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Senior Omead Bagherian crowd surfs in the seniors following the popping of the balloons.

Class of ‘24 gets sent off with action-packed rally

Bryan Zhao May 29, 2024

The end-of-year rally went full-on Hunger Games last Friday as classes competed in events such as bubble ball fighting, a taco-eating competition and a free-for-all flag tag game. Complementing this event...

The 2024 CCS bracket.

Softball falls 7-0 to Capuchino in CCS

Nika Svizhenko May 26, 2024

The softball team’s season ended May 18 with a 7-0 Division II CCS quarterfinal loss to Capuchino.  Going into the match, Capuchino had a 10-4 record in its upper A league season and was No....

During the rally on May 15, dozens of teachers carried signs in support of district educators ­— French teacher Elaine Haggerty (left) and Spanish teacher Stephany Marks (right).

Early results show parcel tax headed to narrow victory; teachers continue to campaign for pay raise

Nicole Lee May 23, 2024

Measure A — a ballot measure to extend and supplement an existing parcel tax — appeared to be on its way to a narrow victory, though election officials had not made an official call as of May 23 when...

Seniors Sophia Deng, Cherilyn Hu and Grace Li pose for a selfie together on the deck.

Prom 2024: An evening full of amazing sights and lasting memories

Jane Lee and Anthony Luo May 22, 2024

Courtesy of Madison Saville The San Francisco city skyline. Courtesy of Madison Saville The Bay Bridge. Courtesy of Evangelina Stepanchenko Seniors board in their prom dresses...

Sophomore Kelsey Zhang swims the 100-yard Fly at CCS on May 2. 

Star swimmer’s disqualification in 200 IM race puts stirs controversy at CCS

In an unexpected and controversial ruling during CCS competition, star sophomore swimmer Kelsey Zhang was disqualified from the 200 Individual Medley in a meet that took place at Independence High School...

The 2023-2024 yearbook printed with the yearbook company Walsworth.

Yearbook plans to switch its publishing company for new school year

Nicole Lee and William Norwood May 21, 2024

For 23 years, the yearbook has used Walsworth printing company for printing the annual publication.  This year, they were even awarded with the opportunity to be included in Walsworth’s Wall...

Senior Riley Alves executes a reverse straight dive during a meet at Los Altos on March 14.

Senior diver competes at CCS, ends season unsure of future of the team

Richard Fan May 21, 2024

The school’s diving team this year consisted of two divers: seniors Tashi Vasudeva and Riley Alves.  Alves competed at CCS on April 30 at Palo Alto against schools including Gunn, Saint Francis,...

Samanvi (far left) and other varsity girls after winning medals at league finals on May 4.

Boppana sisters bring home girls’ doubles NorCal badminton title

Derek Liang May 21, 2024

In the May 18 NorCal finals against a team from Mission San Jose High School, junior Samanvi Boppana and her older sister, senior Sannidhi Boppana, won two out of three sets with the scores: 21-19, 17-21,...

How Proposition 28 funds will be distributed for the 2024-25 school year among the four departments.

Proposition 28 brings in over $140,000 to benefit school’s arts programs

Anika Kapasi May 21, 2024

Two years ago, California voters approved Proposition 28: The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. This initiative provides supplemental funding for arts education...

Louie presents a combination of genuine and fake lottery scratchers.

Louie’s April Fools fun: Did I just win $300,000?

Florence Hu May 21, 2024

Be warned: Don’t trust anything coming from principal Greg Louie around April 1.  Early one Saturday morning on April 1, 2023, I and many others in the community received an email titled “Extended...

Newspapers leftover in the journalism room archive.

The Falcon is set to switch to magazine format and increased online focus next year

Ruiyan Zhu May 21, 2024

Following in the footsteps of many local high school newspapers with print publications like Harker’s Aquila and Monta Vista’s El Estoque, The Falcon will also be leaving behind their traditional...

Sophomore Nikhil Srivasta serves during home game against Homestead on April 29.

Boys’ tennis falls to California High at NorCal Regional Championships

Richard Fan May 21, 2024

After one of the most successful seasons in years, the boys’ tennis season finally came to an end on May 17 in Folsom at the hands of California High in the semifinals of the NorCal Championship. They...

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