Saratoga Falcon

September 17, 2020

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

September 18, 2020

Hosting the SAT and PSAT at Saratoga High raises concerns from faculty, parents and students regarding college applications, safety and equity.

September 18, 2020

The new student-led group is working with the administration to re-examine the curriculum and plan activities to enhance students’ understanding of racial justice.

September 19, 2020

Individuals all over the district have been working together to galvanize sexual assault and harassment reform they believe has been lacking within schools.

September 25, 2020

Despite facing difficulties in collaboration, the robotics team runs traditional events to make this year as normal as possible for team members.

September 30, 2020

Trump Administration’s new Title IX regulations allow schools to dismiss a larger number of cases, a change that many student activists at Los Gatos and Saratoga have not taken lightly.

October 3, 2020

LGSUHSD is considering moving forward with the next phase in their four-phased plan.

October 7, 2020

The economics club’s second speaker series event will focus on the history and application of modern economics.

October 7, 2020

A social media platform that combines communication, purchases and posts, WeChat will cause many inconveniences for the Saratoga Chinese-American community if banned. 

October 7, 2020

The recent surge of high school nonprofits, while seemingly harmless, detracts from attempts by established nonprofits to make a meaningful impact.

October 10, 2020

 Although nothing was stolen during the administration office break-in on Sept. 24, 2020, the school plans to increase safety precautions.

October 10, 2020

After a hiatus in 2019, the organization has begun to make a comeback in light of the increasingly tense sociopolitical climate. 

 

October 13, 2020

In face of restrictions and safety concerns, alumni have found social and academic success while dorming on campus.

October 15, 2020

While some may say the Lakers win this year was “too easy”, the truth is that the Lakers’ title comes with no asterisk.

October 18, 2020

 Coronavirus restrictions in the U.S. have made the freedom and novelty of international boarding schools more appealing to students.

October 18, 2020

To adhere to the strict campus guidelines, the boys’ water polo team’s practices are now conducted differently, with players doing workouts instead of normal team practices to minimize contact.

October 18, 2020

While many student employees have faced drastic job and policy changes, others have found success in working virtually.

October 18, 2020

Given that they have the opportunity to reach millions with their posts, tweets, and words, it is their duty to speak for what they believe in.

October 18, 2020

From Zoom meetings to YouTube live streams, religious communities keep their bonds in a year when large in-person celebrations are canceled or significantly altered.

October 18, 2020

Club policies from the beginning of the school year change.

October 18, 2020

The 61st Talisman will be like no other.

 

October 18, 2020

While many took to social media to express their positive feelings about the president catching coronavirus, it serves as an indicator of how serious the pandemic is.

Six candidates make their case for 2 open city council seats
M-SET outreach team members create English videos for students in rural India
From history pages to Zoom call: Famous Supreme Court litigant advocates for the power of youth voices
SAT and PSAT test dates postponed until end of October
Gap year or virtual learning?
Senior organizes virtual neuroscience summer camps for elementary school students
Online speech and debate season off to a turbulent start
October 19, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley

With a tight race for two seats on the council, the Falcon reached out to the candidates to better understand what voters are looking for in the upcoming local election.

October 16, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha

After students in rural Rajasthan stopped their education due to COVID-19, members of the outreach team were inspired to create basic English videos teaching everyday conversational phrases.

October 15, 2020 — by Cici Xu

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker empowers students through her virtual presentation on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Case, which served as a key turning point for the acknowledgements of students’ First Amendment rights. 

 

October 15, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo

Santa Clara County health guidelines are cited as the reason for the delay

October 15, 2020 — by Shama Gupta and Christine Zhang

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, class of 2020 alumni consider taking a gap year

 

October 10, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anjali Nuggehalli

Ritika Garg hosted nine sessions over Zoom, from the end of June to August for first to fourth graders.

October 10, 2020 — by Selina Chen

With an online tournament every weekend, the speech and debate club has a lot to figure out and little time to do so.

COVID-19 could exacerbate trend toward lower sports participation
Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open, revolutionizes golf
Football: Falcons hope to rebuild after losing key players from last year’s team to graduation
Junior reflects on mental and physical benefits of fishing
Athletics director Lugo’s job changes with lack of in-person sports
Team begins practices in hopes of a winter season
Athletes use platform to fight injustice
October 19, 2020 — by Aaria Thomas

Coaches are gearing up for two sports seasons; they hope enough athletes show up.

October 18, 2020 — by Howard Shu

Bryson DeChambeau has used several never-before-seen tactics to find great success.

