Saratoga Falcon

September 14, 2016

Just as Senior Jessy Liu's hopes began to diminish with the amount of effort and time that the high school’s workload took, she was asked to join Interact, a club that she initially thought was just a service and volunteering club.

September 16, 2016

Benny Pierce was nothing short of a legend during his three decades coaching football and teaching at the school — and 22 years after his retirement, he remains an honored part of program.

 

September 22, 2016

Students recall past experiences in 4-year long engineering class.

September 24, 2016

Senior captains Hsu and Li have also witnessed the team grow from the “disaster” Li said their freshman year was. After their second coach quit in March that year and no adequate replacement could be found, the dancers coached themselves until the end of the year.

September 26, 2016

Stories this week include reports on the new tutorial center in the library, the large freshman class, a sports update and a Homecoming promotion.

 

September 27, 2016

Now, four years after Audrie Pott' suicide and more than a year after the members of her class graduated, the Saratoga community is once again reminded of its loss in the documentary “Audrie and Daisy,” which was shown at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January and released on Netflix on Sept. 23.

September 27, 2016

This year, administrators are focusing on teaching students the solutions that reduce stress levels. The entire school district is working on this goal as well, as Los Gatos High School hosted its own World Cafe event and connected to the SHS event through live feed at the same time.

Robinson to be on leave for back surgery next month; Safine to be interim principal
District hosts second annual World Cafe to address student stress
Homecoming commission heads embrace opportunity
Now a 7th-period class, AP Music Theory sees its enrollment decline
Students perform in city’s 60th anniversary parade
Now on Netflix, ‘Audrie & Daisy’ documentary sheds light on sexual assault issues
New tutoring center in library part of school’s effort to reduce student stress
September 27, 2016 — by Caitlin Ju

Robinson hopes to be out as little as two weeks.

September 27, 2016 — by Cassandra King and Victor Liu

This year, administrators are focusing on teaching students the solutions that reduce stress levels. The entire school district is working on this goal as well, as Los Gatos High School hosted its own World Cafe event and connected to the SHS event through live feed at the same time.

September 27, 2016 — by Ami Nachiappan and Elaine Sun

This year, Eileen Toh’s job has been handed over to seniors Yuna Kim and Megana Saripella. Besides Kim and Saripella, the Homecoming commission consists of senior Amy Chiang and juniors Ishana Narayanan and Andrew Zheng.

 

September 27, 2016 — by Chelsea Leung

Though AP Music Theory has traditionally consisted of class sizes of 20 to 25 students, enrollment this year has hit an all-time low of nine students.

 

September 27, 2016 — by Karen Chow and Lina Kim

During the celebratory parade for Saratoga’s 60th anniversary on the morning of Sept. 17, the choir and cheer team marched alongside many representatives including the Boy Scouts and Saratoga Senior Center.

September 27, 2016 — by Caitlyn Chen and Elizabeth Lee

Now, four years after Audrie Pott' suicide and more than a year after the members of her class graduated, the Saratoga community is once again reminded of its loss in the documentary “Audrie and Daisy,” which was shown at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January and released on Netflix on Sept. 23.

September 27, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Vivien Zhang

A new tutoring center supervised by science teacher Matt Welander opened in the library on Sept. 5. in an attempt to alleviate stress by helping students with their school work.

 

Boys XC: Falcon runners working to defend CCS championship
Girls’ volleyball brings their A game
Falcons lose key players to injuries in loss to Milpitas; Homecoming game vs. Paly gives chance at important victory
New coach helps water polo players learn new strategies
Field hockey looks to continue solid start
Girls golf swings into new season
Freshman runner helps lead team after losses to graduation
September 27, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Ami Nachiappan

On Sept. 6, the boys ran their first meet of the season, a 2.1 mile flat course at Lynbrook High School. Other star Falcons at the meet included junior Amit Nag, who ran a time of 11:15; sophomore David Berkowitz, who ran a time of 12:03; and senior Kushagro Bhattacharjee, who ran a time of 12:27.

