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 » School averts post winter break COVID-19 outbreak January 26, 2023 — by Andrew Lin During finals week in December, the silence in many classrooms was sometimes interrupted by coughing and sniffling. Against the school’s recommendation, many students had arrived at school sick. While many of these symptoms were caused by the flu or the common cold, COVID-19 cases also saw an increase from three to 12 cases that week. […] read more » Recent winter storms cause delays in baseball field renovations January 26, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Starting last June, workers began digging up the baseball field to begin the process of installing a new turf surface, adding landscaping and making other improvements such as bigger dugouts and bullpen areas. According to assistant principal Brian Thompson, the renovations were initially estimated to be completed by Dec. 30; however, the delayed delivery of […] read more » Winter Soundings issue to be published online in late January January 24, 2023 — by Amy Luo and Kathy Wang Chatter filled Soundings Art and Literary Magazine adviser Amy Keys’s classroom as the staff voted on submissions for publication on Jan. 12. A Peardeck slideshow containing artworks and their respective titles was projected on the whiteboard at the front of the classroom. Approximately 30 staff members voted “yes,” “no” or “abstain” for each submission. “We […] read more » Intense winter storms lead to school cancellations, power outages and other problems January 21, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Isabelle Wang The first week of second semester saw violent rain and wind from intense storms leave countless community members without power, teachers stranded at home and unable to commute to school, and both schools in the district closing due to a prolonged power outage. Over 66,000 PG&E customers in California were sporadically without power in the […] read more » Saratoga Library celebrates Lunar New Year by offering community activities January 21, 2023 — by Emma Fung and Kathy Wang The entrance of the Saratoga Library boomed with the beating of tanggu, a traditional Chinese drum, as children and parents crowded around two twirling lion dancers. Lion dancing was one of the various activities hosted by the Saratoga Library on Jan. 14 during its annual Lunar New Year event. Lunar New Year fell on Jan. […] read more » Bad habits, heavy academic loads lead to chronic tardiness even as administration threatens loss of prom for the worst offenders January 20, 2023 — by George Hu Junior Ameya Saund often wakes up at 6 a.m. to complete homework assignments due later that day, as a result of her excessive workload the night before. However, she often realizes that she does not have enough time to finish her work and arrive to first or second period on time, so she usually opts […] read more » Green Committee asks for students’ help to make the school a greener place December 18, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Kathy Wang Last summer, recent graduate Cici Xu and a few parents founded the Green Committee after being frustrated by the lack of progress toward sustainability at the school. The committee is notably separate from the Green Team, a club that has existed for many years and works on making the school greener by volunteering, hosting group […] read more » Spirit week promotes holiday fervor December 17, 2022 — by Anirudh Iyer Spirit commissioners called the spirit week that concluded on Dec. 8 an overall success even though the first night rally was sparsely attended. The week began with Holiday Pajama Day on Monday. Students showed up to school wearing creative pajamas inspired by December themes. The winners for most unique outfits, unanimously decided by the spirit […] 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.