Saratoga Falcon

October 19, 2017

This year's drama production of "You Can't Take It With You" sets the record for largest fall cast. 

October 30, 2017

Homecoming Quad Day dances have allowed many boys to experiment with new styles. However, after Homecoming, there have been few opportunities for boys to showcase their dancing prowess other than the Bombay in the Bay event in February.

November 1, 2017

While taking different paths, all four music teachers have landed at SHS.

November 1, 2017

As in past years, the band consistently placed highly at competitions throughout this marching season with the show “Find Your Voice.”


November 1, 2017

With a season record of 9-3, the girls’ tennis team finished off second in the De Anza League and qualified for CCS, which will take place on the week of Nov. 6.

November 6, 2017

New digital systems and old analog systems don't always mesh, and the school is trying to figure out the best solution.

November 11, 2017

High costs make off-campus location tough to pull off, organizers say.

November 17, 2017

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

Sophomore places first in OI at speech tournament
World-renowned photographer’s MAP presentation inspires students
Students reflect on city’s greater Republican prominence in blue territory
New village chocolate shop thriving
Winter Formal to be held at the Hyatt in Santa Clara
After losses to graduation, mock trial adds underclassmen to team
Thanksgiving fundraiser to take place again
November 16, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov

Anishi Patel delivers "Did you hear the one about the Iranian American," a humorous and meaningful speech by Maz Jobrani

November 16, 2017 — by Connie Liang

Olympic photographer shares journey from low-profile photography to professional photography with students.

November 16, 2017 — by Krithi Sankar and Rahul Vadlakonda

Saratoga political idealogy differs among students and members of the community

November 16, 2017 — by Connie Liang and Anna Novoselov

Plumed Horse Chocolaterie attracts customers with delicious flavors and intricate designs

November 16, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Katherine Zhou

High costs of off-campus dances threaten future dances. 

November 16, 2017 — by Ashley Feng and Katherine Zhou

Underclassmen look forward to upcoming season of mock trial for courtroom experience.

November 13, 2017 — by Howard Tang and Alex Wang

Two teachers with the most money in their coin jars will dress up as turkeys

Senior returns to soccer team after multiple concussions
Upperclassmen inspired to go to the gym
Boys’ soccer: Team hopes to replace Yu’s scoring punch
Young girls' basketball team has high ambitions
Girls’ volleyball: Falcons top LG, prepare for CCS
Senior commits to play Division I tennis at UC Irvine
Cal recruits senior for gymnastics
November 17, 2017 — by Jayne Zhou and Elaine Fan

Senior Daphne Liu suffered her first concussion in March 2015 when she was knocked backwards in a club tournament during her freshman year. Despite the dizziness, she continued to play, heading the ball and falling several more times throughout the game, only find out later that she was exacerbating the problem.

November 17, 2017 — by Jayne Zhou and Callia Yuan

A group of upperclassmen find joy and success in working out together to getting fit.

November 16, 2017 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Team transitions to new style of playing after losing key striker. 

November 10, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Vivien Zhang

Girls varsity basketball team hopes to win league and strengthen bonds between players

November 1, 2017 — by Karen Chow

The frustration of a losing league season faded away for one night on Oct. 24 when the Falcons beat their biggest rival, Los Gatos High, 3-1 during an away game on the Wildcats’ senior night, ending their season with a win and a 2-10 record.  

October 30, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung

Carter recently committed to playing on UC Irvine’s Division I tennis team while majoring in biology.

October 27, 2017 — by Patrick Li

Senior Kyle Abe decides to attend the University of California after joining a gymnastics summer camp over the summer. 

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
Sept. 15, 2017
SHSTV Sept. 7, 2017
June 1, 2017
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

September 21, 2017 — by Grant Petters, Ryan Gilligan

SHSTV has stories on the female on the JV football team, the recent Costa Rica Trip, Dance PE, and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

September 7, 2017 — by Max Lisovsky, Connor Oaklande

SHSTV's first broadcast of the school year includes stories on the new facilities on campus, new staff members, the transition from being an underclassmen to an upperclassmen, and fall sports coverage.

