Saratoga Falcon

April 2, 2020

The Falcon will provide regular reporting on cancellations, postponements and school and district-related measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Students explain their habits as night owls or early birds and how it impacts their productivity.

March 25, 2020

A freak accident led to my early departure from this year’s basketball season, but not from the sport itself 

March 26, 2020

Junior band hopes to explore new music through their journey together as a quartet.

March 29, 2020

The demand for STEM contest prep has created a plethora of high-level teaching institutions, with mixed reviews and results

March 30, 2020

Following the closure of schools in Santa Clara County, the junior class office and administration decided to cancel junior prom

March 31, 2020

Hollywood has a dark history of abuse and harassment that has come to light

March 31, 2020

With the recent shelter in place, the best thing for anyone to do is continue their social distancing and take the time to do something productive for themselves

April 1, 2020

As the reopening of school before summer break is no longer a possibility, the custodial crew will spend three weeks to disinfect the entire school.

April 2, 2020

Residents worried about novel coronavirus prepare for the worst

Dance team resumes practices over live video calls using Zoom; tryouts postponed until summer
Two new classes proposed for next year
Administration looks for temporary locations for robotics to relocate to during renovations
The school’s first 60 years: 2009 swimmers take on a national title
WASC visitation postponed to October due to Coronavirus concerns
After three-year hiatus, Common Roots brings back Sources of Strength
The school’s first 60 years: Swimmer competes in 1971 U.S.S.R. International Invitational
April 2, 2020 — by Andrew Lee and Kevin Sze

With the cancellation of school-wide sports and activities, the dance team takes to online video-calls to help members cope with difficult times

April 2, 2020 — by Jackson Green

New Effective Speech and Communication and Creative Writing 2 classes suggested to school board for next year

April 1, 2020 — by Michael Wong and Bill Yuan and Kaasha Minocha

Renovations for a new science classroom are all but confirmed for the 900 wing, which is currently occupied by the M-SET Robotics club

April 1, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

Saratoga High boy’s swim team crowned national champions by Swimming World Magazine.

April 1, 2020 — by Alekhya Vadlakonda

The WASC accreditation visitation has been postponed to fall 2021 due to the growing risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic. 

March 21, 2020 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

With adequate funding, Common Roots has brought the Sources of Strength program back on campus in order to establish a peer-to-peer support system.

March 21, 2020 — by Brandon Wang and Jessica Wang

Alumna Kathy Heinze represented the U.S. in Riga at U.S.S.R. international swim meet.

The not-so-glamorous side of competitive sports
Fitness apps have the right idea but lack the miracle transformations they claim
Bian to receive NorCal Scholar athlete award
The Players’ Tribune: A Harvard-bound golfer learns to take it one shot at a time
Badminton team experiments with practices in attempt to recover from last year’s season
Game film: the weapon behind understanding sports
The stigma of revealing mental health issues for professional athletes
April 1, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

Throughout the years I’ve spent playing competitive soccer, I’ve had to develop a mental toughness in order to overcome seemingly impossible challenges.

April 1, 2020 — by Nitya Marimuthu

Apps which claim to target certain muscle groups with short workouts fall short of expectations

March 31, 2020 — by Sina Salehi

Senior George Bian reflects on the deep impact football has had on his journey through high school upon receiving scholarship

March 29, 2020 — by Kevin Sze

If a decade of golf has taught me anything, it’s that hardwork and dedication pay off

March 28, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Alan Zu

After a rough season due to moving to a higher league, head coach John Li implements new, relatively controversial policies to make the team more competitive.

March 27, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

Various athletes conclude that reviewing game tape, whether it is to improve individual skill or to scout an opponent, greatly influences the success of the player and team

March 21, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Ethan Lin

Many athletes are now speaking out about their struggles with mental health in order to combat the public’s perception of it.

March 13, 2020
Fall 2019 Sports Wrap-up
Dec. 6, 2019
Nov. 21, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019
Nov. 7, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019
Oct. 17, 2019
Oct. 3, 2019
Sept. 27, 2019
Club Day 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
March 11, 2020 — by Emad Ashraf, Connor Oaklander

SHSTV delivers the news of the week

December 12, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu and Krithi Sankar

Here is a quick compilation of footage and records from all the fall 2019 sports.

December 10, 2019 — by Connor Oaklander, Adam Xu

SHSTV covers winter formal, tardy punishments, and other news. 

November 25, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Ethan Zuo

SHSTV covers Winter Formal, Relay for Life/Turkey Trot, sports, health survey.

November 15, 2019 — by Emad Ashraf, Ryan Le

SHSTV covers winter formal, fundraisers, FalconFit, MAP Economics, and other news this week. 

