Senior Mag 2023: Parking Lot Pawns August 30, 2023 — by Jason Cheng and Atrey Desai Let them eat cake. More like, let them play chess. read more » Track ramps up training, prepares for mid-season invitationals April 3, 2023 — by Atrey Desai and George Hu Despite setbacks from heavy rain and wind in recent weeks, the team performed well at the Saint Francis Invitational on March 18 and Wilcox Dual Meet on March 24. read more » The inner workings of Journalism: deadline night February 15, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Atrey Desai We all love the newspaper, but how does it work? Here is a brief look at the program’s most important night. read more » Yearbook works to meet deadlines with young staff December 14, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Stephanie Sun Despite the loss of the Journalism 1 program, members new and old continue to complete first-semester cycles. read more » Downtown Starbucks closes its doors October 21, 2022 — by Atrey Desai, Jonathan Si and Andy Zhu The students said that the nearby Argonaut location will see more students and downtown generally will see fewer students as a result of the closure. read more » College visits don’t live up to expectations October 20, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Minsui Tang Issues ranging from limited seating to misleading information makes college representative visits not as beneficial as they could be. read more » New district bring your own device policy elicits mixed reactions September 25, 2022 — by Atrey Desai Students of both Saratoga High and Los Gatos High remain unsure of the logistics of the new plan. read more » New English teacher joins school with 11 years of teaching experience September 24, 2022 — by Atrey Desai, Zack Zhang and Andy Zhu UCLA graduate and English teacher Mary Palisoul resumed her teaching career after taking a break during the pandemic. read more » Changes to Heritage Orchard stir mild controversy September 21, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Kevin Yang The orchard, located next to the Saratoga Library, changed contractors to Orchard Keepers. read more » New Japanese 3 Honors teacher uses previous experiences to build connections with students September 17, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Nidhi Mathihalli Yumiko Muneishi, this year’s new Japanese teacher, seeks to prioritize practical connections through partnering with mainland Japanese students. read more » Top 10 fonts March 23, 2022 — by Andrew Lin and Atrey Desai Fonts have feelings and we just hurt them read more » Warriors’ early success gives hope for championship run February 22, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Howard Shu With a 42-17 record and currently ranked second in the Western Conference, the Warriors look poised for success off the back of superstar Stephen Curry and a deep bench roster. read more » Robotics team wins qualifier, advance to regionals January 31, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Martin Xu Despite technical and non-technical challenges, the MSET Cuttlefish came together to win the Sacramento qualifying tournament’s robot game and Inspire Award. read more » Community mourns death of 23-year veteran teacher Todd Dwyer January 23, 2022 — by Christina Chang and Atrey Desai After teaching at the school for over two decades, generations of Saratoga High students remember Dwyer’s genial personality, memorable teaching style and storytelling. read more » Omicron variant may displace students’ travel plans December 3, 2021 — by Selina Chen and Atrey Desai Newly devised international restrictions have created an atmosphere of uncertainty. read more » New outreach commission plans Speak Up for Change ‘Stepping Forward’ December 1, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira and Atrey Desai The week-long event, which will take place Jan. 24-28, will focus on the importance of student mental health. read more » ‘Clash Royale’: the pinnacle of mobile gaming December 1, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Arnav Swamy As video games rise and fall in popularity, this sure bet has stood the test of time in the hearts of many. read more » An Indian Thanksgiving: reworking America’s most famous meal November 19, 2021 — by Atrey Desai A lover of American culinary traditions — especially meat — compromises for the sake of vegetarian family members. read more » Bootcamp: the best of both worlds November 16, 2021 — by Atrey Desai What to do as a Mac user when you find Windows-only software... read more » We hate baseball. November 9, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Viraaj Reddi Who decided to make baseball an important sport when it’s, almost by definition, a boring sport? read more » Girls’ volleyball closes out their season with disappointing losses November 4, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Atrey Desai The team was plagued