Leadership class to undergo structural and operational adjustments next year April 2, 2019 — by Sofia Jones and Rahul Vadlakonda As class completes its third year, Torrens and ASB set changes to overall class structure. read more » Freshman seeks spot on national table tennis team December 12, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Oliver Ye The concentration required in the high-speed sport translates into other benefits as well. read more » Football: Team one win away from CCS playoffs after four-win streak October 30, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Rahul Vadlakonda Few injuries and an effective gameplan have contributed to considerable momentum towards CCS. read more » College presentations biased, online research more valuable October 25, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Reporter argues that attending college presentations at school aren't as beneficial as researching the college online or physically visiting the college. read more » Falcons lose in Homecoming tilt at Levi’s, look to rebound vs. Mountain View September 27, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Rahul Vadlakonda Despite a less than stellar start to the season, Falcons look to make CCS. read more » As usual, freshmen face learning curve for Homecoming week September 25, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Despite successful decorations, freshman class runs into skit problems. read more » Former ‘Viners’ find new home in YouTube September 21, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Former Viners find success in Youtube after their former platform was discontinued read more » Seniors should get more choice when taking PE May 30, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Giving some seniors the choice to take PE in the spring semester allows them to structure their schedule in a way that will be the most convenient for them. read more » Baseball: Falcons thrive in lower league May 9, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Rahul Vadlakonda Falcons climb to CCS from a lower league. read more » Falcons look to bounce back after rough 2017 season April 1, 2018 — by Siva Sambasivam and Rahul Vadlakonda The boys hold a 2-1 conference record as of March 15, winning against Monta Vista 6-0 on March 6, losing to Wilcox 6-1 on March 10 and defeating Wilcox 14-4 on March 15.The boys hold a 2-1 conference record as of March 15, winning against Monta Vista 6-0 on March 6, losing to Wilcox 6-1 on March 10 and defeating Wilcox 14-4 on March 15. The boys hold a 2-1 conference record as of March 15, winning against Monta Vista 6-0 on March 6, losing to Wilcox 6-1 on March 10 and defeating Wilcox 14-4 on March 15. read more » Inspired by events, seniors start registering to vote March 20, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Despite declining levels of civic engagement among youth, students step up to pre-register in hopes of voicing their opinions in polls. 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 » As costs rise, alumni may not be able to afford pricey Silicon Valley March 15, 2018 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Surge of people drawn to opportunities in the SIlicon Valley have lead to a sharp rise in property prices. read more » Fear of local crime increases safety January 29, 2018 — by Anishi Patel and Rahul Vadlakonda Public safety measures increase community response to crime. read more » New administrative assistant joins guidance team January 29, 2018 — by Elaine Toh and Rahul Vadlakonda New administrative assistant organizes PSAT, AP testing, and student scholarships. read more » Super Bowl attraction brings in extravagant celebrations January 29, 2018 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Students share their Superbowl traditions and celebrations. read more » YouTube Red faces mixed responses compared to counterpart services January 25, 2018 — by Michelle Lee and Rahul Vadlakonda YouTube Red fails to provide users with unique and original benefits. 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 » Rap music permeates students’ daily lives November 27, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Students find meaning in rap music despite controversial depictions in some lyrics. read more » Students reflect on city’s greater Republican prominence in blue territory November 16, 2017 — by Krithi Sankar and Rahul Vadlakonda Saratoga political idealogy differs among students and members of the community read more » Boys’ water polo piles up losses October 18, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Phoebe Wang The boys’ water polo team has struggled to find victory this season, holding a 1-7 league record as of Oct. 16. read more » Greek life suits some alumni and turns off others October 18, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Two months ago, during a hazing ritual, students at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Pennsylvania State University dropped an unconscious fraternity member down the a flight of basement stairs, causing him massive head trauma and killing him. read more » PSA’s October 17, 2017 — by Connie Liang, Sandhya Sundaram, Howard Tang, Elaine Toh, Rahul Vadlakonda, Reporters share their pet peeves at school. read more » Library databases aid schoolwide assignments October 12, 2017 — by Siva Sambasivam and Rahul Vadlakonda School invests in wide array of databases to increase student access to information. read more » YouTubers branching out on the tree of money October 11, 2017 — by Elaine Sun and Rahul Vadlakonda YouTubers use other platforms to capitalize off of their social followings. read more » NFL’s new Korean kicker inspires student athlete October 11, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Katherine Zhou Sophomore George Bian pushes forward in football despite low numbers of Asian American athletes. read more » School shifts to Google accounts August 31, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Alex Wang Recent school-wide transfer to Google suite accounts. read more » Boys’ water polo faces challenges following loss of key players August 31, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda and Phoebe Wang Preview for the upcoming season of Boys' Water Polo. read more » Surveys matter in making crucial schoolwide