Saratoga Falcon

December 7, 2017

Ritchie looked into other fields but always loved education best.

December 9, 2017

Organic farms say the extra labor, time and land required are responsible for the steep price tag.

December 9, 2017

The club held a teacher-student forum on Dec. 8.

December 10, 2017

Mithil Chakraborty says he sings as just a hobby, but audience memebers thought he sounded like a pro.

December 11, 2017

Hulme, one of the top players on the girls’ varsity volleyball team, has found balancing the workloads of these two AP sciences along with her other courses and her sport to be a challenge.

December 18, 2017

SHSTV recaps the recent Saratoga Idol singing competition and profiles science teacher Kris Orre.

Winter Formal draws 520 but also goes over budget
Freshman field trip introduces MAP culture early on
Freshmen host Giving Tree
Drama majors face unique college application process
FTC Robotics completely redesigns robot
Falcon Focus: Senior develops narrative video for film school application
ASB makes efforts to increase transparency with students
December 13, 2017 — by Stephen Ding and Aaron Choi

The Christmas theme fully immersed them in the winter mood; from the biting cold on the outside and the dimmed lights on the inside, the scene seemed to be straight from a Christmas song.

December 12, 2017 — by Sanjana Melkote and Krithi Sankar

MAP introduces new freshman field trip to connect literature with reality. 

December 11, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jeffrey Xu

This year, every elementary school along with Redwood Middle School joined in on the effort, taking 100 tags from Saratoga High and distributing them from their own Christmas trees.

December 11, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Aaron Choi

The mass auditions are a social gathering for aspiring actors around the nation as well as a significant opportunity to forge relations with college representatives.

December 11, 2017 — by Allen Chen and Patrick Li

The M-SET Jellyfish FTC team began its competition season on Nov. 4 at Sequoia High in Redwood City, where they scored overwhelming victories.


December 10, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan

Isacke’s narrative is about a boy, played by Scott, who disconnects from the digital world to enjoy his true passion: playing piano.

December 10, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Muthu Palaniappan

In addition to soliciting feedback from the class on how to improve these events, ASB also set a goal at the meeting to become more transparent with the school.

Girls' basketball beats Los Gatos
Wrestling: Senior does well in first tournament
Girls’ soccer starts season with a 7-0 win
Boys’ basketball: Falcons pull off OT win vs. Branham
Alumni come back to participate in annual basketball games vs. varsity teams
After losing star player, team looks forward to gaining preseason advantage
Best American sports teams combine talent and coaching
December 11, 2017 — by Shreya Katkere

The bright spot so far are the three freshmen, Loo, Kaitlyn Yu and Iris Lee, all guards who are looking to fill the gaps left  by alumni.

December 11, 2017 — by Sean Oh

Last year, the team struggled with filling weight classes and end the year with only seven wrestlers.

December 11, 2017 — by Aaron Choi and Alexandra Li

Compared to the past year, the team has taken on a stricter and more focused attitude to make a more successful year.

December 10, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Patrick Li

Freshmen Chu and King also come off the bench, and both are strong 3-point shooters. Although young, these two are getting valuable experience playing at the highest level.

December 9, 2017 — by Karen Chow

Davey, who has coached basketed her for more than two decades, looks forward to the game every year because he gets to catch up with the graduates.

December 9, 2017 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu

During practice, coaches are drilling players to maintain possession of the ball, in order to make players more comfortable with the ball rather than getting rid of it quickly by passing or shooting.

December 9, 2017 — by Alex Wang and Siva Sambasivam

The Celtics are emerging as the best team in the East, led by major offseason acquisition Kyrie Irving, who seems to have no problems leading a team without the help of King James.

Dec. 14, 2017
Dec. 8, 2017
Nov. 30, 2017
Nov. 17, 2017
Highlights from Freshmen Quad Day 2017
Highlights from Senior Quad Day 2017
Nov. 2, 2017
Oct. 27, 2017
SHSTV for Oct. 19, 2017
Oct. 13, 2017
Falcon highlights of staff Quad Day 2017
Sept. 29, 2017
Sept. 21, 2017
December 18, 2017 — by Jiayi Zhang, Siobhan Burgos

SHSTV recaps the recent Saratoga Idol singing competition and profiles science teacher Kris Orre.

December 18, 2017 — by Irika Katiyar, Irith Katiyar

SHSTV covers the recent fire that started in the ceramics rooma and forced two periods of school to be canceled. SHSTV also has a segment on the new boys dance team.

December 18, 2017 — by Ritika Kupan and Allison Ha

SHSTV covers Move-ember and takes a look at why so many adults on campus seem to drive around in golf carts.

November 17, 2017 — by Kevin Sze and Alvin Chung

SHSTV has stories on the fall play and the Perfect Pals Clubs and also reviews a local cafe.

November 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim

The freshmen's skit was a takeoff on the movie "Footloose."

November 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim

The Class of 2018 came together to produce a "Grease"-themed Quad Day.

November 1, 2017 — by Connor Oaklander and Andrew Lee

SHSTV has stories on how students and staff dressed up for Halloween and also a profile of a sophomore unicyclist.

