Maybe my grandfather is right: China’s rise to power continues — with or without America’s support March 19, 2021 — by Kyle Wang Despite America's efforts to keep China out of the race in terms of military, economic, and political power, China is expanding rapidly. Kyle considers the question: is it even possible for China to shrink or collapse, as so many hoped it would, anymore? read more » Bellarmine Broads blog: Boys rated female teachers’ looks, attractiveness online February 13, 2018 — by Lina Kim, Claire Rhee, Kyle Wang and Sophia Zivanic Most Bellarmine students have reacted positively to the administration’s efforts, but Hayden — the former Bellarmine student who now attends SHS — remains skeptical. read more » Recent scandals beg the question: Can we separate the art from the artist? January 29, 2018 — by Victor Liu, Elaine Toh and Kyle Wang Despite allegations of sexual harassment in the film industry, actors' profits remain unaffected. read more » I think I’ll take a nap instead January 23, 2018 — by Kyle Wang Senior Kyle Wang prioritizes relaxation as a second semester senior read more » Keeping up with the Kumars: senior-freshman siblings pursue competitive math November 28, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen and Kyle Wang Math club co-president prepares to grduate by passing techniques down to brother. read more » 100-Word Rant: Marijuana September 18, 2017 — by Kyle Wang Reporter argues that people should not immeadiately associate weed with California read more » Senior captain balances lacrosse with music, theater May 1, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Kyle Wang Senior lacrosse captain balances his many passions. read more » Face-off: Two Falcon staff pairs battle for the pot of gold March 13, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja, Angela Lee, Kyle Wang and Isabelle Yang Juniors face against each other in a leprechaun trap making contest. read more » Top 10 things to do in March March 11, 2017 — by Amith Galivanche and Kyle Wang The Falcon recommends how to spend your March. read more » Tiananmen: then and now through my father’s eyes March 9, 2017 — by Kyle Wang SHS parent was a student in China during the uprising. read more » How to prepare for college — I think March 8, 2017 — by Kyle Wang Junior reporter Kyle Wang's take on preparing for college, addressed to the class of 2017. read more » Falsifying residency remains an alternative for moving into Saratoga schools February 9, 2017 — by David Fan and Kyle Wang Matthew, a sophomore, grew up in San Jose, beyond the district lines that would have placed him and his older brother within the Saratoga Unified School District (SUSD). One of their relatives, however, happened to own a house in Saratoga. Using the relative’s address, Matthew and his brother attended Foothill Elementary School and then Redwood Middle School without any major problems. 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 » Junior, teachers score tickets to see ‘Hamilton’ in S.F. January 24, 2017 — by Elizabeth Lee and Kyle Wang Junior Crystal Sun manages to get Hamliton tickets for herself, APUSH teacher Mrs. Anzalone, and Health/Drivers-Ed teacher Mrs. Obenour. read more » The step-by-step guide to getting into any Ivy League school January 19, 2017 — by Kyle Wang Junior gives humorous tips on getting into an Ivy school from eighth grade till senior year. read more » Administration may be forced to reverse GPA changes for Class of 2020 December 11, 2016 — by Kyle Wang The newly changed GPA system for the class of 2020 might not be happening. read more » Cross Country: Nag, Hoffman qualify for state meet November 30, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Kyle Wang Teams fall short of state meet. read more » Administration encourages more communication between parents and students to limit underage drinking November 29, 2016 — by Claire Rhee and Kyle Wang Junior shares his experiences with underage drinking. read more » Team plans charity work to help underprivileged students November 28, 2016 — by Elizabeth Lee and Kyle Wang Having finished their last major competitions for the 2016 school year, the speech and debate team, led by junior co-presidents Ayush Aggarwal and Divya Rallabandi, has entered the early stages of planning volunteering events. The team has historically focused on competitions — this is the first time that it has shifted its attention to charity. read more » Wrestling: Team looks to rebuild after losing star power November 28, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Kyle Wang Having lost class of 2016 alumnus Adam Camp to graduation and senior Gina Drapal, who will not be competing this year, the team looks toward its current stars junior Allie Liddle and sophomore Clayton Murabito to compensate. read more » Bob Dylan’s victory marks chance for Nobel Committee to change awards system November 21, 2016 — by Derek Chen and Kyle Wang Decades later Dylan appears to be at the center of yet another revolution: on Oct. 13, to much controversy, he became the first songwriter in history to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, winning the prize over accomplished novelists such as Joyce Carol Oates and Philip Roth. read more » Saratoga’s students need to take the visual arts requirement more seriously November 18, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Student focus on STEM causes a lack of interest in many visual arts programs. read more » 100-Word Rant: Jill Stein is too liberal for America November 9, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Junior talks about third party canidates. read