High school in a nutshell April 29, 2012 — by Shivani Chadha After a seven-hour day of school, all I want to do was go home to sleep or watch some TV on Friday afternoons. But my freshman year, instead of resting I would go straight to track practice, and after three hours I’d go straight to two hours of soccer practice until around 9 p.m. And on Saturday mornings when all I wanted to do was relax a little, I would leave at 5 a.m. for a volleyball tournament. My days were always busy, but at the time I didn’t care one bit. read more » Giants likely to rebound from disappointing 2011 season April 27, 2012 — by Derek Sun As Buster Posey was crushed at home plate, the Giants’ hopes of making the playoffs in 2011 were similarly bulldozed. With a lackluster offense, the Giants failed to score enough in the season and missed the playoffs after their Cinderella rise to the championship in 2010. read more » The genius of Jeremy April 27, 2012 — by Samuel Liu Watching Jeremy Lin used to remind me of my youth basketball experience—scrub duties, easily tired, but occasionally brilliant. (OK, maybe I was very rarely brilliant, or maybe never. Whatever.) Lin, an Asian-American who hails from nearby Palo Alto High School and went to Harvard University, recently blossomed into a starting point guard for the New York Knicks, despite being a perennial bench warmer for his entire two-year career. read more » Another handy dandy hand April 25, 2012 — by Anushree Dugar I didn’t plan on becoming ambidextrous. To be honest, I really did not want to learn how to write with my left hand just as well as I could write with my right hand. But it is definitely something I will never regret learning. read more » Senior advises: Embrace your passions and explore your curiosities April 25, 2012 — by Izzy Albert Entering high school is indeed an overwhelming transition. Dozens of movies and novels attempt to illustrate the clique-y atmosphere of the typical American high school. read more » Simple changes promote healthy lifestyle April 4, 2012 — by McKenna Galvin If there’s one type of physical activity that I hate, it’s running. Memories of timed miles and “Super Cardio Days” from middle school haunt my thoughts as I remember the shin splints, aching muscles and burning lungs associated with running for long periods of time. read more » People often rude or dumb online April 2, 2012 — by Wren Sutterfield When I go online, I go to lots of different websites: Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon (the cheater’s way to find cool websites) and others. The communities are all very different, and people like to make fun of those on other sites. One thing is the same, though: the irritating way people talk. On Tumblr, for example, there is a lot of slang that would seem like gibberish to those not used to it. What does it mean to “ship” a couple? What’s up with the whole YOLO thing? What is a dashboard, and why would you want notes on it? read more » Chickens, part 2: Skunk vs. Dog March 29, 2012 — by Samuel Liu My news editor once asked me, “Samuel, do you live on a farm?” Though the owner of nine chickens and a dog, I have to say, somewhat regretfully, that I live in the suburbia of suburbias, right next to Redwood Middle School. read more » A modest proposal: the 5-minute lunch February 8, 2012 — by Anika Jhalani There has been debate among the faculty whether or not to adopt a rotating block schedule for the upcoming school year, and with it has come side arguments for other adjustments to the school schedule. Proposed changes have ranged from embedded tutorials to multiple late starts, but the issue that has most interested me is the potential for a shorter lunch period. A 35-minute lunch. read more » Tumblring the day away February 8, 2012 — by Amy Jan When people sign up for Tumblr, they should be prepared to spend some quality time with their computer. The simple design of the dashboard passes time quickly as people scroll down endlessly through the pages of reblogged posts from people they follow. This creates a distraction for many students, including myself. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...118119120121122...130...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.