Boys’ tennis has strong foundation February 9, 2018 — by Andrew Lee and Roland Shen Preview for boys' tennis. read more » Senior lot tradition ought to be respected February 8, 2018 — by Roland Shen This year, the area that has been traditionally seen as the senior parking lot, which is also perhaps the most convenient spot, is noticeably being inhabited by juniors and even sophomores — this year more heavily than in past years. read more » Net neutrality is a fundamental right December 7, 2017 — by Ryan Kim and Roland Shen In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made its first attempt to remove the nationally accepted freedom known as net neutrality. Now, net neutrality, which gives all internet users full freedom to browse the entirety of the web, is under attack once again — the fate of net neutrality will be determined on Dec. 14. read more » Underrated Celtics have a good shot at making the finals December 7, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Roland Shen Reporters argue that the Celtics actually have a good chance to make the playoffs. read more » Toy train mishap ruins Christmas November 30, 2017 — by Roland Shen Senior Roland Shen remembers how a dinner guest destroyed his favorite toy read more » The law makes a spooky visit to Foothill Elementary School October 25, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja and Roland Shen Two columnists recall a haunting halloween experience with the cops. read more » School rallies to handle College Board’s AP exam invalidation May 19, 2017 — by Amith Galivanche and Roland Shen Almost 300 students have to retake tests they previously took. read more » Despite extensive criticism, Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ proves entertaining May 16, 2017 — by Roland Shen Marvel's 'Iron Fist', despite having some plot holes, proves to be likable and entertaining nevertheless. read more » M-SET team finishes build season, begins competitions March 30, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Roland Shen Although the robotic team did not perform in their top condition at the first regional tournament of the year, they set their eyes on the next regional tournament in Las Vegas. read more » Saratoga mayor Emily Lo discusses background March 26, 2017 — by Roland Shen Q&A with Saratoga's Mayor, Emily Lo. read more » Student organizations gain profit from Club Rush March 26, 2017 — by Lina Kim and Roland Shen Annual Club Rush event aids to fund numerous clubs. read more » Club apparel not effective use of funds March 22, 2017 — by Roland Shen and Ashley Su Buying club clothes is not an effective way of using money raised. read more » Student basketball coaches develop NJB players’ abilities March 21, 2017 — by Roland Shen and Austin Wang High school basketball coaches lead NJB team to success. read more » Silicon Valley draws parallels to real life March 18, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Roland Shen Junior and Sophomore review new show "Silicon Valley." read more » Interview for Facebook internship provides insight into tech industry March 16, 2017 — by Roland Shen Junior shares experience of applying for internship interview at Facebook. read more » Annual March Madness tournament promotes school unity March 11, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Roland Shen Students come together from across all grades to compete in March Madness. read more » Falcons fall short vs. Mountain View, eyes set on CCS February 13, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Roland Shen Despite dissapointing loss to Mountain View, boys basketball team qualifies for CCS after a strong season. read more » Falcon Focus: Senior embraces responsibility of cooking February 10, 2017 — by Ami Nachiappan and Roland Shen Senior loves cooking and aspires to become better. read more » Group strives to create an electric longboard for their senior project February 10, 2017 — by Roland Shen and Sophia Zivanic Senior boys' design custom longboard. read more » Tardies no longer representative of whether students are on time February 9, 2017 — by Roland Shen Tardy system should be re-done to better show whether students are actually tardy or not. read more » Water polo players train off season to gain advantage February 6, 2017 — by Roland Shen and Phoebe Wang Water polo players improve in the offseason for edge read more » Yearlong projects reach half way mark February 4, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Roland Shen MAP students reach the half-way point in their yearlong projects. read more » Seniors create lunch exchange to reduce costs of off-campus meals February 2, 2017 — by Ami Nachiappan and Roland Shen Seniors attempt to cook their own lunches rather than spending money on off-campus food. read more » Students predict talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s humor will shine