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.

Culinary experiences across campus teach culture, bring students together
Bad air from fires leads to postponement of outdoor Movember activities
Community, students protest district’s decision to continue school during bad-air days
Cast members pull off challenging ‘Julius Caesar’ production
Freshman class fundraises through gratitude grams
Improved Quiz Bowl team seeks to do well at postponed competitions
Speech and debate program undergoes leadership overhaul
December 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Phoebe Wang

Through the language curriculums and Culinary Club, students find time to enjoy food and engage with culture in a delicious manner.

December 10, 2018 — by Annissa Mu and Alekhya Vadlakonda

Clubs organize Movember activities to allow students to destress and to promote further club participation.

November 28, 2018 — by Callia Yuan and Emilie Zhou

Air quality reached hazardous levels in the Bay Area, but district leadership thought students would be better off at school than at home.

November 27, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang

Actors complimented for their ability to make the meaning of play clear despite language difficulties.

November 27, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Jeffrey Xu

Freshman class sold about 50 gratitude grams, earning a total profit of $33.59.

November 27, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Quiz bowl prepares for upcoming national level competitions

November 27, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li

Speech and Debate reforms itself after the resignation of their head coach.

Roll Tide: Senior commits to Alabama soccer team
Girls’ soccer steps onto pitch with youthful players
Football team’s season ends on heartbreaking, high-scoring CCS loss
Girls golf reaches CCS as it ends successful season
Girls basketball drives forward from previous season’s injuries
Senior balances time commitments for go-karting
Girls’ tennis: Falcons fall to Cupertino in CCS, ending a season handicapped by injuries
December 11, 2018 — by Colleen Feng

Pickard had offers from other DI schools as well

December 4, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Esha Lakhotia

With few veteran players, senior forward Jennah El-Ashmawi is still looking to recruit more players to fill the empty spots.

November 27, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang

Turnovers prove costly vs. Gonzales High on Nov. 9.

November 27, 2018 — by Shama Gupta

Girls' golf is proud of making it to CCS.

November 27, 2018 — by Allison Hartley and Manasi Garg

Varsity Girls Basketball hopes for successful season, after dealing with many injuries last year. 

November 27, 2018 — by Justin Guo and Micheal Wong

Sport requires significant expenditures on equipment.

November 27, 2018 — by Andrew Lee and Jayne Zhou

Vasan and Stratakos, top two singles players, were on the sidelines for CCS.

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.

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
Younger siblings get the scoop
SAT and ACT classes: overpriced and antiquated
Procrastinating can be effective if done in the right way
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.

December 10, 2018 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Reporter describes how younger siblings have their path laid out by their older sibling.

December 10, 2018 — by Daniel Bessonov

Self-study for the SAT and ACT is much cheaper and more effective than test-prep centers.

December 10, 2018 — by Neeti Badve and Rohan Kumar

By being productive while procrastinating and doing work in a shorter amount of time, students can use active procrastinaiton as an effective tool.

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
‘One World’ Saratoga Library photo exhibit displays joyous moments
2018 promotes Asian empowerment
Leadership’s freeform schedule essential to its function
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.

December 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou

Elley Ho displays her photo exhibit "One World" at the Saratoga Library, focusing on the daily lives native children in various countries.

December 10, 2018 — by Eileen Bui

In the past, it was rare for people of Asian ethnicity to be put in the spotlight of mainstream movies, sports or music. For whatever reason, 2018 reversed that trend.

December 10, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Siva Sambasivam

While it may seem that leadership does little in class, in reality, commissioners use that time to plan future activities.

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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