One senior’s journey: how to make the most of college applications April 9, 2022 — by Preston Fu Starting early and breaking the monster into manageable pieces works best. read more » A tale of two seniors: What we wish we had known April 9, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Preston Fu Reflections on high school successes, mistakes and misconceptions read more » A global tapestry: Students share experiences with international sports cultures February 1, 2022 — by Preston Fu and Allen Luo From the notion of “student athletes” to athletic facilities and spectator culture, countries differ substantially in their approaches to high school sports and beyond read more » Clubs should be allowed to meet during tutorial December 8, 2021 — by Jason Cheng and Preston Fu COVID-19 is killing our clubs; the school should count them as instructional minutes to revive them. read more » Coalition schools: Move to Common App October 2, 2021 — by Preston Fu Save applicants their time; the current platform stacks on an unnecessary burden. read more » Top 10 ways to avoid COVID-19 September 9, 2021 — by Allen Luo and Preston Fu Some tips to save a trip to the ICU. read more » Senior qualifies for U-17 national table tennis team September 5, 2021 — by Preston Fu and Allen Luo Senior Henrik Zhang shares his 9-year table tennis journey — from playing with his father in the garage to competing in the national team trials. read more » About half of seniors opt to return for in-person education May 13, 2021 — by Preston Fu and Benjamin Li The social and engaging nature of in-person school draws in seniors, even with COVID-19 restrictions. read more » Congress needs term limits March 26, 2021 — by Preston Fu New people and new ideas will preserve democracy. read more » Digital technology rapidly changes our approach to COVID-19 March 18, 2021 — by Preston Fu The CA Notify and NOVID mobile applications are key tools for this pandemic and the next one. read more » California’s vaccine distribution needs more than just manpower February 9, 2021 — by Preston Fu Faulty infrastructure and counterproductive legislation must be repaired to get on pace. read more » Student athletes in college balance sports and studies January 26, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Preston Fu SHS alumni reflect on how they split their time in high school, college read more » Surviv.io: the road to 20 kills January 24, 2021 — by Preston Fu A Surviv.io “semi-pro” reflects on 2-year journey, including squads with friends, game analysis and a 6-month hiatus. read more » Seeking connections in a pandemic December 11, 2020 — by Preston Fu Whether it be via social media or in-person get-togethers, students socialize with friends to normalize their lives read more » November elections frazzle nerves but teach valuable lessons December 5, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Nidhi Mathihalli Students have mixed feelings but are feeling connected and impacted by the outcomes of the current election. read more » Going test-blind distorts the college admissions process December 1, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Nilay Mishra With many colleges’ removal of standardized testing from the application, academically inclined candidates can no longer demonstrate their ability read more » Social media’s echo chamber reinforces political divide November 4, 2020 — by Preston Fu A rise in the usage of social media furthers a lack of understanding for other points of view read more » K-12 districts, including LGSUHSD, may still not be taking reopening seriously enough October 30, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Lihi Shoshani Based on the failures of colleges to reopen in person, Saratoga High should mandate testing for all students and only bring students in when truly needed until the pandemic dies down on a national scale. read more » Young adults encouraged to become poll workers amid coronavirus-induced shortage September 24, 2020 — by Preston Fu Less than half of 2016 poll workers remain for the November election due to coronavirus concerns, and many organizations aim to remedy this issue read more » Classes can benefit from major revamps September 9, 2020 — by Preston Fu Restructuring synchronous and asynchronous classes, large-group discussions and office hours would benefit students read more » Quarantine: time to buckle down and stay fit September 4, 2020 — by Preston Fu Students encourage others to exercise at home in a period we most need it. read more » Online testing functional but could be improved by implementing more project-based learning May 26, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Viraaj Reddi Projects would serve as a better means of effectively rating students’ understanding of the material. read more » Keys recognized as District Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021 May 22, 2020 — by Preston Fu Colleagues honor English teacher for her thoughtful and engaging classroom environment read more » Multi-sport athletes change focus to single sport May 6, 2020 — by Preston Fu Students reflect on their personal growth after changing their approach toward athletics. read more » Students win UCLA hacking competition with Archiscape April 23, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Viraaj Reddi Archiscape, a machine learning software designed to help realtors and architects create digital 3D models of buildings, pushes students to victory. read more » Seven win awards at online Synopsys Science Fair April 20, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Viraaj Reddi STEM students present independent research to judges through video conferences as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. read more » Achievement Awards in Writing: a mechanism for student expression April 4, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Samantha Yee AAW is a way for students to express themselves creatively and enter a national group of student writers. read more » History Bowl seniors reflect, prepare for postponed Nationals April 4, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Viraaj Reddi Team utilizes online chat software Discord to continue practicing for buzzer-based competitions read more » Students should watch their spending April 2, 2020 — by Preston Fu Editor’s note: This story was written prior to the March 13 closure of school. read more » Junior explores genres of music production April 1, 2020 — by Preston Fu Junior shifts from a piano player to a respected member of the music production community. read more » With discipline and motivation, students can overcome addiction to their phones April 1, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Bill Yuan Some use apps that specifically reward not picking up their favorite device for extended periods. read more » Exchange students navigate life away from home March 10, 2020 — by Vicky Bai and Preston Fu Foreign exchange students adapt to Saratoga and American culture. read more » Boys’ tennis resumes with solid returning players February 10, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Andrew Lee The Falcons look forward to another strong season coming off of their positive performance during the previous season, but hope to gain more in CCS read more » UCs should keep standardized tests a part of application process February 8, 2020 — by Preston Fu A group of students claims the colleges’ method of assessing students is illegal, but it can’t get much better than that read more » Senior starts company to help limit kids’ screen time February 6, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Christine Zhang Senior Brian Zhu fueled his passion for business by attending multiple summer programs in the field, leading to a startup of his own. read more » In and out of the classroom, teens’ best teachers are often their peers January 13, 2020 — by Preston Fu and Serena Li Teenagers demonstrate helpful qualities that enable them to successfully instruct younger students. read more » Overreaching academically creates problems that are hard to fix several weeks into school year December 9, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Lihi Shoshani Many students decide to take an Honors or AP class before replacing it with a lower level class, which can cause many schedule complications read more » Just say no to bah humbug spirit December 3, 2019 — by Preston Fu Americans fail to continue their traditional holiday traditions as cultural festivals expand read more » Breakup of Big Tech stifles innovation October 30, 2019 — by Preston Fu Department of Justice has yet to properly formulate charges against tech giants read more » Popularity of online courses increase in mainstream education October 30, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Krithi Sankar Saratoga students realize the benefits of online classes and begin ramping up enrollment read more » Freshman chess player named International Master October 29, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Nicole Lu Andrew Hong describes the path he took from playing his brother recreationally to competing at tournaments worldwide. read more » Sports analytics field grows, attracts student interest October 28, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Christine Zhang Data analysis grows to be as prominent as the gameplay itself read more » Alumnus praises Caltech’s robust computer science offerings September 26, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Viraaj Reddi Caltech junior Albert Tseng finds Caltech’s computer science program rich with opportunities read more » Apollo 11 conspiracy debunked September 26, 2019 — by Preston Fu The Apollo 11 really did land on the Moon, and here’s the proof. read more » Limited course selection obstructs underclassman education September 19, 2019 — by Preston Fu Aspiring young students barred access into advanced courses due to unnecessary prerequisites read more » Freshman dancer embraces Chinese styles, wins Miss Teen Dance America September 16, 2019 — by Preston Fu and Christine Zhang Freshman utilizes dance as an outlet for creativity and stress relief, earning several awards along the way. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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