Top MAP works honored at SMASH’N May 28, 2019 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Annual event draws standing room only crowd on May 24 read more » Freshman amasses considerable followers on Instagram April 25, 2019 — by Alexandra Li and Alex Wang Ethan Chang pursues interests in music and photography, bringing his work onto social media. read more » Alumnus Joel Schneidmiller pursues volleyball career at UC Irvine March 14, 2019 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Boys’ volleyball star finds new home with the Division 1 Anteaters read more » Robinson announces he will retire in June February 7, 2019 — by Alexandra Li and Amy Tang Search for successor will begin soon read more » Speech and debate program undergoes leadership overhaul November 27, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Speech and Debate reforms itself after the resignation of their head coach. read more » First online issue of Soundings open for submissions November 26, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Soundings literary magazine open to online submissions. read more » ‘Alice in Wonderland’ remake provides complex storyline September 4, 2018 — by Alexandra Li Reporter gives "Alice in Wonderland" a chance and finds it to be a good Homecoming theme for the Senior class. read more » Track finishes season with two finalists in CCS May 30, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Track finishes their season with CCS finalists. read more » While on the road to being a doctor like her dad, Thomson took a U-turn into teaching May 14, 2018 — by Alexandra Li After abandoning career as a doctor to pursue teaching, Thomson aspires to create connections with students. read more » Starting lineups to change with loss of seniors April 3, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Juniors and underclassmen prepare step into larger roles next year read more » Track: Team struggles against injuries and hot weather April 3, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Track members compete against Cupertino and Monta Vista read more » Behind the doors of staff development days March 29, 2018 — by Alexandra Li and Michael Zhang March 19th marked the second year of being able to collaborate with colleagues in a way that each department determines — a radical change from the traditional top-down, administration-driven collaborations of previous years. read more » Teens advocating for reform are unjustly infantilized March 26, 2018 — by Alexandra Li Adults should face teen organized movements with seriousness and a willingness to respond. read more » Girls’ soccer: Team won’t make CCS but has improved season 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. read more » Track: Smaller, younger team holds potential 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. read more » Stretching our backs and barriers February 9, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Reporters try couples yoga. read more » Administration steps up enforcement in parking lot to combat overcrowding February 8, 2018 — by Alexandra Li and Jeffrey Xu When administrators arrived in the lot, they discovered that many of the parked cars did not have parking permits. read more » The face behind the rally music January 29, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Senior uses passion for electronic music to manage audio systems during school events. read more » Students gain valuable experiences coaching January 26, 2018 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Student athletes continue cycle of coaching younger children. read more » Girls’ soccer starts season with a 7-0 win December 11, 2017 — by Aaron Choi and Alexandra Li Compared to the past year, the team has taken on a stricter and more focused attitude to make a more successful year. read more » Increasing percentage of students enrolling in two AP science courses December 11, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Alexandra Li Hulme, one of the top players on the girls’ varsity volleyball team, has found balancing the workloads of these two AP sciences along with her other courses and her sport to be a challenge. read more » New T4 store disappoints December 7, 2017 — by Francesca Chu and Alexandra Li Reporters review a new boba store. read more » For Ritchie, all paths led to teaching December 7, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Ritchie looked into other fields but always loved education best. read more » Student from Sweden quickly becomes fluent English December 7, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Jeffrey Xu Reporter interviews sophomore Albin Wallin and how he is fluent both in English and his mother language Sweedish. read more » Senior recruited by UC Davis for baseball October 23, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Last year for the Falcons, Peng batted .467, had 44 hits, including 12 doubles, and had three home runs. read more » Senior’s interest in biology grows through summer internship at Stanford October 22, 2017 — by Alexandra Li For the past two years, senior Ananya Chakravarthy has worked as an intern under the direction of graduate student Caitlin Roake in the field of biology at Stanford University. Being exposed to this path of research has allowed Chakravarthy to set her college major and decide on a focus in biology in the future. read more » Never too old to trick-or-treat October 17, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Teens should not recieve condemnation for bringing out their inner child read more » RISE Club sends six members to nationals, places sixth in nation September 18, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Sherrie Shen For the building portion of the competition, the teams were tasked with creating a contraption to filter glitter and sand in an air tunnel along with solving a few related math problems. read more » Classes vary in bank account position September 18, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Alexandra Li To compensate for their low balance, the seniors plan to start fundraising right away through typical pearl milk tea and donut fundraises helping them pay for Homecoming decorations. read more » Water polo coach plays professionally, believes in ‘feet in’ instruction September 17, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Coach played with Los Gatos based team Bay Area Masters, and competed with teams from countries all around the world. read more » Gunn’s elaborate Homecoming sticks to time-honored traditions September 12, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Rather than having each class perform skits based on a certain theme, Gunn Homecoming lunches host games such as whole-class tug-of-war and “stuff a bench,” where the class tries to fit as many people on one bench as possible, and smaller competitions between representatives from each class, such as licking chocolate off plastic. read more » Senior helps start business to be featured on TV September 11, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Senior Lillian Zheng gets featured on "Shark Tank." read more » 3-day Club Fair to replace hectic Club Day September 11, 2017 — by Alexandra Li In addition to the new school policies, the school has implemented a new club day system. read more » SHS develops strong relationships with colleges through admissions officers May 26, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu For the past few years, SHS students have benefitted from higher rates of acceptance into USC at approximately 30 percent, averaging around 15 students enrolling every year read more » Seating irregularity invalidates seven AP exams, leading to retakes May 22, 2017 — by Kitty Huang and Alexandra Li College Board enforces strict seating requirements read more » Athletics trainer Liz Alves heals injury after injury May 18, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Alexandra Li Alves has been working at the school for nine years now and is here at least seven hours a school day; she always has her equipment on hand and is ready for any injury. read more » Decline in registration for AP U.S. History May 18, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li The number of non-MAP APUSH classes is projected to drop from five sections this year to three sections next year. read more » ‘Casting JonBenét’ with character auditions instead of facts May 16, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li The Netflix original documentary “Casting JonBenét,” which came out on April 28, seeks to examine the case in a new light by bringing in the public’s opinion about the death of a young pageant girl. read more » Solar panels should be required in California May 16, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Alexandra Li California, with its solar panel industry rapidly expanding, still has people questioning its worth. read more » Previews for AP sciences should be required May 12, 2017 — by Alexandra Li With many students opting to focus on STEM throughout their high school career, their choice of science classes is crucial. read more » FBLA team excels at States conference April 28, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu FBLA team sees success at State Leadership Conference. read more » Student shadow: Going behind City Hall doors as a vice mayor April 25, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Sophomore recounts experience shadowing vice mayor. read more » Jamba hacks are juice the best April 24, 2017 — by Alexandra Li Students use hacks to save money when purchasing drinks from Jamba Juice. read more » Change of peso value prevents Mexican students from visiting SHS March 23, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Ami Nachiappan Diificulties prevent Mexican students from coming to SHS. read more » ASB creates new fundraising event for class offices and commissions March 23, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu Class offices decide to sell at powerpuff instead of club rush in order to get funding. read more » Teachers were students once, and most say they didn’t feel nearly the same pressures as today’s teens March 22, 2017 — by Lina Kim and Alexandra Li Teachers share high school experiences. read more » Anna Ybarra keeps activities office moving February 10, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Mrs. Ybarra is in charge of the activities office and runs a variety of tasks. read more » Robotics: a way of life for the Frances February 10, 2017 — by Stephen Ding and Alexandra Li Frances family gets really into robotics. read more » Quitting activities allows students to pursue different interests February 9, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Katherine Zhou Students begin to quit activities to pursue other more important ones. read more » New basketball coach aims to improve game attendance, enthusiasm February 5, 2017 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Patrick Judge won't be satisfied until SHS crowds are big and loud. read more » Yearlong projects reach half way mark February 4, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Roland Shen MAP students reach the half-way point in their yearlong projects. read more » Vegans embrace a healthier lifestyle February 4, 2017 — by Cassandra King and Alexandra Li Seniors Alyssa Boldt and Saba Hakimzadeh-Abianeh share experiences of being vegans. read more » Teachers to incorporate TV shows in enhancing curriculum February 1, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Elicia Ye It’s clear that television shows like “Sherlock” can appeal to many different demographics, which is important to its success. In fact, Sherlock’s appeal to teenagers in itself is something of an anomaly. Teenagers are typically attracted to stories with young adult-age characters; nonetheless, they are fascinated by “Sherlock” due to the distinct nature of the characters. read more » Safine steps up as interim principal with Robinson on brief leave October 26, 2016 — by Alexandra Li and Navin Tiwary Assistant principal Brian Safine covers for principal Paul Robinson who is recovering from surgery. read more » New year, new struggles, good changes October 26, 2016 — by Alexandra Li and Jingyi Wang Freshman struggles to adapt to new highschool environment. read more » Father of SHS freshman runs for high school district board position October 26, 2016 — by Ethan Ko and Alexandra Li Father of fresham at SHS runs for school district board position. read more » Senior verbally commits to WashU for softball October 26, 2016 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Softball provides senior Natasha Ramakrishnan pathway to WashU read more » ‘The Birth of a Nation’ leaves viewers sickened but impressed October 23, 2016 — by Chelsea Leung and Alexandra Li Two Saratoga students give their personal thoughts on a recent film called 'The Birth of a Nation'. read more » Part-time service jobs promote independence October 18, 2016 — by Alexandra Li and Ami Nachiappan Students gain sense of independence through part-time jobs. read more » Dance team: veterans look back on four year journey September 26, 2016 — by Caitlin Ju and Alexandra Li Senior captains Hsu and Li have also witnessed the team grow from the “disaster” Li said their freshman year was. After their second coach quit in March that year and no adequate replacement could be found, the dancers coached themselves until the end of the year. read more » Freshman steps up to account for tight Homecoming deadlines September 22, 2016 — by Ava Hooman and Alexandra Li When the freshman class realized that Homecoming was going to be at the end of September — weeks earlier than last year’s Homecoming date — and the other grades had already started preparing, they feared that they wouldn’t finish on time. Without an elected class office over the summer, freshman Sonali Shanbhag stepped up to put the framework for Homecoming in place. read more » Prop 47 not ideal solution for reducing jail overpopulation September 22, 2016 — by Ethan Ko and Alexandra Li Prop 47 may have ill effects read more » Private schools offer transfer students a new perspective September 18, 2016 — by Alexandra Li and Katherine Zhou In the Bay Area, many students consider attending private schools. But since there are also many prestigious public high schools in the area, the question for many is whether the private school path is the right one for them. read more » The Lazy Dog: a lively restaurant September 13, 2016 — by Alexandra Li A sophomore reviews The Lazy Dog. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.