Royalty honored at halftime of Homecoming game along with fall teams September 24, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Seniors Paul Hulme and Taylor Chu were chosen as this year’s monarchs. read more » 25 years later: SHS’s version of a staggering March Madness upset April 3, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Howard Shu Feb. 26, 2023 marked the 25th anniversary of the No. 16 Saratoga versus the No. 1 Seaside men’s basketball CCS upset, the biggest upset in SHS and CCS history. read more » Science Bowl team places first at regionals, heads to nationals March 26, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Anthony Wang For the first time in school history, the school Science Bowl team qualified for the National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. read more » 5-member wrestling team hopes to increase size in future February 15, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Senior Sohum Bhan, the sole varsity wrestler on the team, expects the program to expand with younger members recruiting incoming freshmen to join. read more » Wildcats deal blow to Falcons’ CCS chances February 13, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra, Nikhil Mathihalli and Andy Zhu The team continues to play their hardest despite the injuries and setbacks. read more » Season preview: Badminton returns to rebuilding after 2022 postseason success February 13, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and William Norwood The badminton team hopes to come back strong despite losing key players and changing head coaches. read more » MSET Fish work to build new robot for ‘Charged Up’ FRC season February 12, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli After their kickoff on Jan. 9 where the MSET Fish learned about their new game, the team has started preparing for their two upcoming regional tournaments. read more » Bombay in the Bay video process aims to recognize long-time senior participants February 12, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli This year Bombay in the Bay (BNB) officers are hoping to connect with each other and performers while fostering a theme of “nostalgia” through the iconic BnB videos. read more » February Break travel guide: 48 hours in Carmel-by-the-Sea February 10, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Nikhil Mathihalli The Falcon assembled the perfect itinerary for a quick February break weekend trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea. read more » Students disappointed with another 49ers NFC Championship loss February 9, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Kavya Patel Juniors Emily Ta and Josh Ta and senior Max Timmons reflect on the bittersweet season with brutal quarterback injuries and a Cinderella story from third-string quarterback Brock Purdy, but ultimately another loss right before the Super Bowl. read more » 80 students join winter percussion December 6, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Winter percussion has split into two groups of practice in order to be prepared for their upcoming performances. read more » Enjoy a sandy winter break vacation in relaxing Cambria December 6, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Nikhil Mathihalli Snowy places may be nice to visit during winter, but the beach is a different kind of winter wonderland. read more » 2 seniors advance in Coca-Cola Scholars program December 5, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Agarwal and Mathihalli were selected as two of 1,557 Semifinalists out of a pool of more than 91,000 applicants. read more » Quiz Bowl wins first two tournaments, qualifies for national tournament December 1, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli, Aiden Ye and Zack Zhang The Saratoga Quiz Bowl Club has also expanded its team to Redwood Middle School in order to train incoming novices early on. read more » Huge turnout expected for Winter formal at Great America November 30, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The theme of the dance is “Met Gala Afterparty.” read more » It’s autumn and time to celebrate November 6, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Autumn comes with perfect weather, time with family and lots of sports. read more » The juniors had the best quad-day performance October 20, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Nikhil Mathihalli The class of ‘24 significantly stepped it up this year with an amazing performance, easily outperforming the weaker performances from the other grades. read more » Soundings literary magazine to have two issues, seeks to gain wider participation October 19, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The staff will publish its winter edition online and hopes to fundraise enough money to print a glossy magazine during the spring semester. read more » Subs fill in for history and math teachers on leave October 19, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli, Nilay Mishra and Jonathan Si After history teacher Margarita Morelle left for the rest of the fall semester, substitute Chris Rasmussen will now teach AP U.S. History and History in Film while retired longtime teacher Kim Anzalone will teach AP U.S. History. read more » Top 10 subreddits September 29, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye Who doesn’t love wasting their time looking at random subreddit posts? read more » We wish COVID was over; it’s not September 24, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Anthony Wang