Senior explores new country, culture and language during exchange year May 12, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Fulfilling a lifelong dream of living in California, senior Carolina Guarienti has spent her time away from Italy assimilating to American high school. read more » A tale of two seniors: What we wish we had known April 9, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Preston Fu Reflections on high school successes, mistakes and misconceptions read more » How to understand Ye’s rants with QPA analysis March 31, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Shaan Sridhar Ye’s Instagram posts showcase a perfect combination of English skills and pop culture read more » Stand up for Bell Tower — for all your brunch needs March 31, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy If you’re looking for good food, great customer service, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, look no further. read more » Stop claiming to care about mental health while taking advantage of Wellness Center privileges February 4, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The space was created with the intention of providing a calm environment for students to de-stress and collect their thoughts, not an area for students to ditch class. read more » Reactions to 3 possible spring semester bell schedules favored by board December 3, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Shaan Sridhar Stakeholders find issues in all three proposed bell schedules and discuss what they hope to see in the final decision. read more » Top 10 lyrics that make no sense December 2, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy This list shows I pay attention to the wrong things in life. read more » Clubs switch to Google Classroom for communication November 30, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Jason Cheng Club commissioners made the decision after numerous misunderstandings on Messenger regarding meeting minutes. read more » Formal to be held on Dec. 4 at Gilroy Gardens October 27, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Jason Cheng Because the venue will be off-campus instead of in the gym, ticket prices will increase from previous years to a starting price of $120 with ASB and $130 without ASB. read more » Nationwide shortage of football referees pushes games to Thursday nights October 21, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Nilay Mishra Coaches and students reflect on how playing on a weekday affects game performance, sleep and attendance. read more » @Colleges: Stop making us write ‘why this school’ supplements October 5, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy This prompt usually results in canned answers that heavily rely on Niche reviews. read more » 100 Word Rants September 17, 2021 — by Vicky Bai, Apurva Chakravarthy, Sarah Zhou and Zachary Zinman 100 Rants of the September 17 Issue read more » New English 12 teacher splits time between SHS and LGHS September 13, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Tara Natarajan On Red Days, Mollie Hicok Parker teaches at Saratoga High and heads to Los Gatos High on Blue Days. read more » ‘Never Have I Ever’ watched two seasons of a show just for Indian media representation September 7, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Is Devi a flawed character? Yes. Is she a terrible friend and always chooses the path of most resistance? Yes. Could I ever hate her? No. read more » After 10 years, athletics director Tim Lugo steps down May 13, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Howard Shu P.E. Teacher Rick Ellis will fill the position starting next year while Lugo will teach more and be able to devote more time to coaching football. read more » Annual Bombay in the Bay performance signals return to normalcy May 12, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Although there were plenty of difficulties leading up to and during this year’s production, organizers called the show a huge success read more » Local organization offers help as pandemic exacerbates homelessness May 11, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Hunger at Home, founded and run by Ewell Sterner, has made and distributed 4.1 million meals to people during the pandemic. read more » Student productions: transforming Zoom into a stage May 6, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar, Apurva Chakravarthy, and Anjali Nuggehali After initially rehearsing virtually, the cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” is filming their performance in-person. read more » ICAC performers dance the night away at drive-in movie-style BnB on April 16-17 April 2, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The club officers decided to pre-film all performances and display them through a drive-in movie format to ensure the show could still run with COVID-19 precautions read more » Sophomore class office hosts first in-person boba fundraiser March 29, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The fundraiser received more signups than expected, and the class office felt the event was a success. read more » 63rd Grammys prove entertaining and pandemic-safe, but also voters snubbed many deserving artists March 21, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Most notable wins include Taylor Swift joining big names as she became the first female to win three Grammys for Album of the Year, Beyoncé holding the most Grammys ever as a female artist and Harry Styles winning his first Grammy. read more » Class of 2019 alumni work on time management to balance their school work and athletic careers March 21, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Sasha Pickard, who plays soccer at Alabama, and Ria Jobalia, who fences at NYU, say Saratoga High gave them key skills that helped them in their respective sports. 