Saratoga Falcon

August 20, 2020

The CZU Lightning Complex spans a growing total of over 67,000 acres as of Sunday morning and has forced several staff members, among thousands of other Santa Cruz residents, to evacuate.

September 9, 2020

Brian Thompson returns to Saratoga High School as an assistant principal and Paul Robinson is placed as an interim principal at Los Gatos High School.


September 9, 2020

Keeping the courts open without regulation — not posting a photo of players — encourages people to continue using them and playing in pandemic-unsafe ways.

September 9, 2020

WASC adjusts to the new reality of school and tries to make up work and move forward after the shift to remote learning.


September 10, 2020

To adapt to remote learning, clubs now have to turn to virtual means to hold club meetings and conduct other activities. 


September 10, 2020

Students with special needs must deal with an upended routine and adapting their individual needs to a restrictive new situation.

September 10, 2020

Despite its restricted hours and steep prices, business is already booming for Tea Lyfe.

September 12, 2020

Students can now call 1-800-78-CRIME to anonymously report violent or questionable behavior to the district.


September 14, 2020

Despite drastic changes from last year, new drama teacher Brian Ringsted has ambitious plans for future events.

September 14, 2020

Department strives to build and maintain strong relationships despite virtual rehearsals.

September 14, 2020

Mock trial struggled to stay afloat after the departure of their coaches at the end of the 2017-2018 season and their original adviser in 2019, but the return of class of 2013 alumna Ashwini Velchamy brings hope for the 2020-2021 season.

September 14, 2020

Students and teachers alike face the disadvantages of remote learning.

September 14, 2020

From After Hours to a virtual Homecoming week, ASB has been working hard to make the most of the year


September 16, 2020

Sophisticated ring of thieves target SHS, other schools, stealing thousands of dollars in computers and even taking a safe from the main office.

September 16, 2020

Manasi Garg’s work was selected out of over 30,000 submissions to become a NSPP finalist.

September 16, 2020

Samika Agarwal’s “An Ode Of Love” has been displayed in the Cannon tunnel of the U.S. Capitol building.

September 17, 2020

In the upcoming years, climate change and foreign diplomacy should be at the center of U.S. political policies.

Battling the monster: Spanish teacher shares her experience with COVID-19
Class of 2021 National Merit Semifinalists revealed
Speech and debate team reckons with familiar enemy: fundraising
Los Gatos High Japanese teacher revives Japanese course at Saratoga
Former percussion director adjusts to new position as the online semester begins
Robotics team mentors Argonaut Elementary students through virtual software summer program
Experienced music director fills in for Boitz
September 17, 2020 — by Selina Chen

Stephany Marks got the virus from her boyfriend, who got it from his job in the hospitality industry.


September 17, 2020 — by Jun Lee

Scoring highly on the PSAT, 30 seniors are selected to be National Merit Semifinalists.


September 17, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

Financial difficulties loom in a year when little is normal.


September 13, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Minsui Tang

Students and Kobayashi share their experiences with the newly-revived Japanese course during online schooling

September 5, 2020 — by Isaac Le and Jun Lee

 Despite the distance learning this year, Clark hopes to provide an effective learning plan for all band students. 


September 5, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Kaasha Minocha

M-SET outreach team members taught incoming fourth and fifth graders software skills over Zoom to prepare them for the First Lego League competition.

September 5, 2020 — by Andrew Li and Anjali Pai

Music educator Norman Dea will be substituting for music director Michael Boitz for a semester while Boitz is on paternity leave.

MLB’s failure, NBA’s success, what should the NFL do?
Athletes adjust to summer, fall practice limitations
Should runners wear masks on their jogs?
Boys’ water polo prepares for winter season through summer practices
Sports seasons changed due to safety concerns
P.E. teachers adjust workouts, curriculum
Boys tennis overcomes obstacles as season progresses
September 17, 2020 — by Jun Lee

Comparing conditions of different sports leagues as the majority of leagues plan to reopen starting July


September 17, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram

Sports teams are forced to find a way to practice together while safely abiding to social distancing protocols.


September 10, 2020 — by Carolyn Wang

Students debate whether to wear a mask while running.

September 10, 2020 — by Isaac Le and Andrew Li

Through the pandemic, the varsity boys’ water polo team finds a way to safely practice before the delayed season begins.

