Saratoga Falcon

May 1, 2017

Freshman and father enter highschool track and field together. 

May 3, 2017

Director Sarah Thermond enjoyed the Broadway version of the musical, and decided to stage “Legally Blonde” this year after many drama students requested it.

May 3, 2017

Freshman's experience volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp.

May 3, 2017

Boys Tennis team ends regular season and begins preparation for CCS. 

May 3, 2017

Athletics seeks way to bridge $60,000 deficit and get more parents to make the asked-for $250 donation for each sport.

May 4, 2017

Senior's past experiences going through weight-loss. 

May 11, 2017

SHSTV has stories on the effects of APs and the Rotary Art Show, a promo for a music department fundraiser, and the Dog of the Week feature.


Seating irregularity invalidates seven AP exams, leading to retakes
School rallies to handle College Board’s AP exam invalidation
Decline in registration for AP U.S. History
Junior Prom draws big turnout; some say venue too small
Leadership class evolving for next school year
Robotics team ends season at Las Vegas, falling just short of qualifying for worlds
WiSTEM participates in Bay Area Research Exposition (BARE)
May 22, 2017 — by Kitty Huang and Alexandra Li

College Board enforces strict seating requirements

May 19, 2017 — by Amith Galivanche and Roland Shen

Almost 300 students have to retake tests they previously took.

May 18, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li

The number of non-MAP APUSH classes is projected to drop from five sections this year to three sections next year.

May 8, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee

Junior prom venue proves to be too small; junior class officers originally thought the GlassHouse was ideal, yet the main complaint they got had to do with its size.

May 4, 2017 — by Ashley Feng

Class officer, ASB positions set for next year after school-wide vote.

May 3, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny

Team 649 M-Set Fish attends tournament and faces tough competition. 

May 3, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen

Students attend Bay Area Research Exposition and develop in their passion for STEM. 

Athletics trainer Liz Alves heals injury after injury
Team mom carries food, drinks, communications and team
Freshmen on varsity softball adjust to team
Badminton: Falcons end season 1-11, will likely move down to El Camino league next year
Senior captain balances lacrosse with music, theater
Junior builds strong connection to father through baseball
Baseball team tries to find groove
May 18, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Alexandra Li

Alves has been working at the school for nine years now and is here at least seven hours a school day; she always has her equipment on hand and is ready for any injury.

May 16, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung

Super mom Mrs. Metz manages numerous teams, handling the communications, payments, and special apparel to just name a few. 

May 3, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny and Elaine Fan

Freshmen adapt to being on Varisity girls' softball team. 

May 3, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen and Michael Zhang

Badminton team argues against stacking-strategy used by Palo Alto. 

May 1, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Kyle Wang

Senior lacrosse captain balances his many passions. 

April 28, 2017 — by Olivia Lu and Isabelle Yang

Junior and father bond over passion for baseball. 

April 2, 2017 — by Victor Liu, Navin Tiwary, Vivien Zhang, and Jason Zhao

Players adjust to new coaches and positions.

May 11, 2017
May 5, 2017
April 27, 2017
April 21, 2017
March 31, 2016
March 23, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 2, 2017
Feb. 17, 2017
Feb. 9, 2017
Feb. 3, 2017
Jan. 20, 2017
May 11, 2017 — by Nolan Chao and Danielle Berkowitz Sklar

SHSTV has stories on the effects of APs and the Rotary Art Show, a promo for a music department fundraiser, and the Dog of the Week feature.


May 8, 2017 — by Ritika Kuppam, Katy Wilson

SHSTV covers spring sports, alumni, construction and the SMB breakfast. 

April 27, 2017 — by Mr.Tarbox, Daphne Liu

SHSTV covers presents its Dog of the Week feature, recaps spring sports, reviews an eatery and promotes a trip to Costa Rica


April 21, 2017 — by Anchors: Mr. Robinson & William Chen

SHSTV has a sports update, Spring Fling recap, Dog of the Week
and a Spring Musical preview.

March 31, 2017 — by Andrew Zheng, Phoebe Wang

SHSTV covers the Student of the Month, Dog of the Week, Saratoga Eats, Teacher of the Semester and has a cheer team promo video.

March 23, 2017 — by Enzo Coglitore, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV covers the workers in the cafeteria, current events, weather, sports and the pet of the week. Also, there is a Lip Dub Promo.

March 16, 2017 — by Connor Oaklander, Mary Maccoun

SHSTV covers the Spanish Trip to Mexico, March Madness basketball, lunchtime activities, and pet of the week. It also offers a promo for Lip Dub.

March 10, 2017 — by Karen Chow, Chris Lee

SHSTV has stories on the Indian Culture Awareness Club/Bombay in the Bay, the Benefit fashion show and recent sports games

March 2, 2017 — by Mary Maccoun, Sophie Cichanowicz

SHSTV covers the student of the month and promos for Jazz Cab and the Benefit Fashion Show.

February 17, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Aaron Choi

SHSTV has segments on Mr. Saratoga, students who have been best friends, a blind date for Valentine's Day and behind the scenes of broadcasts.

February 9, 2017 — by Andrew Zheng, Suraj Mididaddi

This week, SHSTV has stories on the wrestling team, the "Murder Room" student production, teacher and coach Mike Davey and Meaure E construction.


February 6, 2017 — by Ritika Kuppam, Daphne Liu

SHSTV asks students: what needs to be fixed at the school? It explores the difficulties of getting to school on Highway 17 for teachers and staff and what the weather will be next week. Finally, it has a Bombay in the Bay preview.


