34 students qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) March 20, 2018 — by Frederick Kim and Sherrie Shen Saratoga Math Club excels in math competitions, scoring in the top 5% in the nation. read more » Lunar New Year Korean Club Performance March 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Korean Club dances to K-Pop music during lunch on Jan. 27 for Lunar New Year celebrations. read more » Saratoga High National School Walkout March 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Watch clips of the March 14 walkout in protest of gun violence and in memory of the Parkland school shooting victims which took place during tutorial. read more » Raquel Boales Speak Up For Change Speech February 16, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Senior Raquel Boales talks about how she overcame her disability in order to continue her passion in synchronized swimming despite the many obstacles she faced. read more » Iman Laique Speak Up For Change Speech February 15, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Junior Iman Laique talks about her struggles with her panic attacks and how she overcame them. read more » Prashant Malyala Speak Up For Change Speech February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Senior Prashant Malyala talks about his struggles and resolutions with his step-father for his speech during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15. read more » Solomon Bailey Speak Up For Change Speech February 14, 2018 — by Frederick Kim Senior Solomon Bailey talks about his experience moving to the U.S., discovering his philosophy of being who he wants to be and doing what he wants to do during the Speak Up For Change assembly on Jan. 15. read more » 75 students to take AMC math contest January 29, 2018 — by Frederick Kim and Sherrie Shen Math club hopes to continue trend of success in math competitions. read more » Highlights from Freshmen Quad Day 2017 November 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim The freshmen's skit was a takeoff on the movie "Footloose." read more » Highlights from Senior Quad Day 2017 November 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim The Class of 2018 came together to produce a "Grease"-themed Quad Day. read more » Falcon highlights of staff Quad Day 2017 October 3, 2017 — by Frederick Kim Teachers revisit the '80s in their Quad Day. read more » Junior adapting well after recent move from Korea and Japan May 25, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Lina Kim Reporters interview Luke Roh about his adaption to Saratoga after he moved from Korea. read more » Solar panels should be required in California May 16, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Alexandra Li California, with its solar panel industry rapidly expanding, still has people questioning its worth. read more » ASB to amend school constitution in anticipation of upcoming election March 30, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Spring Ma ASB makes changes to its constitution. read more » M-SET team finishes build season, begins competitions March 30, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Roland Shen Although the robotic team did not perform in their top condition at the first regional tournament of the year, they set their eyes on the next regional tournament in Las Vegas. read more » Campus conservatives remain steadfast on beliefs despite liberal environment March 24, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Victor Liu Campus conservatives exist despite liberal enviorment. read more » As the NFL’s ratings drop, so do the chances of cable remaining viable March 19, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Alex Yang Cable's death marked by dropping football viewership. read more » Teachers enforces school’s tardy policy differently February 10, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Chelsea Leung Tardy policies are handled differently between teachers. read more » Hollywood heroes have the right to political commentary; we have the right to disagree February 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Ryan Kim Actors should be able to speak their political views read more » Straight out of Hollywood: the exploding light switch February 6, 2017 — by Frederick Kim Junior confesses to being afraid of light switches read more » Junior sees makeup as an art form, not a daily task January 17, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Jay Kim Prom makeup more than meets the eye read more » School’s social media provides a window to school life December 8, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Elaine Sun School's social media giving a new perspective read more » The early results are in: New schedule decreases number of tardies October 27, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Ryan Kim Attendance experiences a drop in tardies after the implication of new block schedule. read more » Is six too many? All current compsci clubs are necessary October 26, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Roland Shen In the age of electronics, computer science now plays a major role in many diverse jobs. read more » Life Hack: Plastic water bottle reuse is cute but useless October 23, 2016 — by Frederick Kim Junior talks about plasitc water bottles and their reusability. read more » Some students struggle with new APCS prerequisites September 29, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Vivien Zhang APCS class requries new prerequisite knowledge. read more » Measure E projects take shape throughout the school September 23, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Ethan Ko Article talks about the many changes Measure E is bringing to the high school. read more » Class of 2017 become first to take all four engineering courses September 22, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Neil Rao Students recall past experiences in 4-year long engineering class. read more » Instagram stealing the show with same feature as Snapchat September 18, 2016 — by Frederick Kim Implemented on Aug. 2, Instagram Stories was introduced as a new feature of the app, which is owned by Facebook. Much of the public viewed this new feature as a plagiarism of Snapchat Stories, introduced three years ago. read more » Golf prepares for leagues after strong season April 27, 2016 — by Frederick Kim, Trevor Leung and Neil Rao Golfers finished their regular season strong with an emphatic 202-216 win against Wilcox on April 21 at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club (par 36), concluding a 9-3 run and finishing second in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League behind Los Gatos. No. 1 player senior Lucas Peng medaled in the match with a 37, the best score of both teams in the match. read more » ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ comical but outdated April 26, 2016 — by Frederick Kim Nearly every American student who has attended public school can recognize the opening song for the iconic TV show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” The days in elementary and middle school, when science teachers played episodes to give students a break from notes, have long since passed, but the catchy song still stays close to many students’ hearts. read more » ‘The Jungle Book’ revival transforms comical animation April 25, 2016 — by Frederick Kim Following Disney’s trend of converting animated classics into live-action movies, the industry recently released “The Jungle Book” in theaters on April 15, bringing the 1967 animated classic back to life. read more » Engineering in Design and Development completes four-year program March 13, 2016 — by Frederick Kim Engineering in Design and Development (EDD) will be introduced next year as a new elective for aspiring engineers, completing the four-year engineering program. The class will be project-based with hands-on learning, exposing students to real-world experience. read more » Golf tees up for new season March 13, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Neil Rao and Trevor Leung So far the boys’ golf team, led by No. 1 player Miles Peng, has handled sometimes rainy conditions and managed to achieve a 5-1 record as of March 11. read more » APES students visit Año Nuevo to observe elephant seals March 11, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Jay Kim The school’s AP Environmental Science students traveled to Año Nuevo Natural Preserve in Pescadero for their annual trip on March 10. read more » Basketball: Girls’ motivation soars with victories against strong opponents January 25, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Jenny Qian Following a successful preseason, the girls have progressed through the highly competitive De Anza league with a record of 12-6 through Jan. 21. read more » New schedule comes with many concerns January 21, 2016 — by Frederick Kim New schedule has many flaws. read more » Burglars strike Saratoga neighborhoods January 21, 2016 — by Frederick Kim, Angela Liu, Rachel Zhang and Jason Zhao Residential and vehicular burglaries in Saratoga have increased in the past three years, as its affluence and the at times lax security of the neighborhoods have made the community easy prey for burglars at a time when the state is making an effort to release non-violent offenders from prisons. read more » Aspiring Marine pursues body-changing dream January 18, 2016 — by Frederick Kim With every day of painstaking training, Chen knew he was one step closer to achieving his dream: becoming fit enough to become a U.S. Marine. read more » Students need more lenient make-up work policy December 14, 2015 — by Frederick Kim and Jay Kim One of the safest ways to skip school is by pretending to be sick. With a simple feigned cough and a hairdryer-heated thermometer, students can avoid an unexcused absence and scolding from their parents. read more » Irish dancing takes senior all over the world November 11, 2015 — by Frederick Kim Senior Caroline Jens describes her experience as an Irish dancer. 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 » New cafe to be opened with handmade ceramicware October 10, 2015 — by Frederick Kim Sue’s Gallery Cafe will open in downtown Saratoga on Oct. 14, selling coffee and tea in addition to ceramicware handmade by Sue Kwon, co-owner of the cafe. read more » Costa Rica trip exceeds students’ expectations October 8, 2015 — by Frederick Kim Gaining far more knowledge and experience than they had expected, 10 AP Environmental Science students, along with their teacher, Kristen Thomson, and Biology teacher Kristofer Orre, returned from a five-day turtle observing excursion to Tortuguero, Costa Rica, on Sept. 28. read more » PTSO Coffee meeting welcomes new and old parents, updates about the school September 4, 2015 — by Frederick Kim On the morning of Aug. 25, administrators, counselors, booster members and parents of both new and current students came together in the cafeteria for coffee and a meeting to discuss future events organized by the PTSO. read more » Both at-home essays and in-class essays are necessary September 3, 2015 — by Frederick Kim Whether in-class or take-home, each type of essay has its purpose. With at-home essays comes great pressure, because having more time and resources means being graded more harshly. At the same time, the more stressful in-class essay prevents procrastination and pushes students to think faster. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.