Lack of transparency causes confusion in admissions process April 29, 2019 — by Victor Liu “Holistic review process” creates exploitable loopholes and uncertainty for most applicants. read more » Top 10 ways to get over a rejection of any kind March 26, 2019 — by Victor Liu and Jeffrey Ma Reporters share the best methods to overcome tough rejections in an upcoming month filled with prom askings and college decisions. read more » Vaguely defined rescission standards create unnecessary stress for seniors January 30, 2019 — by David Koh & Victor Liu Reporters argue that vaguely defined rescission standards create unnecessary stress for seniors. read more » Top ten ways to get into the holiday mood November 27, 2018 — by Victor Liu and Jeffrey Ma Top 10 Ways to get in Holiday Spirit read more » TOP TEN: Things to do this Summer May 30, 2018 — by Victor Liu & Muthu Palaniappan Can't decide what to do this Summer? No problem! We've got you covered with our list of the Top Ten Things to do this Summer! read more » No, the MBTI isn’t psychic March 15, 2018 — by Kaylene Morrison and Victor Liu Viral personality tests are not accurate indicators for student career paths and preferences. read more » Staff editorial: Seniors, please accurately report to Naviance January 29, 2018 — by Victor Liu Students should not rely entirely on Naviance, for it offers inaccurate information and fails to assess possible career paths read more » Top 10 ways for a non-fan to survive Super Bowl LII January 29, 2018 — by Jay Kim and Victor Liu 10. Know which teams are playing in the Super Bowl this year: No, it’s not going to be the Warriors and Earthquakes. 9. Place your bets: Oh wait, we can’t condone gambling in a school newspaper. 8. This isn’t college football: Keep the “Roll Tides” at home. 7. Fake it till you make it: Be sure to name drop a couple players’ names like they’re proper nouns in APUSH. Use buzzwords like rub routes and “Red Zone” and GOAT for bonus points. 6. Choose a team to back: Buy both Patriot and Eagles jerseys so you can change at halftime, depending on the score. 5. Drink lots of water: You don’t need to stay hydrated on the field, but you can avoid sports talk when you go to the bathroom for the 15th time. 4. Budget your weekend properly: You’ll spend over three hours watching the ball be in play for 11 minutes. 3. Asdjfdjhbfjkshkmuxuftsjfhztubbyqwetunchakso: Keep your mouth full with Doritos and guac so you don’t have to expose your lack of football knowledge. Throw in a fist pump afterwards to feign excitement. 2. “Unbelievable:” The phrase works whether your team is winning or losing. 1. Know who’s performing at halftime: Perfect hitting those high-pitched Justin Timberlake notes. read more » Recent scandals beg the question: Can we separate the art from the artist? January 29, 2018 — by Victor Liu, Elaine Toh and Kyle Wang Despite allegations of sexual harassment in the film industry, actors' profits remain unaffected. read more » Country Music is better than y’all think January 25, 2018 — by Victor Liu and Austin Wang In the age of Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” and other lyrically uninspiring, drug-glorifying trap songs, country music is a welcome change of pace. Unlike most modern songs, many country songs tell a story from a culture that Saratoga students often don’t hear about. read more » Staff editorial: Move-ember not the best initiative to reduce student stress November 28, 2017 — by Victor Liu Reporter shares his opinion on the pitfalls of Move-ember. read more » Students need to research past the rankings of U.S. News and Report November 27, 2017 — by Victor Liu The system that the most popular ranking sites use to rank colleges lies on a foundation of seven differently weighted variables, which consist of: graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving rate. read more » Ten tips for a great formal asking November 27, 2017 — by Jay Kim and Victor Liu 10. Do a public asking without letting the girl know beforehand. You might get rejected, but at least people will know you tried. 9. Do a flash mob asking with your friends. Many tropical birds do mating dances — why can’t you? 8. Send a Facebook message to everyone you’ve said hi to before in the hallways. The key is to cast a wide net first. 7. Ask in the quad in front of the whole school so everyone knows your date is taken. Who knows if your date will decide to go with someone else last minute? 6. If you can’t find a date, just tell everyone you have a girlfriend in college. Don’t worry, we totally believe you guys. 5. Be vigilant. Don’t ask other people to find you a date. 4. Stay vigilant. There are girls at other nearby schools like Mitty that might still say yes to you. 3. Don’t make the lame excuse of having prioritized SAT over formal. The SAT starts at 8 a.m.; Formal starts 10 hours later. 2. Check out farmersonly.com. You may not be a farmer, but you can sure harvest a reputation of desperation. 1. If all else fails, just ask your mom! At least she’ll give you a ride to the venue. read more » Rotten Tomatoes provides oversimplified ratings November 17, 2017 — by Elaine Fan and Victor Liu Although Rotten Tomatoes provides quick movie feedback, the rating system prevents detailed opinions read more » Play soccer while you still can November 16, 2017 — by Victor Liu Lie encourages his younger self to appreciate soccer and continue playing read more » Top Ten Ways to Spook Your Friends This Halloween October 23, 2017 — by Victor Liu and neil rao List of the top ten ways to give your friends a spooky surprise on Halloween. read more » Closing of local Gene’s Fine Foods upsets loyal patrons October 19, 2017 — by Connie Liang and Victor Liu After 47 years, local market announces its closure following Amazon's new partnership with Whole Foods. read more » ASB needs to adjust club member mandatory minimums October 13, 2017 — by Victor Liu ASB should base club legitimacy off