Here’s what to do with your free time in the Bay Area this summer May 8, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou Immediately after AP exams ended last year, my friend, Class of `22 alumna Nicole Lu, and I began planning activities for the summer. However, Nicole, having lost her pink Driver’s Ed slip from freshman year, and I, not being 16 yet, realized that neither of us could get our licenses or drive anywhere. This left […] read more » My version of a summer treehouse: my roof May 4, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Spending the summer of 2020 in quarantine was like being told to entertain a toddler for three whole months — you’ve got to be creative — and with my sister back from college early, our combined “creativity” had no limits. I mean, we quite literally found ourselves above the ceiling on our roof. In order […] read more » Unrooted: my induction into the gardening Hall of Shame May 2, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Plants are too easy to kill. Not to sound like a sociopath, but ever since I took my first stab at planting, potting and pruning, I’ve learned that plants seem to wither at the mere sight of me. The irony of my Green Team membership aside, I now have a hard time be-leaf-ing that I […] read more » Top 10 ways to ghost 👻 May 1, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Victoria Lin 10. Be(e) Busy Fill your schedule with busy work so you literally do not have time to talk to said person. Be the busy bee that you were born to be. 9. Block them on social media It will take them a long time before they figure out you blocked them, but once they figure […] read more » One little Victoria jumping on the bed … April 27, 2023 — by Victoria Lin When I was 4, I read a story called “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” which followed the storyline of each monkey falling and cracking their heads. I thought the monkeys were so cool for jumping on the bed and decided to try it myself., I stood up on the bed and started jumping. […] read more » Top 10: bombastic side-eye moments April 27, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou 10. When someone you barely know requests your private Instagram account. PLEASE save your dignity. Have some social relevancy online if not in person … 9. When someone texts you “Lol,” “Lel,” “Lolzies” or any form of laughing that is not in all caps. We physically convulsed. 8. When someone says to “stop saying ‘side […] read more » An unexpected partner in crime April 5, 2023 — by Jonathan Si I hate bugs. As the self-designated bug killer at home, it’s my job to confront and slay every insect I see — sometimes I wish I got paid for it. But one fateful afternoon changed my entire outlook on bugs, or at least some of them. It was summer vacation, and I came back home […] read more » Rain causes power outages, ruins the training of athletes, creates puddles, and increases the likelihood of sickness April 3, 2023 — by George Hu Even though California’s annual precipitation is typically relatively low, there are still periods during the year where several rainy days occur in a row — in fact, the majority of the state’s rainfall is from November to March. However, with consistent rainfall occurring this year in late March, it is safe to say that 2023 […] read more » Spotify and Apple are close competitors, but there’s a clear winner April 3, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas On one fateful day at the end of each year, Spotify releases its Spotify Wrapped statistics, sparking a mass posting on social media or debate over the aspects of the design of Wrapped itself. Regardless, Spotify Wrapped generates discourse without fail year-round and has even inspired a similar feature from Apple Music: AppleReplay. The conflict […] read more » Can the stars see my future? I tracked my ‘horrorscope’ for a day April 3, 2023 — by Beverly Xu What’s your astrology sign? Let me rephrase that — what’s your “horrorscope.” Reading articles about how to read daily horoscopes ran a chill down my spine: You should take into account your rising sign, moon sign, 12 houses and birth placement, but not your sun sign. Astrology, in my opinion, is total pseudoscience. Say you’re […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.