Saratoga Falcon

May 4, 2018

Arnaldo Rodriguex, who holds a special place in the hearts of students, alumni, staff, will leave behind an immpressive legacy when he retires.

May 6, 2018

Led by talented underclassmen, the golf team looks to be a contender for years to come.

May 9, 2018

Popular teacher is retiring after a 35-year career that began at Los Gatos High.

May 9, 2018

Falcons climb to CCS from a lower league.

May 10, 2018

SHSTV covers History Bowl's recent trip to D.C. for the national competition and the music department's annual pancake breakfast fundraiser last Sunday.

May 11, 2018

The school's Cross-Fit-based P.E. program, which Ellis helped found, has become a model for other schools.

ASB elections introduce many underclassmen into office
JV History Bowl team places 5th nationally
Saratoga summer basketball camp almost canceled after increase in fees
Blast from the past: Catapulted water balloons injured teachers, leading to rule changes
As teen JUULing culture proliferates, administrators take steps to curb addictive habit
Computer science club hosts first-ever competition
Rallabandi becomes state champion in OI
May 14, 2018 — by Alex Wang

New leadership officers plan to increase transparency between ASB and students. 

May 14, 2018 — by Mathew Luo

The History Bowl teams' success this year has been the best since 2015, when the Saratoga varsity team won first place at nationals.

May 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Callia Yuan

Sports Boosters agrees to fund the Saratoga summer basketball camp in return for a donation after a January school board meeting

May 9, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Sandhya Sundaram

After catapulted water balloons injured teachers in 2011, new regulations were put in place.

May 9, 2018 — by Elaine Toh and Ananya Vadlakonda

Reporters discuss recent trend of "JUULing" and the administrations' attempts to fight it.

May 7, 2018 — by Connie Liang

The computer science club hosted its first competition on April 22 aimed at challenging high school students from around the Bay Area in solving complicated algorithmic programming questions.

May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov

Speech and debate team wraps up season with successes at state and national tournaments.

Boys’ volleyball prolongs winning streak
Track members compete in league meet; many get PRs
Swimming: Varsity girls place fourth at League Finals
Boys’ tennis: Team suffers disappointing defeat in second round of CCS
Hard Work and time commitment pay off for college athletes
Baseball team’s spirit reinvigorated by recent wins
May 14, 2018 — by Sean Oh and Pranav Ahuja

Swim team suffers through early losses but hopes to improve. 

May 14, 2018 — by Karen Chow and Chelsea Leung

Despite the loss of star player, team adapts and improves defenses. 

May 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov

Athletes bonded as a team over the season and improved their individual abilities

May 9, 2018 — by Connie Liang and Kaylene Morrison

Varsity Girls' Swimming places fourth in Finals.

May 9, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Howard Tang

Boy's Tennis suffers defeat to end season.

May 7, 2018 — by Lina Kim and Kaylene Morrison

Alumni reflect on College sports commitments.

April 3, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Michael Zhang

Basball team plans to win league and qualify for CCS

May 10, 2018s
May 4, 2018
April 20, 2018
Saratoga High National School Walkout
SHSTV March 15, 2018 Broadcast
SHSTV March 9, 2018 Broadcast
Lunar New Year Korean Club Performance
SHSTV March 1, 2018 Broadcast
Raquel Boales Speak Up For Change Speech
SHSTV Feb. 16, 2018 Broadcast
Iman Laique Speak Up For Change Speech
Solomon Bailey Speak Up For Change Speech
Prashant Malyala Speak Up For Change Speech
May 10, 2018 — by Kevin Sze and Connor Oaklander

SHSTV covers History Bowl's recent trip to D.C. for the national competition and the music department's annual pancake breakfast fundraiser last Sunday.

May 4, 2018 — by Irika Katiyar, Aliza Zaman

SHSTV has stories on seniors' college choices and retiring teachers.

April 25, 2018 — by Ryan Kim and Alex Yang

SHS TV looks a seniors who have jobs, recaps recents sports and Spring Fling action, shows the Dog of the Week, and examines the history of the school's mascot with principal Paul 'Robinson.

March 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Watch clips of the March 14 walkout in protest of gun violence and in memory of the Parkland school shooting victims which took place during tutorial.

March 15, 2018 — by Hannah Fan and Andrew Zheng

Falcon Feature: Liz Alves


This week, SHSTV features Altitude Allison, the ASB-led walkout to protest gun violence, Saratoga Eats and Word of the Week

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March 11, 2018 — by Grant Petters and Max Livosky

SHSTV covers the Student of the Month, Benefit Fashion Show, and the classes that moved into the newly-transformed MAP Annex.

