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 » MAP plans first post-COVID era LA trip February 16, 2023 — by Natalie Chua, Sanjoli Gupta After the Media Arts Program’s annual trip to Los Angeles was canceled the last three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, roughly 60 juniors will finally board buses in mid-March to head south and learn about the entertainment and media industries first hand. The group will leave early on March 9 and return by Sunday evening […] read more » Model UN plans first ever conference at Saratoga High February 16, 2023 — by Aiden Ye and Zack Zhang At a typical Model UN conference, dozens of students wearing formal attire set up stands to debate public policy and propose solutions for ongoing international issues like refugee crises, waste management and women’s rights. Some shout, trying to garner attention for the country they represent, while others take notes and plan out which nations they […] read more » Mock Trial caps most successful season in recent history, but fails to advance February 16, 2023 — by Christina Chang and Sanjoli Gupta Mock Trial concluded its competition season in early February. Competitions occurred remotely over Zoom for the third consecutive year since the start of the pandemic. Twenty teams competed in the Santa Clara County tournament this year. This year’s case centered on the accused robbery of a Shakespearean signet ring and alleged battery. With the argument […] read more » Senior wins New York Times award for 2022 personal narrative contest February 15, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Skyler Mao Each year, the New York Times hosts a 100-word personal narrative contest for high school students across the world to tell a miniature memoir about a meaningful moment in their lives. Out of the 12,000 entries, senior Adam Xu’s personal narrative was one of 13 winning pieces selected as winners by the judges. “There were […] read more » Alumni stand up for threatened affirmative action policies February 15, 2023 — by William Norwood and Sarah Thomas A crowd in front of the Supreme Court was covered in bright blue, holding up signs proclaiming “WE WON’T GO BACK” and “Merecemos Estar Aqui.” Forty-one college students, members of a group called Defend Diversity, gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest in defense of “race-conscious admissions” on Nov. 28. Among them was […] read more » Three newest district board members see potential for positive change February 13, 2023 — by Lynn Dai and Jonny Luo As students got back to the swing of things in second semester, three new board members also became acquainted with their new positions on the school board. Here is an update on how they’ve been doing: Steve Chen: former private marketer and Los Gatos High math teacher Between 1984 and 2015, current board member […] read more » School board requests bids for solar panel projects February 12, 2023 — by William Norwood and Divya Vadlakonda Plans for installing solar panels at Saratoga and Los Gatos High and the district office appear to be moving ahead, though no final decisions have been made. The district has partnered with NV5, a provider of technical engineering and consulting solutions. The motion to prepare and request the RFP — a request for proposal that […] read more » firstprevious...56789...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.