November 8, 2019 — by Max von Stern, Clark Torres

SHSTV covers Soundings, marching band, WASC, the fall play, and other news this week. 

November 7, 2019 — by Adam Xu, Ethan Zuo,

SHSTV presents its Halloween edition.

November 7, 2019 — by SHSTV staff

SHSTV covers the week's events and news, including a story on recent cafeteria price increases.

October 17, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Adam Xu (anchors)

SHSTV offers a preview of the marching band, orchestra and color guard senior night and covers the PG&E blackout and a controversy of the reasons for the name change for the Facebook page shsconfessions to togaconfessions.

October 4, 2019 — by Chloe Lin, Sunny Huang

SHSTV covers the latest news for the first semester.

October 4, 2019 — by Colin Posat, Clark Torres

SHSTV brings you the latest news from Homecoming week.

September 27, 2019 — by Krithi Sankar, Annissa Mu, Allen Chen

We take a look at some of the advertising strategies used during this year's club fair.

September 19, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Ryan Le

SHSTV brings the week's news prior to the beginning of Homecoming.

Academic summer programs aren’t worth the cost
Gender identity diversity in educators: important, yet often overlooked
Students should watch their spending
Gen Z teens should not be blamed for addiction to phones
Too often course selection process fails to adequately inform students
Can revived Japanese course survive as a language at SHS? Should it?
Prioritize National History Months over frivolous holidays
April 2, 2020 — by Megan Chen

Contrary to the Saratoga norm, students should use their summer vacation to actually relax.

April 2, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

LG teacher’s coming out sparks discussion of importance of diversity among educators

April 2, 2020 — by Preston Fu

Editor’s note: This story was written prior to the March 13 closure of school.
 

April 1, 2020 — by Ethan Lin and Tiffany Wang

Although older generations accuse our generation of being too attached to phones, this is only because of our upbringing, and there are in fact lots of positives that come with screen usage

April 1, 2020 — by Jonathan Li

Relying on peers and rumors can lead to poor choices.

April 1, 2020 — by Alan Zu

Foreign languages are not prioritized by most students, so why make another option?

April 1, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

Many important holidays are being ignored in lieu of trivial ones that hold no true, significant meaning.

All dressed up with nowhere to go
Class stereotypes hold merit but too general; leave individuals feeling misrepresented
Twenty years later: Class president veers from career in politics to business and tech
With discipline and motivation, students can overcome addiction to their phones
Fulfilling graduation credits on your own time
Junior explores genres of music production
Increased levels of stress and trauma create high levels of compassion fatigue in schools
April 2, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehali and Aaria Thomas

With junior prom canceled, students have to find ways to use the dresses they purchased.

April 2, 2020 — by Amanda Zhu

Stereotypes of each grade level influence teacher’s perceptions of students and only typify certain students in each grade. 

April 1, 2020 — by Shama Gupta and Allison Hartley

2000 alumnus Warren Wong finds leadership fulfillment through small team management in business.

April 1, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Bill Yuan

Some use apps that specifically reward not picking up their favorite device for extended periods.

April 1, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

Students take West Valley classes in order to complete their Visual Performing Arts credit.

April 1, 2020 — by Preston Fu

Junior shifts from a piano player to a respected member of the music production community.

April 1, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram

As compassion fatigue become more common in every day school campuses, students and teachers continue to get educated on what it is and how to cope with it.

Scared to stare
Ranking Lil Uzi’s Eternal Atake
Why am I afraid of pomegranates?
One short day in the Flower Conservatory
Lil Baby brings the heat with new album ‘My Turn’
Warrior Cats: the ultimate dream for young animal-lovers
Life on the inside: my first five days of the quarantine journal
April 1, 2020 — by Cici Xu

Staring at a black computer screen is my irrational fear.

April 1, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee

Two news bois rank the song in the Philly rapper’s new album.

April 1, 2020 — by Bill Yuan

Recalling my uneasy experiences with the fear of holes ushers memories of wasp nests, pancakes and a particular red fruit.

March 30, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anouk Yeh

Reporters travel all the way to San Francisco to hike uphill and smell flowers.

 

March 29, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Kevin Sze

The rising rapper’s second album proves he belongs among the greats of today’s hip-hop game

March 27, 2020 — by Nicole Lu

A trip down memory lane into the exciting world of feral cats invokes nostalgia.

March 21, 2020 — by Shreya Katkere

Here are some activities I tried and recommend to other people who are feeling bored during quarantine.

Photo of the week

On March 27, members of the Air National Guard converted the Santa Clara County Convention Center to a temporary federal facility for about 250 coronavirus patients. The center is to house those who have tested positive for the virus, but don't require intensive in-hospital care. More information can be found through the local news. Photo courtesy of Randy Vazquez of the Bay Area News Group.

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