New Special Education Program Specialist joins school with 20 years of experience in education September 28, 2023 — by William Cao and Beverly Xu Specialist Dustin Carota has moved through many schools in the Bay Area, working with special education students even prior to his graduation from San Diego State. read more » Despite success through the years, MSET Robotics team strives to upgrade its training September 27, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu Students and adult mentors alike recognize that the team has much to improve on, including overlooked issues like task delegation and new member integration. read more » I spent a week on Truth Social — and my head’s still spinning September 26, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Diving into the rabbit hole that is Trump’s social media app, and seeing what comes out the other end. read more » Top 10: pots and pans (of all kinds) September 21, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Cast your lots and clutch your pots — it’s time to rank these pans and fill these slots. read more » Softball: Falcons lose in CCS quarterfinals after achieving 9-3 league record May 31, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Beverly Xu Despite losing last year’s star seniors — Arya Taymuree, Morgan Curtis and Erin Wu — the softball team came together for a stronger season than any of them expected. read more » Halfway into life, college counselor begins a ‘second puberty’ as a transgender woman May 25, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Beverly Xu Obstacles met college and career counselor Brad Ward at almost every turn in her journey. read more » Dear UCs: Please don’t reject me May 15, 2023 — by Beverly Xu As an SHS student who once thought that getting into the UCs was a given, I’m now very scared to apply to them in less than two years. read more » MSET Fish perform beyond expectations at Regional and World Championships May 8, 2023 — by Beverly Xu With limited work time before World Championships, the team scrambled to make changes that would help them become division finalists in Houston. read more » 70 year later, ‘Peanuts’ remains a childhood staple May 8, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Flying on a Sopwith Camel through the clear blue skies, purple-tinted pumpkin patches and pages of carefully drawn comic strips, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang stay relevant as their author’s legacy of social commentary and activism prevails. read more » My version of a summer treehouse: my roof May 4, 2023 — by Beverly Xu During our first summer in quarantine, my sister and I discovered that the perfect place to hangout was right above our heads… read more » Unrooted: my induction into the gardening Hall of Shame May 2, 2023 — by Beverly Xu My plants and I do not stem from the same roots. read more » School alumni choose to become teachers and return to California April 3, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Beverly Xu Class of ‘11 alumnus Jason Shiuan and Class of ‘19 alumna Alex Ruemmler pursue teaching in and away from Saratoga. read more » Can the stars see my future? I tracked my ‘horrorscope’ for a day April 3, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Astrology is my worst nightmare — it’s pseudoscience with an emphasis on the pseudo. To prove my point, I tried it out myself. read more » MSET robotics team faces tough competition in SF and falls short of qualifying for worlds April 1, 2023 — by Beverly Xu From March 16-19, the MSET Robotics team competed at their first competition of the season in San Francisco. read more » Wellesley College officials should listen to students and staff and change their gender policy March 30, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Recent votes and peaceful protests by students and staff display a clear call for change. read more » Best Buddies club hopes to bring change to school February 15, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Beverly Xu With a new chapter at the school, organizers aim to integrate mainstream students with students with learning disabilities. read more » Parting ways with my 101 dalma-plushies February 12, 2023 — by Beverly Xu For years I have insisted on the unbreakable emotional connection I have with each one of my stuffed animals, but it’s time to let go and give them away. read more » Behind the flurry of chess club ‘grand master’ posters: competition, learning and play February 12, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Run by senior grand master Andrew Hong, the chess club trains students of any level competitions or recreation and looks to host their own competition. read more » Hakone Gardens moves forward with major renovations for its next century February 10, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Amid reconstruction and multiple phases of fundraising, Hakone Gardens remains an emblem of Japanese architecture and nature preservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. read more » Building bridges