Saratoga Falcon

August 30, 2019

1989: Board of trustees’ ban of smoking on campus leads to controversy (story published in the September 29, 1989, edition of The Falcon; original story written by Sheryl Rothmuller.) 

September 5, 2019

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

September 9, 2019

During the summer, M-SET Robotics built four toy cars to ride in for children between the ages of one and two with disabilities to aid with mobility.

September 9, 2019

Intro to Business provides students with a general overview to the business world and improves their finance, communication, and data interpretation skills.

September 9, 2019

Clubs have mixed reactions to the recent changes of club guidelines.

September 11, 2019

School district risks having to extend school year by more than two weeks without a schedule change.

Number of teaching assistants in decline
Outreach commissioner works to restart HOSH
Freshman dancer embraces Chinese styles, wins Miss Teen Dance America
Class of 2020 has record 51 National Merit Semifinalists
Seeing the bigger picture: AP Art History provides students with valuable analytical techniques
Costa Rica trip proves to be a fun and enriching experience
Drama department to tackle another Jane Austen adaptation
September 16, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Selena Liu

Students note the benefits and drawbacks of choosing to become a teaching assistant amidst a general decline of TA volunteers

September 16, 2019 — by Christine Zhang

Senior takes on the responsibility of officially bringing the Humans of Saratoga High page back to campus

September 16, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Christine Zhang

Freshman utilizes dance as an outlet for creativity and stress relief, earning several awards along the way.

September 11, 2019 — by Elaine Toh and Oliver Ye

Previous school record was 40 in 2018.

September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley

New elective provides a unique experience for students, who learn about the world’s dynamics throughout history while analyzing art.

September 11, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh

18 students travel to Costa Rica on an environmental conservation trip.

September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang

This year’s fall play, an adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility,” offers a broad range of female roles and themes connecting the story to modern audiences.

Senior water polo player transfers to Saratoga
Girls tennis swings for CCS
Young athletes commit to a sport and learn life lessons
Girls’ water polo hopes to repeat CCS run
Girls’ volleyball hopes to uphold success from last year
Student-athletes gain insight from college recruitment process
Seeking to catch coaches’ attention, student athletes attend summer camps
September 13, 2019 — by Colleen Feng

Emma Ford aids team in their 5-0 conference record

September 11, 2019 — by Jayne Zhou

Girls hope to succeed with healthier team. 

September 11, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

Student athletes make sacrifices to respective sports in order to achieve results.

September 11, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

Falcons face tougher challenges in De Anza Division.

September 11, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy

After graduation of key players, volleyball players tries to rebuild the team.

September 11, 2019 — by Sina Salehi

College hopefuls often find themselves in a long process in the midst of trying to achieve recruitment.

September 10, 2019 — by Nitya Marimuthu and Sina Salehi

Summer camps and programs help hopeful college sports recruits to gain insight.

Sept. 5, 2019
Falcon Feature
May 17, 2019
April 19, 2019
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Enzo Coglitore
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Leena Elzeiny
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Teacher Panel
March 29, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 8, 2019
Feb. 28, 2019
Feb. 15, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019
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.

April 19, 2019 — by Andy Tran & Ryan Le

SHSTV highlights the latest happenings in the week of April 15.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Senior Enzo Coglitore gives a speech on his late mother and how she continues to inspires him.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Senior Leena Elzeiny shares her struggles with a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Teachers Catherine Head, Janny Cahatol, and Susanna Ryan answer questions regarding their personal struggles.

March 29, 2019 — by Nolan Chen, Cameron King

SHSTV brings viewers news heading into Spring Fling Week.

March 14, 2019 — by Mason Kwok, Ethan Zuo

SHSTV covers one of the busiest times of the year.

March 8, 2019 — by Emad Ashraf, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV looks at recent events, including last Sunday's Fun Run to help the athletic department's budget.

February 27, 2019 — by Ryan Le, Andy Tran

SHSTV covers the events of the week.

