The news that history teacher Jim Chin would not be returning for the 2014-15 school year has recently sparked outrage.
The Saratoga Union School District (SUSD) Board of Trustees approved new math courses that focus on Common Core concepts and methods during a meeting on Feb. 25, resulting in a new math track for younger students. This math track, however, has caused some concern from parents.
Some are well-known classics; others are little-known gems.
Media Arts Program students, parents and friends will dress to the nines to attend the annual SMASH’N (Saratoga Media Arts Showcase) awards in the Mcafee Center on May 31 at 6:45 p.m.
SMASH’N, the biggest Media Arts Program (MAP) event of the year, showcases student work in film, animation, digital photography, drama and multimedia journalism.
A handful of students had the chance to tell school board members how disappointed they were by history teacher Jim Chin’s departure from the school at a meeting on June 3.
Math teacher Audrey Warmuth has been named district teacher of the year for 2014-2015.
Members of the senior class will end their final year of high school with a bang.
Junior Celia Kohler looked down at the ground 30 feet below her. She knew it was risky — at just 7 years old, people told her she was too little. But being the daredevil she was, she breathed a sigh, closed her eyes and took a giant leap of faith.
Saratoga’s Memorial Day Ceremony has taken place each year on the last Monday of May for the past 86 years and this year, was scheduled to be on May 26. It is sponsored by the Saratoga Foothill Club and is important to the city’s residents.
Twelve juniors were recognized for their academic and leadership achievements on May 21 at a breakfast in the cafeteria organized by the guidance department and the school’s CSF (California Scholarship Federation) club.
California is generally known for its calm weather, good vibes and scenery. Under the state’s beaches and greenery, however, lies a dangerous problem that has gripped the state for three years — drought.
Reporter works out to improve endurance for a dance routine.
The boys’ volleyball team tied with Wilcox during the league championships on May 9, and as a result, the two teams became co-league champions. The tie also resulted in a conflict: Which team would go onto the CCS playoffs?
To resolve this problem, the two teams faced off in a coin toss in which Saratoga lost. As a result, Wilcox got the chance to play in CCS starting on May 14.
The Falcons have improved from the previous year with a 10-6 overall record and a 6-6 record in the El Camino League, beating Leland and Carlmont but losing to Sequoia, Gunn and Los Altos.
The softball team lost in the first round of CCS at home against Mount Pleasant on May 21 with a score of 8-6, ending its successful season.
Hopes for a CCS title for the boys’ tennis team ended when the Falcons lost 6-1 on May 16 to five-time champion Menlo School.
Team scores surprising, inspiring win vs. Gunn.
The Falcons ended their memorable season with a 2-1 home loss against Bellarmine in the first round of CCS on May 21.
Unpublished graduation speech on author's personal experience at Saratoga.
This book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” immediately sparked controversy because of its highly self-assured parenting style, which was viewed skeptically by many.
Most students can agree that they could have had a little more help as freshmen.
Since 1918, every state in the U.S. has recognized public education’s purpose to improve and offer hope to the next generation of people living in America.
During a time in which teens often feel the need to compare themselves with others, being ranked solely on looks is usually the last thing teenagers want to face — especially when that ranking is carried out by their peers. Teens tend to struggle with confidence and self-worth, and being “rated” is most likely not on their wish list.
Unfortunately, the boys at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California did exactly that.
Dear Falcon editors,
This message is to the administration as well as every student in this school. It has come to my attention that next year you intend to get rid of Mr. Chin. I can tell you with absolute conviction that that is one of the biggest mistakes this school could make.
A senior says the school will be worse off without popular history teacher.
Jon Nakamatsu, husband of chemistry teacher Kathy Nakamatsu, is a world renowned musician who has performed in places such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.
With a cult following rivaling that of almost any other director, Wes Anderson has has a guaranteed audience no matter what he directs, and with good reason too. In “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” he creates one of the most original, witty and whimsical movies of 2014.
Sophomore Kunal Kathuria, then an 8-year-old going to school at Challenger School, sat quietly in the back of the car as his mother drove him home from school. He could tell something wasn’t quite right.
After what seemed like forever, they finally arrived home. Because the blinds had broken earlier in the week, the room was dark and obscure, amplifying the already tense feeling Kathuria had. Breaking the silence, his mother said, “Kunal, we need to talk.”
Whoever said “Image isn’t everything” was certainly not a Hypebeast.
The shoes. The pants. The shirt. The accessories. But most importantly, the brand. From head to toe, Hypebeasts like junior Patrick Huynh must put all of these factors into consideration when putting together the perfect outfit.
The band OneRepublic, whose original genre was rock, made songs such as “All We Are” and “Apologize.” Lately, they have started to transition into pop music, as shown in their latest album “Native” with songs like “Counting Stars” and “If I Lose Myself.” Fans who once appreciated One Republic’s original rock style are disappointed by their newer, more mainstream pop music.
Reporter presents the process of becoming a manga addict.
Eight years ago, the anime club had just three students. Today, the club has more than 25 members. On Thursday afternoons, they can be seen sitting on the floor of room 301, watching a new episode intently, with the club adviser and animated graphics teacher, Cathy Leather, sitting nearby.
For senior servant day, I, a poor, innocent soul, was auctioned off for $13 to the evil Andrew Jiang, a sophomore Falcon staff member.
UC Berkeley is snatching my brother, Sanj Nalwa, away from my flailing arms and I don't know what to do with myself.
I have to admit, I had never considered myself a confident, outspoken person in public. I have always shrunk away from encounters with people because, let’s be real, any time not spent in my room sleeping or surfing the Internet is pretty much wasted.
Reporter dicusses her experience with and advice about SAT subject test.
Every day when I walked in to Spanish class during sophomore year, I would hear all the juniors complaining about the inhumanly large amount of homework they had to complete, the impossible tests they had coming up and the two hours of sleep they usually got. This didn’t surprise me because that was basically all they talked about.
February 15 marked the last time I would perform a Bollywood dance at this school.
Ever since I can remember, my family has always been health conscious, to say the least.
I didn’t realize my family’s extremely health conscious ways were weird until I began having play dates with my friends in elementary school. They would come over and the only snacks I would have at my house were fruit and other healthy foods. Apples. Yogurt. Granola bars. No one wanted them but me.