October 27, 2017 — by Daphne Liu and Andrew Zheng

SHSTV looks at recent sports events and offers a preview of the Winter Formal dance. SHSTV also examines the controversy over athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.

October 19, 2017 — by Nathon Chin and Connor Reyes

SHSTV covers the run, hide and defend drill scheduled for next week, the student of the month and Red Ribbon Week.

October 12, 2017 — by Nolan Chen and Grant Petters

SHSTV reviews a local eatery and also covers the school's efforts to help those left homeless by the North Bay fires this week.

October 3, 2017 — by Frederick Kim

Teachers revisit the '80s in their Quad Day. 

September 29, 2017 — by Proby Shandilya, Owen Zhang

SHSTV covers the events surrounding Homecoming week 2017.

September 21, 2017 — by Leila Chaudhry and Grace Green

SHSTV previews next week's Homecoming festivities, profiles new foreign tudents,  and looks at technology in classes as well as the revamping tutoring center

The world isn’t as broken as it seems
Why schools need to expand their consent curriculum
Black Friday not worth it anymore
Crazy ‘stans’ invade celebrities’ privacy
School in the afternoon is more efficient for teenagers
High school experience is sufficient for college
Strong familial relationships are vital to teenagers
December 12, 2017 — by Kaylene Morrison

Reporter describes current economic issues as reminescent of the Gilded Age.

December 11, 2017 — by Harshini Ramaswamy

With recent events uncovering celebrity sexual assaults and harassment, it is more vital now than ever to change the culture and start having these conversations, and the groundwork should begin in high school or earlier.

December 10, 2017 — by Patrick Li

The deals stores offer are not that great. In fact, Kyle James, founder of, said some popular deals on Black Friday can actually be found cheaper during other times of the year.

December 7, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan

Reporters cover an interesting phenomenon including celebrities.

December 7, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan

Reporter argues for a change of schedule in school.

December 7, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu

Lately, many critics —  as well as students themselves — have been saying that the U.S. high school system does not adequately prepare graduates for college.

December 7, 2017 — by Leo Cao

Reporters argues that students need strong familial relationships, contrary to what they might portray.

College freshman Nate Ching explores his interest in film after taking MAP
Top 10 things to do over Winter Break
Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘DAMN.’ proves best of 2017
Nguyen recounts following his own dreams
Seniors dive into the Shark Tank
‘Nutcracker’ remains important tradition for ballerinas
Community college students save money, have abundant options
December 12, 2017 — by Sanjana Melkote and Krithi Sankar

Alum reflects on his experience in MAP and the opportunities it opened up for him. 

December 11, 2017 — by Ava Hooman and Pranav Ahuja

Go see the new Star Wars movie with a date. No one wants to spend the break Han SOLO.

December 11, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia

With all 14 of the songs on ‘DAMN.’ reaching the Billboard Top 100, rapper Kendrick Lamar became the fifth artist to chart as many as 14 concurrent titles on the Hot 100.

December 11, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung

Reporter interviews a teacher about their background.

December 10, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan

The Shark Tank project allows students to learn about entrepreneurship and business, subjects not typically taught in typical high school classes.

December 9, 2017 — by Jessica Wang

With all the commitment required, students who have participated in “The Nutcracker” for many years can measure their own progress.

December 9, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Michael Zhang

In 2014, UC officials put in place a policy that makes it easier to transfer to UC schools from community colleges.

Racial double standards distort perspectives on athletes
A tale of frustration: the hunt for the perfect senior quote
With rebuild under way, Lakers have playoff potential
Tastebud Pills trip senses
The shock of finding out the cost of ridiculously expensive items
Persistence, not protein, is key to fitness
Underrated Celtics have a good shot at making the finals
December 12, 2017 — by Kaitlyn Wang

Kaepernick’s actions have inspired protests among hundreds of athletes nationwide, regardless of sport, race or gender.

December 11, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja

I originally thought I would write one about my punctuality, or lack thereof, and would have just put “better late than never” as my senior quote.

December 9, 2017 — by Siva Sambasivam

Even with his struggles, Ball has collected wide praise from current and former NBA stars, calling him a once-in-a generation passer, capable of being amazing in this league.

December 9, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Muthu Palaniappan

Biting into a lemon, we expected it to be super sour, but to our amazement, it actually tasted super sweet and like store-bought lemonade. We ate around five lemons that day.

December 9, 2017 — by Ava Hooman

Some of the most simple items are also sold for the most shocking prices. A simple black T-shirt is sold for hundreds of dollars solely from the designer logo it has placed on the center of the shirt.

December 9, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu

The workout, primarily aimed for building abs, consisted of three rounds of of 20 push-ups, five pull-ups, 40 cross-legged crunches, a one-minute plank, 20 heel touches, 30 bicycle crunches and 10 leg raises.

December 7, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Roland Shen

Reporters argue that the Celtics actually have a good chance to make the playoffs.

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Wrestling team works hard to prepare for upcoming matches


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