with a lack of senior players, the loss of a co-captain and coaching inconsistencies. read more » Chewing gum in class — a menace or blessing? October 17, 2021 — by Atrey Desai While looked down upon by society, those who chew gum in class are not really such a hazard...just normal people. read more » Beijing’s grip on Chinese gaming and media tightens October 9, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Andrew Lin Are these restrictions helping China’s teenagers or hurting them? read more » Ethics In Technology club aims to educate students on its namesake October 8, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Aiden Ye The club has combined a series of individual, cross-club and speaker-series meetings to attract students. read more » We hate astrology October 7, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Viraaj Reddi What is useful about basing your entire personality on a rock floating in space? read more » @artby_apoorva: a documented journey for an aspiring artist October 6, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Hannah Lee Junior Apoorva Talwalkar started posting art to the account during the pandemic with the intention of showing her work to friends and family. read more » Young girls’ volleyball team endures rough start October 6, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Sarah Zhou Faced by the loss of key seniors to graduation, the team is focusing on improving fundamental skills under the guidance of a new coach. read more » Revamped Premier League sparks excitement October 2, 2021 — by Jason Cheng, Atrey Desai and Vinay Gollamudi The 2021-22 season has everything it needs to be the best season of the century. read more » Falcon Family Peer Tutoring Program offers student guidance for maneuvering tough classes September 30, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Atrey Desai The program was started in an effort to allow students to feel comfortable when reaching out to peers for help. read more » YouTube shuts down popular Discord music bots September 30, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Arnav Swamy Rythm and Groovy, which provide music in Discord voice chat channels, have shut down after operating in a legal gray zone for over half a decade. read more » KQED report: Former El Gato editor-in-chief claims newspaper adviser blocked multiple stories September 10, 2021 — by Meher Bhatnagar, Atrey Desai and Anouk Yeh One story was about a sexually explicit hand gesture used by players on the Los Gatos football team that was later published on Patch. read more » Robotics members excited by new facilities funded by Measure E September 9, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Hannah Lee Workers revamped the aging 900 wing during the pandemic year. read more » Top 5 soccer transfers of the 2021 summer window September 8, 2021 — by Jason Cheng, Atrey Desai and Vinay Gollamudi In one of the most exciting transfer windows in history, many superstars have been on the move. read more » The age-old debate: Macs vs. Windows May 24, 2021 — by Nilay Mishra and Atrey Desai Look at individual features for clues about which you should buy. read more » Top 10 movies to watch over summer May 19, 2021 — by Atrey Desai From horrors to superheroes, I have culminated a list of the best movies that will be released by the summer of 2021. read more » Super League scare raises questions about ownership models in soccer May 13, 2021 — by Jason Cheng, Vinay Gollamudi and Atrey Desai Many fans want more of a say in the decisions their clubs make. read more » School board’s 4A decision raises questions May 13, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Michael Fok A lack of transparency, especially during the phase 4A reopening process, has compounded mistrust in the board. read more » Top 10 books to read over summer May 11, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Nidhi Mathihalli From mysteries to memoirs, we have culminated a list of the best books that everyone can find interesting. read more » MSET 649 submits robot videos, capping off their online season May 6, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Atrey Desai Saratoga’s FIRST Robotics Competition team faced many challenges this year, but were still able to place within the Top 100 in world leaderboards. read more » Some students begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine April 1, 2021 — by Atrey Desai As of March 15, students with qualifying high-risk medical conditions, disabilities or high-risk jobs became eligible to be vaccinated. read more » Parents’ reopening reactions range from rage to reservation March 12, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Nilay Mishra As the Phase 3A reopening nears, some parents find the plan too hasty while others fight to open even sooner. read more » Americans are dying as the government looks on February 13, 2021 — by Atrey Desai While millions