Saratoga Falcon

August 30, 2019

1989: Board of trustees’ ban of smoking on campus leads to controversy (story published in the September 29, 1989, edition of The Falcon; original story written by Sheryl Rothmuller.) 

September 5, 2019

SHSTV presents its first broadcast featuring stories on new staff and sports funding problems.

September 9, 2019

During the summer, M-SET Robotics built four toy cars to ride in for children between the ages of one and two with disabilities to aid with mobility.

September 9, 2019

Intro to Business provides students with a general overview to the business world and improves their finance, communication, and data interpretation skills.

September 9, 2019

Clubs have mixed reactions to the recent changes of club guidelines.

September 11, 2019

School district risks having to extend school year by more than two weeks without a schedule change.

September 19, 2019

SHSTV brings the week's news prior to the beginning of Homecoming.

Juniors recreate ‘Teen Beach Movie,’ prepare for Quad Day performance
Cheer alumna returns to coach, will allow team to compete
ASB purchases skateboard racks, installment date to be set
More vending machines to be added to help with eating issues caused by stricter tutorial
Dance commission prepares for ‘High School Musical’-themed Homecoming dance
Outreach commissioner works to restart HOSH
Number of teaching assistants in decline
September 19, 2019 — by Alekhya Vadlakonda and Christine Zhang

The juniors work hard on Homecoming decorations and dances, aiming for a better outcome than their previous two years. 

September 19, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou and Joann Zhang

“Coach Chels” aims to bring team to former competitive glory

September 19, 2019 — by Howard Tang

More students have been using them this year

September 19, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Andrew Lee

New vending machines bring in revenue for ASB while providing students with easily-accessible food during tutorial.

September 19, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Rohan Kumar

Preparing decorations and music and working to improve upon last year’s dance, the dance commission has to overcome several challenges to put together the details of the Homecoming dance on Sept. 28

September 16, 2019 — by Christine Zhang

Senior takes on the responsibility of officially bringing the Humans of Saratoga High page back to campus

September 16, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Selena Liu

Students note the benefits and drawbacks of choosing to become a teaching assistant amidst a general decline of TA volunteers

Can physics teachers play competitive dodgeball?
Extreme sports: shredding double blacks
Girls’ tennis wraps up early season, doesn’t attend annual tourney
Senior water polo player transfers to Saratoga
Girls tennis swings for CCS
Young athletes commit to a sport and learn life lessons
Girls’ water polo hopes to repeat CCS run
September 19, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar

Journalist tries out dodgeball with competitive rules, and gets a surprise visit from physics and Intro to Business teacher Kirk Davis.

September 19, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

Sophomore Arjun Bhardawaj describes his love for high-level skiing, and the lessons he’s learned along the way

September 19, 2019 — by Andrew Lee and Amanda Zhu

After a season with major singles injuries and minor setbacks, the Falcons work to solidify a doubles lineup for another competitive season

September 13, 2019 — by Colleen Feng

Emma Ford aids team in their 5-0 conference record

September 11, 2019 — by Jayne Zhou

Girls hope to succeed with healthier team. 

September 11, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov

Student athletes make sacrifices to respective sports in order to achieve results.

September 11, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy

Falcons face tougher challenges in De Anza Division.

Sept. 19, 2019
Sept. 5, 2019
Falcon Feature
May 17, 2019
April 19, 2019
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Enzo Coglitore
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Leena Elzeiny
Speak Up For Change 2019 - Teacher Panel
March 29, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 8, 2019
Feb. 28, 2019
Feb. 15, 2019
September 19, 2019 — by Ritika Kuppam, Ryan Le

SHSTV brings the week's news prior to the beginning of Homecoming.

September 5, 2019 — by Adam Xu, Ethan Zuo,

SHSTV presents its first broadcast featuring stories on new staff and sports funding problems.

May 31, 2019 — by Krithi Sankar, Annissa Mu, and Allen Chen

A behind the scenes look at how every issue of the Saratoga Falcon is made!

May 17, 2019 — by Nolan Chen and Andy Tran

SHSTV covers the latest in springtime events.

April 19, 2019 — by Andy Tran & Ryan Le

SHSTV highlights the latest happenings in the week of April 15.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Senior Enzo Coglitore gives a speech on his late mother and how she continues to inspires him.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Senior Leena Elzeiny shares her struggles with a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia.

April 16, 2019 — by Allen Chen, Annissa Mu, Krithi Sankar

Teachers Catherine Head, Janny Cahatol, and Susanna Ryan answer questions regarding their personal struggles.

March 29, 2019 — by Nolan Chen, Cameron King

SHSTV brings viewers news heading into Spring Fling Week.

