What runs behind bringing old-fashioned cars to Homecoming halftime October 1, 2023 — by Grace Lin and Mindi Hendley After her dance team’s halftime routine, senior Homecoming Monarch Taylor Chu quickly disappeared from sight to change from her cheer outfit into her sparkling red Homecoming dress. Only a few moments later, she reappeared on a vintage Ford Thunderbird, holding a bouquet of flowers and smiling at the cheering audience. Getting to sit in the […] read more » The importance of trust: injuries an risk and reality of life as a cheerleader October 1, 2023 — by Grace Lin & Christina Labban At the Homecoming football game on Sept. 22, several cheerleaders — senior Eva Semin, junior Analise Shab and freshmen Dezi Lencioni — hoisted junior captain Lucie Le Toquin into the air during a spirited routine. Le Toquin shook her red and blue pom-poms as she cheered on the football team. The spectacle showcased the harmony […] read more » Pioneers plow through Falcons’ defense in Homecoming defeat September 29, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber and Nika Svizhenko The stands were filled with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game at home against Cupertino on Sept. 22. “We knew Cupertino wasn’t going to be an easy win,” sophomore wide receiver Jayden Kwong said. “It would be challenging. But we still felt confident and were ready to […] read more » Dancers share their experiences from studios to school team September 29, 2023 — by Florence Hu Gathering around in a circle, each of the 14 dancers stepped their right foot into the huddle as senior dance captain Taylor Chu delivered her words of encouragement before the Sept. 12 football game. On “1-2-3- TOGA!” — or as some liked to think of it, “toe-ga” — the team raised their feet and tapped […] read more » Sophomores power through quad day despite low participation September 28, 2023 — by Annie Liu & Ruiyan Zhu The sophomores’ dynamic dances and energetic K-pop dances wowed the quad on Sept. 20 themed after “Monster’s Inc.” With an estimate of 30 people participating, the skit included characters like Boo, played by sophomore Lavanya Bose; Randall, played by Nila Venkataratnam; Sulley, played by Blue Chankhunthod; and Mike, played by Sophie Qin. The performance featured […] read more » Juniors achieve impressive Quad Day performance despite rehearsal attendance challenges September 24, 2023 — by Skyler Mao As the music crescendoed to a beat drop during their quad day performance on Sept. 21, junior performers Steven Ning, Caleb Yu, and Dylan Wilson leapt into the air, each hurdling over three of their fellow performers beneath them as part of a stunt dance. This carefully choreographed scene was just one in a series […] read more » Royalty honored at halftime of Homecoming game along with fall teams September 24, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The stands were packed with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game against Cupertino on Sept. 22 (a game they lost 34-13). During halftime, the Homecoming royalty was announced. Homecoming court voting opened on Sept. 6, and two students from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior class […] read more » Faculty’s quad day on Sept. 18 exceeds expectations despite short practice time September 23, 2023 — by Aiden Ye The faculty kicked off Homecoming week on Sept. 18 with a “Finding Nemo”-themed quad day. More than 30 staff members participated in the finale, and their excitement and passion shone through their wacky dances and plentiful props. English teacher Marcos Cortez appeared in a turtle suit, while others donned starfish headpieces. The performance featured four […] read more » Freshmen make strides during quad day performance September 21, 2023 — by Alan Cai In a Quad Day performance themed after the Disney movie “Inside Out” on Sept. 19, the Class of 2027 displayed a series of intricately choreographed dances while dealing with technical challenges revolving around a dysfunctional microphone system and flawed sound and their status as the “newbies” of the school. The freshmen Quad Day dances featured […] read more » Homecoming: Sophomores surprise audience with a rap September 29, 2022 — by Kathy Wang The crowd cheered on Sept. 21 during lunch as the sophomores ended their Homecoming quad day skit with a group dance using a mashup of songs: “Yeah” by Usher, “Nice for What” by Drake and the “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, Bennett and Goonrock. The sophomore theme was Power Rangers, and their skit revolved around […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.