Females for Finance plans magazine with Design Club March 30, 2023 — by Shaan Sridhar and Sarah Zhou The magazine allows F4F to produce an actual product and build off learning from the first semester. read more » ‘Barbie’ movie trailer proves to be both disappointing and depressing March 24, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou You will not find us at the Saratoga AMC 14 on July 21; we will be doing literally anything else. read more » ‘Where Are We Going, Dad’ was a banger in 2013, but not now March 22, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou Unlike the actors in this show (thanks to plastic surgery), this show really does get old. read more » My MBTI changes on every platform I take it March 22, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou If there are 16 personalities, chances are I’ve been all 16 at some point. read more » Top 10: worst spirit day themes March 16, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou Spirit Commission is in its flop era. read more » Opinion: Honors-weighted elective classes should offer CP alternatives March 8, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou By removing honors credit for courses that do not provide a significantly less rigorous non-honors class, the school can both reduce academic competition and increase enrollment for courses facing low enrollment. read more » Maintenance team focuses on creating safe, inviting landscaping on school’s 40-acre campus February 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou The campus is home to hundreds of trees and bushes, which are cared for by the school’s maintenance crew. read more » Well-forested campus serves as haven for birds and other wildlife February 8, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou Geese, hummingbirds, raccoons and other animals reside in the halls, rooftops and trees on campus. read more » Upperclassmen and teachers reflect on skills necessary to succeed in widely perceived ‘most difficult’ classes February 8, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou A skill necessary for success, according to both students and teachers in these courses, is to always ask questions. read more » Prospective students get a peek into campus life through shadowing program February 3, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu So far this year, over 20 students have signed up to shadow a current student for half a school day. read more » I just cannot finish the ‘Big Bang Theory’ February 3, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou As the seasons progress, issues like blatant racism, homophobia and ableism become disturbingly prevalent. read more » Math teacher starts Saturday peer tutoring program to support Algebra 1 class November 21, 2022 — by Victoria Hu and Sarah Zhou Yim’s AP Calculus BC students earn volunteer hours by helping Algebra 1 students on Saturdays. read more » Reestablished photography club engages new members with interactive weekly challenges November 17, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou The club is looking to expand its reach with its social media presence. read more » Teachers: If you give group work, please let us assess our group members November 17, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Group projects, especially those where groups are not self-selected, often result in one person doing all the work without an outlet to claim credit. read more » I love the game Hay Day and I’m proud of it November 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Despite developer Supercell’s questionable graphics and lack of organization, the app remains my favorite mobile game. read more » Not going to Tahoe for winter break makes me eggcited November 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Incline Village “vacations” were the start of my villain arc. read more » Students find greater interactivity and room for creativity in MAP than regular humanities classes November 10, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Classes in the school’s Media Arts Program place a larger emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and group projects than normal English and history classes. read more » Seniors channel hope for change into political actions in upcoming midterm elections October 29, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Sarah Zhou Of the seniors who are able to vote this year, many are eager to vote and understand the importance of using their vote to make a difference. read more » Girls’ water polo ends season with victories October 21, 2022 — by Stephanie Sun and Sarah Zhou Despite having several key players out throughout the season, the team found some success through their team chemistry and improvements from new players. read more » School Site Council reconvenes and works to review student concerns October 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas School Site Council meetings are open to the public and occur in the school cafeteria. read more » California’s propositions challenge voters with tough decisions over often obscure issues October 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and William Norwood On Nov. 8, the people of California will have a chance to have their voices heard on key issues. read more » Color guard member learns to overcome insecurities, gain self-acceptance October 19, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Gaining more experience and spending more time with teammates has helped junior Esabella Fung overcome insecurities with appearance and skill during competitions. read more » Adam Levine cheating scandal reveals society’s (or at least his) descent into immorality October 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas We are extremely hateful people, which is why we are perfect for writing this story. read more » ComedySportz works to win crowd over with puns October 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu The team has begun practicing every lunch during the week in preparation for their upcoming performance. read more » Library technician Lee Tapley juggles multiple responsibilities September 27, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Tapley