Withdrawing unexpected changes to school profile the correct decision February 8, 2020 — by Michael Wong and Jeffrey Xu Bucking against the trend to decrease student stress and academic toxicity, administrators introduced a GPA distribution graph that effectively showed class rank but quickly reversed paths. read more » It seems very rare to have customers at RareTea January 17, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu Despite its favorable location, Raretea serves as a disappointment with its watered down milk teas and subpar Yakult. read more » Sorry for flexing my parents’ two Teslas; it’s truly unintentional (really) October 14, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu Sorry for flexing my parents’ two Teslas; it’s truly unintentional (really) read more » Falcons excel at History Bowl nationals, participate in concurrent competitions as well April 29, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu The Saratoga History Bowl A team places 14th at the national competition held in Washington, D.C. read more » Badminton: Falcons beat Gunn for first league win in a tiebreaker March 26, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu and Christine Zhang The Falcons’ new coach and his drills have led the Falcons to better performance during games and greater morale; Falcons have a solid shot at staying in Division 1 this year. read more » Voting system fixed for class office elections after possible ASB election tampering March 14, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu and Callia Yuan The issue originally had been that some students were unable to vote in ASB elections due to their ballot having already been casted upon logging in; however, the issue has since been fixed with the implementation of individualized voting links. read more » Math club hosts first middle school competition March 14, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu A lot of planning and logistics went into making the competition happen. The club plans on hosting again next year. read more » Freshman-led Leo Club proves to be active, engaged service club March 12, 2019 — by Elaine Sun and Jeffrey Xu The club, unlike most other service clubs, has student-initiated and student-created community involvement projects. read more » 21 Savage, more like 21 Sauvage March 11, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu and Jayne Zhou Recent exposure of rap star 21 Savage’s British nationality triggers media attention, causes deportation charge. read more » CCS: Boys take a disappointing loss against Hillsdale, ending season March 9, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu Captain looks back on four-year journey in basketball after semifinal loss, giving advice to the younger members of the team for future years. read more » Science Bowl team places third at regionals but won’t advance March 6, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu The team does well at regionals; however, members believe they still have room for improvement and plan for greater achievements next year. read more » TOP TEN THINGS TO DO AS A SECOND-SEMESTER SENIOR January 30, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu Cross items off your bucket list that have sat there for years. read more » Boys basketball: Wilcox tops Falcons in close game at home, try to rally for high seed at CCS January 30, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu Basketball team keeps its focus on defense read more » Speaking from the heart, Oaklander gives inspiring speech about overcoming adversity January 28, 2019 — by Krithi Sankar and Jeffrey Xu Junior suffered concussions and talks about his greatly altered life during Speak up For Change week read more » College bound: Seniors react to early admission decisions January 28, 2019 — by Elaine Toh and Jeffrey Xu ED and EA students reflect on their reactions to acceptances, what they will do. read more » Japanese Club thrives despite officer inexperience January 28, 2019 — by Alex Wang and Jeffrey Xu Japanese club allows students to learn more about Japanese culture. read more » Global Health Club creates website from student contributions January 28, 2019 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu Global Health Club uses new multipurpose website to attract members, update existing members and provide platform for students to discuss pressing health issues. read more » Quiz Bowl team excels at Cal Cup 2 using new team strategy January 24, 2019 — by Jeffrey Xu The Quiz Bowl team qualified two teams to the national competition through their recent qualifying tournament read more » Freshman class fundraises through gratitude grams November 27, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Jeffrey Xu Freshman class sold about 50 gratitude grams, earning a total profit of $33.59. read more » Principal Trimble, main conference room’s namesake, guided school’s early years November 27, 2018 — by Krithi Sankar and Jeffrey Xu Dr. Trimble's influence on Saratoga High read more » Improved Quiz Bowl team seeks to do well at postponed competitions November 27, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Quiz bowl prepares for upcoming national level competitions read more » Boys’ basketball: A younger team faces a new season with optimism November 27, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu Freshman center Giulio Bianzino expected to get significant playing time. read more » Pro-tip: Don’t ask too early November 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Preparing to ask a girl to formal. read more » Library’s cost of printing is too high November 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang Reporters argue that the Library charges students excessively for printer use. read more » Students start tutoring academy aimed at teaching comp sci and economics October 15, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu New club offered provides students with an opportunity to recieve help on Computer Science read more » Club fair brings minor changes; attracts prospective members October 15, 2018 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu Club days makes minor changes to layout to improve participation read more » Students participate in art summer programs October 15, 2018 — by Elaine Toh and Jeffrey Xu Students participate in art programs over the course of the summer. read more » Girls’ volleyball: Game against Titans supports breast cancer research October 15, 2018 — by Karen Chow and Jeffrey Xu Girl's Volleyball loses game, but wins for research. read more » New team seeks to get off the ground October 12, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Quiz Bowl gets started. read more » My summer experience as a cringy memelord October 10, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Reporter describes his experiences in trying to bond with a troop of Boy Scouts over the summer. read more » College Board SAT equating process lowers student scores September 10, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Reporter analyzes the results of the June SAT and its implications for the CollegeBoard. read more » New hall rules to stop JUULing are ineffective, backfire September 10, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Callia Yuan New rules implemented by administration are ineffective and do nothing to curb the root of the problem. read more » Biology teacher tapped to help other teachers strengthen their courses, technical abilities September 10, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Biology Teacher Kristofer Orre moves from teaching students to teaching teachers. read more » Biology teacher returns to teach at her alma mater after 16 years September 10, 2018 — by Elaine Toh and Jeffrey Xu SHS Alumna Jennifer Lee returns to teach Biology. read more » Season Preview: Girls’ volleyball off to a quick start September 4, 2018 — by Karen Chow and Jeffrey Xu Despite a disappointing season last year, Girls' Volleyball is ready to bounce back. read more » Letter to Future Self: The difficult path ahead August 27, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Junior recounts the pressures and perks of junior year. read more » Badminton: After perfect season, Falcons fall at League Finals June 8, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu The Falcons coast through their league season, but meet tougher competition at the tournament. read more » 100 Word Rants: June 1 Edition June 7, 2018 — by Francesca Chu, Jackson Green, Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang Reporters rant about various topics from Speed Bumps to Sleep Schedules. read more » Past contestants reflect on Siemens experience as competition ends May 30, 2018 — by Allen Chen and Jeffrey Xu Seniors talk about their experience in the Siemens competition read more » Students place first in Stanford’s annual programming competition May 25, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Daniel Bessonov Juniors Michael Zhang and Nicholas Zhang and Sophomore Brandon Wang win the ProCo computer programming competition. read more » Senior places first at state speech tournament, looks forward to nationals May 25, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Jeffrey Xu Three seniors will be attending the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament taking place from June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. read more » H-1B visa allows immigrants to stay and thrive in the U.S. May 25, 2018 — by Howard Tang and Jeffrey Xu Immigrants discuss their experiences in recieving H-1B visas. read more » Seniors applaud location of June 2 prom May 23, 2018 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jeffrey Xu Officers expect a big turnout for the dance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. read more » Science teacher finally finds teaching after multiple jobs May 23, 2018 — by Chelsea Leung and Jeffrey Xu Science Teacher Jenny Garcia discusses her path to teaching. read more » Junior wins European math competition May 23, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Junior Catherine Wu wins Math Competition in Europe. read more » 100-word rant: Classrooms don’t need to be freezing May 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Falcon writer dislikes the contrast between warm summer days and his teachers' freezing classrooms. read more » Procrastination: A problem that should be changed now, not later May 14, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Sophomore hopes to 'cure' his habitual procrastination by junior year. read more » Large numbers of underclassmen step up to run for class office April 2, 2018 — by Selena Liu and Jeffrey Xu The class officer elections have seen increasing competition compared to past elections, especially among incoming sophomores and juniors. read more » How to be a prodigy? Practice, practice, practice April 2, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu As a two-time Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) Qualifier and current prominent contender for the U.S. International Math Olympiad team, sophomore Brandon Wang is among the elite teenage mathematicians in the nation. read more » Tutoring center allows students to learn collaboratively April 1, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Jeffrey Xu According to Bal, through working with other peers and discussing the significance of concepts learned in class, a student better understands the way they work through a problem, and thus gains a deeper understanding on the subject at hand. read more » Dreams change over time March 29, 2018 — by Julia Miller and Jeffrey Xu Some kids dream of exploring space as astronauts, treating dogs and cats as veterinarians