Solving racial injustice does not mean separating communities September 10, 2022 — by Saachi Jain A cooperative living house in Berkeley known as the “POC (people of color) Theme House” has made recent news after banning white students and visitors from entering its common areas. The new rules require all white guests to be “announced in the Guest Chat if they will be in common spaces with [residents] and if […] read more » We were freshmen in our sophomore year June 5, 2022 — by Jonny Luo It’s near the end of my freshman year of high school, and I’m sitting in my bedroom alone. Staring at tiny faces on my computer screen, I’m wondering how long it would take to get to know all these people, let alone befriend one. Coming into the district from a private middle school, I struggled […] read more » Niche high school rankings matter about as much as Falcon Top 10s June 5, 2022 — by Michael Fok Saratoga High ranks as the best public college prep high school, third best public high school, and 11th best STEM public high school on Niche’s leaderboard for California. On many other lists such as US News and Schooldigger, SHS consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state and in the nation. Sure, it […] read more » And about those geese on campus . . . they’re not so cute May 30, 2022 — by Aiden Ye Recently, the school has found itself home to a trio of wild geese prancing about. They may look harmless, but this deceiving appearance hides their true motives: to torture loitering students by unashamedly pooping everywhere. I typically sit near the cafeteria with my friends during lunch, but during the entirety of March, there was a […] read more » Precalculus Honors classes should not transform curriculum to conform to AP Precalculus May 30, 2022 — by Nilay Mishra and Arnav Swamy On May 17, the College Board announced it would be introducing a new AP course and exam called AP Precalculus in order to better prepare students for the succeeding AP Calculus courses. For SHS, the new AP Precalculus curriculum does not align with the incentives of an already rigorous Precalculus Honors course and should not […] read more » Overturning Roe v. Wade threatens more than just women’s lives May 30, 2022 — by Hannah Lee On May 2, the Supreme Court confirmed a draft ruling written by Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade, potentially severing abortion access in more than a dozen states overnight. The final decision is subject to change when the Supreme Court publishes a final decision in late June or July, when the court […] read more » Memes dilute the severity of the Russia-Ukraine conflict May 28, 2022 — by Christopher Chen The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began in February has received condemnation from people all across the world. Accompanying this crisis, however, is an onslaught of somewhat inappropriate memes that have overtaken social media. Most depict Zelensky (or Ukrainians) as “chads,” an internet depiction of ideal people through a blond, bearded character. Though international conflicts […] read more » Staff editorial: A vote of no confidence in the school board May 22, 2022 — by Shaan Sridhar Go to the Saratoga Falcon’s website: www.saratogafalcon.org. Then go to the gray search bar in the top right corner, just under the date and location of our publication. Type in “school board.” Click enter. As of writing, there is a story about the bell schedule, in which the senior class president laments the board’s decision […] read more » Affirmative action cannot be abolished without drastic consequences May 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan On Jan. 31, the Supreme Court agreed to consolidate and hear two cases filed by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, regarding the lawfulness of race-conscious admissions, widely known as affirmative action. The court’s decision on both the Harvard and UNC cases will be crucial in determining […] read more » Board needs to focus more on student concerns May 19, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou SHS students have been advocating for using bond funds to improve the school’s energy usage through various projects such as installing solar panels for over a decade. Though the board is now considering four options to install solar panels, until recently, there was consistently zero sign of action in response to students’ pleas. Instead, the […] read more » firstprevious...10...1617181920...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.