Medical misinformation and its role in the pandemic March 27, 2023 — by Saachi Jain California Bill AB2098, aimed at preventing the spread of medical misinformation surrounding COVID-19, was passed in Nov. of 202 and then blocked by a Sacramento Judge in January. read more » Local Synopsys Science Fair returns fully in person, 11 students win awards and four qualify for state fair March 26, 2023 — by Lynn Dai and Saachi Jain The fair, which was held on March 9, boasted over 850 participants, 18 of which were from Saratoga. read more » Climbing back from subpar ‘22 season, badminton wins in three early matches March 20, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain With wins against Wilcox, Cupertino, and Palo Alto, the Falcons have had a promising start to the season. read more » Veteran robotics team qualifies to Worlds after regional tournament March 17, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Martin Xu The MSET Cuttlefish — one of three FTC teams in the MSET Robotics Club — were the Inspire Award runner-ups at the NorCal Regional FTC Tournament on March 5. read more » Diary of a Wimpy Kid will always be my favorite series — the first 10 books at least March 14, 2023 — by Saachi Jain The series, which now has 17 books, has seen the turn of at least four or five winter seasons, and Greg Heffley is still in middle school. Regardless, I will forever love it as a form of childhood nostalgia. read more » Cooking showdown: Four students compete in a cooking competition March 14, 2023 — by Sunny Cao, Emma Fung, Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang This is now Hell’s Kitchen 2.0. read more » ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: its brilliant writing keeps audience constantly on alert March 10, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Sanjoli Gupta The creative story takes place as a murder mystery party on a private island in Greece, where games blur with reality. read more » Memo to Harry and Meghan: If you’re trying to privatize your life, don’t make a documentary about it March 9, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain The recent Netflix limited series “Harry & Meghan” details the couple’s journey in pursuing privacy from the press, despite being the most public way to share their struggles. read more » Post-COVID crime in Saratoga leads to implementation of camera system across the city February 9, 2023 — by Saachi Jain The Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) pilot system was installed last August, and its efficacy will be assessed by the City Council and Sheriff’s Department later this year. read more » Band transitions from marching to concert season, looks forwards to performances in second semester February 6, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Shannon Ma Now playing with the orchestras as a full symphony, band members reflect on the differences between marching and concert seasons. read more » Shedding light on the thrilling racquet sport of squash January 29, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Daniel Wu Diving deeper into the lifestyles of competitive squash players. read more » School nixes lacrosse seasons for both boys and girls January 29, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain Factors in the decision appear to be a lack of sign-ups and difficulty getting qualified coaches. read more » At SUFC rally, trauma becomes central focus January 29, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang The majority of the school attended the rally, which took place on Jan. 27 during tutorial and featured four speakers, all of whom told their stories following the theme of “Moving Past.” read more » Teenagers should relish the chance to learn a foreign language January 27, 2023 — by Saachi Jain The two-year foreign language requirement for graduation is a chance to immerse students in a culture they would not explore otherwise. read more » Engineering lab building renovated for first time in 60 years January 26, 2023 — by Saachi Jain With polished floors, restored wood ceilings and tarnished work tables, the new lab provides a modern space for students to collaborate. read more » V-Day please: Rather than a celebration of ‘love,’ let it be a celebration of me! January 24, 2023 — by Saachi Jain The widely celebrated holiday, though not a federal one, leads to a rush of red and pink each February. read more » Intense winter storms lead to school cancellations, power outages and other problems January 21, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Isabelle Wang Flooded rivers and fallen debris caused power outages and forced many residents throughout the state to evacuate. read more » Journalism program holds speaker event with New York Times December 15, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Journalist Kellen Browning, who is a technology reporter based in San Francisco, spoke about his experiences as a journalist and answered questions regarding his coverage of the video game industry and gig economy. read more » Ten years since Sandy Hook: No week has passed in 2022 without a mass shooting December 14, 2022 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain Gun violence is at an all time high in the U.S., and 609 shootings have occurred by mid-November — contrary to 2012, where under 200 shootings took place. read more » Extreme fitness advice on YouTube is doing more harm than good December 8, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Promised exercise results and unnecessary diets on YouTube mislead viewers, prompting them to set unrealistic fitness goals for themselves. read more » 2 teachers awarded the University of Chicago’s ‘Outstanding Educator Award’ November 19, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Shannon Ma Michael Boitz and Jenny Cahatol received UChicago’s annual award, which honors teachers who have significantly impacted students’ lives. read more » Cross country ends season with boys placing No. 