Saratoga Falcon

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.

January 22, 2020

Junior class sets up annual tree and increases community engagement, reaching out to local elementary schools for donations.

January 24, 2020

In light of app’s growing popularity, more teenagers expose questionable parts of their personal life, sometimes resulting in thousands of likes and followers.


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


Low on fuel: In face of mounting pressures, student athletes burn out
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
January 24, 2020 — by Esther Luan and Kaitlyn Tsai

Former competitive student athletes recount the challenges that led them to quit their sports


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

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.

Without a consistent media spotlight, Iranian protests won’t succeed in long term
Rising conflicts expose political inadequacies in students
Although flawed, student evaluations of teachers provide important insights
Presidential war powers should be limited to critical, extreme events
Unnecessary emphasis on instructional minutes hinders schools
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
January 24, 2020 — by Sina Salehi

With large protests and demonstrations in Iran unfolding, certain factors needed for them to succeed are lacking, and may lead to the same result in past protests.


January 24, 2020 — by Nitya Marimuthu

As tension in the Middle East increases, it is vital for students to be exposed to the affairs surrounding them


January 22, 2020 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

Despite bias, student evaluations of teaching give students a say in their education and remain one of the more accurate forms of measuring teaching ability.

January 22, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov

Loopholes in the War Powers Act should be closed, as one person should not have the power to initiate hostilities with extensive consequences.

January 22, 2020 — by Andy Chen

The California Department of Education should re-evaluate the process they use to establish instructional minutes, as the current implementation does little to better students’ educations.

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.

Yikes, look away: Students reminisce and regret Old Navy outfits
Rational and irrational fears leave students to cope with intense anxiety and stress
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
January 22, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha

The trendiest styles today will end up being the tackiest outfits in the future.

January 22, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha

Students share their experiences with their phobias, and the symptoms they receive when faced with their fears.

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.

‘Joker’ leads Oscars nominations filled with unpredictable picks
How to buy love
Skechers are the true patrician footwear
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
January 24, 2020 — by Sina Salehi

Along with “1917,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman,” categories like best picture and best director are bound to be highly contested.


January 24, 2020 — by Justin Guo

Learn what Valentine’s Day gifts you should give to your significant other


January 22, 2020 — by Allen Chen

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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.

Photo of the week

Senior Ryan Le communicates his experiences at the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 21.

Upcoming Events

January 30: AMC 10/12 A-Math Competition

February 8: Jazz Cabaret

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 17: February Break


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