of member enthusiasm instead of only member attendance. read more » Jake Paul: Is he really beating all the competition? October 12, 2017 — by Alex Wang and Victor Liu Reporters cover one of YouTube's biggest sensations Jake Paul and how he got his fame and success. read more » Cahatol now teaching AP Chemistry class September 5, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Jayne Zhou Cahatol takes on job teaching AP Chemistry after expansion of science department. read more » Students should have more of a voice in choosing Homecoming themes August 31, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Vivien Zhang Reporters offer their opinions on this year's homecoming themes and how future themes should be chosen. read more » SHS develops strong relationships with colleges through admissions officers May 26, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu For the past few years, SHS students have benefitted from higher rates of acceptance into USC at approximately 30 percent, averaging around 15 students enrolling every year read more » Business class should be restarted to promote creativity and innovation May 25, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Vivien Zhang Despite student interest in pursuing entrepeneurship, the school lacks an emphasis on business. read more » The highs and lows of caffeine splurging May 24, 2017 — by Karen Chow and Victor Liu Reporters interview students about how often they drink coffee and the postives and negatives outcomes that come with it. read more » FBLA team excels at States conference April 28, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu FBLA team sees success at State Leadership Conference. read more » Baseball team tries to find groove April 2, 2017 — by Victor Liu, Navin Tiwary, Vivien Zhang, and Jason Zhao Players adjust to new coaches and positions. read more » Participation soars in programming competition this year March 26, 2017 — by Daniel Bessonov and Victor Liu The school has seen a large increase in students trying their hand at the United States of America Computing Olympiad (USACO), a rigorous online computer science competition. read more » English classes should adopt more nonfiction books in curricula March 24, 2017 — by Victor Liu Sophomore believes that the English department shoud include more non-fiction books. read more » Campus conservatives remain steadfast on beliefs despite liberal environment March 24, 2017 — by Frederick Kim and Victor Liu Campus conservatives exist despite liberal enviorment. read more » ASB creates new fundraising event for class offices and commissions March 23, 2017 — by Alexandra Li and Victor Liu Class offices decide to sell at powerpuff instead of club rush in order to get funding. read more » AP registration deadline should not be earlier February 14, 2017 — by Victor Liu Later AP signups have benefit students more than earlier signup dates. read more » Joining the stars on the board: track and field athletes aspire to break records February 10, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Elaine Sun Many track players seek to break records. read more » Baseball team steps up to the challenge after losing key graduating seniors February 10, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Navin Tiwary Baseball team gears up for strong start to season. read more » The Robotics reality: 200 hours to build, 2 minutes to play February 4, 2017 — by Victor Liu and Austin Wang Robotics student discuss the large amount of hard work required to build a functioning robot. read more » Athletes debate the advantages of left-dominance December 8, 2016 — by Victor Liu and Neil Rao Is left-handedness a curse or a blessing? read more » A private school education for a (still expensive) public school price December 8, 2016 — by Victor Liu Should there be any complaints about the current school system? read more » Leadership event builds links with special needs students November 1, 2016 — by Victor Liu and Neil Rao Leadership class looks for different ways to improve interactions between students. read more » Run Hillary, run November 1, 2016 — by Daniel Bessonov and Victor Liu Gridiron Club Dinner parody show a different side to the candidate. read more » 100-word rant: the almost-perfect candidate October 28, 2016 — by Victor Liu Sophomore talks about his ideal president. read more » Toad hits the road: Pepe declared hate symbol October 24, 2016 — by Victor Liu and Alex Yang Meme becomes controversial issue read more » Inktober encourages students to express creativity each day October 20, 2016 — by Victor Liu and Ami Nachiappan Inktober sees rise in participation from SHS students. read more » District hosts second annual World Cafe to address student stress September 27, 2016 — by Cassandra King and Victor Liu This year, administrators are focusing on teaching students the solutions that reduce stress levels. The entire school district is working on this goal as well, as Los Gatos High School hosted its own World Cafe event and connected to the SHS event through live feed at the same time. read more » ‘The Great Wall’ might not be so whitewashed after all September 22, 2016 — by Patrick Li and Victor Liu Recently, there has been a controversey regarding the abundance of white actors in movies and there are two sides to this argument. read more » Bucket list blues: my shots in the dark September 22, 2016 — by Victor Liu Victor Liu experiences shooting a rifle for the first time at Boy Scout camp. read more » Freshman tries Facebook, finds it surprisingly useless September 14, 2016 — by Victor Liu According to Freshman Jeffrey Xu’s “About” section on Facebook, his achievements include being a former Dean at Redwood Middle School, a former sports journalist at the Krusty Krab and a graduate of “nunya business” at San Diego Miramar College. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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