March 11, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Korean Club dances to K-Pop music during lunch on Jan. 27 for Lunar New Year celebrations.

March 1, 2018 — by Matt Rakhimi and Nolan Chen

SHSTV covers news of the week such as the Benefit fashion show and CCS sports action.

February 16, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Raquel Boales talks about how she overcame her disability in order to continue her passion in synchronized swimming despite the many obstacles she faced.

February 15, 2018 — by Pranay Bettadapur and Dean Stratakos

SHSTV covers a preview of Bombay in the Bay, dance team's NorCal Dance Classic regional competition and Mr. Saratoga.

February 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Junior Iman Laique talks about her struggles with her panic attacks and how she overcame them.

February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Solomon Bailey talks about his experience moving to the U.S., discovering his philosophy of being who he wants to be and doing what he wants to do during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15.

February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Prashant Malyala talks about his struggles and resolutions with his step-father for his speech during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15.

Music shaming needs to end
Standardized testing necessary as metric for aptitude
100-word rant: Classrooms don’t need to be freezing
Class participation should be stressed less to promote quality discussions
Classes should allow optional finals for second-semester seniors
Siemens's ending should not discourage students
For Starbucks, racial bias training is just a PR stunt
May 14, 2018 — by Kevin Sze

Music shaming ignores the personal value of music.

May 14, 2018 — by Mathew Luo

Standardized tests are valuable as a metric for colleges and others to measure student performance. The presence of a metric is also of great benefit for students as they gauge their own abilities and try to decide on career choices.


May 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Falcon writer dislikes the contrast between warm summer days and his teachers' freezing classrooms.

May 9, 2018 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Reporter discusses downside to participation grades.

May 9, 2018 — by Selena Liu

Reporter argues that seniors should be able to opt out of finals.

May 7, 2018 — by Howard Tang

Reporter argues that the end of Siemens is not the end of the world.

May 7, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan

Reporter discusses intentions, motivations and effects of Starbucks' Racial Bias Training.

Student activists reach out, educate others
While on the road to being a doctor like her dad, Thomson took a U-turn into teaching
Not all YouTubers deserve their popularity
Gender Gap apparent in CS classes, WiSTEM club faces obstacles
Avengers: Infinity War revolutionizes Hollywood
Junior uncovers his DNA background
Long takes a deep dive into filmmaking
May 14, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Alex Wang

Student activists strive to change stigmas against minority groups. 

May 14, 2018 — by Alexandra Li

After abandoning career as a doctor to pursue teaching, Thomson aspires to create connections with students. 

May 14, 2018 — by Austin Wang and Alex Yang

YouTube channels achieve success despite controversial and low quality content. 

May 9, 2018 — by Anishi Patel

Reporter discusses Gender biases in STEM organizations around school.

May 9, 2018 — by Andrew Lee

Reporter discusses Avengers: Infinity War and its impact.

May 7, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li

Junior Bassil Shama discovers his ethnicity on

May 4, 2018 — by Eleanor Goh

Senior's first film becomes a success after being played at the San Francisco Film Festival. 

Procrastination: A problem that should be changed now, not later
Being Kyle Wang: an impossible task
Not participating in school events is my biggest regret
Buen apetito : Kirk’s hungry
Student activism: A part of something bigger
The super early bird doesn’t always get the worm
Attempting to play an uncommon sport
May 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Sophomore hopes to 'cure' his habitual procrastination by junior year. 

May 9, 2018 — by Elaine Toh

Reporter attempts to act exactly like Editor in Chief for a day.

May 7, 2018 — by Selena Liu

Reporter weighs grades against school activities

May 4, 2018 — by Anishi Patel and Ananya Vadlakonda

Kirk's struggles with a lack of lunch tables. 

May 4, 2018 — by Lina Kim

Junior recounts her experience participating in the March For Our Lives protest.

May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov

Sophomore Anna Novoselov found that shifting her sleep cycle two hours earlier left her tired and unproductive

April 2, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Muthu Palaniappan

Two unexperienced reporters play squash for the first time.

Photo of the week

Hundreds attended the Music Boosters annual pancake breakfast and concert on May 6.

Upcoming Events

May 23: Yearbook distribution begins

May 25: SMASHIN' Media Arts Program showcase

May 28: Memorial Day

June 7: Graduation


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