ASB to amend school constitution in anticipation of upcoming election March 30, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Spring Ma ASB makes changes to its constitution. read more » Leadership class takes annual trip to Disneyland February 10, 2017 — by Spring Ma Leadership goes to Disneyland. read more » The mistake of ‘privacy’ in private Instagram accounts February 9, 2017 — by Spring Ma and Eric Sze Instagram has many social flaws which end up detracting from the overall experience. read more » New finals schedule catches some students off guard December 9, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Eric Sze Finals schedule causes controversy read more » Redefining sisterhood: Unexpected change leads to closer familial bond December 4, 2016 — by Spring Ma Senior talks about her siblings. read more » More visitor-friendly viewpoints should be created in Saratoga September 17, 2016 — by Spring Ma Junior talks about how there should be more viewpoints open to people in Saratoga. read more » Senior regrets paintballing experience on East Coast September 7, 2016 — by Spring Ma Student tries paintballing read more » College Bound: Acharya and Oliver prepare for transition to college April 28, 2016 — by Claire Chou, Spring Ma, Katherine Sun and Eileen Toh Caroline Oliver anticipates freshman year at Barnard. Saro Acharya sets up future in film with Emerson. read more » New wizarding schools leave Potterheads disappointed March 4, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh This January, in the dark-pitched alleyways of the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction at Disneyland, we found a mutual love in spewing out our favorite lines from the “Harry Potter” franchise. read more » ComedySportz: an ab workout for the audience, a mind workout for its members January 17, 2016 — by Caitlyn Chen and Spring Ma "Just then, my ex-boyfriend Jeremy walked in," narrated ComedySportz member junior Raymónd McCarthy. McCarthy’s teammate, freshman Adina Bidel, stepped into the scene with masculine strides. read more » School leaders share ideas on student wellness January 15, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Claire Rhee Junior Spring Ma and sophomore Claire Rhee ask school leaders of Monta Vista High School, Cupertino High School, The Harker School, and Saratoga High School about student wellness. read more » Student leaders to attend Disneyland conference January 15, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Twenty-eight students from Leadership, ASB and class office positions are attending the annual Youth Leadership Program conference held by USA Student Travel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim from Jan. 28-31. read more » Years spent in Singapore create cultural bridges and understandings January 15, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Jenny Qian Junior Neythra Srinivasan remembers her first days as a 6-year-old in her new home of Singapore. Dressed in her pink cherry-blossom embroidered tunic, she took in the full experience of the Chinese New Year festivities on a crowded street. Her eyes glistened with the vibrant glow of the festival lanterns, as a red dragon dashed through her peripheral vision. read more » Student leaders need a designated class to convene November 10, 2015 — by Spring Ma A group of students huddles in a circle, rapidly sticking Post-It notes on a large poster board sprawled on the ground. Soon, the once-white poster is smothered in a rainbow Post-It notes, covered with hundreds of valuable ideas from every commission, ASB and class office member on campus. read more » Senior class officers take a festive spin on fundraising November 10, 2015 — by Spring Ma Two staff members will be doing their part to support the senior class by donning festive pilgrim and turkey costumes on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving break. read more » Twenty-five years as a Falcon October 8, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Charin Park Walking into assistant principal Kerry Mohnike’s office, students are greeted by a tall brown bookshelf filled to the brim with student-signed screenplays, props from past English simulations and candid photos of Mohnike’s 2011 drama classes — all mementos of her 25 years at Saratoga High. read more » SHS Commissions explained September 9, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Summer Smith Explanations of the nince commissions on campus. read more » SHS welcomes former Branham principal to administration September 4, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Saratoga High’s new assistant principal Brian Thompson talks about his experiences here and at his previous high schools. read more » Falcons send two to CCS, finish season with hope for next year May 26, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh On May 23, the Falcons’ varsity No. 1 boys’ doubles pair, junior Partha Shah and sophomore Josh Li, finished second among the 53 teams in boys’ doubles in league finals. Coming