Saratoga Falcon

December 2, 2019

Seasoned dancers reflect on their experiences

December 7, 2019

Current students and alumni reflect on course selection and future applicability of class material

December 9, 2019

Varsity boys basketball shoots for CCS and success in leagues after initial losses and inexperienced lineup 


December 9, 2019

Bharatanatyam dancer sophomore Ishanya Hebbalae and martial artist senior Prosper Chiu discuss their sports’ significance

January 13, 2020

Tracking apps, although they help improve family connectedness, also risk exacerbating controlling parent-child relationships.

Safine leaves assistant principal position, assumes new role as district’s HR Director
Peer-grading expedites corrections, learning process
Administration changes tardy policies, targets students with consistent attendance issues
Falcon to win Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in hybrid category
Drama department’s Comedy Sportz team puts on last Xmas- themed improv show
‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Jarrett takes on role as new campus supervisor
Late changes to finals schedule result from instructional minutes concerns
January 21, 2020 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

 After serving as assistant principal for 17 years, Brian Safine will change his educational career to serve schools at a district level.

January 17, 2020 — by Allison Hartley and Brandon Wang

AP Physics uses anonymous Canvas system to grade labs

December 16, 2019 — by Jonathan Li and Viraaj Reddi

After high numbers of cuts and tardies, new disciplinary actions have been implemented by the attendance office to reduce problems.

December 9, 2019 — by Howard Tang

School newspaper judged nationally as a top publication by international student press association


December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen

With the holiday season nearing, the improv club works to put together the last show of the year.

December 9, 2019 — by Neeti Badve and Amanda Zhu

Former substitute teacher’s knowledge of students aids her in new position


December 9, 2019 — by Alekhya Vadlakonda and Michael Wong

Superintendent updates finals schedule due to SHS having less than the minimum number of instructional minutes


Girls’ basketball starts strong
Wrestling team switches regimen to start from scratch, promotes stronger team bonding
Key outside forward tears ACL
Boys’ soccer lacks upperclassmen experience, compensates with underclassman technical skill
Dance, Verma show they belong in state race
Pure passion for badminton fuels Mar
Fitness-based high school P.E. stark contrast to Redwood P.E.
December 11, 2019 — by Jonathan Li and Viraaj Reddi

Girls aim for CCS under strong new lineup and senior leadership

December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

SHS wrestling team is planning on changing their focus this year onto more basic techniques that will help them prepare for their future matches.

December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram

Junior Leila Chaudhry suffered a major knee injury, but is dedicated to recovering and getting back on the field


December 9, 2019 — by Andrew Lee and Jun Lee

The Falcons endure their first loss to Harker 3-2 on Nov. 26, but the team is optimistic with its younger players for the future season.


December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

Sophomore Harrison Dance and senior Shivam Verma place 25th and 30th, respectively, at boys’ cross country state championships 


December 9, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani and Joann Zhang

Sophomore Adrian Mar competes in high level badminton to reach his goals of playing professionally

December 9, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

There is a large difference of group sports and weightlifting in P.E. classes at Redwood and ones in Saratoga

Fall 2019 Sports Wrap-up
Dec. 6, 2019
Nov. 21, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019
Nov. 7, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019
Oct. 17, 2019
Oct. 3, 2019
Sept. 27, 2019
Club Day 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
Sept. 5, 2019
December 12, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu and Krithi Sankar

Here is a quick compilation of footage and records from all the fall 2019 sports.

December 10, 2019 — by Connor Oaklander, Adam Xu

SHSTV covers winter formal, tardy punishments, and other news. 

November 25, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Ethan Zuo

SHSTV covers Winter Formal, Relay for Life/Turkey Trot, sports, health survey.

November 15, 2019 — by Emad Ashraf, Ryan Le

SHSTV covers winter formal, fundraisers, FalconFit, MAP Economics, and other news this week. 

November 8, 2019 — by Max von Stern, Clark Torres

SHSTV covers Soundings, marching band, WASC, the fall play, and other news this week. 

November 7, 2019 — by Adam Xu, Ethan Zuo,

SHSTV presents its Halloween edition.

November 7, 2019 — by SHSTV staff

SHSTV covers the week's events and news, including a story on recent cafeteria price increases.

