Saratoga Falcon

November 28, 2018

SHSTV looks at recent happenings, including student of the month and the start of winter sports.

December 4, 2018

Los Gatos High ceramics teacher Leah Aguayo, who taught at SHS for more than 30 years, helps bring the district together through fundaraisers and her famous salsa.

December 10, 2018

Central Park Orchard has been managed by the Novakovich family since 1975, serving as a reminder of Saratoga before Silicon Valley.

December 11, 2018

Reporters relax at a Tea Ceremony at Hakone Gardens, a Japanese Estate in the hills of Saratoga.

December 11, 2018

Alternative Finals, such as group projects and performances, are becoming more and more common.

December 11, 2018

The Saratoga Strings ensemble auditioned and competed to be given the opportunity to travel to the Midwest Clinic in Chicago to perform their repertoire.

December 12, 2018

Selina Chen and Elaine Liu move crowd and judges with Chinese song.

Alternate colleges provide innovative pathways
Finals schedule sparks different viewpoints
On-campus Winter Formal receives positive feedback, despite concerns over location
Speak Up for Change week theme to be Escaping the Mask We Live In
Substitute to fill in for counselor
Giving Tree gives chance to help others during the holidays
Junior develops app to aid healthy sleep
December 12, 2018 — by Nitya Marimuthu and Rahul Vadlakonda

Students attempt to take a non-traditional route for their post-secondary education.

December 12, 2018 — by Angelina Chen and Amanda Zhu

The new finals schedules is a response to teacher complaints about unfairness.

December 12, 2018 — by Sofia Jones

The Winter Formal, themed “A Whole New World”, occured in the Large Gym, and was enjoyed by many in spite of initial low expectations.

December 12, 2018 — by Howard Tang

Outreach commision organizes SUFC to address students’ insecurities.

December 12, 2018 — by Nitya Marimuthu and Kaitlyn Tsai

Jolene Soares will replace counselor Eileen Allen until Allen returns from maternity leave​​​.

December 12, 2018 — by Nitya Marimuthu and Jun Lee

Donation drive gathers more than 200 gifts for underprivileged children.

December 12, 2018 — by Connie Liang and Kevin Sze

Sidney Hough is inspired to make Slumberbug after seeing her classmates and friends struggling in the morning

Freshman seeks spot on national table tennis team
Boys basketball: After early-season struggles, Falcons rebound with Consolation Championship at Los Gatos tourney
Girls’ Basketball prepares to compete in the De Anza League
Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden inspired Robinson in life and in basketball
Boys’ soccer struggle during early season
Students find a balance between school and sport
Wrestling: Team’s increase in membership makes up for key losses
December 12, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Oliver Ye

The concentration required in the high-speed sport translates into other benefits as well.

December 12, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Justin Guo

Initial injuries to seniors Kyle Yu and Sehij Dhindsa set the Falcons back early on, but with more activity on the defensive end, and their continued ability to space the floor, the Falcons have topped 70 points in their last two games, blowing out Gunn and Branham.

December 12, 2018 — by Ashley Feng and Anna Novoselov

The players hope to translate their early season successes to future games and improve communication on the court.

December 12, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Oliver Ye

Robinson credits many of his successes to living by Wooden’s philosophy and pyramid of success.

December 12, 2018 — by Jun Lee and Oliver Ye

After losing 18 seniors to graduation from last year's’ squad, and moving up a division, the soccer team is winless after their first four games

December 12, 2018 — by Aaria Thomas

Fencers find ways to keep up with school work while navigating through practices and competitions.

December 12, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Phoebe Wang

Abe’s transition back to Head Coach adds stability and inspiration to the team.

Nov. 29, 2018
Breaking Down the Walls video
Nov. 16, 2018
Nov. 9, 2018
Construction of Student Wellness Center
2018-19 Staff Homecoming
2018-19 Freshman Homecoming
2018-19 Sophomore Homecoming
2018-19 Senior Homecoming
2018-19 Junior Homecoming
Nov. 1, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018
Oct. 18, 2018
November 28, 2018 — by Ethan Zuo, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV looks at recent happenings, including student of the month and the start of winter sports.

November 20, 2018 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Watch this quick summary of the event including an interview with BDTW Moderator Dean Whellams.

November 16, 2018 — by Producer: Connor Oaklander, Associate Producer: Nicholas King

SHSTV offers up a Thanksgiving edition of its weekly broadcast.

November 13, 2018 — by Dhruv Chakraborty and Usman Khan

SHSTV previews the fall play and Movember.

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

The former 800 wing will be renovated into a new student wellness center and the construction is expected to be finished by Jan. 2019. Watch as teachers describe the effect of the construction on themselves and their classroom environments.