6 and girls placing No. 7 at CCS November 17, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Despite being short two runners due to COVID-19, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams ended the season successfully. read more » Local Ethiopian restaurant is a favorite of all cultures and palettes November 15, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Incorporating Middle Eastern and Indian elements, Zeni's Ethiopian restaurant has grown in popularity. read more » New history teacher introduces unusual grading system November 13, 2022 — by Saachi Jain World History, Economics and AP Government teacher Holly Royaltey grades with a system of emojis rather than points. read more » Working seven days a week, robotics teams ramp up for upcoming season November 9, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Some of the robotics teams’ most significant progress takes place on the weekend, when the school is deserted save for 40 enthusiastic students. read more » All you need to know about the Nov. 8 Saratoga City Council election: a look into the five candidates running November 7, 2022 — by Sunny Cao, Saachi Jain, Nicole Lee Belal Aftab, Bill Dalton, Chuck Page, Priya Shastri and Yan Zhao provide insight on their qualifications and campaign stances. read more » Residents of Washington, D.C., deserve to live in an established state November 7, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Since 1790, Washington residents have shared the same responsibilities as all other American citizens but have been deprived of constitutional rights. read more » Free lunch program is beneficial, but the school needs to provide more options November 7, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Though the program benefits numerous families in the district, quality and quantity of the food has decreased. read more » Cross country performs well at invitationals and meets September 30, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Athletes run personal records, discuss setbacks in the month leading up to CCS. read more » West Valley Joggers and Striders Club: a microcosm of Saratoga society September 29, 2022 — by Lynn Dai, Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Every Thursday and Saturday, retired cross country coach Danny Moon runs with a group of 20 to 30 runners at West Valley. read more » Kicking off competitive season, marching band spends long hours rehearsing on the weekend September 28, 2022 — by Saachi Jain The band, which has over 175 members this season, worked on their show titled “Blossom.” read more » Longtime cross country coach uses his time as a runner to better guide athletes September 24, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Ian Tippetts describes his history with the sport, including competing in a full IronMan. read more » Parents return to campus after two years of online Back to School Nights September 22, 2022 — by Saachi Jain The in-person event consisted of MAP orientation, Booster group presentations and rotations among classes. read more » Shopping enthusiast reviews local downtowns September 20, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Historic and energetic downtowns provide a perfect escape after a long day at school. read more » The flavours — sorry, flavors — of two different countries September 19, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and William Norwood An American and a Brit discuss the differences between their birth countries. read more » New computer science teacher joins teaching staff September 15, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Martin Xu Former Southern California teacher initially taught math before transitioning to computer science due to high demand. read more » Solving racial injustice does not mean separating communities September 10, 2022 — by Saachi Jain UC Berkeley’s unofficial “People of Color Theme House” bans white residents and guests from entering common areas of the house, backtracking any reasonable progress for POC. read more » Visuals by Saachi February 6, 2023: Band transitions from marching to concert season, looks forwards to performances in second semester The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) and Freshman Band/Symphonic Band (FBSB) rehearse for numerous concerts and performances in the second semester. January 26, 2023: Engineering lab building renovated for first time in 60 years The new Engineering Lab is now the newest building on campus and features new floors and walls. January 21, 2023: Intense winter storms lead to school cancellations, power outages and other problems A tree fell down on Herriman Avenue, taking down a power line and blocking the road. November 9, 2022: Working seven days a week, robotics teams ramp up for upcoming season Led by hardware mentor Ivan France, the Jellyfish and Bettafish discuss hardware strategies. November 7, 2022: All you need to know about the Nov. 8 Saratoga City Council election: a look into the five candidates running November 7, 2022: Residents of Washington, D.C., deserve to live in an established state The Capitol of the United States in Washington, D.C. is the location of most executive decisions regarding the country. November 7, 2022: Free lunch program is beneficial, but the school needs to provide more options The cafeteria now offers many free breakfast options, including breakfast burritos, eggs and hashbrowns, and yogurt parfaits. September 30, 2022: Cross country performs well at invitationals and meets Senior Elizabeth Stoiber and juniors Raghav Rajan and Diego Rocabado cheer on sophomore Timothy Leung during the Baylands’ meet on Sept. 20. September 20, 2022: Shopping enthusiast reviews local downtowns Combined photos of each downtown September 11, 2022: Robotics team readies to compete at regional offseason tournaments Junior Owen Liang mounts the new intake hardstop, preventing the intake from deploying too far down. Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.