Upperclassmen and teachers reflect on skills necessary to succeed in widely perceived ‘most difficult’ classes February 8, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou Every year, dozens of upperclassmen find themselves trying to balance their health, extracurriculars and academic ambition in the form of AP and Honors classes. On average, juniors take 6.5 classes while seniors enroll in 6, registrar Robert Wise said. He said the average junior takes 3.5 AP and Honors classes and seniors take 3.2 […] read more » Band transitions from marching to concert season, looks forwards to performances in second semester February 6, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Shannon Ma With the marching season officially concluded after first semester, the band has taken time to reflect on their accomplishments over the first semester and transition into their concert season. From placing 4th at the WBA NorCal Super Show and attending Cupertino Tournament of Bands (TOB) to winning 1st at the Sierra Cup Classic in Fresno, […] read more » Green Committee hopes to spark on-campus change through Spirit of Recycling clothing drive February 3, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda The Green Committee, an initiative separate from the club known as Green Team, announced a merchandise drive on Jan. 4 via Instagram to collect gently used school merchandise to wash and resell at school events. Currently, the committee has set up a white bin outside the Activities Office to collect apparel such as sweats, hoodies, […] read more » Bombay in the Bay practices ramp up January 31, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer and Michelle Wan With less than a month before performance day, preparations for the annual Bombay in the Bay (BNB) performance have accelerated. BNB is one of the school’s main cultural events, spreading Indian cultural representation. The BNB performances, hosted by the school’s Indian Cultural Awareness Club (ICAC), will take place on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. […] read more » Students continue honing hands-on research skills in Advanced Science Research January 29, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Sanjoli Gupta Since last year, Los Gatos High has offered Saratoga High upperclassmen a chance to take Advanced Science Research (ASR), a sixth-period course in which students design and test their independent experiments. However, with over 40 people in the class this year, this will be the last year of ASR. “Part of the reason ASR is […] read more » Clubs, teachers host fun, creative activities for Speak Up for Change week January 29, 2023 — by Emma Fung To complement this year’s Speak Up for Change theme of Moving Past, several clubs on campus hosted activities during the week of Jan. 23. Monday, Jan. 23 Dear Asian Youth held a discussion about racism and presented coping strategies on how to deal with discrimination. During the discussion, club officers Jasmine Ispasoiu, Allison Tan […] read more » School nixes lacrosse seasons for both boys and girls January 29, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain Lacrosse players received an unexpected email from athletic director Rick Ellis on Jan. 18 saying that lacrosse’s spring season sports season had been canceled. Ellis’s email had cited low registration as the main reason for cancellation. Last year, the girls’ team also saw low registration, lacking substitutes with only 15 total players. Despite low numbers, […] read more » At SUFC rally, trauma becomes central focus January 29, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Trigger Warning: This story contains mentions of anti-trans sentiment, sexual assault, body dysmorphia and suicide. “I wish my parents knew I love them, I like them, I hate them,” said English teacher Natasha Ritchie in an introductory video at the Speak Up for Change rally on Jan. 27. The video was a compilation of teachers […] read more » Engineering lab building renovated for first time in 60 years January 26, 2023 — by Saachi Jain The school’s Engineering Lab — which was previously used as an autoshop and a woodshop for earlier generations — was until recently the only original building not to have been remodeled since the school’s founding in 1959. Renovations, which cost a total of around $2.5 million and came from Measure E funds, began last June […] read more » Drama program works to increase membership, provides new opportunities for students January 26, 2023 — by Jonny Luo During the fall play, “The Crucible,” playgoers experienced a strange sight for a high school production: Eight actors, none with speaking lines, stood out in the cast by sheer virtue of their diminutive stature. These eight actors were, in fact, middle schoolers who took part in a new pilot program by the school’s drama department […] 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.