Although the pandemic is starting to die down, we still need to be careful in order to prevent the spread of the virus. read more » Class of ‘15 valedictorian recalls high school memories — and her Falcon love story September 21, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Class of ‘15 alumna Sabrina Chen looks back on her high school academics, while also recognizing how they pale in comparison to the relationships and social experiences that high school gave her. read more » English teacher Megan Laws steps up as new yearbook adviser September 12, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Nikhil Mathihalli Former adviser Michael Tyler advised The Talisman for 25 years. read more » 28 in the Class of 2023 announced as National Merit Semifinalists September 11, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The California cutoff score was around 1480 this year. read more » ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ highlights everything wrong with the Marvel Cinematic Universe September 10, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The fourth Thor movie has too much comedy and a subpar plot, making it one of the lowlights of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. read more » Robotics teams clash against the world’s best teams in Houston May 30, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Daniel Wu MSET Fish and MSET Cuttlefish competed at Houston from April 20 to April 23 during the FIRST Robotics World Championship. read more » 73 questions: conversations with the school community May 30, 2022 — by Lena Aribi, Meher Bhatnagar, Christina Chang, Lynn Dai, Victoria Hu, Hannah Lee, Jonny Luo, Shannon Ma, Nikhil Mathihalli and Sarah Zhou The Falcon interviewed a number of students and teachers on campus to formulate this Vogue-inspired story. read more » Pickett retires after 9 years of teaching math at the school May 20, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye Pickett will miss teaching at the school but looks forward to having more time to herself read more » Top 10 Michaels May 12, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Arnav Swamy Michael. read more » STEM competitions spotlight top achievers April 28, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Continuing a history of academic excellence, students continue to perform well in competitions read more » Banner year for robotics: Both major teams to compete in Worlds April 1, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The school’s FRC team — MSET Fish — qualified for the World Division Tournament during their March 28 regional tournament read more » Tamasha highlights Bollywood culture at the school April 1, 2022 — by Lynn Dai and Nikhil Mathihalli The dance team performed at their most recent Bollywood dance showcase on March 24 at Dublin High read more » Guacamole is the worst March 20, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli I just don’t understand why people think it’s so good. read more » Boys’ volleyball hopes to avoid injuries that plagued them last year March 20, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Viraaj Reddi After bringing in a new coach and recovering from various injuries, the boys' volleyball team looks to make a run at CCS. read more » With young roster, badminton seeks to develop skills March 18, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The team is led by senior Adrian Mar. read more » Post-pandemic woes: Yearbook, ASB face funding issues March 17, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Due to low sales during the pandemic, some school programs have experienced major funding problems, such as yearbook’s $20,000 projected deficit this year. read more » Same-subject classes should have similar policies, assessments and difficulty March 16, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye More coordination needed in some subject areas. read more » Two regionals put MSET Fish’s robot to the test March 15, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Arnav Swamy After their season started on Jan. 9, Team 649 MSET Fish has faced many challenges as they look to finish their robot in time for their regional tournaments. read more » The Saratoga Library: at the heart of the city March 12, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli One of the best places to visit in Saratoga, the Saratoga Library has left me with many fond memories over the years. read more » Sources of Strength organizes Valentine’s day flower sale to fund mental health awareness projects March 12, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli After Sources of Strength training, the club has seen a boost in participation, which has allowed it to split into multiple groups to focus on different campaigns. read more » Bombay in the Bay dazzles in person March 10, 2022 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Nikhil Mathihalli This school year, after many struggles, the show was able to be performed live with COVID-19 restrictions. read more » 100-word rant: Please, I don’t want to freeze in class March 10, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli 100 word rant read more » Students see success in competitions, scholarships March 2, 2022 — by Selina Chen, Allen Luo, Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The robotics team, speech and debate team, Model UN and Mock Trial saw numerous students win prestigious awards, while two seniors advanced to regional finalist status for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. read