Saratoga Falcon

November 13, 2015

The Nov. 7 contest was the cultimation for months of hard work for the more than 200 members of the marching band.

November 16, 2015

The team will now compete in the state meet Nov. 28.

November 20, 2015

Winter formal promo, Turkey Up Your Teacher, Carolgrams, Block Schedule Update, Football Wrapup

November 22, 2015

The 64-acre Saratoga Quarry Park, located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, was officially opened to the public by the city of Saratoga on Oct. 31.

November 26, 2015

Junior Anya Herne, now a model for the local agency HMM Halvorson, has realized that modeling is much tougher than it appears.

Falcon wins Pacemaker for second year in a row
Freshman partners with ARK Club to spread holiday cheer
College Bound: Acharya transitions to regular applications
Quarry Park opened to public
DECA and FIDM partner for fashion challenge
Jazz band performs at West Valley music festival
Review: Fall play proves unique and witty
November 30, 2015 — by Deepthi Sampathkumar and Oksana Trifonova

The Falcon has won the Pacemaker award by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) for 2014-2015 in the broadsheet category for newspapers of 17 or more pages for the second consecutive year.


November 29, 2015 — by Emily Chen and Katherine Sun

Freshman Simran Mallik is an active member of the Make-A-Wish Young Professionals Advisory Council Jr. Team. She has teamed up with Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Club this holiday season to host a Letters to Santa fundraiser.


November 29, 2015 — by Claire Chou and Katherine Sun

Senior Saro Acharya completes his early applications.

November 22, 2015 — by Tiffany Zheng and Apoorv Kwatra

The 64-acre Saratoga Quarry Park, located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, was officially opened to the public by the city of Saratoga on Oct. 31.

November 22, 2015 — by Stephen Ding and Caitlin Ju

In the challenge, participants forecast a fashion trend for the fall and winter seasons.

November 19, 2015 — by Tiffany Zheng

The Jazz Band performed “Billie's Bounce” by Charlie Parker, “Recordame” by Joe Henderson, and “Oleo” by Sonny Rollins at a music festival at West Valley College on Nov. 6.


November 16, 2015 — by Vibha Seshadri

If you’re looking for some wit, humor and romance to keep you entertained on a Saturday night, watch “Pride and Prejudice” at 7:30 p.m. in the McAfee Center.


Junior snowboarder takes to the slopes
Tennis player attempts to play badminton
Tennis beats Los Gatos, heads to NorCal tourney
Boys’ soccer hopes to improve goal scoring under returning coaches
Football team spars with mighty Trojans, defeat Firebirds to end season
Boys’ cross country wins Division III at CCS; team advances to states
Peterson paces XC to CCS victory
November 30, 2015 — by Michelle Koo, Pranav Ahuja

Junior Daniel Doluca and his interest of snowboarding.

November 20, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju

Reporter, originally tennis player, attempts to play badminton

November 16, 2015 — by Allison Lin

The Falcons lost twice to a talented Wildcat team this year but pulled through when it counted most: CCS.

November 16, 2015 — by Neil Rao and Deepthi Sampathkumar

After a difficult season last year with a record of 5-9-4 in the El Camino Division, the boys’ soccer team is looking to make a name for itself as the winter season kicks off on Dec. 1 with a game against Los Gatos.

November 16, 2015 — by Allison Lin and Summer Smith

Football team loses to De Anza upper league front runner Milpitas, ends season with victory over Fremont

November 16, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan

The boys’ fast times led them to win CCS in Division III, advancing them to the state meet for the second straight year.

November 16, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan

The team will now compete in the state meet Nov. 28.

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November 20, 2015 — by Jennifer Chen, Sabrina Clark

Winter formal promo, Turkey Up Your Teacher, Carolgrams, Block Schedule Update, Football Wrapup

November 6, 2015 — by Rotem Shaked, Saro Archaya

SHSTV examines the college application process, fall sports, and Measure E progress

October 30, 2015 — by anchors William Chen, Mary Maccoun

SHSTV looks at a recent sock drive in honor of a Mitty student, does an interview with the mayor of Saratoga, announces the student of the month and asks students what they will be for Halloween.

October 23, 2015 — by Max Lisovsky, Anuj Changavi

SHSTV covers Homecoming week, spirit days, a new coffee shop downtown and a freshman who can solve the Rubik's Cube in under 10 seconds.

October 16, 2015 — by Jennifer Chen and Sabrina Clark

The broadcast features Homecoming coverage as well as stories on field hockey and the Saratoga Veterinary Hospital.

October 9, 2015 — by Kyle Wang, Pranav Ahuja

SHSTV covers the upcoming Homecoming week as well as the Oct. 9 home football game vs. rival Los Gatos.

October 2, 2015 — by Michelle Koo and Michelle Lee

Jarod Kim, Sabrina Clark, Mary Maccoun

Michelle Lee, Michelle Koo

Nicole Chang, Eleanor Goh, Rotem Shaked

Story Producers:
Club Day Recap - Jennifer Chen, Sabrina Clark, William Chen
Month in a Minute - Luke Salin
Student of the Month - Jennifer Chen
Sports Recap - Mary Maccoun, Max Lisovsky, Anuj Changavi, Jarod Kim
Word of the Week - Saro Archaya, Alexander Propach, Lei Otsuka

Technical Directors: 
Jennifer Chen, Derek Chen

Broadcast Technicians: 
Eleanor Goh, William Chen, Nicole Chang, Alexander Propach, Lei Otsuka

Final Editor/Uploader: 
Jennifer Chen, Kyle Wang

September 25, 2015 — by Jennifer Chen and Sabrina Clark

Girls Tennis
Word of the Week
Second Harvest Food Bank Promo

September 18, 2015 — by Ryan Kim and Austin Wang

SHSTV brings you a sports segment, rally coverage, political opinions and word of the week.

