School seeks new assistant principal for next year March 16, 2023 — by Christina Chang and Carolyn Wang Editor’s Note: As of March 27, the job description has been updated from the previous full-time 1.0 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) to 0.6 FTE. A job listing for a full-time assistant principal position at the school was posted on EdJoin, the nation’s No. 1 education job board, on March 1. According to Los Gatos Saratoga Union […] read more » A COVID-era landmark: At-school Inspire testing ends March 15, 2023 — by Jonny Luo The end of California’s State of Emergency and decreased usage led Inspire Diagnostics to end their PCR testing service on Feb. 28 due to low revenue. The school will still provide free take-home tests. District Nurse Lisa Tripp attributed the drop in test numbers to the convenience and accessibility of free, at-home COVID-19 tests provided […] read more » Junior develops award-winning AI-powered browser extension March 15, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer and Daniel Wu As a demonstration for The Falcon, junior Grant Hough recently typed the sentence into a computer: “Our bald forefathers told the Eskimos to enjoy the Christmas season.” A few seconds later, a miniature blue icon in the corner of his screen turned red, alerting him about the nuance errors in his sentence and offering him […] read more » Junior NCTE nominees explore growth and family in their writing March 15, 2023 — by Eric Shi Junior Sanjoli Gupta remembers seeing the prompt for this year’s NCTE annual National Teachers Council for English (NCTE) writing competition and being intrigued at the idea of writing for a prestigious national writing competition. A few weeks later on Feb. 5, she learned she was one of two juniors whose pieces were chosen to be […] read more » Clubs build connections with middle school counterparts March 15, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Jonny Luo As clubs and extracurriculars become increasingly popular, high school students have begun outreach to middle schoolers to encourage younger students to build both their skills and passions. MSET Cuttlefish mentors middle-school counterparts Starting last September, members of Saratoga’s MSET Cuttlefish robotics team began weekly outreach sessions with their middle school FTC equivalents, providing feedback on […] read more » Atmospheric river brings heavy winds, fallen trees and destruction to campus facilities March 14, 2023 — by Christina Chang Saratoga was drenched in heavy rain Tuesday, March 14, as California saw yet another powerful atmospheric river — a type of storm “named for their long, narrow shape and the prodigious amount of water they carry,” according to the New York Times. This follows a previous atmospheric river that loomed over the state last week. […] read more » LEO Club and Hunger at Home Club lead participation in inter-school competition hosted by Martha’s Kitchen March 12, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta The school’s LEO Club and Hunger at Home Club will lead participation in the first “Food Fight” competition hosted by Martha’s Kitchen — a nonprofit soup kitchen that works to alleviate food insecurity — during the month of April. The goal is to promote awareness and encourage volunteers to combat food insecurity. After LEO Club […] read more » Senior named scholar in Regeneron STS research competition March 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Anthony Wang Over the summer, senior Lisa Fung attended UC Santa Barbara’s Research Mentorship Program (RMP). After spending 6 weeks immersed in research in mathematical optimization — with breaks for activities such as playing basketball, snorkeling and surfing — she discovered a new method for using data to model human movement during natural disaster evacuation. Her project, […] read more » Electives Night for rising freshmen happens in person after 2 years online February 27, 2023 — by Anamika Anand For the first time since the start of the pandemic, rising 9th graders and their parents got the opportunity to learn more about the school’s electives in person at Electives Night on Jan. 30. The event had a turnout of nearly 600 rising 9th graders and their family members, 30 staff members and 300 current […] read more » Student-run nonprofit hosts concert to support underprivileged special education students February 27, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi The encaptivating voices of senior Anastasia Ramirez and sophomore Diya Iyer filled the air as they sang “Somethings Are Meant To Be” from the movie “Little Women.” Numerous quartets, small ensembles and singing trios proceeded to charm the audience during the concert hosted by Music and Good in Concert (MAGIC), a nonprofit organization run by […] read more » firstprevious...45678...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.