Top 10 April fools pranks April 1, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Jay Kim April fools prank ideas read more » Seniors continue passion for basketball through rec league January 31, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Alex Wang and Jay Kim Five seniors form a NJB team to enjoy playing basketball is a more relaxed environment without a huge commitment. read more » Boys’ soccer overcomes injuries to key players January 29, 2018 — by Jay Kim and Sandhya Sundaram Even with the loss of crucial athletes, the team has a strong possibility of making it to CCS read more » Top 10 ways for a non-fan to survive Super Bowl LII January 29, 2018 — by Jay Kim and Victor Liu 10. Know which teams are playing in the Super Bowl this year: No, it’s not going to be the Warriors and Earthquakes. 9. Place your bets: Oh wait, we can’t condone gambling in a school newspaper. 8. This isn’t college football: Keep the “Roll Tides” at home. 7. Fake it till you make it: Be sure to name drop a couple players’ names like they’re proper nouns in APUSH. Use buzzwords like rub routes and “Red Zone” and GOAT for bonus points. 6. Choose a team to back: Buy both Patriot and Eagles jerseys so you can change at halftime, depending on the score. 5. Drink lots of water: You don’t need to stay hydrated on the field, but you can avoid sports talk when you go to the bathroom for the 15th time. 4. Budget your weekend properly: You’ll spend over three hours watching the ball be in play for 11 minutes. 3. Asdjfdjhbfjkshkmuxuftsjfhztubbyqwetunchakso: Keep your mouth full with Doritos and guac so you don’t have to expose your lack of football knowledge. Throw in a fist pump afterwards to feign excitement. 2. “Unbelievable:” The phrase works whether your team is winning or losing. 1. Know who’s performing at halftime: Perfect hitting those high-pitched Justin Timberlake notes. read more » Unqualified chefs make apple rose puff pastries January 23, 2018 — by Jay Kim and Alex Wang Sophomore reporters test out their cooking skills by making a Valentine's day dessert read more » Ten tips for a great formal asking November 27, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Victor Liu 10. Do a public asking without letting the girl know beforehand. You might get rejected, but at least people will know you tried. 9. Do a flash mob asking with your friends. Many tropical birds do mating dances — why can’t you? 8. Send a Facebook message to everyone you’ve said hi to before in the hallways. The key is to cast a wide net first. 7. Ask in the quad in front of the whole school so everyone knows your date is taken. Who knows if your date will decide to go with someone else last minute? 6. If you can’t find a date, just tell everyone you have a girlfriend in college. Don’t worry, we totally believe you guys. 5. Be vigilant. Don’t ask other people to find you a date. 4. Stay vigilant. There are girls at other nearby schools like Mitty that might still say yes to you. 3. Don’t make the lame excuse of having prioritized SAT over formal. The SAT starts at 8 a.m.; Formal starts 10 hours later. 2. Check out farmersonly.com. You may not be a farmer, but you can sure harvest a reputation of desperation. 1. If all else fails, just ask your mom! At least she’ll give you a ride to the venue. read more » Chen and Morelle join the Sharks October 19, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Elaine Toh Teachers add Shark Tank projects to their curriculum to encourage student entrepreneurship. read more » Girls tennis: Players prepare for another winning season with 4 new players September 5, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Annissa Mu Preview for upcoming season of girls' tennis. read more » Golf team ends Paly’s five-year winning streak May 24, 2017 — by Jay Kim Falcons defeat first-place Palo Alto, ending their season with three wins in a row with a record of 5-6-1. read more » Junior Prom draws big turnout; some say venue too small May 8, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee Junior prom venue proves to be too small; junior class officers originally thought the GlassHouse was ideal, yet the main complaint they got had to do with its size. read more » Boys’ tennis: Team finishes second in league, prepares for CCS May 3, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Elizabeth Lee Boys Tennis team ends regular season and begins preparation for CCS. read more » Annual March Madness tournament promotes school unity March 11, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Roland Shen Students come together from across all grades to compete in March Madness. read more » AMC to take place; math club looks forward to foster interest January 29, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang With changes to the American Mathematics Competition (AMC), qualification for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) will be more challenging this year. read more » Freshman jump ropes her way to the national level January 27, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee Freshman goes to national tournament for jump roping. 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 » Students seek recognition at first off-campus math competition December 15, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang Students attend various math competitions. read more » Do you really know your limit? November 18, 2016 — by Jay Kim, Elizabeth Lee and Amy Tang SHS alumni talk about drinking culture in high school and college read more » Boys’ water polo: Captain says Falcons need better teamwork October 17, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee Water polo captain critiques team. read more » Band a time-consuming but valuable aspect of senior’s life October 15, 2016 — by Elizabeth Lee and Jay Kim Senior discusses stressful life as a drum major. 