Girls’ basketball makes it to quarterfinals of CCS March 31, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Girls’ basketball players developed strong bonds throughout the season and grew as a team read more » Fans are able to connect with celebrities who seem relatable March 25, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov Public figures who break the stereotype of perfection associated with celebrities skyrocket in popularity. read more » Students spread positivity and awareness through Instagram accounts March 25, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov Senior Ranna Zahabi posts positive quotes on @rannasreminders and Riya Kalra profiles individuals on @humansofsbay. read more » Some second semester seniors stay in spring sports, others quit March 12, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Anna Novoselov Many seniors choose not to continue playing spring sports in order to pursue other activities. read more » Bell schedule committee designs new potential schedules, considers stakeholder input March 12, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov and Oliver Ye A new schedule will be implemented next year to comply with educational minutes and adhere to state regulations. read more » MAP events bridge the divide between the school and the community February 13, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov Students hear the experiences of adults in various industries during Speaker Series and receive feedback from experienced professionals during SMASH’n read more » Girls’ basketball team prepares for CCS January 30, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Lack of numbers due to injuries challenges team during practices and forces players to step up read more » Presidential war powers should be limited to critical, extreme events January 22, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov Loopholes in the War Powers Act should be closed, as one person should not have the power to initiate hostilities with extensive consequences. read more » Justice — no longer the epitome of high fashion January 17, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov With age, Justice’s animal prints, rainbow clothes and weird (but cute) slogans lose their appeal read more » WASC accreditation process allows school to assess progress and set goals November 25, 2019 — by Isaac Le and Anna Novoselov An outside team will visit Saratoga High in the spring to evaluate the school. read more » Childhoods now consumed by rigid schedules and technology addictions November 21, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Children today experience increased rates of anxiety and depression due to the decrease of playtime and the rise in demanding expectations. read more » Demonstrated interest should not be considered a factor in college applications November 20, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Admissions officers should evaluate students on the strength of their application rather than on their direct engagement with the university. read more » Girls’ basketball optimistic due to skill of returning players November 18, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Players hope to play cohesively together, improve their skills and build strong bonds with each other. read more » Despite repetitiveness, Papa’s Games require intense focus November 15, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Senior plays a childhood online game and experiences nostalgia. read more » Phone-free spaces are effective but unnecessarily restrictive November 15, 2019 — by Esther Luan and Anna Novoselov San Mateo High School administrators overreached by implementing a phone free policy, which restricts students, but doesn't truly teach them how to use technology responsibly. read more » Seniors explore creativity through MAP Capstone project November 15, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Students spend the entire year working on a group project of their own design, which teaches them time management, independence and collaboration. read more » Junior’s uncle reflects on his relationship with fame October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Neeya Devanagondi’s uncle, Indian comedian Tanmay Bhat, shares how his experiences have affected him and his family read more » Athletes feel internal pressure to play through injuries October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Injuries hinder athletes from reaching their goals and competing at their maximum potential read more » Headspace app allows senior to unwind and retain focus October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov While the advice featured in the wellness app lacks uniqueness and helpfulness, the medications result in a reduction of stress. read more » Seniors should maintain integrity in their college essays October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov College applications should reflect students’ own writing rather than that of counselors read more » The presidency should have an age maximum October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Aging brings cognitive declines and physical health ailments that can prevent candidates from exhibiting the focus and reasonableness the Oval Office demands. read more » Senior connects to Ethiopian roots through dance October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Berdie Bailey dances for fun and posts videos to her Instagram read more » From paintballing to finger painting September 11, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Senior tries finger painting a landscape. read more » Young athletes commit to a sport and learn life lessons September 11, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Student athletes make sacrifices to respective sports in order to achieve results. read more » Alumna Ginestet-Araki returns to school after 12 years September 9, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Anna Novoselov 2007 alumna Lisa Ginestet-Araki spreads her love of math to her Geometry and Pre-Calculus classes through collaborative work and enthusiastic teaching. read