works to organize thousands of books while managing the library site and catalogs. read more » Current merit-based college aid system needs rethinking September 22, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Funding need-based scholarships and aid programs need to be the priority for programs offering merit-based scholarships. read more » ‘House of the Dragon’ brought back anger from ‘Games of Thrones’ that I didn’t know I still had September 15, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Remembering “Game of Thrones” season eight has toned down my opinions on all the characters of HBO’s new spinoff — except Viserys. read more » Parents, students: Please stop blocking my driveway September 14, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou If not, a trip to the tow yard might be in your future. read more » Girls’ water polo prepares for upcoming season with new head coach September 14, 2022 — by Stephanie Sun and Sarah Zhou With the loss of several players this season, the team is focusing on rebuilding a strong foundation. read more » What going on 6 a.m. walks during the summer has done for me September 13, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou It has done nothing. Let me clarify: absolutely nothing. read more » Top 10 posts from the Saratoga NextDoor September 9, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou While many posts on NextDoor consist of neighbors giving favors or sharing information about security breaches, a handful of posts are seriously laughable. read more » BuzzFeed is wrong about mint chocolate chip ice cream September 7, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou For the last time, it is NOT gross. 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 » Board needs to focus more on student concerns May 19, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Student opinions are too often drowned out by parents who advocate for proposals that don’t directly impact them. read more » Students share experiences living in Saratoga with out-of-the-mainstream political beliefs May 17, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Students across the political spectrum feel judgment for expressing their differing views. read more » Sophomore fundraises for charity through commissions on Instagram art account May 10, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Sophomore Danni Deng has been taking art classes since she was five years old, and recently began selling her digital work. read more » Swim team celebrates senior night in anticipation of CCS May 3, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Though they have not won any meets this season, the team has produced multiple CCS qualifiers. read more » Four sophomores and juniors break new ground as Eagle Scouts May 2, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou After completing Eagle Service Projects, they have earned the highest rank of scouting in the BSA program. read more » Our top 10 deathbed regrets April 28, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu When we take our final breaths, we will reflect on the worst mistakes of our lives. read more » Top 10 pickup lines to woo your crush with April 5, 2022 — by Nicole Lu and Sarah Zhou A thrilling sequel to our first top 10. Please don’t slobber all over me. read more » Top 10 pickup lines to use to get out of the friend zone March 31, 2022 — by Nicole Lu and Sarah Zhou Are we about to kiss right now? read more » Night rally and dance to cap off Spring Fling Week March 18, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Nicole Lu For the first time in three years, spirit, rally and dance commissions aim to host a week of spring-themed activities. read more » Vacancy taxes are a pathetic attempt at funding and creating affordable housing solutions March 12, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Plans are poorly thought out and are invasive of property owners read more » Environmental Science students travel to Año Nuevo State Park to observe elephant seals March 10, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu The field trip was the first to ever take place since the start of the pandemic. read more » Snapchat’s disappointing ripoff mini-games ranked and reviewed March 4, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Constant glitches and cheating players plague Snapchat’s mini-games read more » Cut the toxicity: Parents need to stop competing with their kids’ academic accolades March 4, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Competitive parenting has immense negative effects on students read more » Animal Science Club plans to provide animal-related volunteer opportunities to members March 2, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu The club meets every blue Wednesday at lunch to learn about the characteristics of different animal species. read more » Senior and junior class offices look forward to combined in-person prom January 25, 2022 — by Nicole Lu and Sarah Zhou After a modified prom last year, both senior and junior class officers hope to bounce back in light of COVID-19 and fundraising issues. read more » School ends close contact notices in favor of weekly testing, plans to distribute N95/KN95 masks January 24, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu In response to a sharp increase in cases due to the omicron variant, the school has mandated weekly testing for students and staff on campus. read more » America may be the land of the free, but that doesn’t mean college should be January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Proposals face extremely high costs with little funding to support them read more » Alumnus Joel Schneidmiller moves overseas to play professional volleyball January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou SHS and UCI alum committed to play abroad for Lycurgus. read more » Despite omicron, school to stay in person unless trends worsen greatly January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou The district will maintain current COVID-19 guidelines to protect students from variants like Omicron. read more » Cutback Cleanups promotes environmental