’08-’09 Commissions chosen for next year June 2, 2008 — by Maggie Lin After a week of interviews from May 19-23, all the commissions excluding Events and Benefit have been finalized. Events and Benefit commission will undergo a different selection process. This year, the selection process changed so that application slips had to be filled out beforehand and students came in on their own to be interviewed. The changes were made to quicken the selection process and make a smoother transition into next year. read more » Invisible Children screening opens eyes May 30, 2008 — by Neyha Bhat The Invisible Children club had a showing of the documentary Invisible Children: Rough Cut in the McAfee Center on May 15. Although many students attended the screening solely to earn extra-credit for their history classes, most left with a new appreciation for the struggles of children in Africa. read more » Chess team wins CalChess Championships for fourth year May 30, 2008 — by Robin Liu Checkmate! The chess team is once again on top as it won first place for the fourth straight year at the CalChess State Scholastic Championships held May 17-18. read more » Students educate others on genocides May 30, 2008 — by Uma Sambasivam Though most people know of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust and the current genocide in Darfur, few know the extent of crimes against humanity that have occurred since and that are still continuing on today. To raise awareness for these incidents, history teacher Mike Davey’s World History classes gave five-minute presentations detailing 12 different instances of mass ethnicity-based murder, some more publicly known than others. read more » Math teacher Navrides to teach at Los Gatos next year May 30, 2008 — by Neyha Bhat and Brandon Yang After having taught at Saratoga for 11 years, math teacher and department head Mike Navrides is leaving to fill an opening at Los Gatos High. Despite the change of location, Navrides will continue to teach the same subjects, AP Statistics and Algebra 2. “People were very shocked when I told them,” said Navrides. “But after they recovered from the initial shock, the department and school were very understanding and supportive, which I am very grateful for.” read more » Statistics project answers students’ curiosities May 27, 2008 — by Melody Zhang Do you ever wonder whether or not chocolate is a guilty pleasure for girls? Have you ever wanted to know if sleeping can prevent sicknesses? Or if having multiple piercings can affect your GPA? For the past month and a half, statistics students have been researching the answers to these questions. read more » Poetry students pay homage to victims of Mutanabbi Street Bombings May 27, 2008 — by Lyka Sethi When the students of Judith Sutton’s poetry classes think of the conflict in Iraq, they no longer envision bloody bomb blasts and violent terrorist plots; they have come to see the strong cultural background that lies beneath the blanket of oppression and violence taking place in this rich, historical country. Fourteen students from Sutton’s intermediate classes presented their pieces of poetry as a homage to the Mutanabbi Street Bombings in the Little Theater during April, National Poetry Month, but the project had begun several months earlier. read more » Student elections results are in May 22, 2008 — by Mabel Hsu Results are in for the new Associated Student Body members and class officers, despite problems with the voting process this year. New ASB members include president Ketaki Shiram, a junior, vice president Felix Tuan, a junior, secretary Maggie Lin, a sophomore, and treasurer T.T. Tu, a junior. Senior class officers will be Lewis Chen, Rishi Taggarsi, Mabel Hsu and Heraa Hyder, respectively. Junior class officers will be Tiffany Mo, Jennifer Li, Allison Chen and Rebecca Amato respectively. Sophomore class representatives will be Aditya Dev, David Mandell, Michelle Wang and Nina Mohanty, respectively. read more » Coffee House, Spring Swing raise money for groups; Lip Sync canceled May 22, 2008 — by Holden Sparacino and Rahul Thakker As summer vacation slowly approaches, various groups around the campus are looking to raise money to fund end-of-the-year activities or simply to pay off a debt. read more » Alumni travel to help Africa orphans May 21, 2008 — by Sophia Cooper and Annie Lee For many students, attending a four-year college is the epitome of education. For alumnus Michael Nguyen, however, it just wasn’t enough. Nguyen, currently a freshman at UC San Diego, has decided to take on a greater project during his high school career in order to benefit orphans in Tanzania. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...384385386387388...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.