Career Day cancelled due to scheduling conflicts March 9, 2017 — by David Fan Career day not happening read more » Senior creates ‘Hamlet’-themed card deck March 8, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny and David Fan Senior spends hours on making a card deck for his English teacher. read more » Falsifying residency remains an alternative for moving into Saratoga schools February 9, 2017 — by David Fan and Kyle Wang Matthew, a sophomore, grew up in San Jose, beyond the district lines that would have placed him and his older brother within the Saratoga Unified School District (SUSD). One of their relatives, however, happened to own a house in Saratoga. Using the relative’s address, Matthew and his brother attended Foothill Elementary School and then Redwood Middle School without any major problems. read more » Music building on track to be completed in August January 30, 2017 — by Kevin Chow and David Fan The new music building is on track to be completed in August, but the price tag of the new state-of-the-art facility will be $4 million more than originally projected, principal Paul Robinson said. read more » The college decision horse race: Students need to focus on themselves January 23, 2017 — by David Fan Student talks about the hussle of college admissions and how students need to think about themselves rather than college prestige. read more » CASSY presentation provides information about dating violence November 25, 2016 — by David Fan CASSY discusses consequences and solution methods for dating violence issues. read more » Senior Siemens finalist researches dental stem cells November 20, 2016 — by Kevin Chow and David Fan This November, senior William Hu and his team of two others from New York and Wisconsin won Top Honors in the Regional Siemens Competition, moving him on to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. read more » Too rich for FAFSA? Still apply. November 14, 2016 — by Kevin Chow and David Fan Seniors share opinions on why students applying for college should apply for FAFSA as well. read more » Senior claims spot in Siemens regional finals October 29, 2016 — by David Fan Senior William Hu becomes finalist for Siemens Competition. read more » Crossword Answers October 18, 2016 — by David Fan Crossword Answer Key read more » Senior discovers his passion through the internet October 14, 2016 — by David Fan and Jay Kim Senior Bryant Chang discovers his love for memes and their development. read more » Legalization of marijuana would benefit law enforcement October 7, 2016 — by David Fan In the relatively affluent neighborhood of Saratoga, drugs, including marijuana are scary for most. However, the benefits of voting yes for Proposition 64 — to legalize recreational marijuana and hemp while establishing growing and purchasing taxes — has numerous benefits. read more » Top 10 things to do during the beginning of the school year September 8, 2016 — by David Fan Senior gives advice on how to start your year off on the right foot read more » Colleges: Can we start writing essays yet? September 7, 2016 — by David Fan Essay prompts release staggered read more » Big ideas explored at 2nd TEDxSaratogaHighSchool April 26, 2016 — by David Fan The second TEDX event at SHS provides mix of speakers, ideas read more » Teachers adjust workloads to lessen stress April 25, 2016 — by David Fan and Neil Rao Enter many classrooms this year, and instead of the typical lecture experience that a student may expect, teachers are attempting to reduce students’ stress by making big and little changes in their methods. read more » Despite multiple losses, Falcons hope to be competitive at league meet April 23, 2016 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan With the league meet approaching, the girls plan to improve their times by refining their techniques and increasing their endurance rather than working on speed. read more » Full Canvas implementation provides easier accessibility for students April 23, 2016 — by David Fan Junior reveals how the school's implementation of Canvas greatly improved his life. read more » Epic Rap Battles make history memorable April 21, 2016 — by David Fan Started in 2010 by YouTuber Nice Peter, ERB has become a YouTube sensation with over 13 million subscribers. Each video spotlights two iconic cultural figures in a rap battle, teachings students about history in a novel way. read more » Junior sprinter leads team with experience March 14, 2016 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan After taking a year off due to stress fractures, junior Celine Bellegarda is leading the team as the fastest sprinter. read more » Club Rush fundraises for clubs and sports teams March 10, 2016 — by Caitlyn Chen, David Fan, Elizabeth Lee and Neil Rao As the lunch bell rang on March 13 last year, students rushed out into the Quad, eagerly shoving each other aside to be the first ones to get their hands on an In-N-Out burger or a Chipotle burrito. This was the scene at last year’s Club Rush, an annual closed-campus event that allows clubs, commissions and class officers to fundraise by selling food during lunch. read more » Junior learns life lessons from competitive table tennis March 8, 2016 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao The first thing you notice about junior Balakumaran Balasubramanian is, of course, the name: 26 letters, an alphabet in itself and one that never fails to stun and amaze the teachers he has had the first time they see it. read more » Indian culture, dance enthusiasm spread through travel groups March 8, 2016 — by David Fan and Neil Rao Bombay in the Bay, the showcase of the school’s Indian culture and dance that takes place every February, has become a performance that students are eager to watch since it is one of the few cultural shows that Saratoga offers. These kinds of cultural shows are also popular at nearby schools, but they often have a different twist. read more » Speaker stresses student independence February 10, 2016 — by David Fan Author Julie Lythcott-Haims' message resonated with many parents and teachers. read more » School works to prepare for new security technology January 17, 2016 — by David Fan and Claire Rhee After a football game last fall, a family returned to its car only to find that the front window had been smashed and one of their bags had been stolen. read more » Sophomore athlete exhibits great skills in three sports January 16, 2016 — by David Fan With the Homestead crowd cheering wildly for its team, sophomore wide receiver Harrison Fong wanted to prove a point during the a JV football game on Oct. 23. By the end of the first quarter, he had racked up two touchdowns; by the end of the game, Fong had scored an eye-popping six touchdowns. read more » EDM’s increasing popularity reshapes music culture January 13, 2016 — by David Fan Before electronic dance music (EDM) became more mainstream, it was generally associated