January 19, 2017 — by Mr. Rector, Suraj Mididaddi

SHSTV covers  Mr. Robinson's return, places students went over break, recent weath, and the meaning of murals around campus


Senior Quad Day: Sept. 30, 2016
Junior Homecoming Day: Sept. 29, 2016
Freshman Quad Day: Sept. 27, 2016
Sophomore Quad Day: Sept. 28, 2016
Senior Homecoming Day: Oct. 16, 2015
Teachers Homecoming Day: Oct: 12, 2015
Freshman Homecoming Day: Oct. 13, 2015
Sophomore Homecoming Day: Oct. 14, 2015
Junior Homecoming Day: Oct. 15, 2015
October 7, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

The seniors use "Toy Story" as their theme for a spectacular show.

October 7, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

Juniors show us what it takes to live in the scary world of Monster's Inc!

September 29, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

The freshmen class takes us into "A Bug's Life."

September 29, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

Sophomores bring us into the fast paced world of "Cars."

October 17, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch the seniors take us to a galaxy far far away in their homecoming quad day on Oct. 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Check out our amazing teachers dance for their homecoming quad day on Oct. 12, 2015.

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch how the freshmen dive into the lost city of Atlantis on Oct. 13, 2015

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch how the sophomores takes us to the Hundred Acre Woods on Oct 14

October 16, 2015 — by SHSTV Staff

SHSTV shows how the juniors brought Neverland to life in their Quad Day on Oct. 15.

Besides delving into subjects, AP classes should also prepare students for the test
Surveys matter in making crucial schoolwide decisions
Solar panels should be required in California
Previews for AP sciences should be required
Boycotting United Airlines will send strong message
Prom askings are a waste of time
Attendance for spirit events should not be mandatory
May 18, 2017 — by Alex Yang

The fact that there is usually a test or final exam tacked on at the end of April for most AP classes is stressful enough; however, when some classes don’t even emphasize year-round preparation for their respective AP tests, students stress even more over the actual exams.

May 16, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda

Surveys prove very useful for faculty members to make crucial decisions that are benefical to everyone.

May 16, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Alexandra Li

California, with its solar panel industry rapidly expanding, still has people questioning its worth.

May 12, 2017 — by Alexandra Li

With many students opting to focus on STEM throughout their high school career, their choice of science classes is crucial.

May 3, 2017 — by Ava Hooman

Sophomore's opinion on recent United Airlines incident. 

May 3, 2017 — by Katherine Zhou

Junior's opinion on the trend of public prom askings. 

May 3, 2017 — by Michael Zhang

Sophomore's opinion on mandatory attendence for rallies and school events. 

Child during WWII and Chinese Civil War depicts the trauma of life in war
Students take steps toward independence through driving
Students reflect on the differences between overseas schools and Saratoga
MAP Seniors embark on final projects
A rabbit-induced obsession with carrots
Life Hack: more bang for your (Star)bucks
Hemmerich balances flow and structure in classroom setting
May 22, 2017 — by Caitlyn Chen

Junior's grandmother recounts experience living through World War II and the Chinese Civil War.

May 22, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Elaine Sun

However daunting, driving is a rite of passage into adulthood for most teens.

May 12, 2017 — by Ashley Su and Katherine Zhou

Unlike American schools, where changing classrooms in between subjects is the norm, most schools in South Korea and other parts of Asia traditionally have teachers change classrooms instead.

May 4, 2017 — by David Koh

Seniors in the MAP program finish final major project. 

May 1, 2017 — by Stephen Ding

Junior recounts childhood obsession with carrots. 

April 28, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan

Sophomores try out Starbucks life hacks to save money. 

April 28, 2017 — by Sanjana Melkote

New media arts teacher learns balance between motivating and constructively criticizing students. 

The upside of typecast actors in Hollywood
Netflix’s ‘Chasing Cameron’ proves disappointing
Amatuer photographers on a quest for Snapchattable food
‘Casting JonBenét’ with character auditions instead of facts
Despite extensive criticism, Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ proves entertaining
I’m a Taurus, and Tauruses don’t believe in astrology
Deflated and discouraged by flat tire on the Golden Gate Bridge
May 21, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Esha Lakhotia

Typecasting boosts actors’ careers, and attracts the same reliable audience, ensuring a high grossing movie and success for some actors, while being non type cast helps other actors fit into any role they are assigned to.


May 18, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan

In December, Dallas partnered with Netflix and released “Chasing Cameron,” a 10-episode series giving a behind-the-scenes look of his life.

May 16, 2017 — by Austin Wang and Alex Yang

Photographers try rolled up ice cream and sushi burritos to test if these trendy foods are worth it.

May 16, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li

The Netflix original documentary “Casting JonBenét,” which came out on April 28, seeks to examine the case in a new light by bringing in the public’s opinion about the death of a young pageant girl.

May 16, 2017 — by Roland Shen

Marvel's 'Iron Fist', despite having some plot holes, proves to be likable and entertaining nevertheless.

May 8, 2017 — by Oksana Trifonova

Reporter discusses his passion of astronomy.

May 8, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan

Reporters get stranded on the golden gate bridge, as their limo breaks down.

Photo of the week

Senior Daniel Lee and physics teacher Kirk Davis gear up for the last rally of the year on May 19.

Upcoming Events

May 24: Yearbook distribution begins

May 26: SMASHIN' (Media Arts Program awards)

June 3: Senior Prom

June 5: Finals week for freshmen, sophomores, juniors

June 8: Graduation


Will the Golden State Warriors win the NBA Championship?


Falcon In Print

Drama production of "Legally Blonde" is a hit with its audience. SHS staff and students make transition to google accounts. Sports teams are suffering from a lack of donations. Huge turnout for junior prom. Things I loved as a child but hate now. 


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