Tech is not automatically great in the classroom April 29, 2019 — by Michael Zhang Reporter argues that schools should reconsider before investing into tech. read more » College merchandise is too expensive March 27, 2019 — by Michael Zhang Gear needs to be less costly especially since we’re already paying tuition. read more » Newcomers Goff and McVay will best veterans Brady and Belichick January 30, 2019 — by Michael Zhang Reporter argues that the Rams will break the Patriots' winning streak in Super Bowl LIII. 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 » Controversial new NFL rules seek to protect the quarterback October 23, 2018 — by Michael Zhang New NFL rules that attempt to protect players from injuries create complaints about the subjectivity of the penalizations. read more » ‘Shotgunning’ colleges isn’t as good as you think September 12, 2018 — by Michael Zhang Students opinion on shotgunning stories read more » Sleeping 10 hours much harder than expected September 10, 2018 — by Michael Zhang Reporter attempts to sleep ten hours per night for a week, and finds it to be a difficult task. 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 » Baseball wins league, but loses in second round of CCS May 30, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Michael Zhang Baseball wins the league, but lose in the second round of CCS. read more » Baseball team’s spirit reinvigorated by recent wins April 3, 2018 — by Patrick Li and Michael Zhang Basball team plans to win league and qualify for CCS 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 » Behind the doors of staff development days March 29, 2018 — by Alexandra Li and Michael Zhang March 19th marked the second year of being able to collaborate with colleagues in a way that each department determines — a radical change from the traditional top-down, administration-driven collaborations of previous years. read more » Methods of measuring student ability need improvement March 26, 2018 — by Michael Zhang By narrowing the scope of examinations and adjusting standards locally, accuracy of assessing student ability could be improved. read more » Baseball: Falcons seek to dominate El Camino February 11, 2018 — by Michael Zhang With the loss of three alumni, the boys are hopeful that the three key sophomore additions will fill in these gaps. 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 » 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 » Social media is unrealistic but has both positive and negative impacts February 8, 2018 — by Selena Liu and Michael Zhang One of those CASSY therapists, Kaitlin Eastland, said about 50 percent of students talk to her about something related to social media, and an even higher proportion acknowledge that being on a screen in general interferes with academics. read more » Perception of feminism hurts real feminists February 8, 2018 — by Michael Zhang These actions also downplay the courage of women in societies where their natural rights are prohibited. read more » Community college students save money, have abundant options December 9, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Michael Zhang In 2014, UC officials put in place a policy that makes it easier to transfer to UC schools from community colleges. read more » Students prefer new schedule December 9, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Michael Zhang According to Gao, who had a seventh period and did swimming along with water polo last year, another con of the new schedule is that seventh periods, which last until 3:45, sometimes conflict with sports. read more » Mexican exchange student enjoys visiting Saratoga December 9, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja and Michael Zhang Additionally, Narayan made sure to satisfy Cortes’s interest in American culture. During his stay, the two had Thanksgiving dinner and went Black Friday shopping, where Cortes bought a pair of joggers. read more » Celebrities aren’t being punished like their peers December 7, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Hollywood sexual harrassment is finally being exposed read more » New PA system presents unexpected challenges November 6, 2017 — by Jessica Wang and Michael Zhang New digital systems and old analog systems don't always mesh, and the school is trying to figure out the best solution. 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 » Money still available in Measure E to fund future projects October 27, 2017 — by Michael Zhang and Emilie Zhou Measure E, a bond that asked voters for $99 million, has funded new projects for both Saratoga and Los Gatos High. 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 » One-wheel wonder: Sophomore learns to unicycle October 22, 2017 — by Michael Zhang The vast majority of students arrive at school by foot, bike or by car — but not sophomore Daniel Robinson. While others dread the morning commute to school, he easily navigates the streets on his unicycle. 