Literature teacher returns after year abroad teaching in Singapore October 27, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber and Isabelle Wang Temperatures in tropical, muggy Singapore rarely drop below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. So it’s little surprise that English teacher Suzanne Herzman had to rely on air conditioning to keep her classroom’s conditions optimal for her students’ learning. After classes ended for the day, she remembers walking into Singapore’s warm, humid air and taking an underground Mass […] read more » Senior rekindles passion for making hip-hop October 27, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra After blasting “Marvins Room’” at 3 a.m. or going bar for bar to “Family Ties,” many hip-hop fans think about what it might be like to pursue hop-hop as a glamorous career. For most, that’s as far as the dream goes. Then there are fans like senior Rohan Chopra who not only dream of hip-hop […] read more » Public forum debate teams mark a strong start to the season October 23, 2023 — by Emma Fung and Anthony Luo As sophomores Jet Tsang and Bryan Zhao nervously headed into their first round at the Nano Nagle Invitational at Presentation High in San Jose on Oct. 6 — apprehensive about their first in-person tournament of the season — they took a deep breath, clearing their minds. After smoothing his suit and finalizing his opening statement, […] read more » AP 2D and 3D Design classes added alongside AP Drawing enrich art curriculum October 23, 2023 — by Amelia Chang and Annika Gho Walking into room 202 on any given day, visitors hear soft music in the background as students engage in quiet chatter. Easels line the back wall, lit up by strings of fairy lights. Sinks are surrounded by cups of paintbrushes ready to be used by the various artists in the classroom. Students work on their […] read more » Major updates made to WiFi system and school website October 21, 2023 — by Derek Liang and Eric Shi This semester, the district implemented a new certificate-based WiFi system in efforts to boost cybersecurity. In addition to sweeping network changes, Saratoga High’s official’s website also received a major overhaul. Julie Grenier, the district’s director of technology, led the process for implementing the new WiFi system, which boasts a simplified login process with increased network […] read more » Board cancels gym renovations but continues with plans for solar panel carports for front parking lot October 21, 2023 — by William Cao, Eric Shi and Agastya Vitaldevara At its Oct. 17 meeting, the district boards announced the cancellation of major renovations for the school’s gyms due to an unforeseen rise in costs, but moved forward with plans to install several solar panel carports in the front parking lot in late 2024. The district conducted a walk-through with interested vendors on Oct. 10 […] read more » Marching band places third at Cupertino tournament October 21, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan As stadium lights at Cupertino High shone on the field, the crowd erupted as the school’s 200-member marching band played the last note of their 2023 show, “Call of the Unknown.” Adrenaline coursed through the field as the drum majors — seniors Cameron Nguyen and Gabriel Shyh and juniors Aiden Chen and Nathan Lee — […] read more » Staff Spirit House program sparks excitement among staff October 21, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad and Kathy Wang The administration has taken a page out of the wizarding world of Harry Potter and begun a Hogwarts-like spirit house program in an effort to boost staff participation in activities such as sports games and rallies. The program was launched on Sept. 13 by activities director and assistant principal Kristen Cunningham, who first learned about […] read more » Drama program to hold student-directed plays October 21, 2023 — by Richard Fan and Jeremy Si The drama program is hosting two student-directed productions this semester: “Suite Surrender,” a play directed by senior Ryan Cagliostro and “Title of Show,” a musical directed by senior Ashly Henry. The cast members of the drama program are preparing for the shows by rehearsing parts of the 90-minute play for an hour during tutorials and […] read more » 7 SHS female mathletes travel to MIT for elite contest October 21, 2023 — by Jessica Li and Amy Miao Of the 250 girls from across the country invited to the annual Math Prize for Girls (MP4G), seven were from SHS and three of them finished in the top 20. The contest, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Oct. 8, turned out to be a success for senior Victoria Hu, who finished […] read more » firstprevious...34567...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.