or making it on magazine covers as celebrity singers and actors. But as they age, they often leave those dream jobs behind for more realistic options. read more » Sophomore competes overseas for U.S. Math Team March 29, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang The contest was held at a government-funded high school in Bucharest, Romania, where participating students lived in dormitories. read more » AP Euro students to visit art museum March 26, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Students will visit the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco on April 18. read more » School’s new grading policy only creates more stress, confusion March 13, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu The new grading scale, though inteded to decrease stress, instead encourages students to take harder and more challenging classes to avoid a sharp drop in GPA. read more » Girls’ lacrosse team seeks to reset and rebuild February 13, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Preview of girls' lacrosse. read more » Boys’ soccer: Falcons secure CCS position after key win against Lynbrook February 13, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu Preview for boys' soccer. read more » Math and Science Clubs implement successful contests February 9, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang On Jan. 31, students lined up after fifth period outside of AP Physics teacher Kirk Davis’s classroom to take the annual F=ma exam. read more » Why we teach: How four teachers found their way into the profession February 9, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu Reporters interview four different teachers and ask them how they came to teaching. read more » Badminton team hopes to bounce back with rebuilt team February 9, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Isabelle Yang Preview for the upcoming badminton season. read more » Famous athletes make statements with their clothing February 8, 2018 — by Ava Hooman and Jeffrey Xu Besides playing a huge role in influencing modern fashion trends, athletes are now also using their fashion to make personal statements. read more » Administration steps up enforcement in parking lot to combat overcrowding February 8, 2018 — by Alexandra Li and Jeffrey Xu When administrators arrived in the lot, they discovered that many of the parked cars did not have parking permits. read more » Vegetarian athletes excel despite common stigmas February 8, 2018 — by Karen Chow and Jeffrey Xu When Maheshwar was part of the San Jose Express Water Polo Club in his freshman year, he was the only vegetarian on the team. read more » True interest is the best motivation for club participation February 8, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Moreover, with lunches being only 35 minutes long, students often find it hard to do anything meaningful during the short club meetings, having to both eat lunch and navigate the school. read more » Staff editorial: Mental health awareness alone is not enough January 29, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu Employers need to introduce to their employees diverse methods of treatment for mental health issues that are now available, so that each and every individual can find what works for them. read more » The barber and the customer share their experiences January 23, 2018 — by Kevin Sze and Jeffrey Xu Sophomore Jeffrey Xu is trusts sophomore Kevin Sze to give him a haircut read more » Freshmen host Giving Tree December 11, 2017 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Jeffrey Xu This year, every elementary school along with Redwood Middle School joined in on the effort, taking 100 tags from Saratoga High and distributing them from their own Christmas trees. read more » In the race to college, parents spend thousands to give their children every advantage December 9, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Adding up all the costs, some parents are spending $50,000 or more for their children’s academics in just their latter two years of high school. read more » Persistence, not protein, is key to fitness December 9, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu The workout, primarily aimed for building abs, consisted of three rounds of of 20 push-ups, five pull-ups, 40 cross-legged crunches, a one-minute plank, 20 heel touches, 30 bicycle crunches and 10 leg raises. read more » Athletes do not deserve lighter punishments for crimes December 9, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Jeffrey Xu Last month, prosecutors pushed for an extension of the sentence to the prescribed 13 years. read more » Students honored for their work in world languages December 9, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu According to department chair Arnaldo Rodriguex, this year was the first time that such an event was held. read more » After losing star player, team looks forward to gaining preseason advantage December 9, 2017 — by Jackson Green and Jeffrey Xu During practice, coaches are drilling players to maintain possession of the ball, in order to make players more comfortable with the ball rather than getting rid of it quickly by passing or shooting. read more » Principal relives memories of late friend through Hawaiian Thursdays December 7, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu Reporter covers a new trend in the school. read more » Student from Sweden quickly becomes fluent English December 7, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Jeffrey Xu Reporter interviews sophomore Albin Wallin and how he is fluent both in English and his mother language Sweedish. read more » High school experience is sufficient for college December 7, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Lately, many critics — as well as students themselves — have been saying that the U.S. high school system