are laid off or furloughed, billions of dollars were appropriated for unneeded programs as more and more Americans decide whether to starve or pay the bills. read more » District lays out plans for Phase 3A in community town hall February 7, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Manasi Garg When safe to implement, this model of hybrid learning will allow students to return to school for one class a week in stable cohorts read more » The problem with cultural gatekeeping December 1, 2020 — by Atrey Desai and Anjali Pai This tendency leads to hate between members of fandoms, counter-intuitively dividing communities. read more » Politically active students lead the way November 24, 2020 — by Atrey Desai Even with the doom and gloom of 2020, the course of the country can be changed by those who care. read more » If breakout rooms do not start talking I will take action October 31, 2020 — by Atrey Desai Breakout rooms are for collaboration, not for separating yourself from the world. read more » Monopoly in sports video games causes unease in the player base October 31, 2020 — by Atrey Desai Players are increasingly quitting their favorite sports video games due to the lack of features and the introduction of microtransactions. read more » Amy Coney Barrett: qualified but conflicted October 22, 2020 — by Atrey Desai In a deeply divided political climate, Judge Barrett’s religious beliefs and disdain for precedent will push both political parties farther apart. read more » Boba is the superior drink that deserves its fans October 22, 2020 — by Atrey Desai This time of extreme stress, a nice boba drink is a perfect way to relax. read more » Media club tries innovative approach to student participation September 17, 2020 — by Esther Luan (from Atrey Desai) Newly established media club aims to teach photo, video and audio editing to students through weekly meetings and projects read more » Visuals by Atrey August 30, 2023: Senior Mag 2023: Parking Lot Pawns Strategizing alongside Jason Cheng, Ryan Jain battles it out in the midgame against the computer. May 27, 2023: MAP teachers Hemmerich and Muñoz to leave SHS Hemmerich helps a group of students edit a project. February 27, 2023: Here’s some electives advice from a junior who’s taken a bunch of them Journalism Deadline Night February 15, 2023: Season preview: Track attempts to shake rust off athletes through easy early season training schedule During a practice on Feb. 3, the sprinters do warm up drills. February 15, 2023: The inner workings of Journalism: deadline night November 18, 2022: Season preview: Boys’ basketball returns strong lineup for upper league Senior Mateusz Palusinski dribbles the ball down the court in the Thursday game against Aptos High School. September 25, 2022: New district bring your own device policy elicits mixed reactions Students in science teacher Kristen Thomson’s class use their own computers during an activity. May 22, 2022: Track ends strong at late-season meets Junior Isha Jagadish sprints in a relay event as she competes against Monta Vista High School April 1, 2022: Tamasha highlights Bollywood culture at the school The Tamasha dance team performs at their BnB performance on Feb. 19 January 23, 2022: Community mourns death of 23-year veteran teacher Todd Dwyer December 1, 2021: Robotics team holds first in-house scrimmage in two years Sophomore Bettafish members Kai Otsuka and Rishab Melkote work on their robot in preparation for the scrimmage. November 18, 2021: Football season cut short by lack of healthy players The football team practices at the field on Oct. 21 November 16, 2021: Bootcamp: the best of both worlds November 4, 2021: Being unvaccinated amid a push for vaccination October 22, 2021: Injury forces football team to forfeit at half in painful 28-0 home loss to Los Altos The football team practices for upcoming games on Oct. 21 October 8, 2021: Ethics In Technology club aims to educate students on its namesake September 30, 2021: YouTube shuts down popular Discord music bots When users interact with the bots on Discord, the bots explain what will occur next regarding their future. September 10, 2021: KQED report: Former El Gato editor-in-chief claims newspaper adviser blocked multiple stories September 10, 2021: As promised, district offers online program for ‘21-‘22 May 6, 2021: MSET 649 submits robot videos, capping off their online season This year’s team, led by Senior Colin Li, has worked tirelessly on their robot, shown in this photograph. In the background, Li and other members of the team assemble and test the robot. February 7, 2021: District lays out plans for Phase 3A in community town hall Various stages of reopening LGSUHSD schools October 31, 2020: If breakout rooms do not start talking I will take action October 8, 2020: The perfect tools and practices to build your ideal online learning environment Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.