Shared experiences and togetherness are the essence of Christmas December 5, 2023 — by Richard Fan The sky spun as my ski snagged on a pine tree, sending me hurtling toward the powder drift below. I had aimed to do a left 360 over the tree, but as I caught my ski, the rotation went awry, and I struggled to reorient myself. Moments later, I found myself buried in snow, wincing […] read more » The Falcon’s guide to gift-giving during the holiday season December 5, 2023 — by Shirina Cao It’s now December, Christmas is coming up and you might not know what to buy for your friends and family. Well, don’t worry, because The Falcon’s got your back. Sometimes ideas for gifts naturally come up in conversations, but for others, brainstorming takes a lot more effort. When it comes to gift-giving, context is everything. […] read more » The ‘Bojack Horseman’ Christmas Special: a charming and profound take on all things Christmas December 3, 2023 — by Anthony Luo When I finished the final episode of “Bojack Horseman” last year (the series had six seasons and ran from 2014-2020), I found myself drowning in the show’s unwaveringly personal depictions of substance abuse and mental health. In desperate need of something to cheer me up after this especially gloomy binge-watching session, I turned to the […] read more » If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (or not) December 2, 2023 — by Annika Gho In a world of extreme “hustle” culture, it’s difficult to remain constantly self-aware. And that is certainly the case for me. With my tendency to zone out in class and generally terrible punctuality, I’ve probably done something to annoy those around me. In order to explore how I am seen in my friends’ eyes, I […] read more » A guide to Christmas: making the most out of the best holiday December 1, 2023 — by Jane Lee As part of celebrating arguably the most enjoyable holiday, Christmas’s small traditions and activities deserve to be better appreciated — maybe some people think it’s childish to rewatch “The Polar Express” for the 10th time, but I find that indulging in quiet moments like these is never a waste of time. Instead of being overshadowed […] read more » My room is submerged in keepsakes from China November 29, 2023 — by Jessica Li As you step into my room, you’re not just entering a living space; you’re diving headfirst into a vibrant kaleidoscope of my adventures in China. With charms dangling from door handles, red money packets taped securely on walls and the most eccentric items adorning every available surface, my room is overwhelmingly engulfed by treasures from […] read more » Top 10: people to leave out of your Thanksgiving dinner invites November 25, 2023 — by Amy Luo 10. The knock-knock joker My face muscles are sore from faking laughs, and soon we’ll have to suffer the painfully awkward silence that speaks volumes about how unfunny you actually sound (no offense). Please don’t knock on my door on Thanksgiving day. 9. The Instagram influencer Phones eat first? I think not. I will be […] read more » Christmas is an ‘ex’ I’ll need to get over November 25, 2023 — by Angela Tan The weeks of late December leading into the holiday break are the most fulfilling times of the year, as they give me a rare sense of purpose and direction in life. No matter how many final exams I’ve bombed or how many issues I have in my nonexistent love life, all is well when I […] read more » Top 10: best Halloween candies — extended holiday edition November 21, 2023 — by Amy Luo and Beverly Xu 10. Kit-kats A classic treat. What’s not to love about a chocolate-covered wafer cookie? Bonus points if it’s either strawberry or matcha flavored. 9. M&M’s Milk chocolate M&M’s? No thank you. But dark chocolate M&M’s? Or peanut M&M’s? Let us take that little pouch of treasure off of your hands. 8. Nerds Not to be […] read more » Top 10: sure-fire ways to fail your driver’s test November 20, 2023 — by Beverly Xu 10. Accidentally run your evaluator over That’s my bad, I was adjusting my seat and kind of forgot that my foot was on the gas pedal. Anyways, since you can’t administer my test, can I get someone else to evaluate me? 9. Forget to stop at a stop sign My evaluator said to turn right, […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.