Academy Awards breaks diversity drought March 23, 2017 — by Patrick Li and Neil Rao and Saya Sivaram SHS gives its picks for this year's best movies. read more » High school breeds transient friendships March 20, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram Senior reflects on the high school social experience. read more » Valedictorian, salutatorian announced for Class of 2017 February 16, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram and Eileen Toh Each of the honorees has taken at least 15 AP and honors classes. read more » Student production ‘The Murder Room’ completes successful run February 13, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram Students had an enjoyable experience producing 'The Murder Room' even despite all the time and dedication it required. read more » Senior quarterback tries his hand at drama as he stars in ‘Legally Blonde’ February 9, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram and Ashley Su Student enjoys his experience in the musical "Legally Blond" while playing his part as the quarterback of the football team. read more » A year to remember: the best and worst movies of 2016 February 9, 2017 — by Ian Fu and Saya Sivaram Review of movies in 2016. read more » Senior opts to join the Navy before going to college February 9, 2017 — by Ryan Kim and Saya Sivaram Senior joins Navy instead of traditional college. read more » Zuckerberg’s ‘Jarvis’ opens discussion about AI February 9, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram Is AI ok to have? Find out in this article! read more » Boys’ Lacrosse season kicks off February 9, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram and Katherine Zhou Boys’ Lacrosse gears up for strong start to season because of players. read more » To quit is not to err February 2, 2017 — by Saya Sivaram Senior shares experiences on tough time management read more » Student productions ramp up rehearsal process December 5, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram and Alex Yang The play "The Murder Room" is in full swing for production, and this story talks about how the cast is preparing for the play. read more » Senior explores unicycling ability December 5, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram One senior has a unique talent of riding a unicycle. read more » To Saya from Saya December 4, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Senior talks about herself. read more » ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival doesn’t live up to its expectations December 2, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Senior talks about TV show. read more » Saratoga drama students support Los Gatos fall play October 27, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram and Alex Yang Drama students support LG by watching their fall play read more » Yes, SNL is funny, but it reduces integrity of presidential elections October 25, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram SNL can't justify its breaking down of the election's seriousness read more » Adventures in stress reduction October 20, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Senior Saya Sivaram explains the ways in which she reduces her stress levels. read more » Naviance should be amended to display more accurate statistics September 27, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram The prospect of applying to college is a terrifying, daunting task that looms in the distance for high school juniors, and unfortunately, this fear is exacerbated by a resource that was designed to help alleviate it: Naviance. read more » Senior gains valuable experience from community theater over summer vacation September 27, 2016 — by Ian Fu and Saya Sivaram This past summer, Traina embarked on a months-long journey to further develop her theater skills by starring in the West Valley Light Opera’s production of “Footloose” as the lead female role of Ariel. read more » ‘Surviving the Sivarams’: Saratoga’s new reality TV family May 24, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram What do you get when you put a mechanical engineer (my dad), a speech pathologist (my mom), a physicist (my brother), a policy maker (my sister) and a high school junior (me) in one room? My family. read more » Five DECA members compete at International Conference May 24, 2016 — by Nidhi Jain and Saya Sivaram Five students competed in the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tenn., as part of the business club DECA on April 23-26. read more » Sightless in Saratoga: Actor learns to trust others May 19, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Junior drama actor shares transforming experience. read more » Falcon Focus: Freshman artiste dabbles in piano and poetry March 24, 2016 — by Olivia Lu and Saya Sivaram Lauded by the drama department as a uniquely creative soul, freshman Cheryl Wang is the face behind this stunning repertoire, captivating many of her fellow students with her knack for the arts. read more » Attitudes about addiction reveal racist double standard March 24, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Crack cocaine first descended upon the U.S. in the 1980s, wreaking havoc on the black population and leading to an epidemic of fatal addictions. read more » Defining deferral: analyzing the rates of deferred acceptance February 4, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram Lots of seniors get deferred from top colleges, but what does it mean? What are the chances of still getting in? read more » Drama department begins rehearsing for 2016 spring musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ February 4, 2016 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram With second semester in full swing, the drama department is busy at work with not only numerous student productions, but also this year’s spring musical “Guys and Dolls,” which began rehearsing Jan. 25 after roles were announced over the MLK three-day weekend. read more » Modern houses a modern monstrosity: Saratoga’s building codes maintain city’s appearance February 3, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram However, the comparatively lax building codes in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno have not managed to prevent a house, threatening the aesthetic of the street, from being built. And, even in Saratoga, where building codes are stricter, a similar home has sprung up on Fruitvale Avenue. read more » How a lack of transparency poisoned Flint, Michigan February 3, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram We have been warned of the power that water holds over us all, and yet somehow, history has started to repeat itself — this time in a city called Flint. read more » Junior celebrates pluralistic holiday season November 23, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Zach Grob-Lipkis and his family are Jewish, meaning that his holiday season centers around Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights. read more » Citizens United takes integrity out of election November 19, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Why Donald Trump is the most independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election. read more » Pharmaceutical companies should be further regulated October 20, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Companies increasing the