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 » Teachers transition back in from maternity leave October 13, 2016 — by Harshini Ramaswamy and Jay Kim Teachers talk about their maternity leaves read more » Senior MAP class travels to San Francisco, learns culture, history October 12, 2016 — by Jay Kim In an attempt to accomplish each unique mission listed, the senior Media Arts Program (MAP) class travelled across the city of San Francisco on Sept. 14 and explored various landmarks. read more » Freshman figure skater sets high goals October 11, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee Arriving by 6:45, she warms up for half an hour with land exercises that include running, jump roping and stretching. She then hits the ice at 7:45 and starts her lesson with her primary coach, former Olympian and 2010 U.S. National Champion Rachael Flatt. This has been Ding’s daily routine for the past six years. read more » Homecoming royalty honored October 9, 2016 — by Jay Kim Bala Balasubramanian and Daviana Berkowitz-Sklar are this year's king and queen. read more » ‘Vampire Diaries’ superfan travels out of state September 10, 2016 — by Jay Kim Junior Kelly McLaughlin is a superfan: She has watched the series numerous times and has even travelled out of state to meet the cast of "Vampire Diaries". read more » Boys’ Water Polo: Players work to fill in missing gaps September 9, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michelle Lee Water Polo seniors lead the charge read more » Seniors create database with students’ perspectives, notes on classes September 9, 2016 — by Jay Kim Seniors create a new website to help aid fellow students. read more » Former district office worker takes role as principal’s secretary September 9, 2016 — by Jay Kim Former district office employee Pola-Michelle Alas has begun working the new principal’s secretary, replacing Susan Dini, who is retiring. read more » Alumnus returns to serve school’s music program September 9, 2016 — by Jay Kim As a replacement of former band director Jonathan Pwu, class of 2011 alumnus Jason Shiuan will be leading the marching band, as well as conducting the school’s symphonic band, wind ensemble and jazz band. read more » Yim steps down as Math Club adviser September 8, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang After eight years of supervising and building the school’s math club into a national-level powerhouse, math teacher PJ Yim has stepped down from his role as the club’s adviser. read more » Softball team perseveres through regular season, qualify for CCS May 24, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Julia Miller After a rocky first half of the season, the Falcons managed to pick up their game and qualify again for CCS this year, even hosting and winning one game in the tournament. read more » Before teaching, econ teacher spent years as glazier and soldier May 11, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Charin Park His years before teaching read more » Team has rough start to season, things looking up for CCS April 27, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Jay Kim For the girls on the softball team, the April 20 game against Wilcox was a welcome highlight in an uneven season. Senior pitcher Eleni Spirakis threw a no-hitter in the 11-0 rout. The team is now in fifth place in the De Anza Division with a 3-3 record as of April 20. read more » Baseball team works harder as CCS approaches April 27, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Roland Shen Though the Falcons kicked off the De Anza league season with a winning streak, the team has since fallen to seventh place in the division with a league record of 4-8 as of April 22. read more » Drama student’s skills make him a versatile performer April 24, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Neehar Thumaty Among the many students who call the Thermond Drama Center home, Zach Grob-Lipkis is easy to spot. The junior can often be found energetically performing his lines with a script in hand, often causing the whole room to erupt in laughter. read more » NYU provides balance between academics and entertainment April 23, 2016 — by Jay Kim As a business major at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU), Class of 2015 alumna Jennifer Kim lives in an environment filled with both entertainment and rigor. read more » Boys’ volleyball plans to return with another stellar season March 16, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Jay Kim After winning the CCS Division II playoffs and the El Camino league last year, the Falcons have moved up to the upper De Anza League and hold a 3-2 record as of March 14. read more » Sophomore hopes for successful season despite delay March 11, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Jay Kim With the girls’ basketball team winning CCS and playing in NorCals, the softball team’s season has gotten off to a slow start because eight varsity players have been fulfilling their commitment to the basketball team. Through the first week of March, all varsity games had been postponed because of this lack of players. 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 » New sophomore the ‘Seoul’ of baseball team March 8, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Amith Galivanche The transfer from South Korea is making an impact on the varsity team. read more » Freshman synchronized figure skater gets motivation and comfort from team February 5, 2016 — by Jay Kim Freshman synchronized skater Sally Lee’s daily practice routine starts with Lee and her team warming up in the cold ice rink with their black nylon jackets and skirts, running around the rink, up and down the stairs and doing various jumps. The team has a Lake Tahoe competition to prepare for and will start practicing new choreography until their performance on early June. read more » Speak Up for Change aims to unite student body January 22, 2016 — by Caitlyn Chen and Jay Kim The leadership class invited four students, sophomores Althea Zhao and Camilla Taysi, junior Saya Sivaram and senior Abhay Aanabathula, to speak. 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 » Students prepare for rigorous course load over the summer October 10, 2015 — by Jay Kim and Katherine Zhou Instead of relaxing during the summer, many students are working with tutors during June, July and August to prepare for difficult classes in the coming school year. read more » Community commission hosts Second Harvest Food Drive October 9, 2015 — by Jay Kim The Second Harvest Food Drive will continue at school until Oct. 23. The food drive seeks to help struggling families who do not have the means to provide a nice meal during Thanksgiving. read more » FIFA corruption disappoints soccer fans October 8, 2015 — by Jay Kim Bribery and the corruption of FIFA president Sepp Blatter has FIFA fans in frustration and disappointment. read more » Axelsson substitutes for teacher out on maternity leave September 4, 2015 — by Jay Kim AP Government/Economics and Psychology teacher Erik Axelsson, a Los Gatos High School alumnus, recently joined the school’s staff to begin his teaching career. He is substituting for teacher Hana Chen, who is out on maternity leave for the first semester. read more » Rieber joins staff to assist students with learning differences September 4, 2015 — by Jay Kim Newly hired teacher Clare Rieber first became interested in teaching when she started behavioral therapy for kids with autism in Santa Cruz. The experience helped her realize how much she enjoyed working with kids, and she began to look for a full-time teaching position. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.