The upcoming drama production brings together the drama department and has led to new experiences and revelation for them all.
On Sept. 16, Scott Nelson replaced substitute teacher Erik Axelsson as the temporary Psychology and AP Government/Economics teacher while regular teacher Hana Chen is on maternity leave.
After playing the piano for over 10 years, sophomore Vivian Luo’s hard work finally paid off as she was able to show her talent for the instrument in front of a group of over 500 professional musicians. Luo was selected to perform after winning the 2015 American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Competition.
After entering the league with a racing start to the season, the boys’ water polo team is No. 1 in the El Camino League with a 9-0 record. Because only the top team in the El Camino League is expected to advance to CCS, the Falcons hope to continue their winning ways.
The senior class officers and class parents hosted the first-ever Homecoming Barbecue to celebrate the end of Move-In Weekend and kick off Homecoming week.
Since the Homecoming themes were revealed on the first week of school, the classes have been busy planning for the celebratory week that starts Oct. 12.
The overall theme is “A Land Far, Far Away,” and the seniors have “Star Wars,” the juniors have “Straight on ‘til Neverland,” the sophomores have “Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods” and the freshmen have the “Lost City of Atlantis.” The seniors seem to be ahead of other classes so far, with the plot, skits and dances of their quad day well in progress.
Dozens of high schoolers, including 10 debaters from Saratoga High, crowded around a single sheet of paper taped against a wall at Gunn High School on Oct. 4. The wall contained the list of students who had qualified for the elimination rounds in a league tournament where students competed in Parliamentary and Public Forum debate.
After taking time off from dancing during her junior year, Chen joined the team again this season. As one of the four dance team officers, Chen “cleans,” or makes tweaks or adjustments to the team’s routines and acts as another set of eyes for coach Kaitlyn Landeza.
With Homecoming coming up on the week of Oct. 12, each class has been working hard to show off its class spirit and create the best possible Quad Day.
The Second Harvest Food Drive will continue at school until Oct. 23. The food drive seeks to help struggling families who do not have the means to provide a nice meal during Thanksgiving.
A new season of the school’s Science Bowl kicked off with its first round of tryouts on Oct. 2.
Despite difficulties from her disability, Erb’s palsy, sophomore Raquel Boales pursues synchronized swimming.
Even though they have only 11 players, the field hockey team has been thriving this year in the De Anza league with a record of 4-1 as of Oct. 9.
In recent weeks, the volleyball team has been coping with a trying situation: Head coach Brad Frederickson has taken time off to support his son, 2004 SHS graduate Erik Frederickson, after he was involved in a serious car crash on the way home from a San Francisco 49ers opening game on the night of Sept. 14.
Shaking off a disappointing result in the Golden State tournament at Stanford that took place three weeks earlier, the members of girls’ tennis team regained their winning ways at the second annual Battle of the Bay tournament on Oct. 2-3.
New boys’ cross country coach Scott Bang replaced former coach Dan Ambrico and JV coach Peter Jordan after both stepped down to pursue other interests.
Bribery and the corruption of FIFA president Sepp Blatter has FIFA fans in frustration and disappointment.
The Falcons ran the flat 2.1-mile Lynbrook course a second time on Sept. 29. Zeng placed first for the Falcons with a personal best of 14:02.
SHSTV covers the upcoming Homecoming week as well as the Oct. 9 home football game vs. rival Los Gatos.
Jarod Kim, Sabrina Clark, Mary Maccoun
Michelle Lee, Michelle Koo
Nicole Chang, Eleanor Goh, Rotem Shaked
Club Day Recap - Jennifer Chen, Sabrina Clark, William Chen
Month in a Minute - Luke Salin
Student of the Month - Jennifer Chen
Sports Recap - Mary Maccoun, Max Lisovsky, Anuj Changavi, Jarod Kim
Word of the Week - Saro Archaya, Alexander Propach, Lei Otsuka
Jennifer Chen, Derek Chen
Eleanor Goh, William Chen, Nicole Chang, Alexander Propach, Lei Otsuka
Jennifer Chen, Kyle Wang
Word of the Week
Second Harvest Food Bank Promo
SHSTV brings you a sports segment, rally coverage, political opinions and word of the week.
