Lil Baby brings the heat with new album ‘My Turn’ March 30, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Kevin Sze The rising rapper’s second album proves he belongs among the greats of today’s hip-hop game read more » The stigma of revealing mental health issues for professional athletes March 21, 2020 — by Leo Cao and Ethan Lin Many athletes are now speaking out about their struggles with mental health in order to combat the public’s perception of it. read more » Why the San Francisco 49ers will win the Super Bowl January 28, 2020 — by Leo Cao The 49ers and Chiefs are headed toward a classic in Super Bowl LIV. Here’s why the 49ers have an edge. 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 » Football ends with loss to Carmel in CCS Quarterfinals November 25, 2019 — by Siva Sambasivam and Leo Cao After steamrolling through the regular season into the Division 4 Playoffs, the 6-seeded Falcons lost to 3-seeded Carmel 62-43. read more » Mario Kart Tour offers fun and simple take on classic series November 15, 2019 — by Leo Cao Mario Kart Tour races to the App Store with addicting gameplay but incompetent monetization strategies. read more » 100 Word Rants October 17, 2019 — by Kaitlyn Tsai, Kaasha Minocha, Manasi Garg, Leo Cao Lack of bathroom pass holders make passes unsanitary, chewing with mouth open is nasty, reporter wants clothes to fit correctly in the fitting room, not at home after a couple hours of sewing, reporter complains about expensive vending machine snacks. read more » Football: Falcons lose first league game at home to Gunn October 15, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Siva Sambasivam Falcons think they can win out on their way to playing in CCS. read more » There are many reasons to avoid Season 3 of ‘13 Reasons Why’ October 14, 2019 — by Leo Cao The third season returns with a similar callousness as previous two seasons read more » The 49ers rebuild is over: It is time to win October 9, 2019 — by Leo Cao This year’s 49ers are the real deal, don’t be surprised by a deep playoff run. read more » Football team looks build on 2-0 start September 10, 2019 — by Siva Sambasivam and Leo Cao After scoring a combined 91 points within their first two games, and only giving up two scores total, the football squad will look to continue its hot streak during the hardest stretch of the season. read more » Solar panels save money and are step toward greener schools September 9, 2019 — by Leo Cao Advancements in technology and quicker returns on investments make solar panels a better investment than they used to be. read more » Sony announces ‘Spider-man’ to leave Marvel Cinematic Universe September 6, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Alan Zu Disney and Sony’s dispute ends Marvel’s involvement in Spider-man. read more » From the archives: The Falcon looks back on the school’s first 60 years August 30, 2019 — by Leo Cao 1989: Board of trustees’ ban of smoking on campus leads to controversy (story published in the September 29, 1989, edition of The Falcon; original story written by Sheryl Rothmuller.) read more » Golf team tops league standings, looks toward CCS April 26, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang The boys’ golf team clinched the league title for the first time in six years after beating Palo Alto, earning them an automatic CCS bid. read more » Why teachers should embrace technology in classrooms April 25, 2019 — by Leo Cao Looking at where educational methods and tools have come from and where they are going in the future, technology’s importance in the classroom is more evident now than ever. read more » Teaching cursive outdated April 25, 2019 — by Leo Cao New technologies make the dull, repetitive handwriting obsolete. read more » Golf: Talented team jumps to hot start March 26, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang The team, with all six players as returning players, sits atop of the league standings with a 4-0 record. read more » Facebook’s research app invades privacy March 25, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang Tech giant pays teens for total access to their phone activity read more » ‘Sex Education’: intimate and relatable March 11, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang The new Netflix show tackles pressing topics in teenage life while incorporating humor, an intriguing storyline and likeable characters. read more » ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ exemplifies Dreamworks’ animation talent, impresses most March 11, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Andrew Lee A satisfying conclusion to a family friendly and emotional animated trilogy amazes audiences but still has flaws. 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 » Too often self-help books enrich authors without benefiting readers January 31, 2019 — by Leo Cao and Andrew Lee Books categorized as "self-help" often gain status as bestsellers despite not helping readers. 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 » Why the Patriots will win Super Bowl LIII January 28, 2019 — by Leo Cao On Feb. 3, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will be competing in the Super Bowl for the Lombardi Trophy. read more » ‘Creed II’ a predictable but satisfying sequel November 27, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang Reporters describe a creative film sequel read more » Football team’s season ends on heartbreaking, high-scoring CCS loss November 27, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang Turnovers prove costly vs. Gonzales High on Nov. 9. 