Saratoga Falcon

September 5, 2016

Foster learned to sail at summer camp in Maine.

September 10, 2016

Seniors Danielle and Daviana Berkowitz, along with their sophomore sister Khiara Berkowitz, worked in conjunction with science teachers Kristen Thomson and Matt Welander to plan the trip to their native country.

September 12, 2016

At the beginning of the school year, students have noticed a major difference in the cafeteria pizza sizes: The slices are smaller, but have the same price tag.

September 14, 2016

On Sept. 14, it was announced that 31 seniors who scored in the top 1 percent will be advancing in the competition as National Merit Semifinalists.

September 14, 2016

Just as Senior Jessy Liu's hopes began to diminish with the amount of effort and time that the high school’s workload took, she was asked to join Interact, a club that she initially thought was just a service and volunteering club.

September 15, 2016

SHSTV covers the Costa Rica Trip, the new dance PE class, the retirement of school secretary Susan Dini and
new technology on campus.

September 16, 2016

Benny Pierce was nothing short of a legend during his three decades coaching football and teaching at the school — and 22 years after his retirement, he remains an honored part of program.


Saratoga athletes complete college recruitment process through sports
Measure E projects take shape throughout the school
Homecoming 2019: Choreographer steps up game with intense moves
Exchange student from India thriving in Saratoga community
Leadership class period receives positive reactions from students
Student assumes leadership role, helps with Homecoming preparation
AP Government/Economics class curriculum reversed for 2016 election
September 23, 2016 — by Christopher Lee and Roland Shen

Many Saratoga High athletes must go through a tough competive prcoess if they want to be recruited for a sport in college. 

September 23, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Ethan Ko

Article talks about the many changes Measure E is bringing to the high school. 

September 22, 2016 — by Chelsea Leung and Ami Nachiappan

Sophomore takes on homecoming tasks

September 22, 2016 — by Jenny Qian

Born in Mountain View, Nimmu moved to India when she was 8 as a result of her dad’s job transfer.

While in India, Nimmu moved around frequently and attended three different international schools. The schools had grades from preschool to 12th grade, with about 90 students per grade.


September 22, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jason Zhao

Students share opinions on new leadership class.

September 22, 2016 — by Lina Kim and Neil Rao

Scrambling to get the Kickoff Dance prepared on the second day of school, class officers, commissioners and ASB officers dashed around the quad with balloons, streamers and nacho bowls in the hours before the dance began during the evening of Aug. 19.


September 22, 2016 — by Jason Zhao

With the 2016 presidential election coming up in November, AP Government and Economics teachers Kirk Abe and Mike Davey have reversed the curriculum to teach U.S. Government first semester so that students will be educated about the election process.

Girls Golf: Girls golf swings into new season
Freshman runner helps lead team after losses to graduation
Senior hammer thrower recounts five years of throwing
Soccer star commits to Carnegie Mellon University
Olympic doping tactics become more complex
Falcons sweep California Tennis Classic in Fresno, start strong in league
Fifty years later: Legendary football coach Benny Pierce reflects on players and successes
September 24, 2016 — by Patrick Li and Neil Rao

Well into the new season, the girls’ golf team is looking to putt their way to the top of the leaderboard. So far, they have found trouble along the way.


September 23, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Ami Nachiappan

Freshmen excels in cross country. 

September 23, 2016 — by Eleanor Goh and Charin Park

Nationally ranked senior excels in hammer. 

September 23, 2016 — by Karen Chow and Neil Rao

Senior Kevin Yu talks about experiences in multiple soccer teams, piquing CMU soccer coach's interest.

September 22, 2016 — by Katherine Zhou

In the recent years, many doping scandals have been uncovered, revealing the prevalence of the issue, especially in sports based on strength or endurance.


September 19, 2016 — by Caitlin Ju

Early results show the girls' tennis team to be one of the top in the state.

September 16, 2016 — by Katherine Sun and Rachel Zhang

Benny Pierce was nothing short of a legend during his three decades coaching football and teaching at the school — and 22 years after his retirement, he remains an honored part of program.


