Saratoga Falcon

November 20, 2019

Team loses more than 10 players due to student transfers and other commitments, mirroring a situation occurring nationwide.

November 22, 2019

Despite no runners moving forward to the state meet, the team made progress in their goals

November 22, 2019

Annual fall play provided audiences with compelling social dynamics and complex characters.

November 25, 2019

SHSTV covers Winter Formal, Relay for Life/Turkey Trot, sports, health survey.

‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Jarrett takes on role as new campus supervisor
Late changes to finals schedule result from instructional minutes concerns
For first time in magazine’s history, Soundings to print extra issue in winter
Falcon wins Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in hybrid category
Mosh pitting: dangerous and now banned at dances
Rain forces Lip Dub to be replaced with surprise winter rally
Overreaching academically creates problems that are hard to fix several weeks into school year
December 9, 2019 — by Neeti Badve and Amanda Zhu

Former substitute teacher’s knowledge of students aids her in new position


December 9, 2019 — by Alekhya Vadlakonda and Michael Wong

Superintendent updates finals schedule due to SHS having less than the minimum number of instructional minutes


December 9, 2019 — by Andrew Lee

The school’s spotlight magazine featuring student literary and artistic work returns through Soundings team effort and funding support

December 9, 2019 — by Howard Tang

School newspaper judged nationally as a top publication by international student press association


December 9, 2019 — by Sofia Jones and Kavita Sundaram

Mosh Pitting can cause injury and destruction; as a result, administrators have tried to eliminate it from school events


December 9, 2019 — by Serena Li and Anjali Nuggehali

Lip dub pushed back to next spring due to difficulty with equal cultural representation and unpredictable weather

December 9, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Lihi Shoshani

Many students decide to take an Honors or AP class before replacing it with a lower level class, which can cause many schedule complications

Traditional sports connects students to cultural heritage
Wrestling team switches regimen to start from scratch, promotes stronger team bonding
Key outside forward tears ACL
Boys’ soccer lacks upperclassmen experience, compensates with underclassman technical skill
Varsity basketball aims to rebuild, establish chemistry
Dance, Verma show they belong in state race
Pure passion for badminton fuels Mar
December 9, 2019 — by Serena Li and Cici Xu

Bharatanatyam dancer sophomore Ishanya Hebbalae and martial artist senior Prosper Chiu discuss their sports’ significance

December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

SHS wrestling team is planning on changing their focus this year onto more basic techniques that will help them prepare for their future matches.

December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram

Junior Leila Chaudhry suffered a major knee injury, but is dedicated to recovering and getting back on the field


December 9, 2019 — by Andrew Lee and Jun Lee

The Falcons endure their first loss to Harker 3-2 on Nov. 26, but the team is optimistic with its younger players for the future season.


December 9, 2019 — by Viraaj and Jonathan Li

Varsity boys basketball shoots for CCS and success in leagues after initial losses and inexperienced lineup 


December 9, 2019 — by Nicole Lu and Cici Xu

Sophomore Harrison Dance and senior Shivam Verma place 25th and 30th, respectively, at boys’ cross country state championships 


December 9, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani and Joann Zhang

Sophomore Adrian Mar competes in high level badminton to reach his goals of playing professionally

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Oct. 31, 2019
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Sept. 27, 2019
Club Day 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
Sept. 5, 2019
Falcon Feature
May 17, 2019
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.

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.

PG&E must cede power to public
Road rage is fine to a certain degree
Friday the 13th: golf superstitions
Moshing banned: a blessing in disguise?
Teachers should minimize paper waste by printing less
Recreational drug use has nothing but downsides
Just say no to bah humbug spirit
December 9, 2019 — by Viraaj Reddi

PG&E’s blunders have impacted millions of lives, and government control is necessary for the company to function


December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen

Road rage when limited to just yelling inside the car is perfectly fine and a great way of letting out anger. 


December 9, 2019 — by Kevin Sze

I have many golf superstitions


December 9, 2019 — by Jonathan Li

Hygiene on the rise, pointless injuries on the low

December 8, 2019 — by Kavita Sundaram

With growing cost, inefficiency and waste, schools should gravitate more toward electronic resources instead of paper ones.


December 6, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli

Studies show that using marijuana, especially among high schoolers, does nothing but harm cognitive function and overall health

December 3, 2019 — by Preston Fu

Americans fail to continue their traditional holiday traditions as cultural festivals expand

Queen’s Christmas tree farm: the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit
Gucci flip flops? More like Glucci!
It turns out Sean Spicer isn’t a good dancer either
Declining popularity of literature generates discussion over influence of media
Nature-loving student incorporates homemade clay and pigments into her art
To take or not to take: What academic path is best?
5-Minute crafts or 1-Hour craft?
December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehlli and Kavita Sundaram

To get away from the stress of the semester coming to a close, being surrounded by festivities is the perfect solution


December 9, 2019 — by Joann Zhang

Save on Gucci slides by hot-gluing your way into hypebeast fame

December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen

After an eventful tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer became a low quality contender on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu

Although fewer and fewer high school students find time to read, print literature finds hope through technology

December 9, 2019 — by Vicky Bai and Cici Xu

Sophomore Tina Hu expresses her passions for both art and nature through the comparison of art classes from China to Saratoga

December 7, 2019 — by Jeanette Zhou and Aaria Thomas

Current students and alumni reflect on course selection and future applicability of class material

December 6, 2019 — by Michael Wong and Amanda Zhu

Popular YouTube videos inspire writers to make creative cards

My family went to four different rivers because I broke my jade bracelet
Holiday music spreads Christmas joy all year long
Nostalgia games are beautiful
Return to your childhood, watch “Home Alone”
Virtual reality adds to gaming experience
Fresh yolks on the daily menu come with a steep learning curve
How to never disappoint anyone ever again
December 5, 2019 — by Serena Li

Reporter explains personal experience of China's superstition around the number four. 

December 5, 2019 — by Jun Lee and Amanda Zhu

Have a holly jolly Christmas ... it’s the best time of the year.

December 2, 2019 — by Mathew Luo

I don’t like Fortnite, but I love me some flash games.

December 1, 2019 — by Lihi Shoshani

Watching Christmas movies during the chilly weather can be the best way to spend your night.

November 28, 2019 — by Bill Yuan

Games played in a virtual reality headset are dramatically more entertaining than traditional platforms.

November 24, 2019 — by Sina Salehi

local boy discovers how to get eggs.

November 24, 2019 — by Justin Guo

learn how to give gifts like a literal god.

Photo of the week

AP Physics students carry out the speed of sound lab on Dec. 5.

Upcoming Events

December 16: Period 6 Final

December 17: Period 5 and 7 Final

December 18: Period 2 and 4 Final

December 19: Period 1 and 3 Final

January 6: Semester 2 Begins


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