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

Watch as Saratoga High's staff and administration perform their quad day dances and skit with the theme Harry Potter!

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

Check out the Class of 2022 performing their quad day skit and dances with the theme the Chronicles of Narnia!

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

Watch as the Class of 2021 performs their quad day skit and dances with the theme Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

The Falcon recaps the seniors' Homecoming show.

November 7, 2018 — by Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar, Allen Chen

SHSTV recaps how the juniors tackled their theme.

November 1, 2018 — by Ryan Le, Ethan Zuo

SHSTV brings sports updates and more.

October 26, 2018 — by Andy Tran and Owen Keogh

The crew of SHSTV brings sports updates and more for the week of Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018 — by Ryan Le, Mason Kwok

SHSTV looks at next week's Breaking Down the Walls special activities, a TEDX event Saturday and updates on sports.

The time for the school to offer business classes is long overdue
Cramming for tests is, unfortunately, effective
Borderline scams: NYLF and NSHSS mislead students by marketing themselves as exclusive
Academic programs should reconsider how they present themselves
Flipped learning is often counterproductive
New Netflix originals need to learn from the past
Affirmative action should be based on socioeconomic status
December 12, 2018 — by Amanda Zhu

The lack of business studies at SHS leaves students at a disadvantage in the growing field of study.

December 12, 2018 — by Oliver Ye and Samantha Yee

Why invest hours of time studying in advance when it’s not needed?

December 12, 2018 — by Anishi Patel

Falsely prestigious summer programs and awards seek students’ money and offer nothing exceptional in return.

December 11, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram

Reporters argue that many organizations are worthless in terms of value and do not significantly enhance a student’s college application.

December 11, 2018 — by Mathew Luo

Flipped learning must be applied properly to gain beneficial results.

December 11, 2018 — by Neeti Badve

Reporter argues that newer Netflix Originals seem to lack relatability and originality.

December 11, 2018 — by Kevin Sze and Oliver Ye

Reporters argue that race-based affirmative only ends up exacerbating the problems it's supposed to fix.

Alumnus Sivakami Sambasivam works to realize her vision for global health care
Notable alumni: Mark Kvamme takes VC company to the midwest
Large turnout for tree lighting ceremony during rainstorm
Chinese school provides valuable opportunities for students of all ages
Where does our food come from?
On the twelve days before finals, my true love gave to me . . .
Abe shares his Thai food with his students
December 12, 2018 — by Anishi Patel

2007 alumna helps build the startup GoodRx into a health-care unicorn.

December 12, 2018 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Kvamme worked at technology and advertising companies in Silicon Valley before founding Drive Capital in Ohio.

December 12, 2018 — by Kayene Morrison

Tree lighting ceremony attended by the mayor, the Saratoga Youth Commission and choir students from Marshall Elementary School

December 11, 2018 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

MLCC allows students who live near Saratoga and Milpitas High to learn about Chinese language and culture

December 11, 2018 — by Sofia Jones and Rohan Kumar

Teachers and students present alternatives to the American model of rampant meat consumption.

December 10, 2018 — by Justin Guo and Michael Wong

On the twelve days before finals, my true love gave to me:

December 10, 2018 — by Jun Lee and Michael Wong

History teacher Kirk Abe experiments with Thai and Japanese food, setting aside time during the summer to learn.

Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message
My binder fell off the roof of my car on Saratoga Sunnyvale and you probably saw it
Making the kind of Christmas presents worth remembering connects viewers through various streams
Winter haters, vacation to Palm Springs
The top 4 places to shop clothing online
The 2018 remake of ‘The Grinch’ proves a family-friendly classic
December 11, 2018 — by Kevin Sze

Reporter fails to get an interview with filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

December 11, 2018 — by Anishi Patel

Reporter recounts forgetting to remove her binder from the top of her car.

December 10, 2018 — by Samantha Yee

The art of personalizing holiday gifts can be excruciating.

December 10, 2018 — by Justin Guo and Michael Wong

Twitch's streaming service offers a break from studying for students and a possible outlet for hobbyists.

December 10, 2018 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Palm Springs is the ideal warm weather getaway, full of summer activities in the middle of winter.

December 10, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Amy Tang

Reporters review websites for online clothes shopping.

December 10, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia

"The Grinch" provides a childish yet accurate and enjoyable portrayal of Christmas.

Photo of the week

Friends make a circle during a dance for the winter formal held on Dec. 1 in the Large Gym. More than 500 students attended.

Upcoming Events

December 17: Period 2 final exam

December 18: Periods 6 and 4 final exams

December 19: Periods 7 and 5 final exams

December 20: Periods 3 and 1 final exams

December 21: winter break begins for students; teacher work day


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