STEM contest prep: Asian American students fight or flounder in the toughest educational institutes in the Bay Area March 29, 2020 — by Mathew Luo The demand for STEM contest prep has created a plethora of high-level teaching institutions, with mixed reviews and results read more » Tutorial scanners provide many improvements February 9, 2020 — by Mathew Luo With the school’s hands tied by California’s instructional minutes law, the new tutorial scan-in system makes tutorial more hassle-free and allows tutorial appointments to be booked online. read more » ‘50s music has gems apart from popular rock songs January 26, 2020 — by Mathew Luo Though many remember the ‘50s for Presley’s classics and other rock and roll, many less popular hits in jazz and bebop as well as other musical styles remain underappreciated. read more » Nostalgia games are beautiful December 2, 2019 — by Mathew Luo I don’t like Fortnite, but I love me some flash games. read more » Modern day Gulag: Santa’s Workshop is anything but merry November 20, 2019 — by Mathew Luo Santa’s regime is de-elvenizing and brutal, but hope abounds as attitudes change in his workshop and in the world. read more » Seniors step up enthusiasm for Homecoming quad day September 26, 2019 — by Mathew Luo Seniors are ramping up practice intensity in anticipation of their last Homecoming quad day. read more » Impactful history surrounds Saratoga’s Kevin Moran Park March 26, 2019 — by Kaitlyn Tsai and Mathew Luo In light of upcoming death anniversary, maintenance supervisor Brian Moran remembers his late brother. read more » Teacher wellness programs received positively March 26, 2019 — by Mathew Luo and Aaria Thomas Since last fall, the newly created District Wellness Committee has organized wellness programs and activities for all LGSUHSD staff. read more » Quiz Bowl team places second at Cal Cup 3 March 26, 2019 — by Rohan Kumar and Mathew Luo The competitive division of the quiz bowl team took second place after losing two hard-fought matches against Stanford Online High School. read more » Art should be enhanced by minority experiences, not defined by it March 8, 2019 — by Mathew Luo Reporter argues that injecting identity politics into writing should be done with caution to avoid unimaginative and repetitive themes. read more » History Bowl’s varsity A falls to Pi-oneers February 14, 2019 — by Mathew Luo All six history bowl teams competed at the regional History Bowl tournament at Saratoga High on Feb. 10, showing marked improvement from their previous tournament in October read more » Wrestlers send three members to CCS after a season of rebuilding February 14, 2019 — by Mathew Luo and Phoebe Wang Under coach Kirk Abe’s leadership, the wrestling team sends three members to CCS and attracts over a dozen new members this season. read more » The Gen Z Rosetta Stone February 12, 2019 — by Mathew Luo The crude way we express ourselves in conversation holds many secrets. read more » Wrestling: Team’s increase in membership makes up for key losses December 12, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Phoebe Wang Abe’s transition back to Head Coach adds stability and inspiration to the team. read more » Flipped learning is often counterproductive December 11, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Flipped learning must be applied properly to gain beneficial results. read more » Leadership’s freeform schedule essential to its function December 10, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Siva Sambasivam While it may seem that leadership does little in class, in reality, commissioners use that time to plan future activities. read more » History Bowl team places second at regional tournament November 2, 2018 — by Rohan Kumar and Mathew Luo The team will focus more on individual study to prepare for the next tournament in Feburary. read more » Supercell, buff Elite Barbarians please October 31, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Reporter outlines his daily obsession with Clash Royale. read more » As concerns grow, training and regulation improve safety for high school football players October 31, 2018 — by Mathew Luo High school football regulations borrow from the NFL, improving the sport's safety beyond girls' soccer. read more » Boys cross country: Despite the lack of superstar runners, team anticipates solid results at CCS October 30, 2018 — by Mathew Luo By running as a cohesive group, the 11 members of the CCS lineup hope to overtake teams that rely on star runners. read more » What is it really like to become a doctor? October 29, 2018 — by Neeti Badve and Mathew Luo Saratogans recount their journeys through the medical field read more » Quiz Bowlers place second at the first California Cup October 29, 2018 — by Rohan Kumar and Mathew Luo Senior captain Kiran Rachamallu "did not expect to get second." read more » Physical textbooks are physical burdens September 27, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Reporter analyzes the cons of carrying physical textbooks. read more » Boys’ cross country team ramps up intensity September 27, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Boys' cross country runs impressive results at recent meet at the Earlybird Invitational at Toro Park on Sept. 14. read more » It’s time to join the race May 23, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Reporter shares story of the race to college. read more » Standardized testing necessary as metric for aptitude May 14, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Standardized tests are valuable as a metric for colleges and others to measure student performance. The presence of a metric is also of great benefit for students as they gauge their own abilities and try to decide on career choices. read more » JV History Bowl team places 5th nationally May 14, 2018 — by Mathew Luo The History Bowl teams' success this year has been the best since 2015, when the Saratoga varsity team won first place at nationals. read more » Boys’ tennis: Team suffers disappointing defeat in second round of CCS May 9, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Howard Tang Boy's Tennis suffers defeat to end season. read more » Team tries to rebuild itself after key losses April 1, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Howard Tang The match against Monta Vista was a closer one than the final score indicated, with Stefan Meier having a tough loss to a Monta Vista senior. read more » XuBin Liu adjusts to new country and school environment March 26, 2018 — by Connie Liang and Mathew Luo China transfer student adjusts to freedom and a new kind of academic pressure read more » Wrestling: Blom and Liddle make CCS tourney March 20, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Rahul Vadlakonda After qualifying to CCS Masters Championships, wrestlers prevented from participating due to injuries. read more » Actress decides to pursue theater in college after participating in unique plays January 25, 2018 — by Mathew Luo and Howard Tang Senior Hannah Yoon avidly pursues her passion toward theater, which she plans to major in college. read more » Extracurricular STEM classes little more than expensive daycare January 25, 2018 — by Mathew Luo Columnist criticizes students' overreliance on expensive STEM tutoring classes. read more » Wrestling: Coach confident freshman will do well for small team November 28, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Rahul Vadlakonda The wrestling team has struggled in the past with a drop in members. read more » Wrestling team looks to increase participation November 28, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Rahul Vadlakonda Despite the declining number of wrestlers, coaches remain optimistic that the team will recover in the future. read more » Substitute finds joy in teaching teens November 28, 2017 — by Annissa Mu and Mathew Luo Substituting allows mother to spend more time with daughter. read more » Students find RMS and SHS electives similar in name but different in content November 27, 2017 — by Annissa Mu and Mathew Luo Redwood's elective classes may be insufficient in preparing students for highschool level electives. read more » Superscoring benefits colleges, not exemplary students October 25, 2017 — by Alex Wang and Mathew Luo Columnists argue that while superscoring seems advantageous to both students and colleges, it is actually an unfair system. read more » Cross country teams try to keep pace October 19, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Elaine Sun Results of the recent boys' and girls' country meets. read more » Library experiences decline with physical books October 17, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Howard Tang Despite a lack of student interest in physical resources, librarians work hard to maintain their collection of books. read more » Counselors describe their side of college application process October 13, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Alex Wang Staff guide students through the college application process read more » New music building opens to a chorus of praise September 7, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Mathew Luo Music students have more room to practice, easier access to McAfee Center in 23,000 square foot structure. read more » Cross Country Preview September 5, 2017 — by Mathew Luo and Elaine Sun Preview for upcoming season of boys' and girls' cross country. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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