more » Student interest revives business course September 9, 2019 — by Megan Chen and Anna Novoselov Intro to Business provides students with a general overview to the business world and improves their finance, communication, and data interpretation skills. read more » Unsafe driving common in parking lot and surrounding streets September 9, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Reckless driving, illegal parking, and heavy traffic prevent the ease of getting to and from school. read more » Disney stars break away from former roles September 6, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Former Disney actors pursue riskier roles and create new identities for themselves. read more » Students to further explore interests with summer programs May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Juniors Liviya Katz and Krisha Minocha will attend a screenwriting intensive program and a business/engineering program respectively read more » Public celebrity relationships and breakups create unrealistic ideas about love May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov People idealize celebrity relationships and become dejected when their favorite couples break up. read more » Democrats who address critical issues and support bipartisanship are best fit to challenge Trump May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Voters should support candidates who share their viewpoints and restrain from evaluating on the basis of sex, race or appearances. read more » Teachers unwind from the grind with trips and relaxation May 22, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Teachers look forward to visiting their families, relaxing, and exploring the world during their summer vacations. read more » Junior finds meal prepping convenient, but troublesome April 30, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Although meal prepping saves time, it is tedious and doesn’t factor cravings or variable hunger levels . read more » Snapchat left on read as users gravitate toward other sites April 1, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Social media users are choosing sites like Instagram and Facebook over Snapchat read more » Dance team members grow as individuals and develop bonds with teammates April 1, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou The dance team cleans routines during practices, attends summer camps and participates in regional and national competitions read more » The best Christmas presents are experiences, not things March 27, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Reporter emphasizes the importance of experiences during Christmas. read more » College scandal court case may deter bribes but won’t change attitudes March 27, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Students should be admitted to colleges based on merit and not immoral acts performed by their parents read more » Relay for Life walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society March 26, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou Participants in the March 29 Relay for Life walkathon will be able to show their support for those battling cancer, survivors and their families. read more » Toothpaste Oreos and mayonnaise marshmallows are ‘delicious’ pranks March 26, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov After getting pranked, I became inspired to pull a similar prank on my unsuspecting sister. read more » Revealing newspaper secrets: what really goes on in the J-Room March 26, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Many students do not know how the Falcon is produced and how much work goes into it behind the scenes. read more » CASSY to move to Wellness Center and psychologists, to the vacant portable February 25, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov The portables currently house the TLC, CASSY, and ASSIST, but CASSY will soon move to the center of campus read more » Larger girls’ lacrosse team will allow for more subs February 25, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Lacrosse players anticipate a successful season and hope to develop good team chemistry. read more » Girls’ basketball players push through injuries and strong competition February 25, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Players step up to fill the positions of injured players and develop strong basketball skills as well as team chemistry. read more » Youth activism gains prominence, students speak out February 25, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov Freshman Anouk Yeh becomes inspired by youth activists and uses slam poetry to inspire social change. read more » Saratoga library offers more than just books February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou Saratoga Library hosts various events and serves as a focal point of the community. read more » Student-directed production offers new experiences for both director and actors February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou Senior Shasta Ganti’s play, ‘Anna Karenina,’ will be held during the first weekend of March. read more » Are Gen Z and Millennial stereotypes really true? February 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Technology use — and addiction — are central to common perceptions read more » Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden inspired Robinson in life and in basketball December 12, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Oliver Ye Robinson credits many of his successes to living by Wooden’s philosophy and pyramid of success. read more » Girls’ Basketball prepares to compete in the De Anza League December 12, 2018 — by Ashley Feng and Anna Novoselov The players hope to translate their early season successes to future games and improve communication on the court. read more » Academic programs should reconsider how they present themselves December 11, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Reporters argue that many organizations are worthless in terms of value and do not significantly enhance a student’s college application. read more » Culinary experiences across campus teach