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September 15, 2016 — by Connor Oaklander, Sophie Cichanowicz

SHSTV covers the Costa Rica Trip, the new dance PE class, the retirement of school secretary Susan Dini and
new technology on campus.

September 9, 2016 — by Jingyi Wang, Elicia Ye

SHSTV has stories on new teachers, the performance of the choir with the band Foreigner over the summer and comments on the new bell schedule.


September 1, 2016 — by Max Lisovsky, Mary Maccoun

SHS TV has its first broadcast of the year.

May 19, 2016 — by William Chen, Mary Maccoun

SHSTV covers Friday night's SMASH'N event, the Student of the Month, test superstitions, a MAP field trip and the last rally of the year.


May 13, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Max Lisovsky

SHSTV covers the  new ASB leaders, the talent show and MAP teacher Tony Palma moving into a new job with the district.


May 6, 2016 — by Lei Otsuka, Alexandra Propach

SHSTV covers seniors' college decisions, the Saratoga Music Boosters' Pancake Breakfast, the appointment
history teacher Matt Torrens as the school's new activities director for next year, and a recap of recent sports action.

April 29, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Anuj Changavi

Student of the Month: Melissa Hoffman
Guys and Dolls Recap
Sports Recap
Leadership Class Controversy

April 22, 2016 — by Navin Tiwary, Harshini Ramaswamy

SHSTV has stories on recent action in spring sports,  activities director Rebeca Marshburn about her decision to return to her home town of San Antonio, Texas, after this school year, the recent TEXEX event, a hula hoop challenge to teachers by senior Luke Salin and short promo for Senior Prom.

April 15, 2016 — by Jennifer Chen, Maxwell Lisovsk

SHSTV looks at the robotics team's successful season, Spring Fling highlights, a junior volleyball star who has verbally committed to UC Irvine and parking issues created by the beginning of construction of the new music building.

April 1, 2016 — by Mary Maccoun, Kyle Wang

SHSTV looks at teachers' efforts to try to combat stress and experiment with different kinds of homework this year, speech and debate national qualifiers, the addition of a freshman diver to the swimming team and students' Spring Break plans.

March 25, 2016 — by Michelle Koo and Michelle Lee

SHSTV features reports on substitute teacher Bob Kucer, who is subbing for chemistry teacher Kathy Nakamatsu while she is out on maternity leave, Spring Fling dressup days, Winter Guard's recent competition in Las Vegas, Student of the Mnth and the details behind the still-not-completed new softball field, which is delaying the start of the team's home season.

March 18, 2016 — by Saro Acharya, Sabrina Clark

SHSTV gives general announcements and reviews a recently opened popsicle restaurant.

March 15, 2016 — by Jennifer Chen, Anuj Changavi

SHSTV covers an upcomong Dandia event, the experiences of students with food allergies and the girls' basketball team's run to a CCS championship.

Senior Homecoming Day: Oct. 16, 2015
Teachers Homecoming Day: Oct: 12, 2015
Freshman Homecoming Day: Oct. 13, 2015
Sophomore Homecoming Day: Oct. 14, 2015
Junior Homecoming Day: Oct. 15, 2015
October 17, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch the seniors take us to a galaxy far far away in their homecoming quad day on Oct. 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Check out our amazing teachers dance for their homecoming quad day on Oct. 12, 2015.

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch how the freshmen dive into the lost city of Atlantis on Oct. 13, 2015

October 16, 2015 — by SHS TV

Watch how the sophomores takes us to the Hundred Acre Woods on Oct 14

October 16, 2015 — by SHSTV Staff

SHSTV shows how the juniors brought Neverland to life in their Quad Day on Oct. 15.

Staff editorial: Schedule should be more flexible for lunchtime events
iPhone 7: a waste of money
Prop 47 not ideal solution for reducing jail overpopulation
Making the homeless feel more at home
Transition to Canvas needs backup
Letter to the Editor: Is SHS Advisor consistent with the aims of what it means to learn?
Kaepernick’s actions unnecessary and unprecedented
September 23, 2016 — by Falcon Staff

New bell schedule may not provide enough time for performances during Homecoming and special events.

