Saratoga Falcon

April 25, 2019

To cope with the shadow of successful older siblings, students often either tread in the older’s footsteps or forge a path of their own.

April 29, 2019

Not only does the academic environment at Saratoga High make students push themselves to their limits, but it also teaches important life skills.

May 17, 2019

SHSTV covers the latest in springtime events.

May 19, 2019

Dance to be held at California Academy of Sciences on June 1.

May 22, 2019

Following in their father’s footsteps, the three brothers compete at high levels in their respective sports.

May 23, 2019

The science department receives a set amount of money from the district, PTSO and special grants to purchase equipment.

May 28, 2019

Annual event draws standing room only crowd on May 24

May 29, 2019

English teacher opts to move back to home state to be closer to family, elderly mother

May 29, 2019

SHS will see its number of administators cut by .6 next year.

May 29, 2019

After beating out Bellarmine and Stevenson to place third at NorCals, the Falcons qualified for the states tournament on May 29.

Rocketry team attends nationals for the first time
Longtime English teacher set to retire
Juniors honored for achievements at annual ceremony
Summer program COSMOS gives students a chance to pursue STEM in a college atmosphere
Teachers have differing opinions on senior ditch day
SMASH’n silent auction to fundraise for MAP
Despite long daily commute, Nicholson feels no regrets about teaching at SHS
May 28, 2019 — by Jessica Wang

Team’s setbacks at nationals provide future learning experiences.

May 28, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley

English teacher Cathy Head reflects on her 30 years of teaching at Saratoga High.

May 23, 2019 — by Elaine Toh

Teachers award selected students in their given subject areas

May 23, 2019 — by Samantha Yee

COSMOS gives students a chance to pursue STEM in a college atmosphere

May 23, 2019 — by Kaylene Morrison

Senior ditch day is seen as harmless by some teacher but discouraged by others

May 23, 2019 — by Allison Hartley and Manasi Garg

Over 60 prizes to be auctioned through Facebook

May 22, 2019 — by Edwin Chen, Kevin Sze, Kaitlyn Tsai and Michael Wong

After 20 years living in Santa Cruz, biology teacher Kellyanne Nicholson describes her experience.

For sports teams, strengthening friendship ties pays off
Boys’ golf advances to state tourney in historic season
Boys’ tennis falls to powerful Bells in CCS
Volleyball: Falcons fall in semifinals
Boys’ swimming finishes strong at CCS
Equipment: A look into athletes’ choices when purchasing gear
The ‘team’ aspect of playing an individual sport
June 6, 2019 — by Kaylene Morrison

Team bonding activities are fun for athletes and improve sports teams’ coordination and communication.

June 3, 2019 — by Howard Tang and Alex Wang

After beating out Bellarmine and Stevenson to place third at NorCals, the Falcons qualified for the states tournament on May 29.

May 29, 2019 — by Andrew Lee

Despite initial hardships, the Falcons finish a strong season but fall to Bellarmine in the CCS quarterfinals.

May 28, 2019 — by Oliver Ye

Boys volleyball team performs better than expected during season despite losses.

May 28, 2019 — by Neeti Badve

Successful CCS results in state-qualifying times.

May 23, 2019 — by Michael Wong

Annual spendings on sports have risen over the years, but prices do not necessarily dictate value.

May 23, 2019 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Do team sports truly lend to stronger team dynamics?

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Speak Up For Change 2019 - Enzo Coglitore
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Leena Elzeiny
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Teacher Panel
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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.

February 1, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam and Emad Ashraf

SHSTV delivers its weekly broadcast on a variety of topics.

3 renovations the school should make
Pop the bubble: get an internship and experience real life
Announcements are not worth students’ or staff’s time
Student-led class activities too often waste class time and are ineffective
People should not be ashamed to snitch on cheaters
Minority writers need not avoid ‘stereotypical’ topics
Democrats who address critical issues and support bipartisanship are best fit to challenge Trump
May 31, 2019 — by Kaylene Morrison

Although Measure E funds have greatly improved the school, there are still some improvements that could be made

May 29, 2019 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Interns gain memories and life skills by getting out of their comfort zone

May 28, 2019 — by Kevin Sze

The five minute period of monotonous droning and half-hearted jokes is a waste of everyone’s time.

May 24, 2019 — by Christine Zhang

The job of leading class discussions and lessons should be left to teachers

May 23, 2019 — by Sofia Jones

Although snitching is sometimes seen as an unnecessary or even immoral action, cheating is a serious issue that people should be able to speak up about.

May 23, 2019 — by Kaitlyn Wang

Although minority writers may not want to feel pigeonholed, fear of stereotyping themselves might prevent them from writing meaningful stories.

May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

Voters should support candidates who share their viewpoints and restrain from evaluating on the basis of sex, race or appearances.

AirPods 2.0: Expensive doesn’t always mean better
Spanish teacher uses a variety of techniques to help students learn
Are the stigmas surrounding teenage drivers justified?
World history teacher focuses on skills rather than memorization
Top Ten Ways to Spend your Summer
Teachers unwind from the grind with trips and relaxation
History Teacher attempts to present a balanced view of historical events
May 28, 2019 — by Angelina Chen and Amanda Zhu

Apple has recently released a new, visually similar version of AirPods, but people are skeptical if they are worth the high cost.

May 28, 2019 — by Oliver Ye

Discussions and culture are emphasized over grammar and vocabulary worksheets.

May 24, 2019 — by Neeti Badve and Nitya Marimuthu

Community members compare their experiences on the road.

May 23, 2019 — by Eileen Bui and Jun Lee

World History teacher Melissa Hesselgrave teaches students analysis and learning skills that will benefit them in the future.

May 23, 2019 — by Jackson Green and Isaac Le

Top things to do in order to have the best summer ever

May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram

Teachers look forward to visiting their families, relaxing, and exploring the world during their summer vacations.

May 22, 2019 — by Eileen Bui and Jun Lee

World History teacher Kirk Abe shows films to students to help them have a better understanding of history and learn history with an impartial perspective.

Public celebrity relationships and breakups create unrealistic ideas about love
Meme-lord’s failure to find geese results in earth-shattering revelation
Sneaking into a R-rated movie
Modo Donuts live up to expectations
Build your own sandwich: It’s cheaper
Junior finds meal prepping convenient, but troublesome
24 hours in Monterey: top five things to do
May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

People idealize celebrity relationships and become dejected when their favorite couples break up.

May 22, 2019 — by Allen Chen

I learn the truth about geese in my quest to uphold a sacred meme law.

May 21, 2019 — by Angelina Chen and Amanda Zhu

Two 15-year-old reporters try and sneak into an R-rated movie with food from home.

May 20, 2019 — by Kaylene Morrison

Unique pon de ring style mochi doughnuts are better than traditional flour doughnuts

May 20, 2019 — by Kevin Sze

Going to a grocery store and buying fresh, organic produce is a cheaper way to do lunch.

April 30, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

Although meal prepping saves time, it is tedious and doesn’t factor  cravings or variable hunger levels ​​​​​.

April 29, 2019 — by Selena Liu

Stuck on what to do with a free weekend? Head to Monterey to enjoy top bay area attractions.

Photo of the week

On May 24, seniors huddled up one last time during the last rally of the year.


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