into leagues unseeded, the pair defeated the No. 1 seeded team from Lynbrook and continued on to play in semifinals and finals. read more » Sophomore pursues passion for dance at San Francisco Ballet May 21, 2015 — by Spring Ma Sophomore Sophie Cichanowicz discovered a passion for ballet after playing the lead role in "The Nutcracker" and pursues her dream. read more » Excited fangirls anticipate Wong Fu Productions’ first feature film May 11, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Every WongFu video showcases an overwhelming talent in film, videography and post production, as their shooting and editing techniques feature modern and simplistic aesthetics. It would not be surprising that the first item on our summer bucket list is seeing their first feature film, “Everything Before Us,” which will come to theaters on June 3. read more » Spring Fling TPing, traditions escalate class rivalries April 24, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh When junior Savannah Green’s doorbell rang at 11:45 p.m. on April 26, the night before the juniors vs. seniors Powderpuff game, she was shocked to see her front yard strewn haphazardly with toilet paper. Even though she suspected that the senior girls’ Powderpuff football players were the culprits, the team was nowhere to be seen. read more » Defeats do not damper Falcons’ optimism April 23, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh After losses to Gunn 20-10 on April 14 and Monta Vista 23-7 on April 21, the badminton team is looking to learn from its mistakes and improve for the next games to come. read more » 2015 Spring Fling festivities come to a close April 13, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh On Monday, March 30, students arrived to school decked out in red, blue, white and military gear, excited for the upcoming annual Spring Fling festivities. For the remaining days of the week, students participated in a vareity of Spring Fling related activities. read more » Grad’s second startup seeks to connect prospies, hosts April 1, 2015 — by Helen Chen and Spring Ma Last fall, 2014 graduate and current University of Chicago freshman Jason Li attended a conference at the school called 3DS, short for 3 Day Startup with classmate Raymond Han and Columbia freshman Matthew Pregasen. While taking hands-on courses about entrepreneurial skills such as Ideation, Team Formation and Customer Discovery, the three met and immediately began a valuable partnership. read more » Badminton team battles through injuries to key players March 31, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Despite playing with a lineup missing several key players, the Falcons began league play with a home win against Cupertino on March 24. read more » Junior strives to complete, publish full-length novel March 27, 2015 — by Helen Chen and Spring Ma During freshman year, a combination of boredom and creativity inspired now-junior Giulia Corno to begin a story that eventually became her first novel. The storyline, set during the Reconstruction period in the South, features an orphan named Aurelia who wants to become a doctor. When she helps an injured angel, Aurelia becomes part of a prophecy that brings the two together on a mission to save their realm. read more » Ceramics and SHS TV programs working to boost numbers, interest February 10, 2015 — by Andrew Jiang and Spring Ma The school's Ceramics and SHS TV are facing decreases in the number of students they see in class each year, and are trying to find ways to turn their enrollment trends around. read more » Traumatic pearl milk tea experience scars sophomores February 6, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Reporters recount unfortunate story at Tpumps, a pearl milk tea shop. read more » Senior pursues career in art, anticipates future at RISD February 5, 2015 — by Helen Chen and Spring Ma As he faces an empty canvas, senior Noah Jung considers the endless possibilities before him: a realistic rendition of the mountains outside, a stylized version of an everyday object. Picking up the brush, Jung begins to create a piece of work that is his, and his alone. read more » Alumnus starts media-focused program in Sri Lanka during gap year February 5, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Vibha Seshadri Class of 2014 alumnus Bobby Vithanage has taken a gap year to start a Media Arts Program at St. Thomas College (STC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka inspired by the one at SHS. read more » Badminton team faces coaching changes February 5, 2015 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh The badminton team prepares for the upcoming season. read more » 2007 valedictorian recounts high school, quirky experiences February 5, 2015 — by Spring Ma Class of 2007 alumnus Varun Sivaram remembers receiving the classic yellow call-slip in the middle of an AP Spanish presentation in March of his senior year. read more » Upcoming holiday season uplifts spirit in students, staff December 2, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh With Christmas and other holidays just around the corner, many teachers and students have begun their annual preparations for the upcoming season. read more » Formal ‘best asking’ competition anticipates creative proposals, increased attendance November 27, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Anant Rajeev Students are gearing up to win the school-wide best asking competition annually hosted by the ASB. The couple with the most creative asking receives free tickets to the dance. read more » Junior blogger embraces online community November 3, 2014 — by Helen Chen and Spring Ma Scrolling through endless gifs of TV scenes and pictures of nature encompassed by the dark “Tumblr” blue background, junior Claire Leung reblogs post after post. read more » ‘TOGA on TV’ marathon concludes memorable finale November 2, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Homecoming 2014 will certainly be a week to remember as it came to a close with a victorious football game, successful dance and crowning of the Homecoming Court. read more » Successful dance concludes ‘TOGA on TV’ marathon November 2, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh On Oct. 25, 314 students filed into the already-packed Large Gym, many decked out with chef hats, Minnie Mouse ears and class T-shirts to participate in the Homecoming dance. read more » Sophomore squashes opponents in little-known sport October 30, 2014 — by Emily Chen, Spring Ma and Ami Nachiappan Sophomore Aarushi Lakhotia excels in squash, a little-known indoor racquet sport. read more » Seniors work ‘all in this together’ for final Quad Day October 29, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh In a near 50-minute performance filled with fast-paced dances and familiar Disney remixes and inside jokes, the Class of 2015 delivered an impressive (and nostalgic) Disney Channel-themed Quad Day to conclude the five-day Homecoming week celebration on Oct 24. read more » Class of 2016 puts on ‘slime’-tastic Quad Day October 29, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh The Class of 2016’s Nickelodeon-themed Quad Day delivered a solid performance filled with eccentric show characters and impressive dances. read more » Sophomore squashes opponents in little-known sport October 27, 2014 — by Emily Chen, Spring Ma and Ami Nachiappan Sophomore Aarushi Lakhotia excels in the little known game of squash. read more » Sophomores ‘a-maize’ in Food Network-themed performance October 24, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh The Class of 2017 shows it can handle Homecoming. read more » Class of ‘18 leaves strong impression from first Quad Day despite difficult theme October 22, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Freshmen put together their first Quad Day at lunch on Oct. 21, which centered on a KRON 4 newscast. read more » The Tea Zone and Fruit Bar impresses with trendy glass pitchers October 22, 2014 — by Spring Ma Reporter reviews The Tea Zone and Fruit Bar, a cafe located on S. Winchester Blvd in West San Jose. read more » Teachers begin Homecoming October 21, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh Staff members kicked off Homecoming Week with an impressive Quad Day at lunch on Oct. 20. read more » A day without bells: Malfunction creates confusion on Monday October 17, 2014 — by Spring Ma As students rushed from the parking lot to their classrooms on the morning on Monday, Oct. 13, many were surprised when they walked into class at 8:51 a.m. and still beat the second bell. read more » Modified prerequisites policy grants students ‘open access’ September 16, 2014 — by Spring Ma, Stefanie Ting and Eileen Toh More students will have the opportunity to enroll in advanced classes starting this year because the administration has increased the school's open access policy to include foreign language and math classes. read more » Freshman Focuses to have fewer sessions this year September 14, 2014 — by Spring Ma, Stefanie Ting and Eileen Toh The number of Freshman Focuses — “classes” during tutorials designed to ease the transition for freshmen into high school — has been cut back to four total meetings this year, instead of the 11 last year’s freshmen had. read more » From drama student to producer: Alumnus Mandell lives dream through short film ‘Laugh Along the Way’ September 11, 2014 — by Spring Ma, Vibha Seshadri and Eileen Toh 2011 alumnus David Mandell, now a senior and theater arts major at University of Southern California, is producing a 15-minute film titled “Laugh Along the Way.” The film centers around three characters: John, Sam and Chris, who each deal with his own set of adversities, much like Mandell, who also dealt with struggles during high school. read more » Cochrum embarks on journey to India September 10, 2014 — by Spring Ma and Simi Srivastava Science teacher Lisa Cochrum traveled in India during this past summer break. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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