March 14, 2019 — by Mason Kwok, Ethan Zuo

SHSTV covers one of the busiest times of the year.

March 8, 2019 — by Emad Ashraf, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV looks at recent events, including last Sunday's Fun Run to help the athletic department's budget.

February 27, 2019 — by Ryan Le, Andy Tran

SHSTV covers the events of the week.

February 27, 2019 — by Ethan Zuo, Ritika Kuppam

SHSTV covers the events of the week.

Limited course selection obstructs underclassman education
Increasing instructional minutes can cause an increase in academic achievement
Socratic method can hinder learning and make classroom environment exasperating
Too many students overreact to new tutorial policy
Voting not enough to improve democracy alone
#RickyRenuncia: My experience in a post-Rossello Puerto Rico
New AP registration system does not benefit students, even as College Board profits
September 19, 2019 — by Preston Fu

Aspiring young students barred access into advanced courses due to unnecessary prerequisites

September 19, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou

 Students should make the most of the structured tutorial by studying

September 17, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

Teachers are experimenting with Socratic method in the classroom to try to benefit students learning ways

September 11, 2019 — by Megan Chen and Jayne Zhou

Changes in tutorial anger students, but aren’t extremely significant.

September 11, 2019 — by Brandon Wang

Citizenship obligations go beyond the ballot box.

September 11, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh

Student who served at the International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico recounts experience there and evaluates the symbolism of Ricardo Rossello’s resignation.

September 11, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar

The new AP registration deadline, moved to November, forces students to register for exams that they are not ready for, especially harmful to low-income students for whom late fees are much more impactful.

Soundings magazine staff partners with creative writing class
TLC encourages sense of community, provides alternative learning environment
Nowhere is safe anymore: Fears intensify as mass shootings occur across U.S.
Senior creates shelter-locating app for the homeless
Jeffrey Epstein’s suspicious death raises and leads to rumors
Reduced-waste lifestyles combat overflowing landfills
‘Paul is dead’ and other false conspiracy theories
September 19, 2019 — by Aaria Thomas and Samantha Yee

Reinstated creative writing class will play a significant role in the creation of the Soundings student magazine.

September 19, 2019 — by Kavita Sundaram and Amanda Zhu

The testing and learning center helps students focus and creates a productive and efficient climate for academic work

September 19, 2019 — by Aaria Thomas and Bill Yuan

Local students who have experienced mass shootings find their perception of these tragedies has shifted from detachment to fear and apprehension.

September 19, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Aaria Thomas

Armina Mayya won the Girl Scout Gold Award for creating an app to assist homeless people in locating shelters

September 19, 2019 — by Sofia Jones

Many factors surrounding Epstein’s proclaimed suicide led people to question the validity of this claim, and whether the whole story has been revealed

September 18, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Cici Xu

With the environmental impacts of waste disposal becoming more and more evident, many have decided to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and reduce their own waste.

September 16, 2019 — by Neeti Badve

Though theories have been circulating for 50 years, Sir Paul McCartney did not die in the 1960s

Generational clashes in immigrant families to be expected
Barbie movies are a relief from reality
‘Hot girl summer’ bods: Senior boys attempt Victoria’s Secret model workout
This Spanish Drink wakes you up better than your mom
Ten-minute workouts: the secret to model-worthy Instagram abs?
135 magnets equal 14 years of travel
Young, dumb and broke high school kids plan a day trip to Santa Cruz
September 19, 2019 — by Neeti Badve

With differing opinions from older relatives, younger generations must find ways to forge their own path while retaining similar values 

September 19, 2019 — by Samantha Yee

Watching brain-cell-killing Barbie movies can become an unexpected addiction.

September 16, 2019 — by Kevin Sze and Alex Wang

Summer 2019 has been all about the “Hot girl summer,” so we decided to join in.

September 13, 2019 — by Sandhya Sundaram

Original caffeinated drink from Argentina gives the buzzing energy boost to propel you through sleep deprivation

September 12, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou and Kavita Sundaram

We tried the core routine of famed social media model, Alexis Ren, for a week.

September 12, 2019 — by Xinran Xu (Cici)

Sophomore collects magnets on her fridge as a reminder of where she's been.

September 11, 2019 — by Megan Chen and Jayne Zhou

Two students attempt to limit their time and budget on a trip to Santa Cruz.

Photo of the week

Ceramics students mold their clay on a recent day in Diana Vanry's class.

Upcoming Events

September 20: Rally

September 23: Homecoming Week Begins

September 27: End of First Grading Period

October 7: October Break

October 8: Staff Work Day


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