October 15, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Jason Cheng

Although the coronavirus has delayed the season and halted actual practices, the team is working hard both on and off campus to reach new heights.

October 15, 2020 — by Martin Xu and Mina Yeap

For junior Andy Tran, fishing is a great way to relax, spend time with his family and exercise.

October 15, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Angelina Chen

Because of virtual learning, Lugo has adopted a more behind-the-scenes role as he focuses on figuring out what sports will look like in the future

 

October 12, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram and Stephanie Sun

While the season has been pushed out and athletes are limited to COVID-proof practices, the team perseveres. 

 

October 12, 2020 — by Vinay Gollamudi

2020 has seen an increasing number of athletes protesting racism and police brutality among other causes

 

March 13, 2020
Fall 2019 Sports Wrap-up
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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.

Elementary schools should not reopen, even in hybrid mode
Presidential debates must be kept in check
Boba: mediocrity at its finest
Please consider centralizing college information
Stop assigning me work due the same day, I am #crying
Pandemic or not, standardized tests are out of date and should be dumped
Teachers need to give students breaks during class
October 18, 2020 — by Allen Luo

With cases of COVID-19 still rising in the county every day, reopening schools is reckless even with safety guidelines.

October 18, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram

One thing, if not the only thing, the first presidential debate showed Americans was that debates need stronger regulations.

October 18, 2020 — by Anjali Pai

During the pandemic, people are risking their lives to fulfill their boba addiction.

October 16, 2020 — by Justin Guo

Researching colleges is made unnecessarily complicated by the lack of transparency about colleges.

October 15, 2020 — by Lihi Shoshani

 Teachers need to stop making homework due 3:30 the same day it’s assigned 

 

October 12, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram

Favoring the wrong demographics and repeating bland and unnecessary material, it’s time standardized tests reach the end of their reign.

 

October 12, 2020 — by Audrey Mah

Short breaks during class will increase students’ level of engagement

How I plan to prepare for the robot takeover
Video games connect friends during coronavirus pandemic
‘Among Us’: enjoyable and rewarding
Toxic TikTok: Self-love and body image on the ‘For You’ page
Organizers hope for strong teen turnout as Nov. 3 election looms
My cat’s campaign for attention has left me at wit’s end
A COVID reality: School focuses on helping students rather than punishing them for mistakes
October 18, 2020 — by Edwin Chen

With the prospect of AI overtaking the human race, I plan on taking measures to defend myself.

October 18, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Justin Guo

In the pandemic, video games have evolved from pure entertainment into a necessary vehicle for social interaction.

October 16, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Ethan Lin

Game’s popularity is no surprise given its teamwork features.

October 16, 2020 — by Hannah Lee

TikTok trends such as ‘what I eat in a day’ and ‘rate my appearance’ videos expose users of all ages to dangerous eating habits and unrealistic body norms.

October 16, 2020 — by Nicole Lu

Amidst a historically low voter turnout for teens, students and alumni alike hope to reverse the trend come November

October 16, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley

This is a cry for help.

October 16, 2020 — by Jason Cheng and Vinay Gollamudi

Connectivity and power issues pose new challenges for both students and admins to work through together

Hollywood, stop harping on the Asian American immigrant trope
The nuances of Gen Z texting conventions, explained xd
Cue up a ‘Harry Potter’ marathon: a Halloween tradition
Halloween in lockdown: a gift in disguise
Shuffling study spots: venturing into the great unknown
Thrifting is NOT as easy as others make it seem
Despite big-time cast, Netflix thriller ‘The Devil All the Time’ disappoints
October 15, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh

One of the premiere posters from the Asian American starring “Fresh Off the Boat” TV show.

October 13, 2020 — by Amanda Zhu

No fear, I’m here to explain the three tenets of texting lol

October 13, 2020 — by Amanda Zhu

Every fall, I revisit the wizarding world to get into the spirit of Halloween.

October 11, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram

It’s time to put the trick-or-treating bags down and do something fun and relaxing for yourself — the perfect Halloween activities.

October 10, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

After being cooped up in my room for six months, I embraced the opportunity to experiment with studying at various locations.

October 10, 2020 — by Hannah Lee

Thrifting requires patience and the ability to upcycle — two things I don’t have.

October 10, 2020 — by Hannah Lee

Even heartthrobs Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson aren’t worth the film’s 138 minutes.

Photo of the week

Junior Daniel Jiang prepares to make a goal during an after school water polo practice at SHS's swimming pool on Sept. 16. Photo by Selina Chen

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