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by Minu Palaniappan and Devin Zhao (April 2, 2014)

With a 18-15 loss against Woodside, a 15-12 loss against Los Altos and a 11-9 win against Carlmont, the Falcons are going strong with a 5-3 overall record and a 1-2 league score, earning them...

by Ashley Chen and Minu Palaniappan (April 2, 2014)

Eighth grader Roshan Bal, a 6’2” forward, was the best basketball player at Redwood Middle School in eighth grade. Everyone thought that Bal would be the one to bring his 3-pointers and slam...

by Robert Eng, Sherrilyn Ling and Minu Palaniappan (February 12, 2014)

Recent news stories have focused on grade inflation at prestigious colleges. For example, Harvard University revealed that its median grade was an A-, prompting outrage from those  who think...

by Minu Palaniappan and Jihau Yu (February 12, 2014)

During the last 10 minutes of the game against Silver Creek High School on Dec. 2, the boys’ varsity soccer team was down 1-0. When the ball seemingly went out of bounds, a Silver Creek forward...

by Minu Palaniappan and Devin Zhao (January 29, 2014)

Sport: Boys’ lacrosse

Coach: Bill Kurtz

Last season’s record: 5-13

Last season’s recap: The Falcons failed to make CCS last year. Their new coach Kurtz was their assistant coach for the last...

by Minu Palaniappan (January 6, 2014)

Apple’s sense of innovation has never been questioned since it began releasing products that not only dominated electronic platforms but also trail-blazed new product lines that would reinvent...

by Minu Palaniappan and Miles Albert (December 11, 2013)

This spring, Paypal's San Jose Headquarters will be packed with high school developers programming in languages like HTML5 and Java. Sophomore Spencer Yen has been recruited by the hackathon to...

by Minu Palaniappan (October 30, 2013)

Senior Nina Jayashankar has long held a deep love for singing and musical theatre; however, this passion only surfaced at age 7 during an moment that changed her life forever. On that fateful day...

by Sherrilyn Ling and Minu Palaniappan (October 29, 2013)

With more than a billion users, Facebook is seeking to expand its offerings.

One of their latest features is sticker-messaging. In every chatbox is a selection tool in the lower-right hand corner...

by Minu Palaniappan and Nelson Wang (October 29, 2013)

On Sept. 23, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed an “eraser bill” that gives California minors the right to delete online postings on social media sites. This is the first legislation of...


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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Falcon In Print

Orchestra travels to Chicago for concert, Saratoga Idol, Fundraising Efforts