About The Saratoga Falcon

The Saratoga Falcon print and online editions are published by the two Advanced Journalism newspaper classes of Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070. Reporters and editors can be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@saratogafalcon.org

2023-24 Falcon Staff:

Editors-in-Chief: Lynn Dai, Jonny Luo, Victoria Hu, Nikhil Mathihalli

News Editors: Sanjoli Gupta, Andrew Lin, Daniel Wu, Sarah Zhou

Opinion Editors: Sam Bai, Tara Natarajan, Kavya Patel, Sarah Thomas

Sports Editors: Anika Kapasi, Victoria Lin, Aiden Ye, Andy Zhu

School Scope Editors: Emma Fung, Nicole Lee, William Norwood, Eric Shi

Entertainment Editors: Anamika Anand, Meher Bhatnagar, Divya Vadlakonda, Ariel Zhou

In-Depth Editors: Sunny Cao, Saachi Jain, Kathy Wang, Beverly Xu

Lifestyles Editors: Leyna Chan, Annie Liu, Amy Luo, Isabelle Wang

Backpage Editors: Mitchell Chen, Neal Malhotra

Head Copy Editors: George Hu, Derek Liang, Zack Zhang

Social Managers: Natalie Chua, Jane Lee

Web Managers: Skyler Mao, Kevin Yang

Business Managers: Alan Cai, William Cao

Photography Managers: Angela Tan, Bryan Zhao

Graphics Managers: Amelia Chang, Amy Miao

Art Directors: Jex Popov, Florence Wei

Reporters/Artists: Shirina Cao, Richard Fan, Annika Gho, Alec Guan, Mindi Hendley, Florence Hu, William Huang, Christina Labban, Jessica Li, Grace Lin, Anthony Luo, Parav Manney, Jex Popov, Sasha Prasad, Jeremy Si, Nika Svizhenko, Caitlin Stoiber, Agastya Vitaldevara, Lawson Wang, Emily Wu, Bryan Zhao, Ruiyan Zhu

Adviser: Michael Tyler


Takedowns and Content Changes

Once a story is published, the Saratoga Falcon’s general policy is to not change or remove any content (including quotes, names and information) due to requests from outside sources. Before publication, editors and other staff members have worked to ensure the validity, newsworthiness and ethics of publishing each piece. For these reasons, the Editors will not take down past articles except in extraordinary circumstances. The Editors will respond to each request and determine action. Content will only change if it is found to be false, libelous, dangerous or insensitive. If a story is altered, we will make it clear to the readers what edits were made.


The Falcon is committed to providing accurate and reliable news and information to our readers. We understand that mistakes can happen, and we take any error seriously. If we become aware of a factual error, we will correct it as soon as possible by updating the online story and will prominently display and label the correction in the story itself. The Falcon believes transparency and accountability are essential to the building and maintaining trust with our readers, and encourages readers to report any corrections to the Editors-in-Chief.

Letters to the Editor

The Falcon encourages readers to submit Letters to the Editor on any topic of their interest, including in response to Falcon stories. All readers are permitted to send Letters to the Editor by emailing a draft version of the story to the Editors-in-Chief. The Falcon reserves the right to decline letters and edit letters for length, clarity and grammar. Letters cannot be returned and become the sole property of The Falcon upon submission.


The Falcon is a great place to reach the school and local community. 1,300 copies of each print edition are printed and distributed to Saratoga High students and faculty, and over 600 community members are subscribed to the weekly newsletter. Please contact the Business Managers about advertising in either the print edition or online weekly newsletter.