ASB to reduce number of clubs September 12, 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 before Club Day on Sept. 16. 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 » New elections method runs successfully September 12, 2008 — by Albert Gu By now, most upperclassmen are used to having class interrupted once or twice a year to vote for elections. However, this system may change soon if the election commission’s new idea works. In the past, the commission would hand out slips of paper in manila envelopes, distribute them to every teacher and collect them all 10 minutes later, a process that was time consuming and disrupted the classroom environment. read more » Lunch prices increase September 12, 2008 — by Umadevi Simbasivam Prices have gone up all over the place lately including at the school’s cafeteria. Gatorade has gone from $1.25 to $1.50. Cookies jumped $1 to $1.50. Sandwiches and wraps increased from $2.50 to $3. Last year, pizza was $2, and it is now $2.50. “I should have raised the prices in the middle of last year but I never raise prices [during] the middle of the year,” said Pam Carlino, director of food service. “I always do it at the beginning of the year so it’s not so shocking.” read more » From coach to athletic director September 12, 2008 — by Jordan Waite When previous athletic director Ian Mackenzie left the school last spring, assistant principal Joe Bosco didn’t have to look far for a replacement. State Requirements teacher Peter Jordan was reluctant at first when asked to take the position of athletic director but decided to go for it. Said Jordan, “It was a challenge and an opportunity to try something new and I almost never turn that down.” Jordan is gaining experience with management but is also getting the chance to watch and learn sports he never played as an athlete, such as water polo, tennis and volleyball. read more » Barbeque burns off new students’ nerves September 12, 2008 — by Lauren Kuan and Synthia Ling New students from different districts, even countries, were welcomed on Aug. 21 at the annual new student barbeque in the quad. About 45 new students, as well as some students not new to the school, attended the barbeque planned by the new student commission with the help of the ASB and administration. During the barbeque, students mingled and conversed with each other while eating hamburgers and hot dogs. The barbeque gave students who already attended the school a chance to talk with the new students. read more » Eagles soar at Saratoga September 12, 2008 — by Mira Chaykin and Nathan Kim Boy Scout Troop 581 of Saratoga will advance four deserving Eagle Scouts this year, seniors Grant Fukui, Chris Rea, Mihir Sathe and Kevin Shimizu. These four students have worked together for about a decade to achieve Boy Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout rank, which they will receive in a couple of months. When the four joined Boy Scouts years ago, they hoped to become Eagle Scouts. This was unquestionably easier said than done. The quartet had to complete an array of tasks, ranging from obtaining mandatory badges to going on campouts, to reach their desired aspiration. read more » Hyde teaches new leadership class September 12, 2008 — by Nathan Kim and Brian Tsai In response to the sometimes apathetic and negative attitudes at Saratoga High, assistant principal Karen Hyde is teaching a new leadership class this year. Senior Paul Stavropoulos first introduced the idea to Hyde last year after hearing some students' take on the school. read more » New guidance couselor comes to Saratoga September 12, 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. Feizzadeh moved from the East Coast where she earned her degree in counseling. Later on, she interned at several schools as a counselor and worked with students of various ages, especially teenagers. Feizzadeh said she was interested in the close-knit and supportive environment of the school—as well as its reputation for excellence. read more » Drama students gear up for coming school year September 12, 2008 — by Pia Mishra With the school year started, the drama department has sprung into gear, preparing for several productions. Soon, the drama department will begin general auditions for the fall play, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. read more » Lelands loss is Saratoga’s gain September 12, 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. “Some people have to find themselves.” Yim said. “I was one of those people. So I was the black sheep of my family. Once I found myself, I went back to school.” read more » firstprevious...1020304050...375376377378379...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.