AP Administration 3 would the be the ideal test March 27, 2021 — by Edwin Chen AP tests should be fully online due to the benefits of taking tests on computers read more » The rap albums that helped me get through 2020 January 26, 2021 — by Edwin Chen The wide selection of well made rap albums kept me distracted from the hardships of 2020. read more » RIP SSS hopes and dreams January 23, 2021 — by Edwin Chen My second semester plans are on hiatus, but hopefully they can come through eventually. read more » The U.S. should follow Portugal’s lead and decriminalize drugs December 10, 2020 — by Edwin Chen The War on Drugs has failed. Let’s try a smart approach. read more » Thank God I didn’t apply to UChicago December 7, 2020 — by Edwin Chen This top university’s infamous supplemental essay is enough to cow even the most fearless writers. read more » How I plan to prepare for the robot takeover October 18, 2020 — by Edwin Chen With the prospect of AI overtaking the human race, I plan on taking measures to defend myself. read more » There is nothing to celebrate about Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis October 18, 2020 — by Edwin Chen While many took to social media to express their positive feelings about the president catching coronavirus, it serves as an indicator of how serious the pandemic is. read more » Why you should still take the SAT September 17, 2020 — by Edwin Chen Despite colleges going test-optional this year due to COVID-19, students should still take advantage of the opportunity that the school has offered. read more » The fastest a video can be September 14, 2020 — by Edwin Chen I found out how much a video can be sped up and still remain watchable. read more » The transition back to school was less painful than expected September 9, 2020 — by Edwin Chen Even though first semester has started, the suffering is less thanks to online classes. read more » Online school is better than in-person school May 1, 2020 — by Edwin Chen Even though it was a messy process at first, I have grown to prefer its advantages. read more » I bought super expensive shoes on impulse April 25, 2020 — by Edwin Chen The quarantine fried my brain to the point where I bought Jordans without thinking it through. read more » We need to destroy Tik Tok for good April 19, 2020 — by Edwin Chen The popular social media app has been taking over the minds of teenagers, causing a global pandemic. read more » Ranking Lil Uzi’s Eternal Atake April 1, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee Two news bois rank the song in the Philly rapper’s new album. read more » Relieving stress: Two juniors attempt to get their Instagram account verified March 31, 2020 — by Jun Lee and Edwin Chen Two newspaper bois try to look famous without actually being famous read more » Junior year breeds Imposter Syndrome March 9, 2020 — by Edwin Chen After dealing with the academic stress of Saratoga and feeling inferior to my peers, I have been learning to accept who I am. read more » Student productions: actors showcase their talents through self-guided performances February 10, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Anjali Nuggehalli Members of the drama program worked with peers to produce two entirely student-run performances read more » SAT vs. ACT: How do you know which is the right test to take? February 10, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong While the SAT has been a perennial favorite, recent years have shown an increasing trend for taking the ACT. read more » The 2010s saw a great evolution in music February 8, 2020 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee Rapidly Changing music styles in the 2010s paved the way for diverse and new music. read more » It turns out Sean Spicer isn’t a good dancer either December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen After an eventful tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer became a low quality contender on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” read more » Road rage is fine to a certain degree December 9, 2019 — by Edwin Chen Road rage when limited to just yelling inside the car is perfectly fine and a great way of letting out anger. read more » Drama department’s Comedy Sportz team puts on last Xmas- themed improv show December 9, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen With the holiday season nearing, the improv club works to put together the last show of the year. read more » Top ten things to do during the power outage October 30, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong Top ten things do when you don't have power read more » Cast works to perfect adaptation of Austen classic as play nears debut October 24, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen The cast working with an unprecedented of new cast members continues to polish their unique take on “Sense and Sensibility” read more » Why Kenny Beats deserves more praise October 18, 2019 — by Edwin Chen Kenny Beats produces unique tracks for a variety of artists read more » AP registration moves up to Sept 27 from February September 22, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong Students must now adapt to more changes by College Board read more » Fall play cast list released; auditions focus on vocal poise, depth September 22, 2019 — by Anjali Nuggehalli and Edwin Chen As drama prepares for the fall