with jackhammers and an amalgamation of jarring sounds that compete for the listener’s attention. But recently, EDM has become much more compelling. read more » Peterson paces XC to CCS victory November 16, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan The team will now compete in the state meet Nov. 28. read more » Boys’ cross country wins Division III at CCS; team advances to states November 16, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan The boys’ fast times led them to win CCS in Division III, advancing them to the state meet for the second straight year. read more » Top 10 things to be thankful for November 13, 2015 — by David Fan and Oksana Trifonova It's Thanksgiving time! read more » Enrollment drops as freshman class numbers decline November 9, 2015 — by David Fan and Frederick Kim Students may notice that hallways and the quad during lunch have been slightly less crowded this year. The reason? The school has about 100 fewer students, with about 1,300 now enrolled. read more » Schedule changed for PSAT week October 27, 2015 — by David Fan With the PSAT administered on a Wednesday instead of a Saturday this year, the administration had to change the schedule during the week of Oct. 26-30. read more » Celebratory breakfast honors 39 National Merit semifinalists October 27, 2015 — by David Fan A breakfast was held for the National Merit semifinalists on Oct. 21 for their accomplishment. read more » New boys’ cross country coach propels team October 9, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan New boys’ cross country coach Scott Bang replaced former coach Dan Ambrico and JV coach Peter Jordan after both stepped down to pursue other interests. read more » Girls’ cross country loses key runners to injuries October 8, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan The Falcons ran the flat 2.1-mile Lynbrook course a second time on Sept. 29. Zeng placed first for the Falcons with a personal best of 14:02. read more » Cross Country aspires to improve September 4, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan After the boys’ team made it to the state meet last fall, athletes on the girls’ and boys’ teams are back to training at a high level. read more » New courses emphasizing creativity and music bring more variety to curriculum September 1, 2015 — by David Fan New classes introduced to Saratoga High School include Modular Guitar and Creative Writing. read more » New ‘Star Wars’ movie and attractions excite fans August 31, 2015 — by David Fan Disney is coming back with a new "Star Wars" movie and fans are excited about this brand new addition to the franchise. read more » Cross country meet schedule affected by construction August 29, 2015 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan Due to the Measure E construction near the upper field, the home meet cannot occur this year, preventing the tradition of holding Senior Day during the Saratoga Tri-meet. read more » MAP teacher will teach at Mitty next year May 22, 2015 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao After six years at the school, Media Arts Program teacher Cathy Leather will leave this fall to teach at Archbishop Mitty High School. read more » Rotary Art Show amazes visitors once again May 16, 2015 — by David Fan The show returned over $2.2 million to local organizations. read more » Senior servant day means raising money for a good cause and embarrassment May 13, 2015 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao The annual event raises $1,140. read more » Jon Stewart leaves ‘The Daily Show’: what now? March 22, 2015 — by David Fan and Helen Wong On Feb. 10, Jon Stewart announced that he would be retiring from The Daily Show by the end of this year. When we first heard this news, we were astonished and saddened by the fact that one of our favorite TV hosts was leaving. read more » Early start, early release on March 4 for collaboration with Redwood March 3, 2015 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao Common Core will be a focus as middle school and high school staff meet read more » M-SET tackles recycle rush February 9, 2015 — by Aditya Chaudhry and David Fan The Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (M-SET) got the 2015 First Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge, Recycle Rush, on Jan. 6. With six weeks to build a functioning robot, M-SET is geared up to meet the challenge. Five weeks into their six allotted weeks of build, the team is pushing forward with manufacturing their robot. read more » Elite summer programs might not be worth the thousands they cost February 5, 2015 — by David Fan With more students applying to these summer programs each year, application rates are skyrocketing, along with the price to attend. read more » Mod Pizza delivers in taste and satisfaction January 28, 2015 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao Two reporters review Mod Pizza, a restaurant recently opened at Westgate West. read more » Lol, League is a sport? December 5, 2014 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao League of Legends is a MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) video game developed by a company called Riot Games. Players get to become 100 different characters called champions. The goal of the game is to fight the opponents and destroy the enemy base. But however active the characters on screen may be, League of Legends should not be considered a sport. read more » Sum runs to 2nd-place finish December 3, 2014 — by David Fan and Ami Nachiappan Senior Steven Sum placed second out of 195 runners at state finals in the Division III race. read more » English Department’s tutoring guide aims to clarify standards December 1, 2014 — by David Fan The English Department created a tutoring guide near the beginning of the school year to clarify what is inappropriate for parents and tutors when it comes to helping their students with reading and writing assignments. read more » Boys’ water polo ends season with fifth place finish in League Tournament November 12, 2014 — by David Fan and Andrew Jiang The boys’ water polo team finished the season with a record of 1-11, placing sixth in the SCVAL League De Anza Division. read more » Junior pursues airsoft as hobby November 3, 2014 — by David Fan and Isabelle Tseng Junior Matt Victoria has a passion for the sport of airsoft. read more » Sophomore fencer competes internationally October 27, 2014 — by David Fan and Jason Zhao Sophomore fencer Eric Pei recounts his experiences of how he rose in the world of fencing. read more » Robotics rebuilds for a new year September 19, 2014 — by Aditya Chaudhry and David Fan After losing valuable members who graduated last year, M-SET hopes to bounce back with the help of new officers and summer training. Students in May of last year elected junior Naveed Riaziat as president to lead the changes. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.