Saratoga Falcon

November 20, 2019

Team loses more than 10 players due to student transfers and other commitments, mirroring a situation occurring nationwide.

November 22, 2019

Despite no runners moving forward to the state meet, the team made progress in their goals

November 22, 2019

Annual fall play provided audiences with compelling social dynamics and complex characters.

November 25, 2019

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

Overreaching academically creates problems that are hard to fix several weeks into school year
Sophomores create Tickbird app, compete in hackathon
Seniors’ college lists vary in length due to a variety of factors
Composting comes to campus to protect the environment
WASC accreditation process allows school to assess progress and set goals
New Wellness Center aims to help students destress
Using tech, teachers start stream-lining process of tutorial check-ins
December 9, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Lihi Shoshani

Many students decide to take an Honors or AP class before replacing it with a lower level class, which can cause many schedule complications

December 5, 2019 — by Viraaj Reddi

Sophomores designed an app to help the visually impaired with prescriptions and were exposed to new AI/ML applications.

December 3, 2019 — by Selena Liu and Kevin Sze

As early applications are due and regular application deadlines loom in the near future, seniors reflect on their college application experience

December 2, 2019 — by Cici Xu

With the help from Green Team, the new maintenance supervisor Paul Weir and the administrators, SHS is predicting to officially launch compost as being the first few high schools to incorporate it on their campuses.

November 25, 2019 — by Isaac Le and Anna Novoselov

An outside team will visit Saratoga High in the spring to evaluate the school.

November 25, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Sina Salehi

Wellness Center focuses on providing a place where students can feel heard and learn new skills to help keep stress under control.

November 24, 2019 — by Ethan Lin and Oliver Ye

Math teacher PJ Yim and business teacher Kirk Davis employ technology in lieu of a paper notepad system.

Pure passion for badminton fuels Mar
Fitness-based high school P.E. stark contrast to Redwood P.E.
Dancers have difficulty juggling school, studio
Football ends with loss to Carmel in CCS Quarterfinals
Dance and Verma to run at state championship meet
Boys’ water polo loses CCS first round
Boys’ soccer moves down a division, hopes to rebound from rough season
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

December 2, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou

Seasoned dancers reflect on their experiences

November 25, 2019 — by Siva Sambasivam and Leo Cao

After steamrolling through the regular season into the Division 4 Playoffs, the 6-seeded Falcons lost to 3-seeded Carmel 62-43.

November 25, 2019 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Sophomore star Dance wins CCS race by 30 seconds.

November 24, 2019 — by Ethan Lin and Alan Zu

The team encounters tough matchup against Stevenson in the first round of CCS, losing 4-16 and ending the season.

November 22, 2019 — by Andrew Li and Alan Zu

Though having 18 seniors graduate, the team feels positive because of incoming new talented players 

Nov. 21, 2019
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Oct. 31, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019
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Sept. 27, 2019
Club Day 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
Sept. 5, 2019
Falcon Feature
May 17, 2019
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.

May 31, 2019 — by Krithi Sankar, Annissa Mu, and Allen Chen

A behind the scenes look at how every issue of the Saratoga Falcon is made!

May 17, 2019 — by Nolan Chen and Andy Tran

SHSTV covers the latest in springtime events.

Road rage is fine to a certain degree
Friday the 13th: golf superstitions
Moshing banned: a blessing in disguise?
Teachers should minimize paper waste by printing less
Recreational drug use has nothing but downsides
Just say no to bah humbug spirit
BDTW has no lasting impacts on school community
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


December 9, 2019 — by Jonathan Li

Hygiene on the rise, pointless injuries on the low

December 8, 2019 — by Kavita Sundaram

With growing cost, inefficiency and waste, schools should gravitate more toward electronic resources instead of paper ones.


December 6, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

Studies show that using marijuana, especially among high schoolers, does nothing but harm cognitive function and overall health

December 3, 2019 — by Preston Fu

Americans fail to continue their traditional holiday traditions as cultural festivals expand

December 3, 2019 — by Christine Zhang

Breaking Down the Walls fails to achieve its goal of fostering a more emotionally tight-knit campus

Gucci flip flops? More like Glucci!
It turns out Sean Spicer isn’t a good dancer either
Declining popularity of literature generates discussion over influence of media
Nature-loving student incorporates homemade clay and pigments into her art
To take or not to take: What academic path is best?
5-Minute crafts or 1-Hour craft?
K-Pop idols suffer mental health issues, eating disorders after widespread industry mistreatment
December 9, 2019 — by Joann Zhang

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

December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen

After an eventful tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer became a low quality contender on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu

Although fewer and fewer high school students find time to read, print literature finds hope through technology

December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu

Sophomore Tina Hu expresses her passions for both art and nature through the comparison of art classes from China to Saratoga

December 7, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou and Aaria Thomas

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

December 6, 2019 — by Michael Wong and Amanda Zhu

Popular YouTube videos inspire writers to make creative cards

December 5, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Serena Li

The K-Pop industry’s abuse of idols in recent years is getting out of control.

My family went to four different rivers because I broke my jade bracelet
Holiday music spreads Christmas joy all year long
Nostalgia games are beautiful
Return to your childhood, watch “Home Alone”
Virtual reality adds to gaming experience
Fresh yolks on the daily menu come with a steep learning curve
How to never disappoint anyone ever again
December 5, 2019 — by Serena Li

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

December 5, 2019 — by Jun Lee and Amanda Zhu

Have a holly jolly Christmas ... it’s the best time of the year.

December 2, 2019 — by Mathew Luo

I don’t like Fortnite, but I love me some flash games.

December 1, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

Watching Christmas movies during the chilly weather can be the best way to spend your night.

November 28, 2019 — by Bill Yuan

Games played in a virtual reality headset are dramatically more entertaining than traditional platforms.

November 24, 2019 — by Sina Salehi

local boy discovers how to get eggs.

November 24, 2019 — by Justin Guo

learn how to give gifts like a literal god.

Photo of the week

AP Physics students carry out the speed of sound lab on Dec. 5.

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