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 » Class of 2013 alumna works to abolish the death penalty and defend those on death row February 3, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy As a legal fellow, Ashwini Velchamy conducts research into convictions, meets with clients, and sometimes even goes door to door to help with investigations. read more » Teachers and other school staff should be required to vaccinate for COVID-19 before returning to school January 21, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Allen Luo This requirement will ensure that teachers are immune to the virus when in-person instruction begins, a step that will drastically increase the safety of both students and staff. 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 » COVID-19 severely affects recruiting process for Class of 2022 January 16, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Juniors Etienne Casanova, Parsa Hashemi and Lauren Yarrington reflect on the recruitment process. 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 » ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’: funny but mediocre January 14, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The new Netflix show covering the lives of four Bollywood socialites did not fully achieve its goal of describing the glamor of the ladies’ lives. read more » Delayed WASC process concludes December 11, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh and Apurva Chakravarthy Principal Greg Louie hopes for another six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in January. read more » Introverts more likely to thrive in quarantine while extroverts find ways of safe interaction December 11, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Aaria Thomas During the COVID-19 pandemic, students have coped differently with online learning and quarantine depending on their sociability. read more » Falcon website undergoes major redesign December 3, 2020 — by Angelina Chen and Apurva Chakravarthy Over the summer, the editors-in-chief and journalism adviser Michael Tyler worked with their longtime website designer to revamp the Falcon website read more » Sophomore Magdalena Mendez adjusts to changes in Mexican folklore dance events December 1, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Although Mendez understands the need to cancel and postpone events, she still feels disappointed that her team won’t be able to perform. 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 » PSA to all boba lovers: Make it yourself at home December 1, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy With just a few key ingredients, you’ll be feeling like a Tea Top worker. read more » New campus supervisor Allan McGurk monitors first group of returning students October 22, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Nicole Lu Previously Los Gatos High School’s campus supervisor, McGurk stays in the library with students and makes sure there is a quiet, safe and productive environment. read more » Celebrities should use their platforms for political messages October 18, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Given that they have the opportunity to reach millions with their posts, tweets, and words, it is their duty to speak for what they believe in. read more » Athletics director Lugo’s job changes with lack of in-person sports October 15, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Angelina Chen Because of virtual learning, Lugo has adopted a more behind-the-scenes role as he focuses on figuring out what sports will look like in the future read more » RBG gains fame among younger demographic through her appearances in pop culture October 12, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The Supreme Court Justice’s media-awarded nickname “The Notorious R.B.G.” speaks to her influence as a feminist icon. read more » New iOS14 update extremely addicting: not for anyone with no free time October 8, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy After downloading Widgetsmith, Tunetrack, and Pinterest to help design the best screens, I advise any prospective designers to set aside lots of time. read more » Econ club to feature Stanford, Princeton, UPenn professors at speaker series October 7, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Andy Chen The economics club’s second speaker series event will focus on the history and application of modern economics. read more » LGSUHSD students push for sexual health curriculums amid national changes September 30, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Trump Administration’s new Title IX regulations allow schools to dismiss a larger number of cases, a change that many student activists at Los Gatos and Saratoga have not taken lightly. read more » Postponed Back to School Night takes place online September 21, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Smoke from fires and power outages all over Saratoga caused decision to move Back to School Night from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16 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 » Influencers face backlash for partying during pandemic September 9, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Amanda Zhu Although LA coronavirus cases have been severely rising the past few months, TikTok stars have still been hosting parties without social distancing or masks, resulting in criticism from citizens, other celebrities and the mayor. read more » Athletes worry recruitment chances may be hurt during pandemic September 6, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Aaria Thomas Students who hope to be recruited by colleges have to adjust their process as the pandemic affects tournaments and sports. 