Senior prom promises exciting Night at the Museum May 19, 2019 — by Elaine Fan and Sanjana Melkote Dance to be held at California Academy of Sciences on June 1. read more » Humor and MCU lore make ‘Captain Marvel’ an enjoyable watch March 26, 2019 — by Karen Chow and Elaine Fan Despite controversy before release, first female-led MCU film sends important message of self-discovery and the empowerment of women. read more » The crazy, caffeine-filled, adrenaline-driven world of robotics March 21, 2018 — by Elaine Fan and Siva Sambasivam The 55-member team has been gearing up for FIRST competitions that began this month. read more » Parkland shooting raises questions about school security, incites student action March 20, 2018 — by Elaine Fan and Elaine Toh Student activist encourages students to go beyond protests and chants to further involve themselves in politics through letter writing campaigns. read more » #Enough walkout encourages student activism March 15, 2018 — by Elaine Fan and Elaine Toh Saratoga's student-lead walkout has joined thousands of other walkouts across the nation to increase student activism and advocate for congressional action in light of recent Parkland Shooting. read more » Band and orchestra bond over friendly rivalry and mixed ensembles March 15, 2018 — by Elaine Fan Playful rivaly between orchestra adn band members takes the form of jokes and heckling. read more » Amazon shopping popular among students even as it elbows out the competition January 25, 2018 — by Elaine Fan As Amazon powers through the retail world, major bookstores such as Barnes and Noble continue to see steeper declines in shares and both in-store and online sales, often leading to store closures. read more » Soccer: Girls look to build closer relationships among players December 7, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Jayne Zhou Previews for the field hockey season. read more » Senior returns to soccer team after multiple concussions November 17, 2017 — by Jayne Zhou and Elaine Fan Senior Daphne Liu suffered her first concussion in March 2015 when she was knocked backwards in a club tournament during her freshman year. Despite the dizziness, she continued to play, heading the ball and falling several more times throughout the game, only find out later that she was exacerbating the problem. read more » Rotten Tomatoes provides oversimplified ratings November 17, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Victor Liu Although Rotten Tomatoes provides quick movie feedback, the rating system prevents detailed opinions read more » Gift guide to assist you in the season of giving November 16, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Annissa Mu Sophomores give ideas for holiday presents read more » Girls’ golf puts itself in strong position October 19, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Lina Kim Results of recent girls' golf matches. read more » English department relocates its home base August 31, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Anishi Patel English palace upgrades to better location. read more » Girls golf anticipates good season August 31, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Lina Kim Preview of the upcoming season of Girls' Golf. read more » Racist prom asking at Los Gatos High draws stirs debate May 25, 2017 — by Elaine Fan Reporter covers a Los Gatos High School senior that has been criticized for going too far with his “promposal” on May 12, when he decided to ask the question in blackface. read more » Freshmen on varsity softball adjust to team May 3, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny and Elaine Fan Freshmen adapt to being on Varisity girls' softball team. read more » Egg hunt race leaves competitors with un-eggs-pected egg-xiety April 24, 2017 — by Leena Elzeiny and Elaine Fan Results revealed for Egg hunt race competition. read more » Taking a look inside Orre’s millennial classroom March 15, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and David Koh While many teachers incorporate new technology like smart boards and use online resources such as Canvas and e-books, science teacher Kristofer Orre is among the educators who is on the cutting edge with his use of modern technologies such as vodcasts, Twitter and blogs. read more » Benefit raises money for special cause March 9, 2017 — by Ashley Feng and Elaine Fan With the bright spotlights shining down on them, model after model strutted down the runway as the audience cheered and cameras flashed. A total of 179 models walked the runway on March 4 — the most in Benefit Fashion Show’s history. What may have not been so obvious was the months of work that went into the 10 seconds of glamour each model experienced. read more » Family time at school: The highs and the lows March 9, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Sherrie Shen Having been both a student and teaching assistant in his dad’s classes, Tyler has learned how to handle having a parent at his school. But for his younger brother, freshman Drew Torrens, attending SHS has been a mix of pushing away from his father but also getting closer, as he often hangs out in his dad’s room with his friends. Drew recalled a time when one of his friends put on Torrens’s Forrest Gump boots and walked around in them. read more » Winter Percussion steps up its game March 8, 2017 — by Elaine Fan Winter Percussion improves in order to yield better results. read more » Fake it to make it: Students turn to cheating in high-stress environment February 2, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Kyle Wang Teachers and student provide input on cheating situation at SHS. read more » Winter Guard show presents themes of love and heartbreak January 30, 2017 — by Elaine Fan As the competition season draws nearer, members of the Winter Guard team are working to fine-tune every step and movement in their themed routines. read more » Winter Percussion ‘levels up’ for upcoming competitions January 29, 2017 — by Elaine Fan In preparation for the fast-approaching competition season, the 29 members of Winter Percussion have worked through much of their five-and-a-half-minute show, which is based on the idea of leveling up and borrows heavily from video games. read more » Falcon staffers get smart for pancake art January 22, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Sanjana Melkote This year, the baking adventures of our fellow Falcon staffers have led to mediocre and even disastrous results. So when we were given the challenge of creating our very own pancake masterpiece, we were nervous, yet also excited. read more » Music Department to tour Europe during summer break January 21, 2017 — by Elaine Fan Plans for the trip are coming together. read more » Ensembles prepare for upcoming winter concerts November 18, 2016 — by Elaine Fan Band gets ready for concerts read more » After marching band wraps up season, members look ahead November 18, 2016 — by Elaine Fan Band looks to future after marching season ends read more » Home sweet home: A nostalgic visit to my childhood November 18, 2016 — by Elaine Fan Sophomore looks back on childhood read more » Hyde Park evolves as Color Guard’s second home November 16, 2016 — by Elaine Fan and Michelle Lee Hidden between the large window panes of the library and the gate of the upper field, Hyde Park provides a clean and quiet environment for students to study or socialize. read more » Senior becomes first SHS student to enter All-Stars jazz ensemble October 11, 2016 — by Elaine Fan Facing three judges in a small room, senior Matthew Tung, a member of the school’s jazz band and brass captain of the marching band, raised his trombone to play the two required jazz pieces he had chosen for the audition. One week later, in late August, Tung learned he was the first ever Saratoga High student to be accepted into the award-winning San Francisco Jazz All-Stars Big Band. read more » Study materials online are ruining independent learning skills October 7, 2016 — by Elaine Fan In an age where the automatic response to any question is “just Google it,” the availability of information online is higher than ever. With the rise of websites such as Slader, AP Study Notes and even the new student-run SHS Advisor website, students can access comprehensive notes, worked problems and study guides at the click of a button. read more » Canvas transition receives mixed responses September 8, 2016 — by Leena Elzeiny and Elaine Fan Teachers and students on the recent switch to Canvas read more » Marching band ‘on guard’ for upcoming season September 8, 2016 — by Elaine Fan Learning of new field show begins under new director. read more » Visuals by Elaine February 13, 2018: Bellarmine Broads blog: Boys rated female teachers’ looks, attractiveness online An anonymous blog by the name of Bellarmine Broads rated female teachers at Bellarmine College Preparatory January 22, 2017: Falcon staffers get smart for pancake art The finished products - one chick, panda, and cat made entirely of pancake batter. 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