through at Oscars February 1, 2017 — by Roland Shen Television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who is well known for his sensationally dry humor in late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, is set to host the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26. read more » Rally spreads holiday spirit December 15, 2016 — by Neil Rao and Roland Shen Students talk about the most recent rally on December 9, 2016. read more » Rally spreads holiday spirit December 12, 2016 — by Neil Rao and Roland Shen Commission tries to use suggested ideas. read more » For high school players, dunking is an ultimate goal December 11, 2016 — by Neil Rao and Roland Shen Many students want to be able to dunk. This article talks about the people who can. read more » Middle child stereotype debunked December 11, 2016 — by Roland Shen This article talks about what is it like to be the youngest sibling. read more » Junior inventor works with dad to create first foldable longboard December 8, 2016 — by Daniel Bessonov and Roland Shen Longboarding inconvenience cause student to think outside the box. read more » New Macbook Pro takes first step in revolutionizing computer ports December 4, 2016 — by Muthu Palaniappan and Roland Shen Students talk about new apple products. read more » Black Friday loses appeal to deal enthusiast December 2, 2016 — by Roland Shen Junior talks about Black Friday. read more » French teacher’s experience studying abroad brings appreciation to language December 1, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Elicia Ye Students talk about new French teacher. read more » Thug Notes proves comical and educational November 29, 2016 — by Roland Shen Junior recalls past experience with helpful website. read more » Boys’ water polo: Falcons close out season as third-place team November 1, 2016 — by Daniel Bessonov and Roland Shen Water polo ends their season read more » Is six too many? All current compsci clubs are necessary October 26, 2016 — by Frederick Kim and Roland Shen In the age of electronics, computer science now plays a major role in many diverse jobs. read more » Life Hack: Junior experiments with makeshift speakers October 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen Junior tries DIY speakers read more » DC beats Marvel on both character and plot development October 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen Junior expresses why DC comics is better than Marvel. read more » New coach helps water polo players learn new strategies September 26, 2016 — by Roland Shen Recap of boys water polo games and also the changes in having a new coach. read more » New clubs focus on teaching different skills to students September 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Katherine Zhou Barbell club and Tri-M club are two new clubs discussed in detail. read more » Saratoga athletes hope to be recruited for college sports September 23, 2016 — by Christopher Lee and Roland Shen Many Saratoga High athletes must go through a tough competive prcoess if they want to be recruited for a sport in college. read more » A lesson of perseverance: my summer spent learning basketball September 11, 2016 — by Roland Shen “You’ll never beat me. You’ll never beat anyone.” These were the words that sent me on the path to basketball mastery and a life-changing experience. read more » Juniors honored at annual awards ceremony May 21, 2016 — by Roland Shen ourteen juniors were honored by their teachers at the annual California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Award Ceremony breakfast on May 18. read more » Baseball team works harder as CCS approaches April 27, 2016 — by Jay Kim and Roland Shen Though the Falcons kicked off the De Anza league season with a winning streak, the team has since fallen to seventh place in the division with a league record of 4-8 as of April 22. read more » Volleyball succeeds in more challenging division April 27, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Vivien Zhang Outside hitter Joel Schneidmiller continues to pace the Falcons. read more » Summer app season becoming a second college app season April 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen Students struggle as they attempt to get accepted into summer programs. read more » Summer app season becoming a second college app season April 23, 2016 — by Roland Shen Students struggle as they attempt to get accepted into summer programs. read more » Popular streaming services remove content, subscribers dissatisfied April 21, 2016 — by Roland Shen Streaming services gain rights to their content by signing contracts with the original producers of movies or TV shows. These contracts, however, eventually expire, forcing companies to remove the content from their streaming libraries. Subscribers are then forced to pay an additional “rental fee” of $4 to view the content