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 » Boys tennis overcomes obstacles as season progresses May 20, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy A lack of focus and clashing mindsets in doubles teams prove harmful to team’s overall dynamic and performance read more » Family businesses struggle to stay afloat amidst COVID-19 lockdown May 19, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The global pandemic forces small businesses to lean on government loans, which are often unreliable read more » Leadership class shifts to online activities for rest of school year May 12, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Leadership students put on contests and challenges to raise spirits during school closure. read more » TikTok female stars face extreme hate on app May 6, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Female creators receive harsh and degrading comments on app, prompting many to speak out and take breaks from TikTok read more » Amidst the fear and panic, Krasinki brings ‘Some Good News’ May 4, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Jeanette Zhou It turns out there is a place for good news in the media landscape read more » Students see faults in using diversity as a marketing tactic April 28, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy While some appeals to diversity prove fruitful, many with ingenuine intentions turn customers away read more » District considers pass/fail grading system in midst of online learning April 14, 2020 — by Neeti Badve and Apurva Chakravarthy School considers shifting to system after school closure to ensure fairness to all students read more » One short day in the Flower Conservatory March 30, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anouk Yeh Reporters travel all the way to San Francisco to hike uphill and smell flowers. read more » To all the movies that I’ve hated before: this was definitely one of them March 12, 2020 — by Anouk Yeh and Apurva Chakravarthy Second movie of the popular love series has major plot holes and character personality changes that make it difficult to watch. read more » Senior explores passions through drone-flying job March 9, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Senior Shiv Gupta self-runs business flying drones commercially. read more » Recent political events should be not be a major focus of history classes February 12, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Discussions about current events can have more cons than pros read more » Speak Up For Change informs students about consent, making tough decisions January 29, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Esther Luan Week-long event shares student and staff experiences and connects campus through school-wide activities. read more » Ellis appointed interim assistant principal for second semester after Safine’s departure January 29, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anouk Yeh Ellis faces a big change in culture as he transitions from teaching to being an administrator. read more » 60 years of Falcon help produce important changes January 26, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Articles written promote thoughtful discussion on what can be fixed at Saratoga. read more » Two hours in Saratoga’s farmers’ market January 26, 2020 — by Apurva Chakravarthy One of Saratoga’s well-known activities offers a wide range of items and stories. read more » Roaring ‘20s theme brings fancier aesthetic to formal November 22, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Allison Hartley Dance commission introduces new DJ, food caterer and decorator for this year’s formal, hoping to cut costs and move to an off-campus venue next year read more » Students participate in stock investment competitions November 21, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Tiffany Wang Contests teach teams how to take risks and understand the stock market to make the most money and develop the best strategy. read more » Tik Tok Famous: not as easy as it looks November 15, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anouk Yeh Trying to go viral on the new popular app proves futile but fun is guaranteed. read more » Girls’ Waterpolo hopes to bounce back after string of losses October 29, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The team has had a hard time adjusting to loss of key seniors this season. read more » The hidden treasures of Saratoga Village October 24, 2019 — by Angelina Chen and Apurva Chakravarthy Snapshots into some of downtown Saratoga’s lesser known stores. read more » The real cost of falling donations October 24, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy, Angelina Chen, Brandon Wang and Oliver Ye Already maligned programs take further hit from digitized Falcon Fest packets. read more » Pumpkin Patch: fun for fall October 17, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh and Apurva Chakravarthy Falcon reporters spend a day in a popular fall hangout spot. read more » Should athletes just shut up and play? October 15, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh and Apurva Chakravarthy Should professional athletes keep political opinions off the court? read more » Girls’ water polo hopes to repeat CCS run September 11, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Falcons face tougher challenges in De Anza Division. read more » Unraveling freshman myths September 9, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Anouk Yeh Four freshmen share the myths and expectations about high school before entering freshman year. read more » Falcon Fest unveils new policy that limits schedule changes based on teacher preference alone September 9, 2019 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Oliver Ye Change seeks to align with other nearby schools. read more » Visuals by Apurva December 2, 2021: Top 10 lyrics that make no sense Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.