September 3, 2015 — by Daphne Liu and Divya Rallabandi

SHSTV takes a look at the outdoor anti-bullying assembly that took place Wednesday, Sept. 2, and construction on campus as the school year begins.

September 3, 2015 — by Saro Archaya and Rotem Shaked

In the first broadcast of the 2015-2016 school year, SHSTV reveals Homecoming themes and takes a look back at the all-school BBQ and Movie Night.

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.

Reactions to the Paris attack both heartwarming and disturbing
Physics petition for underclassmen should be passed
Chipotle E. coli outbreak no cause for alarm
Not adding up: Berkeley math professor unjustly fired
Citizens United takes integrity out of election
Why competition between women should stop
China right in ending its one-child policy, but still needs to do more
November 26, 2015 — by Amulya Vadlakonda

14 years after 9/11, the terrorist attack on Paris, France, has the world once again fighting against a group of radicals who claim to defend truth and freedom.


November 22, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju and Trevor Leung

The petition by a parent says students lack opportunities to take physics as underclassmen and are consequently limited in the amount of exposure they can have with the subject by the end of high school.


November 22, 2015 — by Apoorv Kwatra

The faux-Mexican food chain has seen a number of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in the last couple of months, raising major public health concerns across the nation- but no cause for alarm.


November 22, 2015 — by Stephen Ding

On Oct. 31, the Cal math department made the formal decision not to renew the contract of math lecturer Alexander Coward.


November 19, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram

Why Donald Trump is the most independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

November 18, 2015 — by Daphne Liu

Too often, women are on guard around one another, and it’s exhausting for both the famed and the public.

November 18, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju

China’s outdated one-child policy, instituted by the Communist Party in 1980, was rightfully ended by the Chinese government on Oct. 29. Chinese couples are now allowed to have two children.

Redditgifts spreads holiday cheer: Online secret Santa provides unique way to exchange presents
Special Christmas baby reflects on most wonderful time of the year
High heels and haute couture
Painting faces: Sophomore develops respect for makeup
Junior celebrates pluralistic holiday season
Warning: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ involves real zombies
Donald Trump’s SNL episode is ‘low energy'
November 30, 2015 — by Helen Chen

The exchange has been hosted every year since 2009 by the popular online forum Reddit, and currently holds the world record as the “Largest online Secret Santa game.” The system matches two people who have signed up beforehand, so that participants end up playing Santa for their Santa.

November 29, 2015 — by Daphne Liu and Hannah Payne

While many may pity Christmas babies for having their birthday on the biggest holiday of the year, senior Cole Petters has always loved having his birthday on Christmas, especially since it focuses on two of his favorite things: gifts and family.


November 26, 2015 — by Nupur Maheshwari and Eleanor Goh

Junior Anya Herne, now a model for the local agency HMM Halvorson, has realized that modeling is much tougher than it appears.

November 23, 2015 — by Daphne Liu and Michelle Koo

Sophomore Ania Kranz delves into her talent of makeup.

November 23, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram

Zach Grob-Lipkis and his family are Jewish, meaning that his holiday season centers around Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights.


November 22, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju

Reporter explores Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

November 19, 2015 — by Katherine Sun

Saturday Night Live’s Nov. 7 showing, hosted by Donald Trump, fell far short of the program’s usual high standards.

Geocaching: Reporter seeks hidden treasures
How I tried and failed to wait out hives
I’m snow board of all these snowboarders
Warriors display greatness never seen before
Traditional holiday dinner with a twist
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Senior finds home in San Jose coffee shop
November 30, 2015 — by Helen Chen

Reporter tries geocaching.

November 20, 2015 — by Kelly Xiao

Unfortunately, the mentality to not use medicine doesn’t always work, especially for a malady such as hives.


November 19, 2015 — by Tiffany Zheng

Reporter discusses the problems with snowboarding.

November 18, 2015 — by Apoorv Kwatra

The 2015 NBA champs seem to have reached an unprecedented level of dominance over the rest of the league this season.

November 7, 2015 — by Jenny Qian

Though it may sound surprising, I’ve never experienced the stereotypical American Thanksgiving. Instead, my Thanksgiving table features barbecue pork rather than turkey, steamed rice rather than mashed potatoes and tiramisu rather than pumpkin pie.

October 22, 2015 — by Divya Rallabandi

Reporter tries to avoid all mirrors for a week.

October 20, 2015 — by Helen Chen

It wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to say that I live at Chromatic Coffee in San Jose. After alumnus Anshul Aggarwal showed me the café early last summer, it feels as if  I’ve spent more time there than with my family at home.

Photo of the week

Drama teacher Sarah Thermond and choir teacher Andrew Ford were the pair of teachers selected to dress up for Thanksgiving in a fundraiser for seniors. Photo by Kevin Couch.

Upcoming Events

December 1: Orchestra Concert (7 PM - 10 PM)

December 3: Winter Band Concert

December 4: Saratoga Idol

December 5: Marching Band Los Gatos Holiday Parade

December 5: Winter Formal


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