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May 31, 2017 — by Lilah Foster, Natasha Ramakrishnan

SHSTV presents a preview for next year, May's Student of the Month, memories of the year, and Dog of the Week

Students should suffer consequences for drinking
Colleges should interview students instead of stalking them online
Insensitive insults demean the disabled
Cultural (mis)appropriation: before you get offended by other people getting offended, hear what I have to say
Admission cap for nonresidents to UCs should be increased
Confederate statues need to fall
The double standard of reverse racism is a worrying trend
November 16, 2017 — by Howard Tang

Colleges should maintain punishments for drinking alcohol to discourage students

November 16, 2017 — by Alex Wang and Vivien Zhang

A student's social media presense does not accurately reveal their personality

November 16, 2017 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Derogatory labels create a stigma towards those with metal disabilities and should not be used

November 16, 2017 — by Katherine Zhou

Senior shares her opinion on the fine line between cultural acceptance and cultural distortion. 

November 13, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov

18 percent cap limits opportunities for nonresidents; should be 30 percent to promote equality while still favoring Californians

November 1, 2017 — by Allen Chen

This past year, America has become a country whipped up into the frenzy of racial tensions, with some of its attention turning toward the leftover symbols of the Confederacy. Columnist argues his opinion on this topic.


October 30, 2017 — by Alex Yang

Although the saying is a cliché, the idea that two wrongs don’t make a right is an appropriate way of describing this issue.

Saratoga High unable to sustain numerous language courses
Rotten Tomatoes provides oversimplified ratings
Memes based on movies going viral
Longtime Saratoga residents reflect on its modernization
Dogs bring mental health benefits to their human companions
Speaking Chinese: Do not attempt without prior experience
Which is better? Animated movies vs. live action remakes
November 20, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov

Despite student interest in having more world language options, Saratoga High does not have the resources to support additional courses

November 17, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Victor Liu

Although Rotten Tomatoes provides quick movie feedback, the rating system prevents detailed opinions

November 16, 2017 — by Lina Kim and Elicia Ye

The meme community utilizes films and movie characters to expand its presense

November 16, 2017 — by Jayne Zhou and Ananya Vadlakonda

After decades of moving to Saratoga, Nancy Parden-Badgett and Jim Parden see a dramatic shift in Saratoga's "small town" feel.

November 16, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Vivien Zhang

Dogs relieve anxiety and provide companianship to their owners

November 13, 2017 — by Jayne Zhou and Callia Yuan

The movie and television industry often poorly represent Mandarin Chinese with non-Chinese actors and actresses, leaving actual Chinese speakers confused and insulted.

November 9, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Anishi Patel

Live action movies appeal to a broad audience because of their emotional appeals and captivating storylines

Learning to swim past the aspiration to succeed
Play soccer while you still can
Gift guide to assist you in the season of giving
Bullet journal not your days but your dreams
Senior foodies sample ice cream at Maven's Creamery
The line between cheating and casual tips
The scoop on the school's new hash browns
November 17, 2017 — by Connie Liang

Sophomore Connie Liang urges her younger self to drown out the desire for competitive success in swimming and focus on the sport itself

November 16, 2017 — by Victor Liu

Lie encourages his younger self to appreciate soccer and continue playing 

November 16, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Annissa Mu

Sophomores give ideas for holiday presents

November 16, 2017 — by Connie Liang and Sanjana Melkote

Reporters try out bullet journaling as a method of destressing. 

November 13, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Katherine Zhou

Lee and Zhou try delicious ice cream between crunchy macaroons

November 13, 2017 — by Anishi Patel and Elaine Toh

Students struggle to maintain trust among peers while giving vague answers about tests.

November 1, 2017 — by Austin Wang

Get there early or they'll run out.

Photo of the week

Sophomore Christina Xiao works on a tilt-detecting sensor for IOT club

Upcoming Events

December 2: Winter Formal

December 18: Finals: periods 2 and 3

December 19: Finals: periods 4 and 5

December 20: Finals: periods 6 and 7

December 21: Finals: period 1


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