Quiz Bowl practices remain online to mimic tournament setting October 6, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Jonny Luo Just like last year, the Quiz Bowl team is practicing online to simulate what the real competition will be like in the coming months. The club’s president, junior Anthony Wang, said the team is also still trying to secure an adviser. In Quiz Bowl, competitors from two teams try to buzz in as quickly as […] read more » Faculty bring their A-game quad day to ring in Homecoming October 6, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi Junior Kiana Compeau hurried to the perimeter of the quad right after her third period on Sept. 20 filled with anticipation for the staff’s quad day performance, and she was not disappointed. Her jaw dropped after seeing history teacher Faith Stackhouse-Daly dressed in a bright yellow tutu with a matching head accessory while acting as […] read more » MSET Fish exceed expectations at CalGames October 6, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The MSET Fish earned 3rd seed and won the Founder’s award at Calgames, their most recent offseason competition, from Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 3 at Lynbrook High School. The team competed against 28 other robotics teams from the Bay Area. The game, introduced in January, is the same as last year’s game wherein […] read more » Delayed by a pandemic, sophomores struggle with first quad day performance October 3, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Though the Class of 2024 has attended the school for little more than a year and wasn’t on campus last year due to the pandemic, their quad day performance continued a tradition-in-the-making: Sophomores (the Classes of 2021, 2022 and 2024) have finished last in the Homecoming competition for three years and running. Tasked with the […] read more » New lead therapist hopes to destigmatize mental health issues September 28, 2021 — by Kavya Patel Correction (Jan. 18, 2023): An earlier version of this story misstated the first name of lead therapist Shobha Vaidyanathan. Her first name is Shobha, not Shoba. Growing up in Mumbai, India, Shobha Vaidyanathan noticed an apprehension over discussing mental health issues. This became more obvious during her years studying clinical psychology in India, where she […] read more » District updates GPA policy for Class of 2025 September 27, 2021 — by Viraaj Reddi On Aug. 30, the administration announced an updated GPA policy that will be in effect starting with the Class of 2025. The updated policy will standardize GPA calculations between Los Gatos High and Saratoga High. Saratoga’s previous GPA calculation policy did not weigh honors or AP courses taken outside the district on a 5-point scale, […] read more » Class of 2022 National Merit Semifinalists announced September 26, 2021 — by Anouk Yeh Thirty-eight seniors recently learned they are National Merit semifinalists. The previous record was 51 Semifinalists in the Class of 2020; the Class of 2021 had 30. The National Merit Program recognizes top students based on their junior year PSAT score. To qualify as a semifinalist, a student must score in the 99th percentile of their […] read more » 2021-22 Homecoming Court crowned September 26, 2021 — by Anouk Yeh Editor’s note: this story is being continuously updated as the Falcon receives more information. Last updated 4:51 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. As the second quarter of the Homecoming football game against Monta Vista came to a close, attending students held their breaths as English teacher and commentator Erick Rector began reading out the names […] read more » Robotic teams use offseason to get even stronger after a strong pandemic year September 25, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy and Martin Xu Even though the 2019-2020 robotics season abruptly ended due to the pandemic, the school’s robotics team, MSET, quickly bounced back and reassessed its strategies for the 2020-2021 remote season. These strategies clearly worked, as all three of their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams went on to qualify for the Northern California FTC Regionals Championship in […] read more » Club participation increases to pre-pandemic levels September 24, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Jonny Luo As soon as the lunch bell rang, sophomore Jay Lim headed from his third-period class in the band room to a bustling quad filled with tables, students and club officers on the first day of Club Rush. As he walked between various club booths, he read the tri-fold posters set up and scanned QR codes […] read more » firstprevious...102030...3839404142...5060708090...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.