again. read more » Popular streaming services remove content, subscribers dissatisfied April 21, 2016 — by Roland Shen Streaming services gain rights to their content by signing contracts with the original producers of movies or TV shows. These contracts, however, eventually expire, forcing companies to remove the content from their streaming libraries. Subscribers are then forced to pay an additional “rental fee” of $4 to view the content again. read more » Driving laws ignored, teen drivers face regrets April 21, 2016 — by Roland Shen Teen drivers are often a victim to terrible accidents, and there are many reasons for it. read more » Spring Fling week succeeds in promoting spirit April 20, 2016 — by Roland Shen Spring Fling week has always been a tradition that, like Homecoming, defines the school. This year, students praised Spring Fling for more attendance and participation. read more » Supercell releases next big hit in mobile gaming industry April 18, 2016 — by Roland Shen Students all across campus have been distracted because Supercell, the mobile gaming company that first introduced the blockbuster hit Clash of Clans, recently released its new addicting smash hit game called Clash Royale on March 2. read more » Supercell releases next big hit in mobile gaming industry April 17, 2016 — by Roland Shen Students all across campus have been distracted because Supercell, the mobile gaming company that first introduced the blockbuster hit Clash of Clans, recently released its new addicting smash hit game called Clash Royale on March 2. read more » Cooking? You’ve guac to be kidding me April 14, 2016 — by Roland Shen Reporter fails as first time chef. read more » Boys’ volleyball plans to return with another stellar season March 16, 2016 — by Roland Shen and Jay Kim After winning the CCS Division II playoffs and the El Camino league last year, the Falcons have moved up to the upper De Anza League and hold a 3-2 record as of March 14. read more » DECA team finds success at states, despite being its first year competing March 14, 2016 — by Roland Shen During the weekend of March 3, 12 members of the DECA club traveled to San Diego to participate in a conference that drew people from all around California. read more » FRC robotics gains engineering award at first competition March 14, 2016 — by Roland Shen After weeks of preparation by the teams involved, the First Robotics Competition (FRC) season has finally begun. read more » Animated Graphics open to all students next year March 11, 2016 — by Roland Shen In the past, Animated Graphics was open to only students in the Media Arts Program. The course taught fundamental skills needed for MAP, including how to use different programs like Photoshop and Flash Animation. read more » Students attend annual cultural exchange program at Cuernavaca March 10, 2016 — by Roland Shen Two dozen students soaked up the sun, improved their Spanish and built cultural bridges during the annual exchange program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, held during February break. read more » Speech and debate team earns finalist spots, awards March 10, 2016 — by Vibha Seshadri and Roland Shen Throughout February and March, speech and debaters have worked tirelessly to gain coveted spots to state and national tournaments. When the string of consecutive tournaments came to an end, four won the chance to compete at the state tournaments. read more » Students need to be able to make their own decisions March 9, 2016 — by Roland Shen These days, peers, teachers and parents pound students with different pressures. What many of these stresses have in common are decisions — ones that aren’t made by high school students but by other people in their lives. read more » Physics regular offered to sophomores next year March 8, 2016 — by Caitlyn Chen and Roland Shen In response to parent and student interest, sophomores will be able to take a regular physics class next year, according to assistant principal Brian Safine. read more » Speech and debate competes in series of invitationals January 25, 2016 — by Vibha Seshadri and Roland Shen The school’s speech and debate team is starting 2016 with a flurry of tournaments. The team competed in five tournaments in January. The most recent were the California Forensics League tournaments held at Milpitas High School on Jan. 23-24, and the National Catholic Forensics Qualifier tournament held on Jan. 23. read more » Robotics team finishes 7th in First Tech Challenge January 25, 2016 — by Maya Prasad and Roland Shen As the new year takes off, so does the robotics season. read more » Fantasy football scandal causes debate January 21, 2016 — by Miles Albert and Roland Shen Currently, all over the country, the debate of whether fantasy sports should be considered gambling or not has been extremely active. read more » Preparations for Computer Science Club competitions pay off January 21, 2016 — by Roland Shen Students walk into Algebra 2 Honors and AP Computer Science teacher Debra Troxell’s room at lunch every other Monday, eager to apply complex algorithms to difficult problems and share their knowledge with other 15-20 Computer Science club members. read more » Jazz Cabaret returns as jazz band’s largest fundraiser January 20, 2016 — by Roland Shen The school’s jazz band is hosting its annual Jazz Cabaret dance on Feb. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Large Gym. Jazz Cabaret features swing dancing to the jazz band’s music, and admission costs $10 per student. read more » ISPE needs to be more rigorously enforced January 19, 2016 — by Neil Rao and Roland Shen With the school’s independent study physical education (ISPE) program on the rise, the administration should implement more regulations to ensure that these top athletes are making real progress in their sports. read more » Seniors create ‘Little Rock Nine’ music video January 15, 2016 — by Ami Nachiappan and Roland Shen Seniors Nina Nelson and Jennifer Chen created a ‘Little Rock Nine’ music video with the help of the class of 2015 alumnus Nik Aji. read more » Speech and Debate picks up with two major tournaments November 16, 2015 — by Vibha Seshadri and Roland Shen Speech and Debate season kicks off with the National Parliamentary Debate Invitational (NPDI) held at the University of California, Berkeley, which took place on Nov. 14-15. read more » Science Olympiad team begins preparation for Regionals November 12, 2015 — by Roland Shen and Kelly Xiao The Science Olympiad team is ready to begin preparing for the Science Olympiad Regionals on March 19. Science Club officers have already chosen the team, and the individual members of the team are working hard to prepare for their events. read more » Hotel job grants senior with more than a paycheck November 10, 2015 — by Roland Shen On Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., senior Kanaai Shah plays a role his classmates might not be aware of: He is a front desk worker at the Courtyard by Marriott, a four-star hotel, in Palo Alto-Los Altos. read more » Parent starts Healthy Schools fundraiser November 8, 2015 — by Roland Shen Parent Ken Lee recently partnered with Venice Produce to start a Healthy Schools fundraising effort. read more » Debate team shifts focus to public forum at recent tournaments October 11, 2015 — by Vibha Seshadri and Roland Shen Going into the tournament, members of the debate team thought they had a chance of winning the competition. Its main competitors are Leland and Bellarmine High School, two of the strongest debate teams in the area. read more » Marshburn serves as integral part of Saratoga student life October 7, 2015 — by Deepthi Sampathkumar and Roland Shen Activities director and Spanish teacher Rebeca Marshburn’s job as the school’s activities director revolves around working with ASB, the Leadership class, class officers, clubs and commissions. read more » Snapchat update adds unique effects but frustrates Android users October 6, 2015 — by Roland Shen Snapchat’s Sept. 15 update added new lenses to its ever-expanding catalog of photo editing features, exciting many users. However the update is unavailable to Android devices, upsetting many. read more » Club Day offers groups a chance to expand October 3, 2015 — by Roland Shen On Friday, Sept 25, more than 60 clubs filled the quad with hopes of recruiting new members for the upcoming school year. read more » Religious event unites Christian community on campus October 2, 2015 — by Roland Shen Impact Christian Club’s presidents hosted the event, See You At The Pole, where students gathered under their school’s flagpole to pray with their peers. read more » Freshmen officers elected September 16, 2015 — by Roland Shen Roshan Verma has been elected as president, Deyshna Pai, as vice president, Patrick Li as treasurer and Daniel Bessonav as secretary. Two appointed class representatives are Nevin Prasad and Cameron Lin, and the School Site Council representatives are Julia Deng and Sasha Picard. read more » 39 seniors become National Merit Semifinalists September 5, 2015 — by Roland Shen Out of over 1.5 million students who took the PSAT last October, 39 SHS seniors had scores among the top 1 percent, making them National Merit semifinalists. This number matches last year’s school record of 39 read more » Speech and debate begins again after national tournament September 2, 2015 — by Vibha Seshadri and Roland Shen 2015 graduates Anjali Manghnani, Deepti Kannan and Sudeep Raj traveled to Dallas from June 14-19 and lived the dream of every serious speech and debater: competing in the national tournament. Now, the new competitors are preparing for this year's competitions. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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