Biology teacher takes on new role as WASC coordinator November 8, 2023 — by Jessica Li and Amy Miao Besides teaching this year, biology teacher Jennifer Lee is coordinating the school’s mid-cycle report as part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. As the accrediting commission for schools in the western U.S., WASC ensures that quality benchmarks are met in areas such as school culture, curriculum and effective instruction. The […] read more » A new year for speech and debate: new faces, new branches and more hopes for more national tournament bids November 8, 2023 — by Alan Cai and Bryan Zhao With a new coach and a truckload of promising freshmen, the speech and debate team is ramping up for the main part of the season. With the club now totaling around 77 members, Tuesday and Thursday evening meetings have been consistently garnering dozens of people. A new speech coach, Jenny Cook, has joined the returning […] read more » Knit for Need Club donates student creations to charities November 8, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang and Florence Wei During lunch meetings in English teacher Mary Palisoul’s room, members of the new Knit for Need Club — established earlier this year — carefully wrap threads of colorful, fluffy yarn around metal crochet hooks while junior co-presidents Aadhya Naveen and Shreya Raghuvanshi walk around, demonstrating how to crochet a scarf. On the other side of […] read more » GoFan simplifies paying for games and other school events November 8, 2023 — by Lawson Wang Before the pandemic hit in 2020, going to a school sports event often meant pulling out a purse or wallet and having to pay cash for a ticket. Because cash transactions were viewed as being an unnecessary health risk during the pandemic, the athletics department transitioned to using the GoFan app in 2021. Using GoFan […] read more » SHS and Redwood VEX teams host qualifier tournament November 6, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu After hosting a hectic VEX tournament last year with over 300 participants from 30 teams across the Bay Area, Saratoga High’s and Redwood Middle School’s VEX teams collaborated once again this year to host a regionals qualifier on Oct. 8. Over 450 participants came to the high school’s large and small gyms to compete in […] read more » Arm Wrestling Club seeks to boost popularity of the unconventional sport November 6, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad and Emily Wu Seniors Arinjay Basak, Naveed Kasnavi, Andrew Tran and Aiden Ye marched into the student center on Oct. 4, wearing suits and ready to present their unconventional new club idea to ASB officers — the Arm Wrestling Club. “We wanted to demonstrate that our club was professional, so we came to the ASB interview in suits,” […] read more » Ceramics gives students creative freedom and hopes to recover from recent loss of interest November 6, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Emily Wu After exploring ceramics through Ceramics 1 last year, sophomore Emily Haworth decided to continue up the path to Ceramics 2 with teacher Nikki Rodriguez. For Haworth, time spent in ceramics is full of fun and creative freedom. Within projects like decorative clay pots or skulls, she especially likes how students have the freedom to personalize […] read more » Two seniors qualify as Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists November 6, 2023 — by Aiden Ye Seniors Brad Ma and Zeyneb Kaya are two of the 1,514 Coca-Cola scholarship semifinalists this year. They were selected from a pool of more than 100,000 applicants, and still have two more rounds of applications. Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholarship provides a $20,000 academic scholarship to 150 prestigious finalists. This year marks the 36th edition […] read more » Senior hosts events promoting drug prevention November 6, 2023 — by Nika Svizhenko The left corner of the student center was crowded with three foosball tables, each surrounded by two students competing against each other and tens of others cheering on Nov. 3. Anti-drug posters and brochures were hung up around the room. With senior Ryan Lin presiding over the event, students spectated and cheered for their friends […] read more » School and district websites undergo major redesign November 5, 2023 — by Sam Bai When students first visited the school website this year, they encountered an entirely new user interface. Rather than a carousel of still images, the focal point is now an aerial drone shot of the entire school, followed by the latest local news and profiles of the students and staff. The district first decided to redesign […] read more » firstprevious...23456...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.