Happy to play: Girls’ lacrosse fields a team and matches up April 1, 2022 — by Serena Li, Anjali Nuggehalli and Cici Xu Despite working with a condensed roster, the athletes are improving every game and growing closer as a team read more » Girls’ soccer team falls to Santa Cruz in CCS semifinals March 18, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Anjali Nuggehalli After a successful regular season, the athletes participated in the Division 1 playoffs for CCS read more » Girls’ soccer: 8-0-1 record comes despite obstacles February 3, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Anjali Nuggehalli From a lack of JV team to no returning goalkeepers, the girls’ varsity soccer team was quick to adapt to unexpected changes read more » What not to do on a first date February 1, 2022 — by Jason Cheng andAnjali Nuggehalli While it is practically impossible to avoid the inevitable awkwardness that comes with a first date, here are some tips to make the evening a little more bearable. read more » Instagram account @toga6thman highlighting athletics across campus January 20, 2022 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Created by senior Parsa Hashemi during the fall semester, the account aims to bolster the school’s sports culture and audience engagement. read more » Senior co-captain reflects on mental growth following ACL tear December 2, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Anjali Nuggehalli After recovering from an injury that took her out of soccer for a year, senior Emma Foley looks forward to a final season on the team. read more » Four-year varsity athletes look to past mentors as examples of exceptional leadership December 2, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Seniors Giulio Morini Bianzino and Lauren Yarrington reflect on their evolution from young players to leaders on their respective teams read more » The Chakrabortys: Alumni siblings take center stage in the entertainment industry November 18, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli After growing up in the spotlight, the duo continues their passion for performing beyond high school and into their careers read more » Group projects: the overlooked key to successful online learning April 3, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Tests and class participation grades have significant drawbacks in the virtual classroom read more » Boys’ lacrosse: Falcons adapt to low numbers and intense trainings to prepare for upcoming season April 2, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Many past players are absent this season due to commitments with other athletic cohorts. read more » Girls’ lacrosse begins practices as season nears April 1, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli The girls’ lacrosse team kicks off optional trainings in preparation for their first game on April 19 read more » Former cross country captain misses out on her final season March 18, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Similarly to many seniors who missed out on their final sports season due to various conflicts or health reasons, senior Jessie Zhou reflects on her journey with the sport over the last three years read more » ‘The Great Gatsby’: juniors debate the excesses of pursuing the American Dream March 18, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Roughly a century after publication, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel presents opportunities to delve into today’s hot-button issues. read more » Sunright Tea Studio: Costly and out of the way, but great boba March 18, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli The efficient ordering process and getting to try drinks we had never tried before made this experience very enjoyable. read more » Field hockey kicks off their competitive season March 12, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy, Anjali Nuggehalli Junior Marina Kaypaghian anticipates a season of rebuilding as the girls’ field hockey kicks off their competitive season read more » From the runway to the pages: Benefit Fashion Show changes to fashion magazine March 6, 2021 — by Andy Chen and Anjali Nuggehalli Eighty students will be models instead of the usual 200 plus. read more » Save your tears: The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance fell flat February 12, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Amanda Zhu Although expectations were high for the RnB artist’s halftime show, viewers were disappointed by the anticlimactic effects and lineup. read more » AP Literature class hosts Shakespeare professor as guest speaker January 29, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Nicole Lu Michael Warren from UC Santa Cruz has been visiting SHS AP Literature classes for a decade, and despite being remote, this year is no different. read more » De Anza Force teams continue to train during the pandemic January 20, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Club soccer players try to stay optimistic despite socially distanced trainings that are limited to individual drills. read more » New technical theater class introduced January 16, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli Taught by drama department head Bryan Ringsted, class will be offered to all grade levels as an eighth period read more » Senior gives talk on mental health issues afflicting Bay Area teens January 16, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Nakul Desai shared his experience with mental wellbeing at the Saratoga Library’s “Talking For Teens: Overcoming Obstacles” panel. read more » Field hockey player contemplates loss of season January 15, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli Junior Olivia Kinoshita reflects on past seasons, losing her 2020 season and what she’s looking forward to this year. read more » Senior recovers from once career-threatening injury January 15, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Multi-sport athlete senior Ryan Gilligan endured a serious knee injury, but he returned to full-contact athletics after several months of rehab. read more » ‘The Prom’: an oversimplified lesson on love and acceptance January 10, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Cici Xu “The Prom,” a Netflix musical revolving around a gay teenager in a highly conservative town, is superficial in its depiction of the LGBTQ+ community. read more » Ceramics classes adjust to online learning December 4, 2020 — by Allen Luo and Anjali Nuggehalli Although ceramics is a hands-on course, both the teacher and students are adapting to make the most of their artistic experience read more » Holiday season in 2020: a different approach but the same spirit December 3, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Although winter break will be spent in quarantine, this year provides a unique opportunity to embrace the holiday season read more » School hosts successful SAT and PSAT for students December 1, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli On Oct. 27 and 29, Saratoga seniors and juniors came to campus under strict guidelines and precautions to take the standardized tests. read more » Embracing my inner LA girl with avocado toast November 24, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli The trendy dish is pleasantly surprising read more » Climbing to the ultimate goal: summiting Mount Shasta November 20, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anjali Nuggehalli Junior Arjun Bharadhwaj and his father trained rigorously for several weeks in preparation for their annual mountain climb. read more » Dancing in an empty room November 20, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Junior Navya Desai has remained optimistic throughout shifting her ballet classes and winter “Nutcracker” recital to Zoom. read more » Teachers’ assistants readjust their roles online October 15, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Martin Xu While TAs are unable to do in-person work such as setting up labs or making copies, they are finding new ways to aid teachers throughout the semester. read more » An overlooked perspective: what teachers wish students would would do differently October 12, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli While online learning has been an unfamiliar environment for both students and teachers, instructors are encouraging students to deepen their academic experience read more » Senior organizes virtual neuroscience summer camps for elementary school students October 10, 2020 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anjali Nuggehalli Ritika Garg hosted nine sessions over Zoom, from the end of June to August for first to fourth graders. read more » Athletes fight declining motivation due to COVID restrictions October 10, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli The atmosphere around sports has changed during these difficult times. read more » Shuffling study spots: venturing into the great unknown October 10, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli After being cooped up in my room for six months, I embraced the opportunity to experiment with studying at various locations. read more » Combating the awkwardness of breakout rooms October 8, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli While Zoom breakout rooms are notorious for their uncomfortable silences, there is a simple solution to feeling more at ease read more » Fall play to be replaced by fall film festival September 14, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli Despite drastic changes from last year, new drama teacher Brian Ringsted has ambitious plans for future events. read more » Freshmen react to entering high school in an online world September 5, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Despite the disappointment that came with beginning high school in a completely virtual setting, the Class of 2024 remains optimistic read more » School hopes to host SAT on Oct. 14 and PSAT on Oct. 17 September 4, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anjali Nuggehalli SHS plans to administer SAT for seniors and PSAT for juniors following parent and student pressure read more » Woodsy-themed album ‘folklore’ exposes new side of Taylor Swift’s song writing September 4, 2020 — by Angelina Chen and Anjali Nuggehalli Taylor Swift releases a surprise eighth album relating to the ideas of storytelling and tradition. read more » Screen time sanity in shelter-in-place August 29, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Throughout quarantine, my outlook on phone use has dramatically shifted for the better. read more » Online language classes preserve interactive nature August 29, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli In order to maintain the largely group-based curriculum, the language department is turning to alternative methods of teaching, such as being more speaking-oriented read more » The final chapter: senior year closes on an unfinished note April 25, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli The Class of 2020 faces the sad reality that their final days of high school were over due to the global pandemic being nowhere near its end, read more » Behind the frontlines: Students’ parents combat COVID-19 pandemic April 24, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Anouk Yeh While health care workers continue to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, their personal family dynamics have considerably shifted read more » A student’s voice: the most powerful asset to a rich education April 23, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli With the commitment that students put into their academic journey, they should have a significant say in the way in which they are educated read more » The recruiting process during the ‘dead period’: Clubs need to stay on top of educating athletes April 23, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli With all sports seasons temporarily canceled, clubs need to teach their players how to effectively market themselves to colleges in order to get committe read more » Fit tips: how to achieve health and well-being in our new reality April 22, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli While being in lockdown has taken away several opportunities to stay healthy, by looking outside the box, students can easily find different ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle read more » Lockdown encourages a spontaneous new mindset for two girls April 16, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Purple hair? Pierced ear? These teens made unexpected decisions out of boredom and curiosity read more » Facetime: grasping onto my only remaining social life April 16, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Due the Covid-19 lockdown, my idea of hanging out with my friends has quickly switched from going out to staying in and doing social activities on Facetime read more » Calvin and Hobbes: transporting me to a world where imagination flourishes April 14, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli After picking up this classic comic book, I was fascinated by the hilarious yet complex thoughts of young Calvin and how creativity makes life so much more colorful. read more » The not-so-glamorous side of competitive sports April 1, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Throughout the years I’ve spent playing competitive soccer, I’ve had to develop a mental toughness in order to overcome seemingly impossible challenges. read more » Game film: the weapon behind understanding sports March 30, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Various athletes conclude that reviewing game tape, whether it is to improve individual skill or to scout an opponent, greatly influences the success of the player and team read more » ‘Rainbow Magic’: an adventure that took me to fairyland and back March 21, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli The popular Scholastic book series about fairies was not only fun and addicting, but encouraged me to read during my childhood. read more » Health officials must act faster a to combat potential epidemics like coronavirus February 11, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram With the coronavirus spiraling into a Global Health Emergency, the Santa Clara County should establish more proactive policies to halt the spread of the virus in our own community read more » Student productions: actors showcase their talents through self-guided performances February 10, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Anjali Nuggehalli Members of the drama program worked with peers to produce two entirely student-run performances read more » Team suffers injuries but maintains morale through season’s end February 10, 2020 — by Kavita Sundaram and Anjali Nuggehalli With the season coming to an end, the team hoped to end the season with high energy and a successful last few games. read more » Boys’ lacrosse: taking initiative to prep for vigorous season February 10, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundaram The boys’ lacrosse players are committed to developing their team not only through extensive practice, but with forming a strong bond with each other read more » Umpiring gives baseball player a new perspective February 1, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Calling balls and strikes for younger players has opened Derek Hsu’s eyes to another aspect of the sport read more » Don’t panic, just breathe January 31, 2020 — by Jeanette Zhou and Anjali Nuggehalli In an increasingly anxiety-inducing world, many students suffer from panic attacks read more » A vicious cycle: eating disorder takes over student’s life January 26, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli A student expresses her journey with body image issues, and how slippery of a slope these negative thoughts can be. read more » From Drake to Queen: a music taste transformation January 17, 2020 — by Anjali Nuggehalli As a challenge to myself, I only listened to ‘70s music for an entire week. After listening to countless new artists and songs, I realized that my experience was more of a discovery than a “challenge.” read more » Key outside forward tears ACL 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 read more » Drama department’s Comedy Sportz team puts on last Xmas- themed improv show December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen With the holiday season nearing, the improv club works to put together the last show of the year. read more » Recreational drug use has nothing but downsides December 6, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Studies show that using marijuana, especially among high schoolers, does nothing but harm cognitive function and overall health read more » RHOC: seven wealthy women who shop and fight 24/7 November 18, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Real Housewives of Orange County is packed with exotic vacations, Gucci sunglasses and of course, lots and lots of drama read more » The importance of pre-game prep: soccer October 29, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Soccer player Nika Bagherian suffered from a muscle injury that she believed could have been prevented with the correct precautions. read more » Repeated injuries in sports: Cheerleading is no exception October 29, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Sophomore Emily Eckerman has undergone severe ankle injuries but continues the intense sport despite her worsening pain. read more » California later school start law met with differing opinions October 29, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli While some students find the bill will encourage more sleep, many students believe that it will be an inconvenience to their schedules. read more » Behind the scenes of the student-driven MAP Speaker Series October 28, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli As a part of the MAP student leadership team, senior Krithi Sankar works to attract local leaders in film, business and other media-related industries to school read more » Cast works to perfect adaptation of Austen classic as play nears debut October 24, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen The cast working with an unprecedented of new cast members continues to polish their unique take on “Sense and Sensibility” read more » Declan Mckenna: music that means something October 16, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Singer and songwriter Declan Mckenna produces music that isn’t just catchy, but passion-driven and expressive read more » MAP 10 students bond during annual field trip to ropes course September 24, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Jonathan Li Sophomores in the media arts program learn communication and teamwork through a series of group-based activities read more » Fall play cast list released; auditions focus on vocal poise, depth September 22, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen As drama prepares for the fall play, “Sense and Sensibility,” the casting proves to be a multidimensional process that requires emotional depth from the actors. read more » Sophomore sensations: ‘Lemonade Mouth’ debuts as HC theme September 21, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Kavita Sundram The sophomore class is busy preparing for an action-packed quad day, integrating unique dances and skits together to produce a cohesive and exciting performance. read more » Profiles in involvement: how three students found their way September 20, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli SHS students participate in a variety of activities, aiming for their unique visions of the ideal high school experience. read more » Extreme sports: shredding double blacks 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 read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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