 

September 26, 2016 — by Stephen Ding and Karen Chow

This article talks about how the girl's volleyball team is doing this season.

September 26, 2016 — by Apoorv Kwatra, Trevor Leung, Navin Tiwary and Sophie Zivanic

A summary of how the football team has been doing the past season, and how they hope to improve. 

September 26, 2016 — by Roland Shen

Recap of boys water polo games and also the changes in having a new coach.

September 26, 2016 — by Lina Kim and Neil Rao

Sticks out, mouth guards ready. The girls’ field hockey team is in full throttle for this current season and is a top competitor in the De Anza League.

 

September 24, 2016 — by Patrick Li and Neil Rao

Well into the new season, the girls’ golf team is looking to putt their way to the top of the leaderboard. So far, they have found trouble along the way.

 

September 23, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Ami Nachiappan

Freshmen excels in cross country. 

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September 26, 2016 — by Daphne Liu and Katy Wilson

Stories this week include reports on the new tutorial center in the library, the large freshman class, a sports update and a Homecoming promotion.

 

September 15, 2016 — by Connor Oaklander, Sophie Cichanowicz

SHSTV covers the Costa Rica Trip, the new dance PE class, the retirement of school secretary Susan Dini and
new technology on campus.

September 9, 2016 — by Jingyi Wang, Elicia Ye

SHSTV has stories on new teachers, the performance of the choir with the band Foreigner over the summer and comments on the new bell schedule.

 

September 1, 2016 — by Max Lisovsky, Mary Maccoun

SHS TV has its first broadcast of the year.

May 19, 2016 — by William Chen, Mary Maccoun

SHSTV covers Friday night's SMASH'N event, the Student of the Month, test superstitions, a MAP field trip and the last rally of the year.

 

May 13, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Max Lisovsky

SHSTV covers the  new ASB leaders, the talent show and MAP teacher Tony Palma moving into a new job with the district.

 

May 6, 2016 — by Lei Otsuka, Alexandra Propach

SHSTV covers seniors' college decisions, the Saratoga Music Boosters' Pancake Breakfast, the appointment
history teacher Matt Torrens as the school's new activities director for next year, and a recap of recent sports action.
 

April 29, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Anuj Changavi

Student of the Month: Melissa Hoffman
Guys and Dolls Recap
Sports Recap
Leadership Class Controversy

April 22, 2016 — by Navin Tiwary, Harshini Ramaswamy

SHSTV has stories on recent action in spring sports,  activities director Rebeca Marshburn about her decision to return to her home town of San Antonio, Texas, after this school year, the recent TEXEX event, a hula hoop challenge to teachers by senior Luke Salin and short promo for Senior Prom.

April 15, 2016 — by Jennifer Chen, Maxwell Lisovsk

SHSTV looks at the robotics team's successful season, Spring Fling highlights, a junior volleyball star who has verbally committed to UC Irvine and parking issues created by the beginning of construction of the new music building.

April 1, 2016 — by Mary Maccoun, Kyle Wang

SHSTV looks at teachers' efforts to try to combat stress and experiment with different kinds of homework this year, speech and debate national qualifiers, the addition of a freshman diver to the swimming team and students' Spring Break plans.

March 25, 2016 — by Michelle Koo and Michelle Lee

SHSTV features reports on substitute teacher Bob Kucer, who is subbing for chemistry teacher Kathy Nakamatsu while she is out on maternity leave, Spring Fling dressup days, Winter Guard's recent competition in Las Vegas, Student of the Mnth and the details behind the still-not-completed new softball field, which is delaying the start of the team's home season.

March 18, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Sabrina Clark

SHSTV gives general announcements and reviews a recently opened popsicle restaurant.

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 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.

