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Tallak about to perform for Bombay in the Bay whilst single, happy and peaceful.

Senior Mag 2024: Naina Tallak’s guide to escaping heartbreak

Kavya Patel May 29, 2024

Amid the experience of high school, filled with gossip, stress, dancing, unfortunate grades, and more, heartbreak is one of the more unfortunate experiences anyone can go through. There are few ways to...

Shrey and Samik pose together after tennis practice.

Senior Mag 2024: From court to commencement: Tennis best friends ace high school together

Kavya Patel and Meher Bhatanagar May 29, 2024

Staring at the draw at a regional tennis tournament, Samik Pattanayak noticed that one of his opponents was going to be attending the same middle school as him. That opponent was Shrey Jain. Little did...

Maddy practicing lifting Vidhi for one of their stunts, preparing for their coming competition.

Senior Mag 2024: Saratoga High School’s favorite horse girls 

Ariel Zhou May 29, 2024

When it comes to unconventional sports, you may think of the adrenaline rush of extreme skiing or the impressive feats of parkour. But for Maddy Hubb and Vidhi Patel, their passions lay in vaulting, the...

Kapoor concentrating in a match at a tournament at Menlo High School on Dec. 3

Senior Mag 2024: On board: Yashom Kapoor seeks to broaden appeal of chess

Andrew Lin May 25, 2024

Yashom Kapoor started playing chess in 1st grade when his grandfather brought a chess set over from India. At first, he simply remembers liking how his grandpa would always let him win, but as he improved,...

Senior Mag 2024: A match made in heaven: Jarrett and Yogurtland

Victoria Lin May 25, 2024

In the past couple of years, some of Jarrett Singh’s favorite days were punctuated with his after-school runs to Yogurtland, many of which were inspired by Buy One Get One (BOGO) and triple reward days....

As semester ends, Taiwanese visitors get a taste of school in U.S., Bay Area culture

As semester ends, Taiwanese visitors get a taste of school in U.S., Bay Area culture

Andrew Lin January 12, 2024

Thirty-one students and their chaperones, all wearing matching gray puffer jackets, filed out of a bus on the chilly Thursday morning of Dec. 7. They made their way to the cafeteria, where they were greeted...

Selina Chen anchors at “Maroc TV”, Mohammed V University’s TV Station in Rabat, Morocco.

In her gap year, alumna becomes reporter in Morocco and learns real-world lessons

Amy Miao and Emily Wu December 4, 2023

Half-eaten apples and oily cafeteria pizza littered the ground as Class of ‘22 alumna Selina Chen — a former news editor for The Falcon — dug through six overflowing recycling bins around the school....

Sophomore Yash Sharma presents “Wonders of Python” on a trip to India in summer 2023.

Sophomore’s non-profit organization aims to inspire younger generations to pursue programming

Alec Guan and Richard Fan December 2, 2023

In July 2022, sophomore Yash Sharma started People of Programming (POP) — a non-profit that runs coding workshops and competitions in order to inspire students to pursue programming. Since its creation,...

Jennifer Lee sifts through information and drafts a report on Oct. 24, preparing for the upcoming midterm review.

Biology teacher takes on new role as WASC coordinator

Jessica Li and Amy Miao November 8, 2023

Besides teaching this year, biology teacher Jennifer Lee is coordinating the school’s mid-cycle report as part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. As...

Senior Sahar Noor poses with her fellow Persian dancers after her performance at the Beshkan Dance Academy.

Persian dancing: Childhood festivals inspire senior’s lifelong passion

Emma Fung and Kathy Wang November 8, 2023

Last March, senior Sahar Noor visited Vasona Lake County Park to attend the Nowruz Festival, a traditional Persian festival to celebrate the new year. She gazed in awe at the intense colors of the dancers’...

Cover art of Chopra’s latest song, Murder on the Dance Floor

Senior rekindles passion for making hip-hop

Neal Malhotra October 27, 2023

After blasting “Marvins Room'” at 3 a.m. or going bar for bar to “Family Ties,” many hip-hop fans think about what it might be like to pursue hop-hop as a glamorous career. For most, that’s...

This is a picture of me in 8th grade at the 2019 Silicon Valley Cross Country Championships.

An athlete’s journey: going from a sickly young child to a serious long-distance runner

George Hu October 4, 2023

As a young child in elementary school, I was never quite fond of my athletic capabilities, causing me to never expect to pursue any athletic endeavors in the future. Having mild asthma and struggling...

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