Teachers Kristofer Orre and Brian Elliott are one of several teacher pairs working with a new collaborative teaching model this year.
Last year, the Science Bowl team placed second in regionals at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). This year, they aim to place first.
Over the past month of the new school year, students have been adjusting to the new Canvas learning management system, the first of several improvements by the school in response to the results of its Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) report.
After losing valuable members who graduated last year, M-SET hopes to bounce back with the help of new officers and summer training. Students in May of last year elected junior Naveed Riaziat as president to lead the changes.
New captains and coaches were announced during the speech and debate team’s first meeting on Sept. 17.
Since English teacher Erick Rector stepped down from leading the program, Chris Harris, who coached Lincoln Douglas debate and extemporaneous speech last year, is now the new head coach, and he is winning support from returning members.
Senior Linus Lu is the epitome of what one might call an eclectic mind. A quick online search of his name yields conflicting results: He's defending Shostakovich, a 20th-century Russian composer on ask.fm, and debating between favorite classical pieces (Mahler Symphony No. 2 or 6?) on Facebook. He's reading T.S. Eliot (not just "The Waste Land") in his spare time, and writing his fair share of poetry.
A policy requiring clubs to keep track of minutes and have advisers present during meetings will be more strongly enforced this year.
The PTSO is funding a talk to inform parents about the college application process. This seminar will take place on Oct. 9 in the cafeteria.
Saratoga Strings has been selected to perform as part of a prestigious conference at McCormick Place in Chicago during the week of Dec. 15, which also happens to be finals week first semester..
An undisclosed number of students attempted to break into the school’s office around 2 a.m. on Aug. 9, according to principal Paul Robinson. When this group of students set off an alarm, sheriff's deputies sped to the school and apprehended all involved.
Freshman Stephen Ding started playing badminton when he was 10 after trying swimming, basketball, soccer, fencing and tennis. He trains at Bintang Badminton in Campbell on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m.
Playing in Kezar stadium, the former 49ers stadium before they moved to Candlestick Park, the Falcons lost 38-7 to Sacred Heart Cathedral last Friday, dropping their overall record to 1-2.
Last year, the girls’ volleyball team ended its season with a tough loss against Burlingame High School at the quarterfinal CCS game after tensing up from nerves and missing serves at 22-20 in the third game.
This year, the team is hoping to come back stronger with additions such as junior outside hitter Jennifer Chen and junior libero Caitlin Cooper. Despite facing upper league teams during all the preseason games, the team, which is in the El Camino league, won its first four games with ease.
A girls’ golf team that features two sophomores and one freshman among its starters is having impressive results early on, with a 2-1 record as of Sept. 19.
Emerging from last year’s 7-5 record, the girls’ water polo team is training hard so far this season. After losing star player Nikki de Roos to graduation, the Falcons are depending on the experienced seniors such as seniors Mackenzie Rosenthal and Madison Gress to lead them.
After four hard-fought matches, the Falcon brought back a third place finish at the annual California Peach Tree Classic Tournament in Fresno on Sept. 5-7. The team was seeded No. 2 heading into the tournament and faced powerhouse teams such as Santa Barbara High School and Menlo High School.
This summer, senior captains Andrew Harter, Steven Sum and Rohith Krishna and juniors Stephen Law and Kevin Duong-Le of the boys’ varsity cross country team spent five days in Lake Tahoe, staying in Harter’s summer home and running with students from local Truckee High School. The boys completed altitude training in the mountains by running seven to eight miles in the morning and then three to four more miles in the evening.
The school's newly expanded open access policy allows students to make any choice they want about their schedules, letting them sign up for any class regardless of whether they have taken the prerequisite. While this freedom sounds tempting, pressure to be competitive for college and summer program applications, from both parents and peers, often overrides students’ better judgment in course selections.
In order to improve problems with the Benny Pierce Football Field, the school launched the “Red Pride” campaign that involved the construction of the new Sports Plaza, which includes new restrooms, a more glamorous entrance to the field and other additions.
Here in the USA, we have a booming gun tourism industry. A family vacation can be a trip to a shooting range. We can legally hand children of any age a firearm and teach them how to shoot, without too many eyebrows being raised. Is this not problematic?
America is a pretty great place to live. We enjoy freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly, and there's no nation with such a diverse melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. What many people don’t know, however, is that America’s children rank at the bottom of the 19 industrialized countries in arithmetic, writing and reading.
Public schools are here to teach facts, not subjective faith. They’re here to educate the masses, not lead the pliable minds of young children to believe certain unprovable things like religion.
We just don’t recognize minority cultures enough in the adult world. And we don’t at Saratoga High either, especially in our humanities curriculum. In order to provide students with a more balanced education, we need to put more emphasis to minority cultures and religions.
Four male undergraduates from North Carolina State University have created a nail polish line that aims to allow women to report men's ulterior motives. Their nail polish line, called Undercover Colors, changes color when it comes in contact with one of the three most common date-rape drugs: Xanax, Rohypnol, GHB, in addition to other unnamed ones.
Reporters describe being mixed up with each either because of their similar names, despite their obviously different physical traits.
Students discuss being an "only child" at home after their older siblings leave for college.
In recent years, a number of Saratoga High School students have transferred to Los Gatos High School. The administration has refused requests to disclose the number of transfers, but based on the information the Falcon has gathered, around a dozen students switched to Los Gatos this school year.
The sense of unanswered questions after the end of a movie has an easy solution: Simply turn these stories into TV shows, since a regular series allows the audience to better understand the characters and delve deeper into their worlds.
Meghan Trainor’s new breakout single, “All About That Bass,” promotes positive body image. The singer is curvaceous and she knows it — Trainor is confident and unapologetic in embracing her plus-size physique. What’s wrong with that?
Reporter describes heartfelt experience watching the recent movie "If I Stay."
Senior Alex Holz gains from unique experience living in the Netherlands.
Reporter discusses her feelings toward her 2-year-old brother.
Reporter describes the confusion in class because her name is shared with others.
Reporter describes her experience using crayons for a day at school.
Reporter discusses her struggles on the first day of school.
Reporter discusses going a week without watching television.
Reporter describes following the World Cup during the past summer.
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