Saratoga Falcon

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.

January 26, 2020

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

January 28, 2020

Math teacher Mrs. Ginestet-Araki reflects on how she and her husband briefly met in high school, and found their way to each other as adults

January 28, 2020

School custodial staff struggles to deal with the sharp rise in defacing incidents on campus.

January 28, 2020

She will attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C., recognizing winners across the U.S.

January 29, 2020

The team is still experiencing struggles a year after not winning a single game.

January 29, 2020

Junior Aaria Thomas manages to compete in regional and national competitions while balancing a demanding workload.

February 5, 2020

Saratoga class of 2019 alumni share their experiences and challenges in art majors

For speech and debaters, national tournaments bring excitement and stress
High audience engagement at Jazz Cabaret makes for successful event
Career Day returns, provides students with various professional paths
Amid panic of coronavirus pandemic, new quarantine policy emerges
Saratoga High’s first 60 years: former Falcon turned College ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant in 2010
New scanning system app ends need for signing in and out of tutorial
Administration threatens area closures if students don’t pick up their lunchtime trash
February 13, 2020 — by Serena Li and Joann Zhang

Speech and Debate team place high at local and travel tournaments and qualify for nationals


February 12, 2020 — by Jonathan Li

 Hundreds attend as performers join forces with Redwood to deliver a nostalgic night of music. 


February 11, 2020 — by Sofia Jones and Alekhya Vadlakonda

Career Day returns after 5 years and aims to provide students with various options for their future.


February 11, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu

Those who traveled to China since Jan. 1 have been told to stay home for two weeks.


February 11, 2020 — by Michael Wong and Amanda Zhu

Ryan Stoffers places second place in a tournament while a student at UCLA.


February 11, 2020 — by Jeanette Zhou

First week of implementation leads to mixed reactions

February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu and Samantha Yee

Students not cleaning after themselves leads to increased work by the maintenance staff.

Girls' basketball: Falcons hope to be healthier for CCS
Track off to an uncertain start
Stuck in another winless season, boys’ soccer struggles tries to build fundamentals for future seasons
Female freshman wrestler grapples with self-acceptance
Athletes say healthy bulking bolsters performance
Boys’ lacrosse: taking initiative to prep for vigorous season
Team suffers injuries but maintains morale through season’s end
February 11, 2020 — by Kevin Sze and Alex Wang

The girls are trying to close out their season strong, but injuries have plagued the team. They have already qualified for CCS after a strong preseason.


February 10, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu

Track coaches set their hopes on a successful track season despite declining participation


February 10, 2020 — by Andrew Lee and Jun Lee

The team finished the regular season with 0-8, and their senior night game will be on Feb. 12 against Milpitas.


February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu and Nicole Lu

Frazier finds her place in the spotlight 


February 10, 2020 — by Joann Zhang and Amanda Zhu

Bulking boosts confidence in athletes and gives them an advantage over their opponents in sports, among other benefits

February 10, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram

The boys’ lacrosse players are committed to developing their team not only through extensive practice, but with forming a strong bond with each other


February 10, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram and Anjali Nuggehalli

With the season coming to an end, the team hoped to end the season with high energy and a successful last few games. 


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.

Recent political events should be not be a major focus of history classes
With illnesses and deaths from vaping, school officials everywhere must take more action
FFor UCs, there is no easy substitute for standardized test scores
Ditch commercialized gifts this Valentine’s Day
Health officials must act faster a to combat potential epidemics like coronavirus
Why being single is amazing
The time for solar panels is now
February 12, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

Discussions about current events can have more cons than pros

February 12, 2020 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Mysterious respiratory disease and deaths are now associated with vaping.


February 12, 2020 — by Jayne Zhou

Change is coming, and it can’t be forced through lawsuits.


February 12, 2020 — by Sofia Jones and Sandhya Sundaram

Although Valentine’s Day receives scrutiny for being a shallow holiday, this should not invalidate the sweet intent. 

February 11, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram

With the coronavirus spiraling into a Global Health Emergency, the Santa Clara County should establish more proactive policies to halt the spread of the virus in our own community

February 11, 2020 — by Kevin Sze

A majority of high school relationships are time-consuming and worthless


February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu

While other high schools went solar years ago, SHS remains without this technology

MAP events bridge the divide between the school and the community
Junior discusses celebrating holidays of different cultures
Senior applies to college as animation major in hopes of broadening artistic perspective
Yang uses photography as an outlet for creativity, education
What about this year’s Academy Awards?
SAT vs. ACT: How do you know which is the right test to take?
Don’t worry, I’ll do it later: the problems with procrastination
February 13, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov

Students hear the experiences of adults in various industries during Speaker Series and receive feedback from experienced professionals during SMASH’n

February 13, 2020 — by Manasi Garg

Through creation of various communities, Indian family embraces American holidays and preserves familial traditions

February 12, 2020 — by Selena Liu and Krithi Sankar

Senior Tiffany Chen explains the process behind building an artistic portfolio in an underrepresented side of the college application process.


February 10, 2020 — by Nicole Lu

Senior and freelance photographer finds skills valuable in expression and the education of real-world issues


February 10, 2020 — by Cici Xu

The controversial satire film “Jojo Rabbit” was nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, which brought support but also severe critics. 


February 10, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong

While the SAT has been a perennial favorite, recent years have shown an increasing trend for taking the ACT.


February 10, 2020 — by Viraaj Reddi and Aaria Thomas

Many students procrastinate their work, and attempts to fix this bad habit often fall short

‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ is a breath of fresh air in the world of talk shows
Shamed but defiant, Olivia Jade returns to YouTube
A teacher’s work never goes away: ‘You don’t clock out’
The school quarantined me for a week because of the coronavirus
2010s TV: How the rise in streaming services radically shaped the media landscape
‘50s music has gems apart from popular rock songs
Wannabe psychic casts net for customers but comes up empty
February 12, 2020 — by Manasi Garg

 Minhaj, the first Indian-American on the comedy scene, delivers a timeless, nuanced look at modern politics 

February 12, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy

After the Varsity Blues scandal, Lori Laughlin’s daughter makes her return to her YouTube account

February 12, 2020 — by Allison Hartley and Brandon Wang

Teachers grapple with personal and school-related challenges … and balancing the intersection of both


February 12, 2020 — by Selena Liu

Help China Please

January 29, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley

The popularity of services such as Netflix and Amazon has ushered in a new era of TV shows and high levels of media consumption.


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.

Photo of the week

Junior guard Isaac Sun makes his defensive presence felt during a recent varsity boys basketball game.

Upcoming Events

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March 7: Spring Orchestra Concert

March 9: March Madness Begins


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