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Cafeteria cooks Zolia Largaespada and Joe Hernandez prepare food before lunch.

Behind the scenes: What is the cafeteria cooking?

Jeremy Si May 17, 2024

Last September, a year after the cafeteria started providing free, nutritional meals, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District was awarded a $180,000 grant in recognition of the outstanding nutritional...

Some foods garner positive attention, and some garner negative attention.

Top 10 cafeteria delicacies

Bryan Zhao May 3, 2024

Editor’s Note: The following ranking is an individual writer’s opinion and is not reflective of the opinion of the whole Saratoga Falcon staff.  10. Chicken Alfredo Pasta It seems to me...

The taste of happiness sadly lasted only one day.

100-word rant: Please bring back beef stew for school lunch

Richard Fan April 30, 2024

As my friends and I sat under a tree in the quad early this year, we took off the styrofoam lid of the school lunch that day — a comforting bowl of beef stew. The dismal sky perfectly complemented the...

A scrumptious pizza with a side of chocolate milk and fruit cups. 

100-word rave: delicious, delectable, delightful — a love letter to cafeteria lunch

Jonny Luo February 17, 2024

In 2022, I wrote a story titled, “Why I’ve given up on school cookies,” venting my uneducated, childish opinion on poor cafeteria workers, declaring their cookies tasted like “cardboard.”  Two...

The fight for the bottle never ends.

Please bring back ketchup packets in the cafeteria

Meher Bhatnagar December 15, 2023

As I stumble into the cafeteria after surviving my second-period AP Chemistry class with three hours of sleep with an assist from a Bang energy drink, I enter looking for one thing and one thing only....

Junior Kirby Fung, who regularly volunteers as a lunch line cashier, watches as students scan their ID cards to get food on Nov. 14.

Lunch line lesson: What’s the problem with using verbal IDs?

Jeremy Si November 29, 2023

The bell rings; you rush to the cafeteria lunch line, set your bag down on the ground and join the line. While trying to recall your ID number, you hear assistant principal Matt Torrens and campus supervisor...

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