awareness through various projects January 18, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Club faces challenges while operating without ASB approval read more » ‘House of the Dragons’ announcement elicits mixed reactions January 15, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou The new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is expected to premiere in 2022 read more » District utilizes mass COVID-19 testing to identify new cases January 9, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu In response to a sharp increase in cases due to the omicron variant, the school distributed free rapid test kits on Sunday. read more » Current universal health care proposals are disasters waiting to happen November 12, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou So far, proposed plans for universal healthcare come with an immense increase in taxes and an uneven and unfair salary system for healthcare workers read more » Girls’ volleyball closes out their season with disappointing losses November 4, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Atrey Desai The team was plagued with a lack of senior players, the loss of a co-captain and coaching inconsistencies. read more » Winter Formal planning aims to overcome setbacks amid ongoing pandemic restrictions November 4, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu COVID-19 guidelines limit venue and catering options read more » My unfortunate experience with a ‘Mafia Mystery’ addiction October 29, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou Video game culture shares similarity to real life friendship experiences read more » Forcing spider evolution October 29, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou How I learned to kill insects without waking up the neighbors. Literally. read more » 5 stages of grief? More like 1 October 28, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou The 20 minutes of disappointment after a show ends, described. read more » Categorizing ‘Game of Thrones’ characters from least to most poisonable October 24, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou These characters made me “Game of Thrones” biggest fan — until the disastrous 8th season. read more » Young girls’ volleyball team endures rough start October 6, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Sarah Zhou Faced by the loss of key seniors to graduation, the team is focusing on improving fundamental skills under the guidance of a new coach. read more » I will not be here for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 63 October 3, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou Watching Meredith perform her fifth lap chole of the episode simply is not entertaining anymore. read more » Students asked to pitch in to combat campus waste October 2, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Sarah Thomas Campus plant manager bands together with Green Team in effort. read more » Under the magnifying glass: students with faculty and staff parents October 2, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Seeing mom or dad on campus has become the norm for most. read more » Falcon Family Peer Tutoring Program offers student guidance for maneuvering tough classes September 30, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Atrey Desai The program was started in an effort to allow students to feel comfortable when reaching out to peers for help. read more » Explaining — not solving — the problem causing my massive bank statements September 22, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou Constantly being broke and having a closet full of items I don’t wear are among the long list of unfortunate repercussions of having frivolous spending habits read more » 100 Word Rants September 17, 2021 — by Vicky Bai, Apurva Chakravarthy, Sarah Zhou and Zachary Zinman 100 Rants of the September 17 Issue read more » Local family-owned restaurants bounce back after reopening September 5, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Despite the challenges posed to many local businesses during the pandemic, business is almost back to normal at Hachi Ju Hachi and Phở Hà Nội. read more » Guidance counselors transition to in-person senior counseling September 5, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Nicole Lu Much admissions uncertainty remains for the Class of 2022. read more » Visuals by Sarah February 8, 2023: Maintenance team focuses on creating safe, inviting landscaping on school’s 40-acre campus Redwood trees line the campus border on Saratoga Sunnyvale Road. November 17, 2022: Reestablished photography club engages new members with interactive weekly challenges The photography club’s Instagram advertises upcoming events for members to participate in, such as the Uganda fundraiser. November 12, 2022: I love the game Hay Day and I’m proud of it Gross. November 12, 2022: Not going to Tahoe for winter break makes me eggcited Live laugh eggs. September 15, 2022: ‘House of the Dragon’ brought back anger from ‘Games of Thrones’ that I didn’t know I still had I hate Viserys. September 13, 2022: What going on 6 a.m. walks during the summer has done for me A photo of a dreary-looking neighborhood in Saratoga from one of my walks. May 10, 2022: Sophomore fundraises for charity through commissions on Instagram art account Kamila Valieva comments on Deng’s Instagram post. March 4, 2022: Snapchat’s disappointing ripoff mini-games ranked and reviewed My friend and I test out Snapchat’s “Tiny Royale” mini-game January 24, 2022: School ends close contact notices in favor of weekly testing, plans to distribute N95/KN95 masks Senior Kaasha Minocha takes her COVID-19 test on Jan. 6. January 9, 2022: District utilizes mass COVID-19 testing to identify new cases October 29, 2021: My unfortunate experience with a ‘Mafia Mystery’ addiction I mean it. Do not friend me. October 29, 2021: Forcing spider evolution October 24, 2021: Categorizing ‘Game of Thrones’ characters from least to most poisonable October 3, 2021: I will not be here for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 63 The first episode of the eighteenth season Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.