Sreedhara New U.S. History and U.S. Government teacher Margarita Lozano is making some history herself. She is the second female teacher in the department in many years. read more » New students adjust to international changes September 17, 2008 — by Sophia Cooper and Annie Lee Switching schools means leaving behind best friends and hoping to find a place to fit in, a difficult task with the presence of high school cliques. Moving to a different country presents its own problems of language, culture and a general uncertainty of a new place. read more » Senior fuels paper obsession September 17, 2008 — by Tiffany Tung When most people think of paper, they tend to think of the plain white or loose-leaf lined paper kind. Senior Grace Wu is not like most people. To support her hobby of journaling and crafting, Wu splurges on all things related to paper: magazines, books, notebooks, journals, scrap booking papers, posters, prints, postcards, stationery and more. read more » Leland’s loss is Saratoga’s gain September 17, 2008 — by Jordan Waite Usually teachers try to help students succeed and stay in school, but it’s different for new math teacher PJ Yim. He dropped out of Boston University for four years before graduating because he had to figure out what he wanted to do. read more » Celebrate Saratoga becomes Taste of Saratoga September 17, 2008 — by Karen Lyu The popular nighttime event “Celebrate Saratoga” has been replaced this year by a daytime festival known as “Taste of Saratoga,” to be held on Sept. 20. Rather than a street dance, this year’s event will be more similar to an art and wine festival. By making this change, the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce hopes that Taste of Saratoga will create a better business environment, while continuing the fund raising effort begun by the Street Dance. read more » English teacher steps up as Speech and Debate Head Coach September 17, 2008 — by Abhishek Venkatarmana and Saniha Shankar This year, English teacher Erick Rector has stepped up to coach the speech and debate team in hopes of bringing much needed stability to the program. read more » ASB to reduce number of clubs September 17, 2008 — by Anna Shen Saratoga High currently offers 76 clubs, half of which may be cut this year if everything goes according to plan. Due to the numerous inactive clubs, the Associated Student Body (ASB) reached a conclusion to reduce the number of clubs after Club Day. The ASB’s goal is to consolidate and minimize clubs, especially those that have disintegrated or become inactive since their time of formation, according to ASB president Ketaki Shriram. The ASB refused to comment on specific clubs they plan to cut. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...373374375376377...380...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.