prices of commonly used pharmaceutical drugs are endangering the health of millions. read more » Sensationalized media paints misperception of Africa September 22, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram The story was that Cecil the lion, one of the most famous African lions alive and an icon around the world, was murdered by an American dentist, Walter Palmer, during a hunting trip in early July. Cecil was a venerable 13 when his life was cut short. While Cecil’s untimely death brought attention to the unfairness of poaching, it also brought to light the deeper issue of the world’s perception of Africa. read more » Freshman thrives on girls’ golf team September 19, 2015 — by Trevor Leung and Saya Sivaram The team won two matches against Wilcox High School on Sept. 8 at Saratoga Country Club, and Sept. 9 at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club 224-226 and 241-361 with leading freshman Janelle Jin. read more » ‘Pride and Prejudice’ chosen to be fall play September 9, 2015 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram Humor, romance and scandals are at the heart of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice,” the show that drama teacher and director Sarah Thermond has chosen to be this year’s fall play. read more » Can you: go vegan for a week? September 5, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Last year, Beyoncé went vegan for a month, and because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I challenged myself to give veganism a go as well. read more » The dangers of stigmas against mental health in our community March 5, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Mental health has become a taboo topic in our society — and now, many people feel ashamed to admit that they might be suffering from a mental illness. read more » Vaccinations should be required for public school enrollment March 4, 2015 — by Fiona Sequeira and Saya Sivaram Disneyland: the happiest place on earth. That is, until it becomes the source of a measles outbreak. read more » Acupuncture is a jab well done March 3, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram Reporter discusses one of her greatest weaknesses: her debilitating fear of needles. read more » Drama tackles multiple productions January 25, 2015 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram Actors finished "Honestly, Now!" and are now preparing for the student production "Cyrano de Bergerac" and the spring musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." read more » Can you: speak in Spanish for an entire day? January 22, 2015 — by Saya Sivaram and Amulya Vadlakonda In a moment of great mental weakness, we decided that it might be a good idea to challenge our linguistic talents and speak only Spanish for the duration of an entire Friday. Bonus points for speaking with a telenovela (soap opera) voice. read more » Orchestra travels to Chicago to perform in high-level conference January 20, 2015 — by Gitika Nalwa and Saya Sivaram While most students were stuck in classrooms taking their final exams last month, members of Saratoga Strings, the elite string orchestra, were gallivanting around the Windy City, visiting “The Bean,” eating at local diners and most importantly, participating in The Midwest Clinic Conference. read more » Arrested development: Junior graduates from police academy January 20, 2015 — by Maya Prasad and Saya Sivaram Junior Matthew Victoria graduated on Dec. 12 from a course at the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Teen Police Academy. read more » From middle school to high school: learning how to like myself December 8, 2014 — by Saya Sivaram A sophomore reflects on her own journey through tough years read more » Student productions begin November 18, 2014 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram The drama department held auditions on Nov. 6 for two new student-directed productions: “Honestly, Now!” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.” read more » Journalism bias a matter of circumstance November 14, 2014 — by Michelle Leung and Saya Sivaram It is said that the first obligation of journalism is to the truth. read more » Juniors aim to educate students about homelessness November 13, 2014 — by Saya Sivaram Six juniors decided that they were unhappy with the misconceptions about homelessness held by many students. They decided to take action and make a change. read more » The top of the cheerleading pyramid? October 12, 2014 — by Deepthi Sampathkumar and Saya Sivaram The evolution of cheerleading is dramatic and controversial. If the women who cheer at professional football games are supposedly the more professional and intensified versions of high school cheer teams, teenagers are making a huge mistake if they try to emulate them. read more » U.S. should negotiate with terrorists October 9, 2014 — by Maya Prasad and Saya Sivaram We don’t negotiate with terrorists. Although the U.S. has repeated this mantra for years when dealing with hostage situations, the policy’s effectiveness has come into question recently. read more » Silicon Valley influences Saratoga’s academic environment October 9, 2014 — by Kevin Chow and Saya Sivaram As residents of the Silicon Valley, students here feel additional pressure to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). read more » Freshmen hope to overcome difficult theme, challenges of 1st Homecoming October 9, 2014 — by Apoorv Kwatra and Saya Sivaram Given the Homecoming theme of “Channel 4 News,” the freshmen are determined to break the tradition of being the laughingstock of the school and put on a good show. read more » Sophomores try to spice up their ‘Food Network’ Homecoming October 9, 2014 — by Apoorv Kwatra and Saya Sivaram Determined to impress the rest of the school, the class of 2017 is in frenzy of activity in its preparations for Homecoming. read more » Cast of fall play overcomes tight rehearsal schedule October 9, 2014 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram The fall play "The Matchmaker" debuts on Oct. 10. Cast members have only three weeks to prepare. read more » Drama classes to see Mountain View production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ October 1, 2014 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram Students from the three drama classes are going to Mountain View to see a professional production of the musical “Sweeney Todd” on Oct. 23. read more » What it’s like to be Aya-mese twins September 28, 2014 — by Maya Prasad and Saya Sivaram Reporters describe being mixed up with each either because of their similar names, despite their obviously different physical traits. read more » Fall play ‘The Matchmaker’ promises hilarious and unique showing September 4, 2014 — by Melissa Magner and Saya Sivaram Opening on Oct. 10, this year’s school production of “The Matchmaker” promises an entertaining comedy with eclectic characters and a talented cast. read more » Bruno Mars, heartthrob September 2, 2014 — by Saya Sivaram Reporter discusses unforgettable experience at Bruno Mars's summer concert at HP Pavilion. read more » Sprained ankle, sprained dignity October 11, 2013 — by Saya Sivaram I was trying to be athletic. I really should have expected to get injured, seeing as I have the coordination of a one-legged ostrich read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.