teaches key engineering concepts February 10, 2023 — by Beverly Xu With students in mind, Principles of Engineering teacher Matthew Welander has gone through years of iterating the designing, testing and assembling process for the bridge project. read more » Love is in the air — but not in Netflix reality dating shows February 6, 2023 — by Beverly Xu No matter how much of a guilty pleasure watching “Single’s Inferno” was, it and other reality dating shows on Netflix fail at their surface-level goal: bringing couples together for long-term relationships outside of their shows. read more » Recent winter storms cause delays in baseball field renovations January 26, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Under plans to revamp the baseball field, more than $4 million are being directed toward replacing the grass with turf and enhancing the entrance and dugouts read more » Boys’ soccer team focuses on building chemistry and momentum December 12, 2022 — by Nilay Mishra and Beverly Xu With their first league game coming up on Dec. 15, the seniors on the team are relishing their time together. read more » Robotics teams host first 24-team tournament in three years December 12, 2022 — by Beverly Xu The MSET robotics planning committee arranged volunteers and more in preparation for their qualifier tournament on Dec. 4. read more » The state of the rivalry: How does SHS stack up against Los Gatos sports? December 6, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Beverly Xu The Falcon set out to find if the Saratoga High vs Los Gatos High sports rivalry even exists. read more » Cultural grocery stores: an essential for Bay Area residents December 6, 2022 — by Victoria Hu and Beverly Xu Specialized stores provide culturally specific ingredients — the building blocks used in cooking authentic dishes. read more » Mukbang: Why do we watch them? November 30, 2022 — by Beverly Xu and Maggie Zeng Ramen, ASMR, mountains of food and an unhealthy obsession with cheese — three reasons why mukbangs have become so popular. read more » The most important holiday of the year: my birthday November 28, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Without a doubt, I proudly proclaim my birthday (Dec. 26), with its worldwide celebrations and traditions to be the greatest holiday of the year. read more » Robotics teams prepare to host annual FTC tournament November 28, 2022 — by Beverly Xu The MSET robotics planning committee arranges volunteers and more in preparation for their qualifier tournament on Dec. 4. read more » Freshman qualifies for golf state championship; team outperforms expectations November 17, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Freshman Millie Wang and sophomore Sarah Lim achieved significant individual success and led the Falcons to develop greater team chemistry and an improved record compared to last year. read more » Greek life should be heavily regulated, if not eliminated entirely November 11, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Beverly Xu The hazing and alcoholism found at Greek life organizations endanger university students. read more » Around campus, leaders are selected through strong peer and teacher relationships November 10, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Beverly Xu Students in various leadership positions are required to not only be skillful at their roles, but to communicate well and form meaningful relationships with their peers and mentors. read more » Cuttlefish robotics team hosts tech professionals on Cuttlecast November 9, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Following the shift online during the pandemic, and then back in-person afterwards, the team seized the opportunity to try out multiple formats for their speaker series. read more » School should seek to turn difficulties with Universal Lunch Program into opportunities November 4, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Beverly Xu The Universal Lunch Program has created many hurdles for the school and its students to jump through — it is doing more harm than good. read more » Fall COVID-19 booster clinics distribute updated bivalent boosters October 29, 2022 — by Beverly Xu For all community members, the district provided both vaccination and booster shots, including the most recent booster with increased resistance against the Omicron variant. read more » STEM and finance clubs and organizations strive to bring in more female and nonbinary participants October 19, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Discrepancies in gender minority participation in STEM fields are amplified by a lack of supportive communities, but clubs and organizations like Females for Finance and Kode with Klossy are working to close the gap. read more » ACE club members volunteer to tutor students across four different countries October 19, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Beverly Xu By tutoring foreign students learning English, ACE club members have gained insight on the importance of communication. read more » Trick-or-treating, the