more » Thanks to killer clowns, I can no longer take my nighttime walks October 23, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Junior talks about his fear of clowns. read more » Teachers adapt curriculum to teach about election October 17, 2016 — by Ami Nachiappan and Kyle Wang AP Government teachers find new methods to teach about the elections. read more » Cross country: With meets tightly packed, runners battle fatigue October 13, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Kyle Wang With the Artichoke Invitational on Saturday [Oct. 1] and Crystal Springs on Tuesday [Oct. 4], finding time to take a rest day was difficult. read more » Gary Johnson: Who is this guy again? October 11, 2016 — by Kyle Wang It is April of 2017, and by some unforeseen miracle (or “inside job,” as the now-disgraced Republican candidate Donald Trump claims), Gary Johnson, the 64-year-old Libertarian candidate, is now entering the 100th day of his presidency. He entered office in January, having won the November elections in a landslide. Rumor has it that most individuals at the polls simply checked off the “other” option besides “Hillary” or “Trump.” read more » Team begins preparations for first travel tournament October 11, 2016 — by Elizabeth Lee and Kyle Wang Earlier in the school year, sophomore Arian Raje made plans to attend more out-of-state speech and debate tournaments. In October, he will have his first chance to compete in one at the Blue Key Invitational in Florida, which takes place from Oct. 28-30. read more » Clickbait, CNN and the election: We are responsible for the mess October 11, 2016 — by Kyle Wang It’s easy to blame CNN, NBC and virtually every other TV network whose name is a three-letter acronym for the mess that has become the 2016 election. But, in spite of all the superficiality, the general public still tunes in to watch this coverage. They still read the clickbait-y articles and roll their eyes when they see videos of Trump in their newsfeeds, only to watch them anyway. read more » Can you live superstitiously for a week? October 7, 2016 — by Kyle Wang My one week foray into living superstitiously started with a paper cutout of a rabbit’s foot. I read online somewhere that a rabbit’s foot brings you luck, but I don’t believe in animal cruelty or spending money on things I can (sort of) make at home. So, at 9 p.m. on Sunday night, when I probably should have been studying for my Spanish test, I was browsing through pictures of feet. Rabbit feet. read more » Cross-country looks to rebuild with strong new runners September 9, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Kyle Wang Cross country looks to rebuild read more » Speech and debate team looks to attend more travel tournaments September 5, 2016 — by Elizabeth Lee and Kyle Wang 2016-2017 speech and debate team recap read more » ASB and administration expand use of 5-star system September 5, 2016 — by Ashley Feng and Kyle Wang Information about utilization of new scanner system at SHS read more » Facebook follies: Juniors lose accounts after false accusations September 3, 2016 — by Angela Liu and Kyle Wang Juniors' Facebook accounts are disabled after being reported of impersonating themselves read more » Please ignore my running shoes August 30, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Junior on fashion, changing and maturing read more » #NotANumber: three girls and the movement they started at Lynbrook to combat May 24, 2016 — by Michelle Lee and Kyle Wang A group of Lynbrook male students created a "rating" group on Facebook, and others fight back. read more » Online voting system exposes voter apathy in school elections May 19, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Sophomore shares opinion on how more students should participate in the class/ ASB voting procedure at school. read more » Numbers don’t lie: Warriors’ style historic but not revolutionary May 19, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Nonetheless, while brilliant basketball certainly drives the Warriors’ success, the Warriors have by no means revolutionized the game. read more » Speech and debate’s return to original leadership structure aims to increase participation May 19, 2016 — by Divya Rallabandi and Kyle Wang The speech and debate team is returning to a leadership structure from the past, one that was more successful in encouraging participants to show up to practice. read more » Behind closed doors: HOW AN UNLOCKED HOTEL ROOM DOOR IN D.C. SCARRED ME FOR LIFE May 18, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Sophomore shares his noteworthy experience from Washington D.C. read more » We officially can’t do pickup lines May 18, 2016 — by Ryan Kim and Kyle Wang When the Falcon’s Lifestyles editors challenged us to start conversations with pickup lines, we happily obliged. read more » Behind closed doors: HOW AN UNLOCKED HOTEL ROOM DOOR IN D.C. SCARRED ME FOR LIFE May 16, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Sophomore shares History Bowl Experience in Washington D.C. read more » Speech and debaters compete at state tourney; Rallabandi places 3rd in Varsity Oratorical Interpretation May 2, 2016 — by Kyle Wang Tournament takes place at Mission San Jose read more » Pair upset with inexperienced judges at SCU Spring tournament April 27, 2016 — by Kyle Wang From April 2-3, members of the speech and debate team sat in crowded rooms at the Santa Clara University Philalethic Invitational surrounded by students from different schools; some held bags of food from Ike’s Sandwiches, while others mindlessly scrolled through their Facebook feeds. read more » April 1, 2016 April 1, 2016 — by Mary Maccoun, Kyle Wang SHSTV looks at teachers' efforts to try to combat stress and experiment with different kinds of homework this year, speech and debate national qualifiers, the addition of a freshman diver to the swimming team and students' Spring Break plans. read more » March 4, 2016 March 4, 2016 — by Kyle Wang, Pranav Ahuja SHSTV sums up recent CCS sports action and examines the start-up business uProspie as well as the recent trip some students took to Cuernavaca, Mexico, over February break. read more » Freshman discusses involvement in oratorical and dramatic interpretation February 7, 2016 — by Amulya Vadlakonda and Kyle Wang This year, the speech and debate team has entered 11 students in the 2016 Berkeley Invitational, which starts on Feb. 13 with over 3,000 participants across all events. read more » Track and field hopes to move up a division February 4, 2016 — by Caitlin Ju and Kyle Wang The girls’ team would like to have more members make it to the league finals and have more CCS qualifying athletes. “Though it is hard to tell so far, I see more going on to SCVALs,” junior Celine Bellegarda said. “The coaches are working hard to place people in the right events for them.” read more » Senior’s mom fled Vietnam to pursue higher education February 3, 2016 — by Cassandra King and Kyle Wang Senior Nicholas Lai’s mother, Tuyen, left her home and family in Vietnam on a cloudy, moonless night in 1979 to pursue a better life in America. read more » Limiting Islamophobia in America’s antiterrorist response January 25, 2016 — by Derek Chen and Kyle Wang Islamophobia has wrongfully taken hold of the hearts of many American citizens. And replacing that fear with tolerance will be an important battle in the next several decades. read more » Solutions to ‘private school’ loophole lie in more options, not more restrictions January 25, 2016 — by Kyle Wang A recent, troubling trend that has emerged among these parents involves sending their children to private middle schools, only to move them back to the public education system for high school. read more » I don’t have a Netflix account, and I’m chill January 24, 2016 — by Kyle Wang When I first saw my invitation to the “NETFLIX AND CHILL” Facebook event, I was confused for a couple of reasons. One, I had no idea what “Netflix and chill” meant, so I had to look that up on Urban Dictionary (I won’t say any more about that). And two, I don’t have a Netflix account. read more » ‘Frozen in Time’ dance draws high attendance December 8, 2015 — by Gwynevere Hunger and Kyle Wang Four hundred and seventy-five students enjoyed an evening at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Dec. 5 during this year’s Winter Formal, themed “Frozen in Time,” which lasted from 8-11 p.m. read more » Speech and debate: New parent committee president sets goals for season December 3, 2015 — by Divya Rallabandi and Kyle Wang As the current parent committee president, Sunder Raj, father of senior Sweeya Raj, is in charge of communicating with families and coaches, administering tournament logistics and ensuring a smooth season. read more » Speech and debate performs well at annual Dempsey-Cronin Invitational December 3, 2015 — by Divya Rallabandi and Kyle Wang Over the weekend of Nov. 20-22, the speech and debate team competed at the annual Dempsey-Cronin Invitational held at Santa Clara University. read more » Oct. 9, 2015 October 9, 2015 — by Kyle Wang, Pranav Ahuja SHSTV covers the upcoming Homecoming week as well as the Oct. 9 home football game vs. rival Los Gatos. read more » Sophomore artist finds fame among gamers on Twitter September 17, 2015 — by Kyle Wang Sophomore Lillian Zeng frequently posts pictures of her own SSBM-related artwork to her Twitter account. Since August, she has garnered a network of followers that includes gamers such as MaNg0 and Hungrybox, two of the greatest SSBM players of all time. read more » Soph-“O”-more discovers pitfalls of blood type dieting September 14, 2015 — by Kyle Wang I woke up on Saturday morning feeling like a monk who had eaten nothing but tea leaves and rice for a week. I was hungry, exhausted and fed-up (pun intended) with my blood type diet. I never really believed in these health fad diets, as most of them are based on pseudoscience and feigned scientific research, and so I was pleasantly surprised when I checked dadamo.com, the official website for the blood type diet. The better part of their justification for their method actually seemed reputable. read more » An open letter to Donald Trump September 13, 2015 — by Kyle Wang You have pretended to run for president four times, first in 1988 when you used a dirty word to describe the Supreme Leader of Iran and finally in 2015, when you decided to run for real. You chose the worst possible year, my friend — there are currently 17 GOP candidates. read more » New state law suspends CAHSEE administration September 13, 2015 — by Kyle Wang On Aug. 26, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 725 into law to temporarily suspend the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). As a result, starting in 2016, high schoolers will no longer need to pass the test to graduate, and the class of 2018 will likely not take the exam this spring. read more » Netflix data mining: A collapsing House of Cards September 11, 2015 — by Kyle Wang Netflix now uses data collected from users to determine what types of shows to produce. This damages ingenuity inherent in the creation of great TV shows and violates user privacy — and that’s a problem. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.