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 » California’s gender quotas for corporate boards unnecessary October 16, 2018 — by Leo Cao Reporter argues against new law imposed to create gender diversity. read more » Falcons bounce back from early-season losses October 16, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang George Bian ties school record with four receiving touchdowns in game vs. Gunn. read more » Favorite sports moment: Curry cooks up a miracle October 15, 2018 — by Leo Cao Reporter recounts close win by Golden State Warriors. read more » YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI fight to draw in boxing match September 10, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang YouTubers compete in a widely-publicized boxing match. read more » ‘The Wizard of Oz’: Will it be a great theme? September 4, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Andrew Lee Reporters discuss "The Wizard of Oz" and whether or not it will be a good theme for the Junior Class Homecoming. read more » Season preview: Football looks to succeed after moving down September 4, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang Sophomore running back Tyler Chaffin will be among the sophomores to make the leap to varsity this year. read more » Boys’ golf ends CCS drought May 6, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Alex Wang Led by talented underclassmen, the golf team looks to be a contender for years to come. read more » Improved ‘Tomb Raider’ is still emotionally inadequate April 1, 2018 — by Leo Cao Her physical appearance and complexity have drastically evolved the release of the game 22 years ago. In that game, as well as two “Tomb Raider” films released in 2001 and 2003 that starred Angelina Jolie, Croft was portrayed as a sex symbol, noted for her buxom bosom and tight clothes. read more » Boys’ golf team looks to build on strong start April 1, 2018 — by Leo Cao With more matches under their belt, the team’s three freshmen — twin brother Albert and Geoffrey Jing and Michael Burry — are becoming more comfortable during their matches. read more » Movement participation: an individual, not group decision March 29, 2018 — by Leo Cao Campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, the feminist movement and LGBTQ social movements all have many supporters who regularly hold protests to raise awareness for their cause. read more » Boys’ basketball: Falcons pick up big wins to improve in league February 13, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Patrick Li In addition to their goals for the league season, players are also looking toward the post-season. After losing in the championship game last year, the Falcons have their eyes set on winning CCS division 3 this year. read more » Jimmy Garoppolo leads a 49ers reawakening February 8, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Kevin Sze Reporters reveal their excitement surrounding the recent news that Jimmy Garoppolo, the understudy of arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, is coming to the Bay Area in exchange for a second-round draft pick. read more » Cafeteria’s new ID card payment method has some flaws, many benefits February 8, 2018 — by Leo Cao and Michael Zhang Even after students gained more experience using the ID cards, they noticed that the time spent waiting in lines was not always shorter than the previous cash-only system. read more » Mental toughness is key to athletes’ success February 8, 2018 — by Kevin Sze and Leo Cao For the next nine months, Liu was not allowed to take to the field with her teammates, and in that period, she went through a period of mental growth and an increased sense of self-belief. read more » Columnist: Team sports teach important life lessons February 8, 2018 — by Leo Cao Team sports push players to rely on someone else, essential to development of healthy relationships, growth of businesses and creating strong friendships. read more » Boys’ golf team ready for more successful season February 8, 2018 — by Leo Cao During practice, the team wants to stress the importance of focus throughout their matches in order to reduce strokes. read more » Boys’ basketball: Falcons pull off OT win vs. Branham December 10, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Patrick Li Freshmen Chu and King also come off the bench, and both are strong 3-point shooters. Although young, these two are getting valuable experience playing at the highest level. 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 » Holiday Rally helps cap a first semester December 9, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Leo Cao With the holiday season in full swing and the semester coming to an end, the rally commission worked hard to improve their annual holiday rally with new ideas and approaches. 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 » Common Roots branches out December 9, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Leo Cao The club held a teacher-student forum on Dec. 8. read more » Strong familial relationships are vital to teenagers December 7, 2017 — by Leo Cao Reporters argues that students need strong familial relationships, contrary to what they might portray. read more » Column: When Trump bashes professional athletes, no one wins October 27, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Kevin Sze Recently, the league and the rest of the sports world were thrown into further controversial political territory with the inflammatory and unnecessary involvement of President Trump. read more » Why Adidas is surpassing the Swoosh October 19, 2017 — by Leo Cao Reporter argues that Adidas has now overpassed Nike. read more » The culture of hypebeasts October 19, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Kevin Sze Reporters review this new trend as well as ask students their thoughts on hypebeast clothing. read more » U.S. is losing its status as world power October 19, 2017 — by Leo Cao and Michael Zhang Columnists claim that the United States is a superpower in decline. read more » Controversial ‘promposals’ at Los Gatos inspire district to take action against racism September 17, 2017 — by Leo Cao For Saratoga High’s representatives, discussion centered around the ongoing racial interpretation of academics and fostering a community of inclusion. read more » ASMR: A great experience unexplainable in words September 14, 2017 — by Leo Cao ASMR can be triggered by many different stimuli, including the sound of soft voices, people working quietly or squishing slime. read more » Sophomore Homecoming preparations can’t get a day off September 14, 2017 — by Andrew Lee and Leo Cao With an increase in participation, the sophomores have been able to add K-pop and co-ed pair dances for the first time to their Quad Day performance. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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