more » Seniors Vignav Ramesh and Anouk Yeh selected as Coca-Cola Scholars Regional Finalists February 4, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Ramesh and Yeh were selected as two of 250 regional finalists out of a pool of 65,000 applicants for the $20,000 scholarship. read more » Academic clubs prepare to host respective competitions February 1, 2022 — by Jonny Luo, Nikhil Mathihalli, and Aiden Ye Science Club, Math Club, Science Bowl and Quiz Bowl prepare to organize and compete in academic competitions during the second semester read more » After months of deliberation, school board leaves bell schedule unchanged January 21, 2022 — by Andrew Lin and Nikhil Mathihalli A survey found that 50% of respondents preferred to keep the fall bell schedule, influencing the district’s decision. read more » Boys’ soccer finds early league success January 21, 2022 — by Annie Liu, Nikhil Mathihalli and Tiffany Wang The Falcons are hopeful for the upcoming season due to the addition of many strong underclassmen joining the team. read more » Bombay in the Bay still on track for in-person performance January 20, 2022 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Nikhil Mathihalli ICAC faces several challenges trying to return to a traditional show. read more » Top 10 excuses for not returning your friend’s pencil January 18, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye Yes, we’ve all been there before. read more » Quiz Bowl to send its top team to nationals December 3, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The competitive team placed second at Cal Cup 1 and qualified for the High School National Championship Tournament. read more » Football season cut short by lack of healthy players November 18, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The team hopes returning players and a strong incoming freshmen class will bolster the program. read more » A deep dive into popular cereals November 17, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye Don’t know what to eat today morning? We got your back. read more » School sees increase in iPad usage for both students and staff November 9, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Teachers and students transitioned find it easier to take notes and easily export documents using an iPad and apple pencil. read more » Being unvaccinated amid a push for vaccination November 4, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli Three members of the SHS community — a vaccinated student and unvaccinated student and teacher — shed their insight on unvaccinated students at SHS. read more » Why can’t I make decisions? November 2, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli My inability to choose between options has caused problems in my academic and culinary life. read more » MSET Fish exceed expectations at CalGames October 8, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The robotics team was third seed and won the competition’s Founder’s award. read more » Homecoming bounces back October 8, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli Despite losing a year off due to COVID-19, Homecoming performances didn’t lose a beat. read more » Falcons kick off league season with a win and a loss October 7, 2021 — by Andy Chen, Jonny Luo, Nikhil Mathihalli and Shaan Sridhar Football team hopes to mimic their Homecoming game success in upcoming ones. read more » Speech and debate, facing challenges on all fronts, begins to find solutions October 7, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Shreya Rallabandi Despite fundraising and coaching challenges, the club is looking forward to continuing their success this year. read more » Top 10 ways to get bored October 6, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Aiden Ye Now that quarantine is over, we need new ways to get bored! read more » Quiz Bowl practices remain online to mimic tournament setting October 6, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Jonny Luo After the loss of a few key players, Quiz Bowl hopes to carry momentum from last year’s success and dominate like before. read more » MSET Fish exceed expectations at CalGames October 6, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The robotics team was third seed and won the competition’s Founder’s award. read more » Delayed by a pandemic, sophomores struggle with first quad day performance October 3, 2021 — by Nikhil Mathihalli After missing their first year of homecoming to the pandemic, sophomores faced issues with participation leading up to the performance. read more » Music department back on track after rough pandemic year September 20, 2021 — by Shannon Ma and Nikhil Mathihalli The long awaited Europe tour scheduled for the upcoming summer read more » As promised, district offers online program for ‘21-‘22 September 10, 2021 — by Howard Shu and Nikhil Mathihalli Students uncomfortable returning to in-person school during the pandemic may enroll in an online Independent Study Program read more » Recapping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics September 10, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli For the third consecutive year, the American Olympic team takes home the most gold medals. read more » Visuals by Nikhil October 19, 2022: Soundings literary magazine to have two issues, seeks to gain wider participation The Soundings magazine staff meets during an Oct. 19 tutorial in English teacher Amy Keys’s room. 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