culture, bring students together December 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Phoebe Wang Through the language curriculums and Culinary Club, students find time to enjoy food and engage with culture in a delicious manner. read more » Freshman singing group In All Seriousness posts videos on Instagram December 10, 2018 — by Angelina Chen and Anna Novoselov Freshmen Anjali Nuggehalli, Kavita Sundaram and Sanjana Somayajula pursue their singing passions by recording song covers together. read more » ‘One World’ Saratoga Library photo exhibit displays joyous moments December 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Emilie Zhou Elley Ho displays her photo exhibit "One World" at the Saratoga Library, focusing on the daily lives native children in various countries. read more » Art and film schools now place emphasis on creativity, innovation November 26, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Oliver Ye Art and film students prepare portfolios to showcase their creativity as opposed to technical skill — a change from a decade earlier. read more » Field hockey players learn to work as a team rather than as individuals October 31, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Teamwork has contributed to wins against Monta Vista and Lynbrook, but doesn't always lead to victory. read more » A week to remember: Students forge connections through Breaking Down the Walls October 30, 2018 — by Sofia Jones and Anna Novoselov Breaking Down the Walls week posed a huge logistical problem, but had deep and personal impacts on the participants. read more » Repairs for the ceramics kiln due to last year’s fire to be completed in next few months October 30, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Rainstorms and building regulations push construction of two new kilns to November. read more » Senior works as a ski instructor for kids October 25, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Senior Taylor Hill, a TA at North Star's Kid's Ski and Snowboard School in Lake Tahoe, teaches 3-year-olds how to ski, often traveling up north during weekends and holidays. read more » Christmas season starts in December, not October October 25, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Reporter argues that Santa Claus has no business crunching fall leaves under his black boots instead of leaving footprints in snow. read more » Despite small numbers, field hockey players remain optimistic September 27, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Despite a small team, senior captain Autumn Zuleeg is hopeful for the remainder of the season. read more » VTA bus route changes would impact students September 23, 2018 — by Justin Guo and Anna Novoselov How new VTA routes will affect students. read more » Trump and political officials not above the law September 20, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Government Officals should recieve equal consequences read more » 000 wing mural inspired by American literature conveys a bitter reality September 11, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov The three student artists explain the themes that inspired them. read more » Track members compete in league meet; many get PRs May 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Athletes bonded as a team over the season and improved their individual abilities read more » Saratoga summer basketball camp almost canceled after increase in fees May 10, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Callia Yuan Sports Boosters agrees to fund the Saratoga summer basketball camp in return for a donation after a January school board meeting read more » Avicii dies at age 28; family implies suicide May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Avicii's death saddens millions of fans, including junior William Liu read more » The super early bird doesn’t always get the worm May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Sophomore Anna Novoselov found that shifting her sleep cycle two hours earlier left her tired and unproductive read more » Rallabandi becomes state champion in OI May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Speech and debate team wraps up season with successes at state and national tournaments. read more » Beloved Spanish teacher to retire after four decades in the district May 4, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Arnaldo Rodriguex, who holds a special place in the hearts of students, alumni, staff, will leave behind an immpressive legacy when he retires. read more » Average=failure mindset takes over May 2, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Students should compare their current selves to their past selves, seeing success as a measure of improvement rather than academic scores read more » Freshman class officers organize service fair May 2, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Students learn about volunteer opportunities from 30 local organizations during a service fair on April 26 read more » School to fully comply with College Board AP exam protocols April 24, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov The administration will fully comply with College Board specifications after seven AP exams were invalidated last May due to improper seating arrangements read more » Relay for Life club plans fundraiser event March 26, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov The Relay For Life club will host a walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 25 from 12-6 p.m on Saratoga’s track, donating all profits to the American Cancer Society. read more » Outreach commission helps annual Stanford blood drive March 22, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Anna Novoselov The outreach commission will host its annual blood drive in the Small Gym on April 19. read more » Senior class office emphasizes power in numbers at Saratoga Elementary assembly March 22, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Anna Novoselov Leadership class presents at an assembly at Saratoga Elementary inspired by Ruby Bridges, a civil rights activist read more » Strength-based teaching promotes