Saratoga Falcon

December 7, 2019

Current students and alumni reflect on course selection and future applicability of class material

December 9, 2019

Bharatanatyam dancer sophomore Ishanya Hebbalae and martial artist senior Prosper Chiu discuss their sports’ significance

January 13, 2020

Tracking apps, although they help improve family connectedness, also risk exacerbating controlling parent-child relationships.

January 22, 2020

Junior class sets up annual tree and increases community engagement, reaching out to local elementary schools for donations.

January 24, 2020

In light of app’s growing popularity, more teenagers expose questionable parts of their personal life, sometimes resulting in thousands of likes and followers.


January 26, 2020

Mita Kongetira, a member of the choir, shares her singing “timeline” and how she began.

Althea: a modern solution for sexual assault victims
As stores drop out of Benefit Fashion Show, commissioners struggle to find replacements
Cast list released for spring musical ‘Freaky Friday’
Safine leaves assistant principal position, assumes new role as district’s HR Director
Peer-grading expedites corrections, learning process
Administration changes tardy policies, targets students with consistent attendance issues
Falcon to win Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in hybrid category
January 27, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Andrew Li

In the Engineering Development and Design course, a group of senior girls created a project proposal for sexual assault, an issue they were passionate about solving

January 26, 2020 — by Rohan Kumar and Christine Zhang

The Benefit Fashion Show plans to donate all proceeds to A Wish to Give Foundation.

January 26, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang

Compared to previous years, the drama department tackles a modern production.

January 21, 2020 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

 After serving as assistant principal for 17 years, Brian Safine will change his educational career to serve schools at a district level.

January 17, 2020 — by Allison Hartley and Brandon Wang

AP Physics uses anonymous Canvas system to grade labs

December 16, 2019 — by Jonathan Li and Viraaj Reddi

After high numbers of cuts and tardies, new disciplinary actions have been implemented by the attendance office to reduce problems.

December 9, 2019 — by Howard Tang

School newspaper judged nationally as a top publication by international student press association


Low on fuel: In face of mounting pressures, student athletes burn out
Girls’ basketball starts strong
Varsity basketball aims to rebuild, establish chemistry
Wrestling team switches regimen to start from scratch, promotes stronger team bonding
Key outside forward tears ACL
Boys’ soccer lacks upperclassmen experience, compensates with underclassman technical skill
Dance, Verma show they belong in state race
January 24, 2020 — by Esther Luan and Kaitlyn Tsai

Former competitive student athletes recount the challenges that led them to quit their sports


December 11, 2019 — by Jonathan Li and Viraaj Reddi

Girls aim for CCS under strong new lineup and senior leadership

December 9, 2019 — by Viraaj Reddi and Jonathan Li

Varsity boys basketball shoots for CCS and success in leagues after initial losses and inexperienced lineup 


December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

SHS wrestling team is planning on changing their focus this year onto more basic techniques that will help them prepare for their future matches.

December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram

Junior Leila Chaudhry suffered a major knee injury, but is dedicated to recovering and getting back on the field


December 9, 2019 — by Andrew Lee and Jun Lee

The Falcons endure their first loss to Harker 3-2 on Nov. 26, but the team is optimistic with its younger players for the future season.


December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

Sophomore Harrison Dance and senior Shivam Verma place 25th and 30th, respectively, at boys’ cross country state championships 


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
Sept. 5, 2019
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.

September 5, 2019 — by Adam Xu, Ethan Zuo,

SHSTV presents its first broadcast featuring stories on new staff and sports funding problems.

Impeachment is symbolism for rejection of injustice
Government and individual efforts needed to ensure data privacy
Without a consistent media spotlight, Iranian protests won’t succeed in long term
Rising conflicts expose political inadequacies in students
Although flawed, student evaluations of teachers provide important insights
Presidential war powers should be limited to critical, extreme events
Unnecessary emphasis on instructional minutes hinders schools
January 26, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

Why Trump’s impeachment was absolutely necessary.

January 26, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Alan Zu

Providing private data brings users many benefits, but it also brings unintended consequences.

January 24, 2020 — by Sina Salehi

With large protests and demonstrations in Iran unfolding, certain factors needed for them to succeed are lacking, and may lead to the same result in past protests.


January 24, 2020 — by Nitya Marimuthu

As tension in the Middle East increases, it is vital for students to be exposed to the affairs surrounding them


January 22, 2020 — by Kaitlyn Tsai

Despite bias, student evaluations of teaching give students a say in their education and remain one of the more accurate forms of measuring teaching ability.

January 22, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov

Loopholes in the War Powers Act should be closed, as one person should not have the power to initiate hostilities with extensive consequences.

January 22, 2020 — by Andy Chen

The California Department of Education should re-evaluate the process they use to establish instructional minutes, as the current implementation does little to better students’ educations.

To be a prominent celebrity, oversharing on social media seems imperative
Victims of child abuse not alone; help and support available
60 years of Falcon help produce important changes
A vicious cycle: eating disorder takes over student’s life
Paid for his passion: Selmshots explores professional photography
Asian-American students in the arts react to recent gains in professional world
Movies through the decade
January 27, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

By revealing interesting gossip about their personal lives, stars manage to keep fans hooked

January 26, 2020 — by Jonathan Li and Viraaj Reddi

CASSY counselor tells students to reach out when in danger.

January 26, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

Articles written promote thoughtful discussion on what can be fixed at Saratoga.

January 26, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

A student expresses her journey with body image issues, and how slippery of a slope these negative thoughts can be.

January 26, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

Sophomore Ethan Chang’s photography gigs takes up a lot of his free time, but he loves it anyway.

January 26, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

Student performers found the entertainment industry to be a more viable career option following increased Asian-American representation.

January 26, 2020 — by Elaine Toh

Favorite and well-known movies of the 2010s.

Two hours in Saratoga’s farmers’ market
‘50s music has gems apart from popular rock songs
Wannabe psychic casts net for customers but comes up empty
Are WWIII memes appropriate?
‘Joker’ leads Oscars nominations filled with unpredictable picks
How to buy love
Skechers are the true patrician footwear
January 26, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

One of Saratoga’s well-known activities offers a wide range of items and stories.

January 26, 2020 — by Mathew Luo

Though many remember the ‘50s for Presley’s classics and other rock and roll, many less popular hits in jazz and bebop as well as other musical styles remain underappreciated.

January 26, 2020 — by Allen Chen

How to run an (un)successful business telling fortunes.

January 26, 2020 — by Bill Yuan and Nicole Lu

The popular WWIII theme of memes have surfaced, but some have found them to be offensive.

January 24, 2020 — by Sina Salehi

Along with “1917,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman,” categories like best picture and best director are bound to be highly contested.


January 24, 2020 — by Justin Guo

Learn what Valentine’s Day gifts you should give to your significant other


January 22, 2020 — by Allen Chen

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Photo of the week

Senior Ryan Le communicates his experiences at the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 21.

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