play, “Sense and Sensibility,” the casting proves to be a multidimensional process that requires emotional depth from the actors. read more » A vision of the future: How to improve Saratoga’s downtown September 21, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee Compared to local Los Gatos Downtown and Main Street Cupertino, majority of downtown Saratoga is too pricey and less than ideal for teenagers to hang around with friends read more » Despite long daily commute, Nicholson feels no regrets about teaching at SHS May 22, 2019 — by Edwin Chen, Kevin Sze, Kaitlyn Tsai and Michael Wong After 20 years living in Santa Cruz, biology teacher Kellyanne Nicholson describes her experience. read more » Pair of incompetent reporters fail at recreating Instagram-famous tin foil balls May 21, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee Tin foil ball as depicted on Instagram emerges as a tin foil patty in real-life simulation read more » Top 3 issues our generation is facing May 21, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Jun Lee Climate change, mental health, and privacy are rising problems that Gen Z faces read more » The best of the best: Leaderboards recognize school’s historic sports accomplishments April 3, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong Commemoration to top athletes that have ever competed in Saratoga serves as a historical and motivational reminder to players. read more » School board’s search for new principal draws from community feedback April 2, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Aaria Thomas The school board uses surveys and input sessions to gather information from students and parents on what they think the next principal should be like. read more » Library checkouts for independent reading increases April 2, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Emilie Zhou The recent rise of technology and students having less free time has had no negative effect on library checkouts. read more » The cheating dilemma: Students take homework ‘help’ to a new level April 1, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Nitya Marimuthu Consequences fail to deter students from cheating on assignments read more » No pluses or minuses leads to higher GPAs and less stress March 29, 2019 — by Angelina Chen and Edwin Chen Reporters argue in favor of current grading system. read more » Milk before cereal is better March 27, 2019 — by Edwin Chen Reporter argues about the right way to eat a breakfast meal. read more » Five good things Trump has done March 26, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong Despite facing controversy and countless attacks throughout his current term, Trump has advocated for many bipartisan policies that should be recognized. read more » Speech and debate team looks to replicate success from last year at the four major final tournaments March 26, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Siva Sambasivam The team experienced success at Golden Desert and NCFL and strives to do well at Stanford, Cal Invitational, State Quals and Nat Quals. read more » Speech team experiences success at CFL Evergreen tournament March 11, 2019 — by Edwin Chen Speech team places at league tournament. read more » Doordash ban should be more strictly enforced March 8, 2019 — by Edwin Chen Reporter argues that the new DoorDash Ban is not a bad thing. read more » AP Tests increase to $110, up from $100 last year February 26, 2019 — by Edwin Chen and Michael Wong Citing the increase of students and the need for more proctors, administrators decided to charge more per test this year read more » Fundraisers evolve with new laws and less volunteerism December 10, 2018 — by Edwin Chen and Justin Guo Fundraising laws shrink magnitude of club fundraising; large scale fundraising has difficulties. read more » Alarmed at the direction of politics? Don’t give up. Vote. October 29, 2018 — by Edwin Chen and Justin Guo Reporter calls for eligible students to fight against President Trump's agenda in the midterm elections. read more » Classroom technology improves school experiences and learning October 29, 2018 — by Aaria Thomas and Edwin Chen New technology in classrooms from chromebook carts to interactive whiteboards allow teachers to be more flexible in their lessons. read more » Administration emphasizes old and new safety measures September 22, 2018 — by Edwin Chen and Kaitlyn Wang New safety measures at Saratoga High. read more » Visuals by Edwin April 3, 2019: App Dev begins digitizing campus trophy cases Varsity football banners and trophies for achievements dating back to the 60s placed in trophy cases are displayed in the gym hall. December 11, 2018: Orchestra will travel to Chicago to perform at The MidWest Clinic during finals week Saratoga Strings performed a kickoff concert on Dec. 10 before heading off to Chicago for a prestigious music festival. December 4, 2018: Tacos for Paradise brings Saratoga, Los Gatos together to support Camp Fire victims Teachers and students prepare tacos for the Tacos For Paradise Fundraiser on Nov. 28. September 25, 2018: As usual, freshmen face learning curve for Homecoming week Freshman girls perform on their quad day on Sept. 18. September 24, 2018: Classrooms benefit from academic tutors Sophomore Wilson Fung works on homework in Ms. Tseng's Chinese 1 class. Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.