September 22, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Aaron Choi

iPhone 7 is controversial 

September 22, 2016 — by Ethan Ko and Alexandra Li

Prop 47 may have ill effects

September 21, 2016 — by Austin Wang

Homeless people should be more welcomed. 

September 21, 2016 — by Austin Wang

Junior discuess why Canvas needs alternative options in case of failure.

September 21, 2016 — by Ken Nguyen

A veteran English teacher responds to a story about the creation of a website that seeks to make students' four years at the school a 'breeze.'

September 20, 2016 — by Ethan Ko and Neil Rao

Rather than standing at attention as is customary during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick has decided to remain seated or take a knee as a form of protest against police brutality in the United States and has received heavy criticism for what has been seen as “anti-patriotic” actions.


Alternative schools prove to be popular with SHS students
New clubs focus on teaching different skills to students
Beyoncé takes us to ‘Heaven’ with her concert
Sophomore takes shoe collecting hobby to the extreme
Class of 2017 become first to take all four engineering courses
‘The Great Wall’ might not be so whitewashed after all
Oscar-winning animation explodes with stereotypes
September 24, 2016 — by Amith Galivanche and Muthu Palaniappan

Pricate schools like Fusion and SIL provide students with an alternative way to learn about different subjects at their own pace.

September 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Katherine Zhou

Barbell club and Tri-M club are two new clubs discussed in detail. 

September 23, 2016 — by Eric Sze

Senior talks about Beyonce concert. 

September 23, 2016 — by Aaron Choi and Neil Rao

Freshman Nick Burry talks about passion for his expensive shoe collection.

September 22, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Neil Rao

Students recall past experiences in 4-year long engineering class.

September 22, 2016 — by Patrick Li and Victor Liu

Recently, there has been a controversey regarding the abundance of white actors in movies and there are two sides to this argument.

September 22, 2016 — by Ava Hooman

My unquestionable love for the Disney movie "Aladdin" began to waver when I rewatched the film recently, realizing how Disney weaved some rather controversial topics into the classic tale. As a 4-year-old, I skipped past them, but these implications have been increasingly apparent as I’ve gotten older.  

Hitting the right note: Junior makes his singing debut
‘Indiana Jones’ and the temple of unfounded stereotypes about Hindus
Bucket list blues: my shots in the dark
Bucket list blues: my shots in the dark
My breakup with Facebook
Hello from the other side: what happened when I greeted everyone for an entire day
A lesson of perseverance: my summer spent learning basketball
September 23, 2016 — by Ryan Kim

Junior Ryan Kim talks about his first experience debuting as a singer.

September 22, 2016 — by Ryan Kim

The movie "Indiana Jones" depicts racist interpretation of Hindu culture.

September 22, 2016 — by Victor Liu

Victor Liu experiences shooting a rifle for the first time at Boy Scout camp.

September 21, 2016 — by Victor Liu

Sophomore takes the shot

September 20, 2016 — by Maya Prasad

Much like going through a text-breakup, my recent separation with Facebook caused me to enter the cycle of the seven stages of grief.


September 14, 2016 — by Neil Rao

Because of my undying love for the Falcon, I accepted the challenge from my Lifestyles editors to greet everyone — and I mean EVERYONE  — with “hello” for a day. And boy, was that awkward — though “awkward” is an immense understatement.

September 11, 2016 — by Roland Shen

“You’ll never beat me. You’ll never beat anyone.”

These were the words that sent me on the path to basketball mastery and a life-changing experience.

Photo of the week

During a recent game, water polo players joke around.

Upcoming Events

September 30: End of First Grading Period

October 1: Homecoming Dance!!!

October 3: Staff Development Day: No School

October 15: PSAT Testing

October 31: It's Halloween!!


Which class has the best Homecoming theme this year?


Falcon In Print

ASB summer activities increase participation, large freshman class poses problems, canvas, adjusting to rolling block schedule, first rally of the year, cafeteria pizza slices decrease, students travel abroad despite terrorist attacks

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