February 27, 2019 — by Ethan Zuo, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV covers the events of the week.

February 27, 2019 — by Ryan Le, Mason Kwok

SHSTV covers events for the week.

Socratic method can hinder learning and make classroom environment exasperating
Too many students overreact to new tutorial policy
Voting not enough to improve democracy alone
#RickyRenuncia: My experience in a post-Rossello Puerto Rico
New AP registration system does not benefit students, even as College Board profits
Solar panels save money and are step toward greener schools
School should implement home ec course
September 17, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

Teachers are experimenting with Socratic method in the classroom to try to benefit students learning ways

September 11, 2019 — by Megan Chen and Jayne Zhou

Changes in tutorial anger students, but aren’t extremely significant.

September 11, 2019 — by Brandon Wang

Citizenship obligations go beyond the ballot box.

September 11, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh

Student who served at the International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico recounts experience there and evaluates the symbolism of Ricardo Rossello’s resignation.

September 11, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar

The new AP registration deadline, moved to November, forces students to register for exams that they are not ready for, especially harmful to low-income students for whom late fees are much more impactful.

September 9, 2019 — by Leo Cao

Advancements in technology and quicker returns on investments make solar panels a better investment than they used to be.

September 9, 2019 — by Alan Zu

The after-AP option is useful in improving any student's life skills.

‘Paul is dead’ and other false conspiracy theories
Continuously rewatching the perfect show
Senior rebuilds local preschool garden for prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award
Viewers saddened by Disney Channel star’s early death
Disney remakes unnecessary, capitalize on nostalgia
From the newsroom to the classroom: New U.S. History teacher discusses unique career changes
Changing nature of journalism risks credibility and ability to inform
September 16, 2019 — by Neeti Badve

Though theories have been circulating for 50 years, Sir Paul McCartney did not die in the 1960s

September 16, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

Junior Nina Dertorossian has watched “The Office” 14 times.

September 16, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Christine Zhang

Senior learns leadership skills through extensive planning and manual labor.

September 16, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Harshini Velchamy

Students and others share how actor Cameron Boyce impacted them and what they felt when he passed away at the age of 20

September 16, 2019 — by Sofia Jones

With the prevalence of live-action remakes, filmmakers are starting to remake films without attempting to maintain the essence of the original storyline.

September 11, 2019 — by Manasi Garg and Anouk Yeh

New U.S. History teacher Michael Betz talks about his journalism career and how it has affected his teaching.

September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang

Due to increasing digitalization of journalism, many media companies are often coerced into capitalizing off viewership while compromising credibility.

‘Hot girl summer’ bods: Senior boys attempt Victoria’s Secret model workout
This Spanish Drink wakes you up better than your mom
Ten-minute workouts: the secret to model-worthy Instagram abs?
135 magnets equal 14 years of travel
Young, dumb and broke high school kids plan a day trip to Santa Cruz
Is Sul and Beans still relevant?
From paintballing to finger painting
September 16, 2019 — by Kevin Sze and Alex Wang

Summer 2019 has been all about the “Hot girl summer,” so we decided to join in.

September 13, 2019 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Original caffeinated drink from Argentina gives the buzzing energy boost to propel you through sleep deprivation

September 12, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou and Kavita Sundaram

We tried the core routine of famed social media model, Alexis Ren, for a week.

September 12, 2019 — by Xinran Xu (Cici)

Sophomore collects magnets on her fridge as a reminder of where she's been.

September 11, 2019 — by Megan Chen and Jayne Zhou

Two students attempt to limit their time and budget on a trip to Santa Cruz.

September 11, 2019 — by Jayne Zhou

Dessert shop has a hard time maintaining popularity.

September 11, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

Senior tries finger painting a landscape.

Photo of the week

Ceramics students mold their clay on a recent day in Diana Vanry's class.

Upcoming Events

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September 23: Homecoming Week Begins

September 27: End of First Grading Period

October 7: October Break

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