October 17, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Adam Xu (anchors)

SHSTV offers a preview of the marching band, orchestra and color guard senior night and covers the PG&E blackout and a controversy of the reasons for the name change for the Facebook page shsconfessions to togaconfessions.

October 4, 2019 — by Chloe Lin, Sunny Huang

SHSTV covers the latest news for the first semester.

October 4, 2019 — by Colin Posat, Clark Torres

SHSTV brings you the latest news from Homecoming week.

September 27, 2019 — by Krithi Sankar, Annissa Mu, Allen Chen

We take a look at some of the advertising strategies used during this year's club fair.

September 19, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Ryan Le

SHSTV brings the week's news prior to the beginning of Homecoming.

September 5, 2019 — by Adam Xu, Ethan Zuo,

SHSTV presents its first broadcast featuring stories on new staff and sports funding problems.

Teachers should not just teach College-Board-approved AP skills
In wealthy districts, parents should have to pay to have their kids participate in activities
Teachers deserve more credit for academic success
Saratoga students drive competitive culture, collective success
PG&E must cede power to public
Road rage is fine to a certain degree
Friday the 13th: golf superstitions
January 13, 2020 — by Neeti Badve

Solely following the AP Curriculum is less beneficial for students.

December 13, 2019 — by Michael Wong

Maintaining successful programs should be a priority for parents and administration alike.

December 13, 2019 — by Nicole Lu

The approachability and sincerity of teachers help students get the necessary resources to succeed

December 13, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar

Competition between peers encourages students to work harder, ultimately leading to better performance in standardized tests, competitions, and more.

December 9, 2019 — by Viraaj Reddi

PG&E’s blunders have impacted millions of lives, and government control is necessary for the company to function


December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen

Road rage when limited to just yelling inside the car is perfectly fine and a great way of letting out anger. 


December 9, 2019 — by Kevin Sze

I have many golf superstitions


TOP 10 list: the best of the past decade
ACE club tutors Chinese students through online meetings
From Drake to Queen: a music taste transformation
In and out of the classroom, teens’ best teachers are often their peers
‘Last Christmas’ relies too heavily on cast charisma, lacks in substance
Queen’s Christmas tree farm: the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit
Gucci flip flops? More like Glucci!
January 17, 2020 — by Esther Luan and Tiffany Wang

Counting down the best moments from each year of the decade

January 17, 2020 — by Jonathan Li and Nicole Lu

Junior Anthony Qin establishes club aiming to prepare rural Chinese students for annual gaokao

January 17, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

As a challenge to myself, I only listened to ‘70s music for an entire week. After listening to countless new artists and songs, I realized that my experience was more of a discovery than a “challenge.” 

January 13, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Serena Li

Teenagers demonstrate helpful qualities that enable them to successfully instruct younger students.

January 13, 2020 — by Andrew Lee

While the film’s lead actors burst with charm, it’s not enough to carry the weight of a forgettable and lackluster plot.

December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehlli and Kavita Sundaram

To get away from the stress of the semester coming to a close, being surrounded by festivities is the perfect solution


December 9, 2019 — by Joann Zhang

Save on Gucci slides by hot-gluing your way into hypebeast fame

The Korean skincare fad fails to produce promised results
Black and Brown, Crossroads are underrated thrift stores
Justice — no longer the epitome of high fashion
It seems very rare to have customers at RareTea
OK, Boomers, it’s time to calm down
Woeful Warriors competing for top lottery pick next summer
My family went to four different rivers because I broke my jade bracelet
January 17, 2020 — by Jayne Zhou

10-step routines are excessive and can prove harmful to some skin types.

January 17, 2020 — by Anishi Patel and Sandhya Sundaram Word Count: 670

Thrift stores near Santana Row offer great items and deals, are far superior to Goodwill

January 17, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov

With age, Justice’s animal prints, rainbow clothes and weird (but cute) slogans lose their appeal

January 17, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu

Despite its favorable location, Raretea serves as a disappointment with its watered down milk teas and subpar Yakult.

December 13, 2019 — by Justin Guo

OK, Boomer is just a joke; constantly reacting to it is just adding fuel to the fire.

December 11, 2019 — by Kevin Sze

Warriors should tank this season and look forward to next season

December 5, 2019 — by Serena Li

Reporter explains personal experience of China's superstition around the number four. 

Photo of the week

MAP teachers Suzanne Herzman and Mike Davey dance with the dance team during a December fundraiser.

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