Saratoga Falcon

May 1, 2017

Freshman and father enter highschool track and field together. 

May 3, 2017

Director Sarah Thermond enjoyed the Broadway version of the musical, and decided to stage “Legally Blonde” this year after many drama students requested it.

May 3, 2017

Freshman's experience volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp.

May 3, 2017

Boys Tennis team ends regular season and begins preparation for CCS. 

May 3, 2017

Athletics seeks way to bridge $60,000 deficit and get more parents to make the asked-for $250 donation for each sport.

May 4, 2017

Senior's past experiences going through weight-loss. 

May 11, 2017

SHSTV has stories on the effects of APs and the Rotary Art Show, a promo for a music department fundraiser, and the Dog of the Week feature.


Student suspended due to threats of violence; additional security added on campus
Computer science club members attend programming competition
The history behind History Day: an opportunity for students to express their passions
SHS develops strong relationships with colleges through admissions officers
Youth Commissioners improve connection between city council and kids
From then to now: Class of 2017 to ‘glow up’ for Senior Prom
ASB transitions to a new year
May 26, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen

Some teachers are locking their doors in response to threat.

May 26, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov

Members of the school’s Computer Science club wrestled with highly complex problems during the annual ProCo programming competition hosted at Stanford University on May 21, an opportunity for high-school aged coders to showcase their talents.


May 26, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Esha Lakhotia

Reporters cover students who participated in history day, and the reason behind the event.

May 26, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu

For the past few years, SHS students have benefitted from higher rates of acceptance into USC at approximately 30 percent, averaging around 15 students enrolling every year

May 26, 2017 — by Ethan Ko and Navin Tiwary

Compsed entirely of students in middle and high school, the Youth Commission makes sure the voices of minors are heard in this city.

May 25, 2017 — by Stephen Ding and Elicia Ye

With more than 275 students set to attend Senior Prom and dozens of interactive exhibits at The Tech Museum of Innovation, the senior class officers are hoping for an event that tops last year's widely praised Junior Prom.

May 25, 2017 — by Patrick Li

The new officers for the 2017-2018 school year are chosen: president will be Nathon Chin, vice president Roland Shen, treasurer Cameron Lin, secretary Roshan Verma, board representative Nicholas Di, club commissioners Ishana Narayanan, and Elicia Ye, and head commissioners Kyle Wang and Mervi Tan.


Boys’ lacrosse to lose valuable players next year; program’s future looks uncertain
Softball and basketball’s mom: Kerri Spirakis
Golf team ends Paly’s five-year winning streak
Athletics trainer Liz Alves heals injury after injury
Team mom carries food, drinks, communications and team
Freshmen on varsity softball adjust to team
Badminton: Falcons end season 1-11, will likely move down to El Camino league next year
May 26, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Patrick Li

Boys laccross Aiden Peck breaks school goal record this year, despite team shortcomings this year.

May 26, 2017 — by Lina Kim

Team mom goes out of her way to make sure team is able to compete to their fullest potential.

May 24, 2017 — by Jay Kim

Falcons defeat first-place Palo Alto, ending their season with three wins in a row with a record of 5-6-1.

May 18, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Alexandra Li

Alves has been working at the school for nine years now and is here at least seven hours a school day; she always has her equipment on hand and is ready for any injury.

May 16, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung

Super mom Mrs. Metz manages numerous teams, handling the communications, payments, and special apparel to just name a few. 

May 3, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny and Elaine Fan

Freshmen adapt to being on Varisity girls' softball team. 

May 3, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen and Michael Zhang

Badminton team argues against stacking-strategy used by Palo Alto. 

May 11, 2017
May 5, 2017
April 27, 2017
April 21, 2017
March 31, 2016
March 23, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 2, 2017
Feb. 17, 2017
Feb. 9, 2017
Feb. 3, 2017
Jan. 20, 2017
May 11, 2017 — by Nolan Chao and Danielle Berkowitz Sklar

SHSTV has stories on the effects of APs and the Rotary Art Show, a promo for a music department fundraiser, and the Dog of the Week feature.


May 8, 2017 — by Ritika Kuppam, Katy Wilson

SHSTV covers spring sports, alumni, construction and the SMB breakfast. 

April 27, 2017 — by Mr.Tarbox, Daphne Liu

SHSTV covers presents its Dog of the Week feature, recaps spring sports, reviews an eatery and promotes a trip to Costa Rica


April 21, 2017 — by Anchors: Mr. Robinson & William Chen

SHSTV has a sports update, Spring Fling recap, Dog of the Week
and a Spring Musical preview.

March 31, 2017 — by Andrew Zheng, Phoebe Wang

SHSTV covers the Student of the Month, Dog of the Week, Saratoga Eats, Teacher of the Semester and has a cheer team promo video.

March 23, 2017 — by Enzo Coglitore, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV covers the workers in the cafeteria, current events, weather, sports and the pet of the week. Also, there is a Lip Dub Promo.

March 16, 2017 — by Connor Oaklander, Mary Maccoun

SHSTV covers the Spanish Trip to Mexico, March Madness basketball, lunchtime activities, and pet of the week. It also offers a promo for Lip Dub.

March 10, 2017 — by Karen Chow, Chris Lee

SHSTV has stories on the Indian Culture Awareness Club/Bombay in the Bay, the Benefit fashion show and recent sports games

March 2, 2017 — by Mary Maccoun, Sophie Cichanowicz

SHSTV covers the student of the month and promos for Jazz Cab and the Benefit Fashion Show.

February 17, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Aaron Choi

SHSTV has segments on Mr. Saratoga, students who have been best friends, a blind date for Valentine's Day and behind the scenes of broadcasts.