the wrong values March 15, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Strength based teaching hinders children from exploring their interests without pressure read more » Strength-based teaching promotes the wrong values March 15, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Sandhya Sundaram Strength based teaching hinders children from exploring their interests without pressure read more » Quick fame easier to achieve with social media March 9, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov and Anishi Patel Social media allows aspiring stars to get noticed by agents and a global audience quickly read more » Sophomore performs pop and Indian classical songs March 9, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Sophomore Varsha Horatur awes audiences with her singing talent read more » Girls’ basketball wraps up season, makes it to CCS semifinals March 9, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Girls basketball becomes a team through the season's successes and setbacks read more » Rivalry between The Falcon and The Talisman characterized by ‘theft’ March 9, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Tensions break out between the Saratoga Falcon and the Talisman Yearbook when staff members compare the publications and accuse each other of theft read more » Students prepare for annual Bombay in the Bay performance January 31, 2018 — by Annissa Mu and Anna Novoselov BNB will entertain the audience on Feb. 16 and 17 with a variety of Indian dances and a singing performce. read more » Speech and debate members excel, qualify for Grand National Tournament January 26, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Sophomore Connie Liange places 2nd in OO and several debators qualify for the Grand National Tournament read more » Girls’ basketball: Falcons beat Vikings, tie for league lead January 25, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov With the record 6-1, the team will win league if it wins the next six consecutive games read more » Human rights abused as children are imprisoned along with a parent January 25, 2018 — by Anna Novoselov Imprisonment has traumatic effects on innocent children and no society should permit such injustice read more » Social Media scrolls to depression January 21, 2018 — by Sanjana Melkote and Anna Novoselov Teens should be discourgaged from spending excess time online due to mental health impacts read more » Stalking, unwanted exposure violates celebrity privacy rights January 17, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Anna Novoselov People must address the lack of clarity provided by papparazzi laws and the viewpoint of celebrities as entertainment objects read more » Saratoga High unable to sustain numerous language courses November 20, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov Despite student interest in having more world language options, Saratoga High does not have the resources to support additional courses read more » New village chocolate shop thriving November 16, 2017 — by Connie Liang and Anna Novoselov Plumed Horse Chocolaterie attracts customers with delicious flavors and intricate designs read more » Dogs bring mental health benefits to their human companions November 16, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Vivien Zhang Dogs relieve anxiety and provide companianship to their owners read more » Sophomore places first in OI at speech tournament November 16, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov Anishi Patel delivers "Did you hear the one about the Iranian American," a humorous and meaningful speech by Maz Jobrani read more » Admission cap for nonresidents to UCs should be increased November 13, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov 18 percent cap limits opportunities for nonresidents; should be 30 percent to promote equality while still favoring Californians read more » Young girls’ basketball team has high ambitions November 10, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Vivien Zhang Girls varsity basketball team hopes to win league and strengthen bonds between players read more » Which is better? Animated movies vs. live action remakes November 9, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Anishi Patel Live action movies appeal to a broad audience because of their emotional appeals and captivating storylines read more » Sophomore skates back into ice hockey after injury October 12, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov Sarah Smails regains use of her shoulder after getting a labral tear read more » New assistant speech and debate coach impressed by student motivation October 12, 2017 — by David Koh and Anna Novoselov Heather Warren draws from her drama and speech background to prepare students for competitions read more » Speech and debate team attends Robert Garcia tournament October 5, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov Team experiences success at first competition read more » The plug has not been pulled on rigged game and reality TV shows October 5, 2017 — by Lina Kim and Anna Novoselov Speculations of rigging lead to uncovered duplicity read more » Inducing fear to cause change is ethical when based upon facts October 3, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Sherrie Shen It is time to warn climate change disbelievers about the severe reprecutions of their actions read more » Freshman spins flag at first halftime performance September 23, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Callia Yuan Freshman Nikita Kadambi performs with the color guard for the first time on Friday, Sept, 15. read more » New math teacher transitions to new job September 1, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Ananya Vadlakonda New math teacher accustoms to new surroundings and gets to know students. read more » Students say Aloha to the School Year at Back to School Dance September 1, 2017 — by Anna Novoselov and Phoebe Wang Dance comission's early planning results in successful Back to School Dance. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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