Naviance should be amended to display more accurate statistics
Staff editorial: Schedule should be more flexible for lunchtime events
iPhone 7: a waste of money
Prop 47 not ideal solution for reducing jail overpopulation
Making the homeless feel more at home
Transition to Canvas needs backup
Letter to the Editor: Is SHS Advisor consistent with the aims of what it means to learn?
September 27, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram

The prospect of applying to college is a terrifying, daunting task that looms in the distance for high school juniors, and unfortunately, this fear is exacerbated by a resource that was designed to help alleviate it: Naviance.

September 23, 2016 — by Falcon Staff

New bell schedule may not provide enough time for performances during Homecoming and special events.

September 22, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Aaron Choi

iPhone 7 is controversial 

September 22, 2016 — by Ethan Ko and Alexandra Li

Prop 47 may have ill effects

September 21, 2016 — by Austin Wang

Homeless people should be more welcomed. 

September 21, 2016 — by Austin Wang

Junior discuess why Canvas needs alternative options in case of failure.

September 21, 2016 — by Ken Nguyen

A veteran English teacher responds to a story about the creation of a website that seeks to make students' four years at the school a 'breeze.'

Senior gains valuable experience from community theater over summer vacation
‘Mort’s Life’: a new web series by SHS alumni to debut
Catching a flight to Cairo: Sophomore’s trip across the world
Alternative schools prove to be popular with SHS students
New clubs focus on teaching different skills to students
Beyoncé takes us to ‘Heaven’ with her concert
Sophomore takes shoe collecting hobby to the extreme
September 27, 2016 — by Ian Fu and Saya Sivaram

This past summer, Traina embarked on a months-long journey to further develop her theater skills by starring in the West Valley Light Opera’s production of “Footloose” as the lead female role of Ariel.

September 27, 2016 — by Vivien Zhang

Class of 2015 alumni Blake Propach and Andrew York began working together during their freshman year.

 

September 27, 2016 — by Ava Hooman and Sophie Zivanic

Looking out over the large city bustling with the noise of street vendors and shoppers, sophomore Jennah El-Ashmawi immediately knew that she was going to have an exciting and action-packed four weeks.

September 24, 2016 — by Amith Galivanche and Muthu Palaniappan

Pricate schools like Fusion and SIL provide students with an alternative way to learn about different subjects at their own pace.

September 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Katherine Zhou

Barbell club and Tri-M club are two new clubs discussed in detail. 

September 23, 2016 — by Eric Sze

Senior talks about Beyonce concert. 

September 23, 2016 — by Aaron Choi and Neil Rao

Freshman Nick Burry talks about passion for his expensive shoe collection.

Hitting the right note: Junior makes his singing debut
Bucket list blues: my shots in the dark
Bucket list blues: my shots in the dark
My breakup with Facebook
Hello from the other side: what happened when I greeted everyone for an entire day
A lesson of perseverance: my summer spent learning basketball
Pokémon Go helps make real-world connections
September 23, 2016 — by Ryan Kim

Junior Ryan Kim talks about his first experience debuting as a singer.

September 22, 2016 — by Victor Liu

Victor Liu experiences shooting a rifle for the first time at Boy Scout camp.

September 21, 2016 — by Victor Liu

Sophomore takes the shot

September 20, 2016 — by Maya Prasad

Much like going through a text-breakup, my recent separation with Facebook caused me to enter the cycle of the seven stages of grief.

 

September 14, 2016 — by Neil Rao

Because of my undying love for the Falcon, I accepted the challenge from my Lifestyles editors to greet everyone — and I mean EVERYONE  — with “hello” for a day. And boy, was that awkward — though “awkward” is an immense understatement.

September 11, 2016 — by Roland Shen

“You’ll never beat me. You’ll never beat anyone.”

These were the words that sent me on the path to basketball mastery and a life-changing experience.

September 8, 2016 — by Michael Zhang

Sophomore talks about experience with Pokemon Go

Photo of the week

Science teachers Janny Cahatol and Kristen Thomson perform as part of the Quad Day for teacher on Sept. 26.

Upcoming Events

September 30: End of First Grading Period

October 1: Homecoming Dance!!!

October 3: Staff Development Day: No School

October 15: PSAT Testing

October 31: It's Halloween!!

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