does not adequately prepare graduates for college. read more » Borrowing styles from other cultures should be tolerated December 6, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Reporter shares his opinion on recent controversies over cultural appropriation in pop culture. read more » Spy car under the tree instead of desired DS November 30, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Sophomore Jeffrey Xu remembers his childhood dissapointment at not recieving the present he had wanted read more » Senior advances to regional finals in prestigious science competition November 1, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang Senior Sohini Kar’s project related to number theory impressed judges enough that she was named a Siemens Science Competition regional finalist on Oct. 18. read more » Staff editorial: With water bottles, reusing trumps recycling October 27, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu People often think that by simply recycling their plastic water bottles, they are saving the environment. This isn’t true. read more » Senior competes overseas in international tournament October 27, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Ding was invited to represent the U.S World Junior Team in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Junior Championships, held in Indonesia from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14. read more » African Americans address cultural labels October 27, 2017 — by Kaitlyn Wang and Jeffrey Xu Despite the occasional stare, Bailey, who moved from Ethiopia six years ago, said that being African American proved to not be a disadvantage during freshman year, when he was the only full African American student in the entire school. read more » Special needs van driver challenges students to rethink common stigmas October 27, 2017 — by Kevin Sze and Jeffrey Xu Harris observes that most people think of students with special needs as “static” people, who are unable to progress in life. read more » Varsity Science Bowl team picks key freshmen October 22, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu and Michael Zhang Science Bowl members think they will be more competitive this year because the team is stronger in subjects like biology, chemistry and earth science, not just math and physics. The second round of tryouts occurred Sept. 18, resulting in a team with seniors Anthony Ding, Chengzi Guo, Rahul Kumar and Michael Xue; juniors Joseph Li, Nathan Luk and Michael Zhang; sophomore Jeffrey Xu; and freshmen Rohan Kumar and Akshar Sarvesh. read more » Teachers exercise to stay fit, relieve stress October 22, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Jeffrey Xu The school has at least a dozen teachers who participate in highly active fitness activities, ranging from lunch-time basketball to marathon running to skiing and surfing to intense CrossFit training. read more » Teachers exercise to stay fit, relieve stress October 20, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Jeffrey Xu Mr. Orre's daily workout consists of a combination of weightlifting, gymnastics and classic cardio exercises that range from 7 to 45 minutes. read more » Spinning out of control: Sophomore spends summer collecting fidget spinners October 12, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Sophomore reflects on the development of his passion for fidget spinners. read more » Seniors now must purchase cap and gowns October 12, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Jeffrey Xu Late cap and gown returns prompt administration to require purchases instead of rentals. read more » Process the risks of processed foods October 10, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Processed food can lead to dangerous consequences, so one should limit consumption. read more » Homecoming week ends with seniors first in Quad Day rankings, high dance turnout October 3, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Nathon Chin was crowned Homecoming king, and Jaime An was crowned Homecoming queen. read more » Alumnus wins prestigious volleyball award September 18, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Schneidmiller plans to continue playing for USA volleyball, joining the Junior National Team, which is for 17- and 18-year-olds. read more » Lynbrook meet reveals regression in individual performance September 18, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Jeffrey Xu The cross country team had its first meet of the year at Lynbrook on Sept. 12. read more » New teacher steps up to fill the role of Math Club adviser September 17, 2017 — by Jeffrey Xu Reporter covers the arrival of the a new math teacher and adviser. read more » Senior finds unique productive space on upper field September 14, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu Known for being the practice field for the soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams, the upper field is split up for their respective sports. read more » SHS Chamber choir sings one song backup for British rock band September 14, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu As the only school at the concert to perform backup for one of Foreigner’s songs, the singers were excited for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. read more » Sophomores hang out in music building’s new practice room September 14, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu New practice room is much bigger and nicer than the previous rooms they had in the old music building. read more » Junior finds study spot in boys’ locker room September 14, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Jeffrey Xu Jin once tried to bring his friends in to study along with him, but they were warded off by the sweat-tinged odors. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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