Saratoga Falcon

January 24, 2019

Facebook meme group subtle asian traits has emerged as a place for second-generation Asians to discuss their experiences...and share memes. Lots of memes.

January 30, 2019

Wrestling team finds improvement with full team, tries to qualify for CCS.

January 30, 2019

School is left with $17 million left in the Measure E fund, to explore with other projects. 

January 31, 2019

Having strong emotional and social skills is key to success in school and the larger world.

February 1, 2019

SHSTV delivers its weekly broadcast on a variety of topics.

February 14, 2019

Libraries-on-a-stick help bring neighborhoods together through a love of reading

Winter Guard kicks off season with new shows and staff
Six contestants will compete in Mr. Saratoga
Benefit fashion prepares to be staged in March
Work on WASC begins
Dozens participate in prestigious math competition
Saratoga library offers more than just books
History Bowl’s varsity A falls to Pi-oneers
February 14, 2019 — by Sofia Jones and Connie Liang

Varsity and JV pursue contrasting themes of ambiguity and happiness

February 14, 2019 — by Jun Lee and Nitya Marimuthu

The annual pageant returns on Feb. 27

February 14, 2019 — by Daniel Bessonov

Commission looks to donate proceeds to Paradise Fire victims

February 14, 2019 — by Jun Lee and Nitya Marimuthu

The school begins a year-long journey in hopes of achieving a six-year accreditation from Western Association of School and Colleges

February 14, 2019 — by Howard Tang

Students attempt to score high and advance up the ranks of the annual AMC

February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou

Saratoga Library hosts various events and serves as a focal point of the community.

February 14, 2019 — by Mathew Luo

All six history bowl teams competed at the regional History Bowl tournament at Saratoga High on Feb. 10, showing marked improvement from their previous tournament in October

Wrestlers send three members to CCS after a season of rebuilding
Few changes from last season give golf team hope to excel
Track team is hopeful for upcoming season
Rector and Wang step up to coach Girls JV Basketball after Davey steps away from coaching
Abe returns as wrestling head coach after a 10-year hiatus
Boys’ volleyball: Despite losing majority of starting lineup to graduation, team remains strong
Basketball: Girls charge through injuries as players are forced to learn new positions
February 14, 2019 — by Mathew Luo and Phoebe Wang

Under coach Kirk  Abe’s leadership, the wrestling team sends three members to CCS and attracts over a dozen new members this season.

February 14, 2019 — by Kevin Sze and Howard Tang

Strong players remain on team and expect wins

February 13, 2019 — by Neeti Badve and Nitya Marimuthu

With new recruits and rising interest in the team, athletes are feeling more confident.

February 12, 2019 — by Justin Guo and Colleen Feng

As a result of small numbers, new teachers adjust to the task of coaching by implementing more emphasis on defense and conditioning from before.

February 12, 2019 — by Justin Guo and Michael Wong

Despite struggles with participation and misconceptions about wrestling, Abe remains passionate about coaching the sport.

February 12, 2019 — by Justin Guo and Oliver Ye

Challenging season lies ahead for a rebuilt team with a new coach and a drastically different roster.

January 31, 2019 — by Allison Hartley

Sophomores Jane Loo and Kaitlyn Yu are among the injured players as the Falcons prepare for their game against Los Gatos.

Feb. 1, 2019
Jan. 17, 2019
Effect of California Wildfire on Saratoga's Air Quality
Saratoga Idol Highlight Reel
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
February 1, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam and Emad Ashraf

SHSTV delivers its weekly broadcast on a variety of topics.

January 17, 2019 — by Ethan Zuo, Ryan Le

SHSTV features stories on the Student of the Month, the Media Arts Program film festial and winter sports results.

December 19, 2018 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Despite many requests to cancel school due to the unhealthy air quality, which stems from several California wildfires, school still continued. Learn about why that decision was made here.

December 14, 2018 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Saratoga Idol, the school's annual singing competition, was held in the evening of Nov. 27 in the McAfee. Here are the highlights of each performance!

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.

The SAT is the better option
Detention doesn’t deter
Time is up. We need to start caring about the environment.
It’s a f-ACT: ACT tops SAT as superior admissions test
Accounting for pluses and minuses in GPA beneficial
Pro: Redwood Middle School’s math policy harmful to student growth
Smart is shallow
February 14, 2019 — by Kaylene Morrison

Compared to the ACT, the SAT allows students to achieve a higher score

February 12, 2019 — by Justin Guo

Instead, it offers many advantages to students that are often overlooked ​​​​​​.

February 12, 2019 — by Connie Liang

Youth should be on forefront of environmental advocacy

February 12, 2019 — by Connie Liang

Simplicity and straightforwardness is key in boosting the ACT, traditionally the underdog, past the College Board's SAT


February 12, 2019 — by Sofia Jones and Amanda Zhu

Including pluses and minuses would motivate students to work harder and strive to better their grades.

February 12, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Oliver Ye

Limiting the math classes that students can takes prevents proficient and advanced mathematicians from living up to their potential

February 12, 2019 — by Nitya Marimuthu

All-encompassing descriptions should be avoided when characterizing people


Are Gen Z and Millennial stereotypes really true?
Student-directed production offers new experiences for both director and actors
Simple lab coat holds deep meaning
Montalvo resident poet intrigued by different cultures, styles
Montalvo resident artist explores meaning of home
Why I’m in the closet
Though competition is high, clear Oscar winners still shine
February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram

Technology use — and addiction — are central to common perceptions

February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou

Senior Shasta Ganti’s play, ‘Anna Karenina,’ will be held during the first weekend of March.

February 14, 2019 — by Oliver Ye

Chemistry teacher honors late husband through lab coats

February 12, 2019 — by Samantha Yee

Ariana Reines’s travels influence her artistic voice

February 12, 2019 — by Kaitlyn Wang

Photographer Kija Lucas discusses her work and describes what draws her to Villa Montalvo.

February 12, 2019 — by Anonymous Author

Anonymous columnist describes the pros and cons of revealing her sexual orientation to her potentially disapproving parents.

February 12, 2019 — by Neeti Badve

Some categories have multiple possible — and deserving — winners

Breaking down the Holy Trinity of .IO games
Love My Buns? I don’t think so...
The Gen Z Rosetta Stone
@ the haters: “kids these days” will change the world
Movies to get you through post-V Day sadness
Second semester seniors embark on a series of new adventures
Ugly photoshoot challenge goes off target
February 12, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Oliver Ye

The genre of .IO games, characterized by simple player versus player mechanics, consists of hundreds of unique and popular games. Two hard-core .IO gamers have come together to determine their top three favorites.

February 12, 2019 — by Sofia Jones and Sandhya Sundaram

Reporters experience unfortunate communication barrier trying to order food in a foreign language

February 12, 2019 — by Mathew Luo

The crude way we express ourselves in conversation holds many secrets.

February 12, 2019 — by Anishi Patel

Generation Z are the activists and reformers of tomorrow, and it’s time to take us seriously.

February 12, 2019 — by Amanda Zhu and Angelina Chen

Reporters list the eight best movies to watch after a Valentine’s Day spent alone.

February 6, 2019 — by Francesca Chu and Amy Tang

As second semester seniors, we decided to see how many new activities we could try in a week.

January 31, 2019 — by Megan Chen, Callia Yuan and Jayne Zhou

Reporters try out the ugly photoshoot challenge, recently popular on Instagram and YouTube, at Target.

Photo of the week

Principal Paul Robinson delivers a final message during the Speak Up for Change assembly held on Jan. 22.

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