February 9, 2017 — by Andrew Zheng, Suraj Mididaddi

This week, SHSTV has stories on the wrestling team, the "Murder Room" student production, teacher and coach Mike Davey and Meaure E construction.


February 6, 2017 — by Ritika Kuppam, Daphne Liu

SHSTV asks students: what needs to be fixed at the school? It explores the difficulties of getting to school on Highway 17 for teachers and staff and what the weather will be next week. Finally, it has a Bombay in the Bay preview.


January 19, 2017 — by Mr. Rector, Suraj Mididaddi

SHSTV covers  Mr. Robinson's return, places students went over break, recent weath, and the meaning of murals around campus


Senior Quad Day: Sept. 30, 2016
Junior Homecoming Day: Sept. 29, 2016
Freshman Quad Day: Sept. 27, 2016
Sophomore Quad Day: Sept. 28, 2016
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 7, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

The seniors use "Toy Story" as their theme for a spectacular show.

October 7, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

Juniors show us what it takes to live in the scary world of Monster's Inc!

September 29, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

The freshmen class takes us into "A Bug's Life."

September 29, 2016 — by SHSTV Staff

Sophomores bring us into the fast paced world of "Cars."

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.

‘Everything, Everything’ falls below expectations
Don’t lose childhood when becoming mature
Rights of transgender athletes cannot be determined by law
School should invest into more powerful bathroom hand dryers
Pro-life? More like pro-birth and not caring what comes after
Business class should be restarted to promote creativity and innovation
An attack on democracy: Trump fires Comey
May 26, 2017 — by Elaine Sun

Reporter claims that despite the over-the-top advertisement the movie ‘Everything, Everything,’ itself does little to fulfill the hype.


May 26, 2017 — by Sanjana Melkote

Keeping some aspects of a child's mind can can greatly benefit one's creativity and personal relationships.

May 26, 2017 — by Christopher Lee

Reporter argues that the law shouldn't decide the rules for transgender athletes.


May 26, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja

Reporters argues that the hand driers at the school bathrooms are too slow.

May 25, 2017 — by Harshini Ramaswamy

Reporter argues for pro-choice.

May 25, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Vivien Zhang

Despite student interest in pursuing entrepeneurship, the school lacks an emphasis on business. 

May 25, 2017 — by David Koh

Sophomore's opinion on Trump's termination of FBI director, James Comey. 

Clubs allow students to celebrate culture
Urban Decay’s Basquiat collection proves controversial in cosmetics community
Rally welcomes underclassmen as additions to the commission
Bar Mitzvah: transitioning to adulthood in the Jewish community
The highs and lows of caffeine splurging
Ballers find the Earth deflated
Child during WWII and Chinese Civil War depicts the trauma of life in war
May 26, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan

Reporters cover cultural awareness clubs like ICAC and the Korean club.

May 25, 2017 — by Lina Kim

Recently, Urban Decay, a well-known American cosmetics brand, stirred controversy with the release of its exclusive collection, featuring late artist Basquiat’s work and Ruby Rose, a gender fluid model, as the face of the collection.


May 25, 2017 — by Elicia Ye

Students scramble to gain spots on rally commission. 

May 24, 2017 — by Aaron Choi and Esha Lakhotia

Reporters interview students who have celebrated "Bar” or “Bat Mitzvah," or "son” or “daughter of the commandment” in Aramaic, the mother language of Hebrew, a Jewish religious ceremony that recognizes boys as men at age of 13 and girls as women at 12.


May 24, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Victor Liu

Reporters interview students about how often they drink coffee and the postives and negatives outcomes that come with it.

May 24, 2017 — by Austin Wang and Alex Yang

Recently, a number of prominent sports stars as well as flat-Earth-believing organizations have been gaining a huge spike in media attention in what can only be described as a renaissance of the flat Earth movement.


May 22, 2017 — by Caitlyn Chen

Junior's grandmother recounts experience living through World War II and the Chinese Civil War.

T-pump-ing it up with boba-licious deals
Generation Z: the climate change neglectors
STEAM Club introduces new way of learning
Junior and seniors collaborate on website for Spanish program
NCL Senior Recognition Event sends off graduating seniors
Logic’s third album ‘Everybody’ is great but not groundbreaking
The upside of typecast actors in Hollywood
May 26, 2017 — by Neil Rao and Phoebe Wang

Reporters visit the most popular boba shops to find out which ones offer the best deals.

May 26, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny

This current generation may as well be the last if we ignore climate change warnings.

May 24, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Patrick Li

STEAM club aims to help less privileged students learn science.

May 24, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Patrick Li

World Without Walls provides a new way to chat with students of different language backgrounds.

May 24, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung

NCL influences students' growth over the years.

May 24, 2017 — by Navin Tiwary

Hoping to leave his mark, rapper Logic released “Everybody” on May 5, his first full-length album since 2015.

May 21, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Esha Lakhotia

Typecasting boosts actors’ careers, and attracts the same reliable audience, ensuring a high grossing movie and success for some actors, while being non type cast helps other actors fit into any role they are assigned to.


Photo of the week

Senior Daniel Lee and physics teacher Kirk Davis gear up for the last rally of the year on May 19.

Upcoming Events

June 3: Senior Prom

June 5: Finals week for freshmen, sophomores, juniors

June 8: Graduation


Will the Golden State Warriors win the NBA Championship?


Falcon In Print

Drama production of "Legally Blonde" is a hit with its audience. SHS staff and students make transition to google accounts. Sports teams are suffering from a lack of donations. Huge turnout for junior prom. Things I loved as a child but hate now. 


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