August 29, 2020 — by Ben Li and Allen Luo

To comply with the CIF, all sports have been moved into only the winter and spring seasons.

August 26, 2020 — by Andy Chen

In an effort to increase student motivation and engagement during quarantine, P.E. teachers plan to increase students’ workout options and learning opportunities.

April 17, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

A lack of focus and clashing mindsets in doubles teams prove harmful to team’s overall dynamic and performance


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.

Why you should still take the SAT
Anime Dubs are dumb
Harris’ vice presidential appointment and where we go from here
Financial literacy: a topic worth teaching
In light of the #MeToo Movement, it’s the students who should be driving change
Students can only do so much to guarantee their peers are socially distancing
Classes can benefit from major revamps
September 17, 2020 — by Edwin Chen

Despite colleges going test-optional this year due to COVID-19, students should still take advantage of the opportunity that the school has offered.

September 17, 2020 — by Jonathan Li

An industry with potential that just needs some diversity.

September 17, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

Reporter explores what Joe Biden’s VP selection means for democratic voters.


September 16, 2020 — by Anjali Pai

Financial literacy allows students to better manage money and create a successful future


September 10, 2020 — by Nicole Lu

The recent school Instagram accounts bring up problems not only within the district, but also in ourselves.

September 10, 2020 — by Neeti Badve

While it is a good idea to remind your peers of the consequences of their actions, it isn’t worth obsessing over. 


September 9, 2020 — by Preston Fu

Restructuring synchronous and asynchronous classes, large-group discussions and office hours would benefit students


College admissions induce anxiety amidst pandemic
Chadwick Boseman: the hero we never deserved
From its historical inaccuracies to themes, Disney’s remake of ‘Mulan’ disappoints
Media club tries innovative approach to student participation
Friendships fade and pandemic isolation drags on
Saratoga kids need to sew
Indian-Americans lose representation with end of ‘Patriot Act’
September 17, 2020 — by Hannah Lee

Many seniors stress over testing and building resumes for college applications in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

September 17, 2020 — by Shaan Sridhar and Jonathan Si

Boseman may have passed away, but his legacy will live on forever.

September 17, 2020 — by Serena Li

The live-action of ‘Mulan’ displays a prevalent problem in western entertainment. 


September 17, 2020 — by Esther Luan (from Atrey Desai)

Newly established media club aims to teach photo, video and audio editing to students through weekly meetings and projects


September 17, 2020 — by Stephanie Sun

In-person contacts are the key to many relationships that have not survived the past few months.


September 17, 2020 — by Jeanette Zhou

I attempted embroidery to make a shirt for my sister and found a relaxing pastime

September 16, 2020 — by Viraaj Reddi

Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act allowed Indian-Americans a platform, but its cancellation damages the community’s voice in the media.

I’m finally capo-ble of playing the guitar (sort of)
An extrovert’s guide to surviving quarantine
The fastest a video can be
Some days it’s so hot the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs
How I boosted my typing speed in a week
Which food delivery service is best for you?
Plan to fix sleep schedule for school goes awry
September 17, 2020 — by Serena Li

Learning to play the guitar is more painful than I expected, but it brings rewarding results.

September 16, 2020 — by Nidhi Mathihalli

How to spend quarantine as an extrovert, and hopefully, not go insane.


September 14, 2020 — by Edwin Chen

I found out how much a video can be sped up and still remain watchable.

September 14, 2020 — by Selina Chen

The inventive ways in which a junior is dealing with the recent heat wave.

September 14, 2020 — by Howard Shu

I challenged myself to practice typing for a week and see how much faster I can get.


September 10, 2020 — by Martin Xu

Discover the pros and cons of the top food delivery apps.

September 10, 2020 — by Viraaj Reddi

Jumping into a normal sleep pattern for school isn’t an easy switch to flip.

Photo of the week

Due to the lightning complex that occurred in the week of Aug.17, Santa Clara County is currently surrounded by wildfires, covering the city of Saratoga in heavy smoke. The air quality was in the range of 100 to 200 for the past five days, forcing SHS to close down. Photo by Selina Chen.


Which political party put on the better national convention?


Falcon In Print

Choir director accused of sexual assault
District faces budge cuts
Four teachers leave SHS
Hate crimes against Asian Americans skyrocket

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