decisions May 16, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Surveys prove very useful for faculty members to make crucial decisions that are benefical to everyone. read more » Father-son stay on track May 1, 2017 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Freshman and father enter highschool track and field together. read more » The many ways which Waze has failed April 25, 2017 — by Julia Miller and Rahul Vadlakonda The Waze app and its effect on Saratoga. read more » Former charter school student reflects on different way of schooling April 25, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Contrasting charter school curriculum and techniques with those seen in Saratoga. read more » Allergies springing into action April 23, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Sophomore shares his experiences with spring allergies. read more » French department makes highly anticipated trip to France April 23, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda From March 31 to April 9, eight students, seven of whom are taking French and one who is taking Chinese, went on the school’s first trip to France in a decade. read more » Spanish department goes on annual trip to Cuernavaca March 18, 2017 — by Neehar Thumaty and Rahul Vadlakonda Students share experiences on annual Spanish trip. read more » Badminton: Falcons drop early matches as new players fill varsity positions March 11, 2017 — by Sherrie Shen and Rahul Vadlakonda Badminton team loses first three matches as new varisty players begin adjusting to new team. read more » Aiming for a life well lived by helping others March 8, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda In one decade, it is hard to keep track of the knowledge gained, memories made and relationships built. This vast amount of time, filled with countless experiences made day by day, makes my future seem unpredictable. As of now, I am preoccupied with looming deadlines, test dates and a daily mountain of school work. Sitting at a desk and typing this story, I can only imagine what my life will be like. read more » College Board does not violate its ‘not-for-profit’ title in any way March 8, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Sophomore shares thoughts on the pricey cost to pay for AP test registration. read more » Team hype manager motivates crowd and players alike February 10, 2017 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Team manager pumps team up to increase spirit. read more » Alumnus shares story of wake-up call college rejection January 27, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Alumnus talks about rejection from college. read more » High stakes for the debate team in Arizona January 25, 2017 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Debate team advances to Arizona tournament. read more » Unmeritocratic university admissions policies should be a thing of the past January 25, 2017 — by Rahul Vadlakonda All college applicants should be treated fairly regardless of race, history, etc. 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 » Social studies teachers engage classes with dynamic simulations November 30, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Rahul Vadlakonda Social Studies classes make presentations and projects more interesting through the use of costumes. read more » Storage garage serves as hub for maintenance operations November 21, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda The school’s dozen maintenance workers provide the constant fixes and cleaning that keep campus humming. Built 15 years ago, their headquarters acts as their hub, allowing them to maintain the 200,000-square-foot campus much more efficiently. read more » YouTube takes a step backward in limiting freedom of content November 18, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Youtube censorship is a worrying trend read more » ‘Tis the season for sambar, tacos and fondue November 16, 2016 — by Amith Galivanche, Amulya Vadlakonda and Rahul Vadlakonda Students from same extended family share more experiences on their family's adventures. read more » For Zuckerberg, privacy views aren’t consistent October 26, 2016 — by Rahul Vadlakonda Zuckerberg reduces user privacy on Facebook, yet seeks to protect his own. read more » Haggerty plans to take students to France for spring break October 18, 2016 — by Neehar Thumaty and Rahul Vadlakonda France trip planned for spring read more » Frangieh and Obenour participate in Alcatraz swim October 15, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Teachers Mrs. Frangieh and Mrs. Obenour participate in Alcatraz swimming invitational. read more » Columnists: Trump’s presidency to go down in history as the Great Cleanse October 12, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Sophomores discuss consequences of Donald Trump's presidency. read more » Debate team kicks off season with varsity tournament October 11, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda The entire debate team made it to high elimination rounds at its first varsity tournament at the sixth Annual Robert Garcia invitational, out of the hundreds of total participants, at St. Francis High School, on Sept 17. All teams advanced to octofinals, with Ramachandran and Koneru advancing to quarters in public forum, and Wang advancing to quarters in Lincoln Douglas. read more » Measure E and block schedule cause traffic and parking problems but nothing we can’t handle September 8, 2016 — by Rahul Vadlakonda With ongoing construction on the new music building and an inaccessible portion of the parking lot and a new bell schedule, one of this year’s biggest fears was increased traffic. read more » Upper French classes unite in one period September 8, 2016 — by Neehar Thumaty and Rahul Vadlakonda French 3, 4 honors, and 5 AP now all in the same class. read more » New classes make their debut September 8, 2016 — by David Koh and Rahul Vadlakonda Reporters cover four new classes offerred at SHS: Engineering Design and Development (EDD), leadership, dance fitness and AP Studio Arts. read more » Sophomore takes on Stanford music camp September 5, 2016 — by Elizabeth Lee and Rahul Vadlakonda Sophomore pursues music over summer read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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