Saratoga Falcon

December 6, 2017

Synesthesia helps sophomore excel in music. 

January 25, 2018

Senior uses expertise to deliver cheap photography services.

February 8, 2018

Team sports push players to rely on someone else, essential to development of healthy relationships, growth of businesses and creating strong friendships.

February 9, 2018

When junior Elizabeth Kardach turns on her phone and plays on Spotify on her car’s speakers, she has a special connection to this miraculous technology: Her father invented it.


February 9, 2018

MAP teacher Joel Tarbox, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northwestern University, enjoys oil painting in his free time, although he says can be difficult to find times for it outside of teaching and spending time with his wife and kids.

February 9, 2018

With the speech and debate season coming to an end, many members are training hard for state and national tournaments. Most of the major tournaments occur during second semester, so the team is meeting more often (three times as compared to one time a week) to prepare.


February 15, 2018

SHSTV covers a preview of Bombay in the Bay, dance team's NorCal Dance Classic regional competition and Mr. Saratoga.

Bellarmine Broads blog: Boys were rating female teachers’ looks, attractiveness online
Comedy Sportz hosts exciting improv games
Mock trial does not advance past first round in county competition
FRC begins build season
Future for annual trip to Mexico unclear with Rodriguex’s retirement in June
Group seeks to improve equity at school
Perfect Pals Club unites students
February 13, 2018 — by Lina Kim, Claire Rhee, Kyle Wang and Sophia Zivanic

Most Bellarmine students have reacted positively to the administration’s efforts, but Hayden — the former Bellarmine student who now attends SHS — remains skeptical.

February 13, 2018 — by Daniel Bessonov and Patrick Li

Comedy Sportz is home to improv games turned into a competition with opposing teams. It is a subset of Drama Club, but many of its members are students who are not part of the club.


February 13, 2018 — by Ava Hooman

Having won only one of its four matches, the 16 members of  the mock trial team didn’t advance past the first round of the annual county competition.


February 13, 2018 — by Allen Chen

After struggling with timing last year due to lack of participation and coordination, the M-SET Fish, or Team 649, are back in the lab, building a new robot.


February 13, 2018 — by Sandhya Sundaram and Phoebe Wang

It’s unclear whether the trip will continue in the future since  Spanish teacher Arnaldo Rodriguex’s plans to retire in June and he has been the organizer of the trip for 44 years.

February 11, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Emilie Zhou

Though the team is still relatively new, members are optimistic about what equity can do for the school and the community.

February 11, 2018 — by Shreya Katkere and Kaitlyn Wang

According to Special Education teacher Courtney Crase, because the club is not involved with the formal organization Best Buddies International, the club name needed to be changed 11 years ago from Buddies Club to Perfect Pals.

Track: Smaller, younger team holds potential
Girls’ soccer: Team won’t make CCS but has improved season
Boys’ lacrosse: New coaches help build up team
Boys’ basketball: Falcons pick up big wins to improve in league
Boys’ soccer: Falcons secure CCS position after key win against Lynbrook
Girls’ lacrosse team seeks to reset and rebuild
Boys’ volleyball: Players try to move beyond the Schneidmiller era
February 13, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li

However, since a majority of the team this year is underclassmen and has never competed at the high school track level, the coaches are being stricter on practice attendance.

February 13, 2018 — by Aaron Choi and Alexandra Li

The pair were unable to play due to injuries and illnesses, contributing to the lopsided loss. Pickard’s absence was costly because of her position as the last defender except the goalie.

February 13, 2018 — by Sherrie Shen

Senior captain Niko Rositano believes their emphasis on conditioning will aid the team in outlasting their opponents and playing more aggressively.

February 13, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Patrick Li

In addition to their goals for the league season, players are also looking toward the post-season. After losing in the championship game last year, the Falcons have their eyes set on winning CCS division 3 this year.

February 13, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu

Preview for boys' soccer.

February 13, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Preview of girls' lacrosse.

February 13, 2018 — by Karen Chow and Chelsea Leung

Preview for boys' volleyball season.

Raquel Boales Speak Up For Change Speech
Iman Laique Speak Up For Change Speech
SHSTV Feb. 16, 2018 Broadcast
Solomon Bailey Speak Up For Change Speech
Prashant Malyala Speak Up For Change Speech
SHSTV Feb. 8, 2018 Broadcast
SHSTV Feb. 2, 2018 Broadcast
SHSTV Jan. 25, 2018 Broadcast
SHSTV Jan. 19, 2018 Broadcast
SHSTV Nov. 30, 2017 Broadcast
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SHSTV Nov. 17, 2017 Broadcast
February 16, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Raquel Boales talks about how she overcame her disability in order to continue her passion in synchronized swimming despite the many obstacles she faced.

February 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Junior Iman Laique talks about her struggles with her panic attacks and how she overcame them.

February 15, 2018 — by Pranay Bettadapur and Dean Stratakos

SHSTV covers a preview of Bombay in the Bay, dance team's NorCal Dance Classic regional competition and Mr. Saratoga.

February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Solomon Bailey talks about his experience moving to the U.S., discovering his philosophy of being who he wants to be and doing what he wants to do during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15.