SHSTV takes a look at the outdoor anti-bullying assembly that took place Wednesday, Sept. 2, and construction on campus as the school year begins.
In the first broadcast of the 2015-2016 school year, SHSTV reveals Homecoming themes and takes a look back at the all-school BBQ and Movie Night.
The resounding lack of education about GMOs has led to completely unwarranted disapproval of GMOs, genetically modified organisms, any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques, such as the insertion, deletion or modification of nucleotides, the subunits of genes. Most GMOs on the market are modified crops that are available in markets and groceries stores. They are also used in animal feed for livestock, which people eventually consume.
Recent national events — particularly the disconcerting reality of Donald Trump’s racially charged presidency campaign — have spurred the race conversation anew. They raise the question of the current state of race relations in America: How progressive, really, is the 21st century United States?
Online ticket sellers such as StubHub buy obscene quantities of high-demand tickets when they are at market price, only to resell them to eager concertgoers months later for a grossly large profit.
Recently, the school made changes to help students create better relations with guidance counselors and administrators. With the new arrangement, students are paired with an administrator in addition to their guidance counselor, meaning students have one more personal contact than in the past. Now that students have two outlets to seek help from, it should be easier to create deeper connections with the office staff.
Although administrators can do little to prevent students from packing their schedules with tough classes and time-consuming extracurriculars, one way they can help them get more sleep is by starting school later.
Harvard. Stanford. Princeton. Yale. MIT. It almost sounds like a chant. Many students dream of getting into these colleges because of their stellar research programs, faculty attention, but most importantly, prestige. After all, Harvard is a universally respected brand in all countries.
Hello Barbie, the new artificial intelligence doll created by the company Mattel, is designed to listen attentively to a child’s questions and ask intimate questions in hopes of helping with moral dilemmas.
According to senior Ai Marie Asai, mixers help friends from different neighborhoods bond however, mixers have sometimes earned a bad reputation because of alcohol and drug abuse, Asai said.
Instead of relaxing during the summer, many students are working with tutors during June, July and August to prepare for difficult classes in the coming school year.
If you think golf is a sport and golfers are athletes, you are either wrong, or you are a golfer.
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Senior Katherine Liu, then 11 years old, passed by a row of fluttering flags and ambled into a lofty glass building. Liu vividly remembers her surreal experience at the United Nations headquarters.
Walking into assistant principal Kerry Mohnike’s office, students are greeted by a tall brown bookshelf filled to the brim with student-signed screenplays, props from past English simulations and candid photos of Mohnike’s 2011 drama classes — all mementos of her 25 years at Saratoga High.
Activities director and Spanish teacher Rebeca Marshburn’s job as the school’s activities director revolves around working with ASB, the Leadership class, class officers, clubs and commissions.
This past July, a Falcon reporter and his family visited India for the first time since 2006. He emerged from this trip with a new perspective on his heritage and people.
Junior Katherine Sun describes her experience a five-week summer research program Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Iowa.
This summer, I spent seven weeks at Make School Summer Academy in Sunnyvale, where students learn how to design, code and ship their own original iOS app. With the help of the instructors at Make School, I programmed an app called GeoRecipe that allows users to explore recipes on a map, specifically placed on the location where the food originated from.
As many 'classic' Disney shows such as "Hannah Montana" came to a close, Disney welcomed its viewers to brand-new shows, such as “Austin and Ally," leading to a whole new era of Disney shows.
Junior struggles with prom preparations.
When I was actually faced with finding my own prom dress, I dreaded the addition of yet another responsibility tacked onto the craziness of junior year.
I've encountered a lot people criticizing why I want to be a vegetarian. They tend to ask rude and intrusive questions rather than respecting my decision. I’m a vegetarian because of ethical and health reasons, yet many people can't accept that.