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 » When a parent lives far away, students learn independence September 15, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Michael Zhang After being away from her parents, Junior Angie Yang finds herself needing to complete chores like fixing toilets and changing light bulbs more than she would if her father were around. read more » Pro: Breakfast is egg-sential September 13, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Reporter argues that breakfast is an essential meal of the day. read more » Another large freshman class enrolls at SHS September 13, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia and Michael Zhang Freshmen and sophomore numbers are gettinf higher each year. read more » 100 Word Rants September 12, 2017 — by Esha Lakhotia, Muthu Palaniappan, and Michael Zhang Reporters argue against California stereotypes that they face. read more » Attendance for spirit events should not be mandatory May 3, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Sophomore's opinion on mandatory attendence for rallies and school events. read more » Badminton: Falcons end season 1-11, will likely move down to El Camino league next year May 3, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen and Michael Zhang Badminton team argues against stacking-strategy used by Palo Alto. read more » SHS to transition to Google Accounts May 1, 2017 — by Michael Zhang School-wide transition to google email accounts. read more » Young teacher mistakes: the time a math teacher forgot about one of his students April 25, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Math teacher recounts mistakes early on in his career. read more » Trading cards for video games April 23, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Sophomore discusses how his love for trading cards slowly evolved into a love for video games. read more » School to offer State Seal of Biliteracy on diplomas March 11, 2017 — by Michelle Lee and Michael Zhang Starting with this year’s senior class, both Saratoga High School and Los Gatos High School are offering their students a chance to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas. read more » Fake news can’t be ignored March 11, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Sophomore shares opinion on George Orwell's novel "1984" and its relations to society. read more » Overcoming setbacks, Robinson returns to job after two surgeries February 10, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Principal Robinson returns to school following surgery. read more » AMC to take place; math club looks forward to foster interest January 29, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang With changes to the American Mathematics Competition (AMC), qualification for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) will be more challenging this year. read more » District boundaries are here to stay, and that’s a good thing for education January 25, 2017 — by Michael Zhang Keeping a number of SHS students benefits all. read more » Besides being ‘chill,’ History in Film offers different perspectives January 24, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Michael Zhang History in Film proves to be more than just a fun class, as students share their educational experiences in the class. read more » Saratoga students are not receiving enough sleep January 22, 2017 — by Angela Liu and Michael Zhang But while staying up late to study for this one test may have short term benefits, such as a grade boost or a GPA raise, it can raise many long term concerns. read more » Students seek recognition at first off-campus math competition December 15, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang Students attend various math competitions. read more » Robinson out until January due to complications from back surgery November 21, 2016 — by Michael Zhang As the result of an unexpected second back surgery to clear up problems from an earlier surgery this fall, principal Paul Robinson will likely be forced to miss the rest of the semester as he recovers. read more » Large P.E class presents challenges; hiring of second teacher helps solve them October 13, 2016 — by Kitty Huang and Michael Zhang Class sizes at SHS grow read more » Smaller class sizes benefit both teachers and students October 11, 2016 — by Michael Zhang The average class size in Saratoga High this year is 29, compared to 27 from the 2015-16 school year according to assistant principal Brian Safine. Although the influx may not seem significant, some classes feel — and are — much larger. For instance, teacher Richard Ellis’s seventh-period sports P.E. class now contains nearly 80 students, which led to the school hiring an assistant to help him with the huge group. read more » Semifinalists looking to advance in competition September 14, 2016 — by Michael Zhang On Sept. 14, it was announced that 31 seniors who scored in the top 1 percent will be advancing in the competition as National Merit Semifinalists. read more » Pokémon Go helps make real-world connections September 8, 2016 — by Michael Zhang Sophomore talks about experience with Pokemon Go read more » Large freshman class presents challenges September 8, 2016 — by Francesca Chu and Michael Zhang How the school is coping with the freshman class' 10-year-high numbers read more » Yim steps down as Math Club adviser September 8, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Michael Zhang After eight years of supervising and building the school’s math club into a national-level powerhouse, math teacher PJ Yim has stepped down from his role as the club’s adviser. read more » True Life: I am a top 200 gamer June 6, 2011 — by Michael Zhang Eyes peeled in front of his computer, junior Ryan Nguyen waits for the slightest movement on his screen. Suddenly, from the top corner of his minimap, he detects enemy units charging towards his base. Nguyen’s left hand sweeps deftly across the keyboard as his right hand clicks furiously to thwart the attack. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.