Q&A with Megan Farrell: the District’s new Title IX coordinator March 10, 2021 — by Marisa Kingsley and Shreya Rallabandi Farrell will work on establishing protocol on how the district addresses claims of sexual harassment and assault, among other issues. read more » Local bookstores stay afloat amid COVID-19 restrictions March 10, 2021 — by Marisa Kingsley Navigating staffing shortages, reduced customer capacity, and the popularity of ebooks, local bookstores still find community support and workarounds. read more » 2019 alumna leads guided meditation with ‘Chaotic Calm’ podcast February 21, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Marisa Kingsley Annie Xu discusses a wide range of topics that college and high school students experience, hoping to help listeners “find the calm within the chaos.” read more » In lieu of fall play, drama department’s ‘Connections’ film festival hosts public screenings of student films January 13, 2021 — by Marisa Kingsley and Oliver Ye Public screenings included nine short films with talkbacks with each director. read more » In place of fall play, drama’s film festival seeks to expand student involvement November 2, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley and Oliver Ye With nine short films and 30 students, teacher hopes a student-led film festival will provide exciting learning opportunities. read more » Six candidates make their case for 2 open city council seats October 19, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley With a tight race for two seats on the council, the Falcon reached out to the candidates to better understand what voters are looking for in the upcoming local election. read more » My cat’s campaign for attention has left me at wit’s end October 16, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley This is a cry for help. read more » Anti-Racism task force aims to promote more compassionate, conscientious school environment September 18, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley The new student-led group is working with the administration to re-examine the curriculum and plan activities to enhance students’ understanding of racial justice. read more » New school resource aide adjusts to SHS amidst online learning September 1, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley and Shreya Rallabandi Erin Alongi, who previously worked with elementary schoolers, speaks about her transition into a high school environment. read more » New drama head brings technical experience, passion to the department August 29, 2020 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Marisa Kingsley Drama teacher Bryan Ringsted’s unusual background in both the acting and technical aspects of theatre has inspired him to introduce a student film festival this year. read more » Cast of ‘Freaky Friday’ continues to rehearse, memorialize the show June 27, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley Students have taken the phrase “the show must go on” to heart, recording videos of singing, acting and choreography over Zoom read more » After six years, English teach Susanna Ryan says goodbye to SHS as husband gets a new job in Alabama May 19, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley English and World Geography teacher Susanna Ryan reflects on her six years at SHS and the impact the SHS community has had on her. read more » Community organizations play vital role in supporting local residents through shelter-in-place orders April 28, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley Even as local businesses and organizations shut their doors, many continue to stay open to serve the most vulnerable in the Saratoga community and beyond. read more » Bread-making is a valuable skill — and one I’m still learning April 19, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley My North Dakota ancestors are rolling in their graves. read more » Not just another statistic: an examination of teen suicide March 9, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley and Andy Chen With teen suicides surging in the past decade, students share their own battles with suicide and what can be done to prioritize students’ mental health. read more » 2010s TV: How the rise in streaming services radically shaped the media landscape January 29, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley The popularity of services such as Netflix and Amazon has ushered in a new era of TV shows and high levels of media consumption. read more » Junior fencer to compete in Junior Olympics January 29, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Marisa Kingsley Junior Aaria Thomas manages to compete in regional and national competitions while balancing a demanding workload. read more » Cast list released for spring musical ‘Freaky Friday’ January 26, 2020 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang Compared to previous years, the drama department tackles a modern production. read more » Drama department stages ‘Sense and Sensibility’ to positive reviews November 22, 2019 — by Jessica Wang and Marisa Kingsley Annual fall play provided audiences with compelling social dynamics and complex characters. read more » How to escape your family like a pro November 20, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley Junior recalls awkward family encounters and how to deal with them. read more » Administration seeks to curb vaping through policy changes October 17, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Tiffany Wang With the hospital cases linked to vaping, the school has started to spread more awareness about the medical implications of vaping. read more » Senior’s style evolves from hand-me-downs and bolsters confidence October 17, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley Senior Jacqueline Lo combines clothes from her parents and grandparents to create her own verbose wardrobe. read more » San Jose grassroots band raises awareness of plights of immigrants October 17, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley For over 40 years, Mexican-born band Los Tigres del Norte has gained a worldwide audience through their music that details the hardships and fortitude of the people of Mexico and U.S. immigrants. read more » Changing nature of journalism risks credibility and ability to inform September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang Due to increasing digitalization of journalism, many media companies are often coerced into capitalizing off viewership while compromising credibility. read more » Drama department to tackle another Jane Austen adaptation September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang This year’s fall play, an adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility,” offers a broad range of female roles and themes connecting the story to modern audiences. read more » Seeing the bigger picture: AP Art History provides students with valuable analytical techniques September 11, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley New elective provides a unique experience for students, who learn about the world’s dynamics throughout history while analyzing art. read more » Longtime English teacher set to retire May 28, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley English teacher Cathy Head reflects on her 30 years of teaching at Saratoga High. read more » After three decades at SHS, English teacher Cathy Head preps to retire May 19, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley English teacher Cathy Head reflects on her 30 years of teaching at Saratoga High read more » Seniors continue to pursue artistic passions into college April 29, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley Art students share their experiences of creating portfolios and discovering their love of art and design. read more » CASSY’s new home won’t deter use April 29, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley With CASSY moving to the student center, they may be able to battle the growing stigma by making therapy a more normal thing on campus. read more » ‘The Sound of Music’ proves nostalgic and heartfelt April 29, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang Students recap spring musical and reflect upon the deeper undertones of family-friendly production. read more » ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks audiences, but lacks emotional punch March 28, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley and Muthu Palaniappan Reporters weigh the pros and cons of a popular movie. read more » Dog days of summer: how a summer camp taught me more responsibility March 27, 2019 — by Marisa Kingsley Reporter describes her experience as a summer camp counselor. read more » Trump administration forces biological gender and ignores transgender identities November 27, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley Regardless of President Trump's decision, we shall always support transgenders. read more » Cast members pull off challenging ‘Julius Caesar’ production November 27, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang Actors complimented for their ability to make the meaning of play clear despite language difficulties. read more » Thermond Drama Center, named after impactful parent, continues to nourish student growth November 26, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Elaine Toh The Thermond Drama Center was renamed from the Little Theater in 2011 to honor drama teacher Sarah Thermond's mother's contributions to the drama program. read more » Girls’ cross country takes on hilly Crystal Springs October 16, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley Falcons find succuess in most recent cross conutry meet read more » Fall play ‘Julius Caesar’ breaks traditional casting norms October 16, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang The drama department prepares for their fall play. read more » When students drop classes, it can lead to large classes, challenges for teachers October 15, 2018 — by Jackson Green and Marisa Kingsley Classes like English 11 and RUSH experience bloated numbers after students realize honors classes aren't the right fit. read more » ComedySportz practices begin after recruitment October 15, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang ComedySportz is back, and ready to bring some laughs! read more » Rapper overdoses shed light on drug problems in music industry October 12, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley Drug Problems in the Entertainment Industry are becoming more and more apparent. read more » New DJ headlines Back to School dance September 17, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley DJ Sir Edgar performs during Back to School Dance read more » Drama department to take on Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ for fall play September 10, 2018 — by Marisa Kingsley and Jessica Wang Drama 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