February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim

Senior Prashant Malyala talks about his struggles and resolutions with his step-father for his speech during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15.

February 8, 2018 — by Ryan Gilligan and Proby Shandilya

SHSTV covers winters sports and a recent fundraising effort and provides a review of a local eatery.

February 2, 2018 — by Irith Katiyar and Shauna Zahabi

SHSTV has stories on this year's student productions, the recent women's march and seniors' college application process.

January 25, 2018 — by Allison Ha, Connor Oaklander

SHSTV looks back at Speak Up for Change week and reviews recent sports action.

January 19, 2018 — by Aaron Choi, Nick Phan

Some senior athletes discuss how they ended up playing their sport at the college level; students tell where they vacationed over winter break.

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.

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 Jiayi Zhang, Siobhan Burgos

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

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.

Stop chewing so loudly
Fragile masculinity devalues progress for gender equality
Teachers are entitled to their opinions — as long as they keep them to themselves
Perception of feminism hurts real feminists
Apple’s slowing-down of old phones a scam to increase sales of new phones
YouTube community unhealthy, content creators remain under-regulated
Dear People... who don’t put the school laptops in the right slot
February 15, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung

Why are you decreasing your eating efficiency by smacking your lips every time you unhinge your jaw?

February 9, 2018 — by Angela Lee

Reporter argues how fragile masculinity describes how men often try to uphold the stereotype of a straight man by behaving in aggressive, uncaring ways.


February 8, 2018 — by Ryan Kim

Classes that involve more critical thinking in reading, like English or history classes, generally promote a sharing of ideas from both students and teachers.

February 8, 2018 — by Michael Zhang

These actions also downplay the courage of women in societies where their natural rights are prohibited.

February 8, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan

Apple’s explanation for slowing down phones was to preserve the phone’s capabilities.

February 8, 2018 — by Andrew Lee

One example of these types of videos are  called “diss tracks,” where people drop a list of hateful insults on another person with a catchy beat in the background.

February 8, 2018 — by Ava Hooman

They are all labeled so the school can easily track each one in case of anything happening to one of them.

Junior reflects on father’s journey to success and its impacts
Senior attracts 81.8k followers on Harry Potter Instagram account
Why we teach: How four teachers found their way into the profession
Sophomore’s father owns multiple Jack in the Box stores
The Last Jedi: a new but dangerous hope for meme-makers
True interest is the best motivation for club participation
NUMU offers contemporary art
February 13, 2018 — by Emilie Zhou

At the time, Enzo felt sad that he couldn’t see his dad as often, but now “feels blessed” at his dad’s success and understands the sacrifices his father has made.

February 13, 2018 — by Stephen Ding

As a middle schooler with lots of spare time, Ren was infatuated with the world of wizard Harry Potter, the world-renowned series by author J.K. Rowling.

February 9, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu

Reporters interview four different teachers and ask them how they came to teaching.

February 9, 2018 — by Esha Lakhotia

Shiv’s dad, Rajeev Gupta is an operator of more than 40e Jack in the Box locations in Oregon and southern Washington State through a company called NorthWest Group Inc.


February 8, 2018 — by Ryan Kim

New characters were yet another source of Star Wars memes, especially with controversial character Rose Tico, who stops Finn from sacrificing himself to save the remaining Resistance fighters due to her passion to “save the ones we love.”

February 8, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Moreover, with lunches being only 35 minutes long, students often find it hard to do anything meaningful during the short club meetings, having to both eat lunch and navigate the school.

February 8, 2018 — by Allen Chen

The general admission fee is $10, but people under 18 can get in for free.

It’s time for studios to be as courageous as their superheroes and back original films
Stretching our backs and barriers
Top 10 things to do during Ski Week
Urinal dividers: We want more
The gender revolution has much to teach
Vibrant lights attract visitors to the Sonic Runway
An older sister’s lesson: Self-love matters most
February 11, 2018 — by Patrick Li

The current state of the film industry seems to gravitate more to riding off popular franchises rather than creating genuinely interesting storylines and characters.

February 9, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li

Reporters try couples yoga.

February 9, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Muthu Palaniappan

Top 10 things to do during Ski Week.

February 9, 2018 — by Austin Wang and Alex Yang

Finally, after many complaints and requests, the administration ordered the installation of single urinal dividers in three boys’ bathrooms at the start of second semester. Yet, reporters argue that they are not enough.

February 8, 2018 — by Kaitlyn Wang

While some people believe that gender is set at birth, determined by anatomy and chromosomes, others believe that self-identity defines gender.

February 8, 2018 — by Karen Chow

A segment of the Burning Man Project by artists Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant, the Sonic Runway is the first temporary installation in San Jose that ties light and sound together until  March 9.

February 8, 2018 — by Kaitlyn Wang

Surprised, I assumed that their conversation would morph into a gossip session. But my sister started down a different fork in the road — toward empathy.

Photo of the week

Sophomore Anika Prasad dribbles up the court in a home game against Homestead

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Falcon In Print

Speak up for change speakers inspired students, student center and wellness center begin construction, Los Gatos receives steady increase in students as SHS enrollment stays constant, students explore the effects of synesthesia and how it affects anyone diagnosed.

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