best part of Halloween, is my childhood October 19, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Even before kindergarten, trick-or-treating has been my favorite fall activity — and it is going to stay that way. read more » A day in the life of principal Greg Louie September 25, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Have you ever wondered what gym Mr. Louie goes to? Or what he eats for lunch? Here it is. read more » The real deal behind lol and lmao September 23, 2022 — by Beverly Xu and Divya Vadlakonda The meaning of everyday slang we use to text can no longer be found in what they supposedly stand for. read more » College and career counselor Brad Ward quickly settles into the school community September 19, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan and Shreya Rallabandi and Beverly Xu After spending 23 years as a college counselor traveling throughout the world, Ward hopes to inform Saratoga students’ ideas about college. read more » Girls’ golf team looks to freshmen to make up for seniors lost to graduation September 13, 2022 — by Beverly Xu After a season led by seniors, the team will have new star players and a restructured travel team. read more » Robotics team readies to compete at regional offseason tournaments September 11, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Beverly Xu The MSET Fish are making robot changes and adapting to the loss of recent graduates. read more » Visuals by Beverly September 27, 2023: Despite success through the years, MSET Robotics team strives to upgrade its training At the second mandatory meeting of the year, new junior safety lead Richard Chung introduces organization plans for the semester, along with other student leads and staff advisor Jennifer Lee. September 26, 2023: I spent a week on Truth Social — and my head’s still spinning After spending a week on the platform, this collage encompasses some of my favorite, ridiculously ironic Truth Social memes May 15, 2023: Dear UCs: Please don’t reject me From 2019 to 2025, the chances of SHS students getting admitted into the UCs are dropping off — and in 2025, it’s my turn to hopefully not get rejected. May 4, 2023: My version of a summer treehouse: my roof With a blaring “Filmora Free Plan” watermark, my rooftop music video clearly had everything but a big budget. May 2, 2023: Unrooted: my induction into the gardening Hall of Shame Of all the plants that I have raised, not one has been spared a speedy trip to heaven. March 30, 2023: Wellesley College officials should listen to students and staff and change their gender policy Wellesley students decorate a ledge with chalk in support of the recent ballot measure. February 12, 2023: Parting ways with my 101 dalma-plushies Sitting (or maybe swimming) next to the bunny trifecta, “Flippy” the rainbow fish has not paid rent after more than four years living in my bookshelf. February 10, 2023: Hakone Gardens moves forward with major renovations for its next century Stacked two-people high, three dragons dangle banners from their mouths and bounce up and down to the crowd’s delight. February 10, 2023: Building bridges teaches key engineering concepts Sophomore Vera Fung assembles her laser-cut beams into each truss for her Principles of Engineering bridge project. January 26, 2023: Recent winter storms cause delays in baseball field renovations As the construction approaches completion, a large layer of turf is placed on the field. December 12, 2022: Robotics teams host first 24-team tournament in three years High-fiving a long line of tournament contributors, team AstroBruins from Santa Clara High receives their award during the awards ceremony, closing up the competition. December 6, 2022: The state of the rivalry: How does SHS stack up against Los Gatos sports? As schools of the same district, Saratoga High and Los Gatos High compete against each other throughout a variety of sports. December 6, 2022: Cultural grocery stores: an essential for Bay Area residents A wide variety of traditional jams, spices, beans and other foods stock the shelves of Rose Market in downtown Saratoga. November 28, 2022: Robotics teams prepare to host annual FTC tournament MSET Cuttlefish team modifies their robot a week before the qualifier. November 11, 2022: Greek life should be heavily regulated, if not eliminated entirely From 1840 to 2017, the number of US hazing deaths has shot up exponentially. October 19, 2022: ACE club members volunteer to tutor students across four different countries Senior ACE club president Carolyn Wang presents the next group discussion to more than 15 student tutors. October 19, 2022: Trick-or-treating, the best part of Halloween, is my childhood Bawling my eyes out after being forced to wear my first Halloween costume, 4-year-old me went trick-or-treating for the first time. September 25, 2022: A day in the life of principal Greg Louie Principal Greg Louie steals a big bite of his patented peanut butter and jelly sandwich, while checking his email. Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.