Speech and debate helps sophomore blossom May 23, 2014 — by Helen Chen I have to admit, I had never considered myself a confident, outspoken person in public. I have always shrunk away from encounters with people because, let’s be real, any time not spent in my room sleeping or surfing the Internet is pretty much wasted. read more » The truth about junior year, the hell year May 22, 2014 — by Maya Ravichandran Every day when I walked in to Spanish class during sophomore year, I would hear all the juniors complaining about the inhumanly large amount of homework they had to complete, the impossible tests they had coming up and the two hours of sleep they usually got. This didn’t surprise me because that was basically all they talked about. read more » Dance made high school experience worthwhile April 21, 2014 — by Rohan Hardikar February 15 marked the last time I would perform a Bollywood dance at this school. read more » Health freak, fresh foods April 1, 2014 — by Catherine Tang Ever since I can remember, my family has always been health conscious, to say the least. I didn’t realize my family’s extremely health conscious ways were weird until I began having play dates with my friends in elementary school. They would come over and the only snacks I would have at my house were fruit and other healthy foods. Apples. Yogurt. Granola bars. No one wanted them but me. read more » Stay away from my sister March 24, 2014 — by Sabrina Chen “She’s hot, hot, hot!” My eyes bulged out as I stared blankly at the Facebook comment. Each additional word cut like a sharp knife into my growing anger. I’ve let it slide when I heard guys call my sister tall, pretty, even cute — but hot? Hot is one step away from the word that starts with an “s” and ends with –exy. read more » Senior discovers the world of naps March 9, 2014 — by Candice Zheng It all happened the week after winter break. I was sluggish and irritated at school from not getting my standard 12 hours of sleep while operating on break schedule. Clearly taking those two blissful weeks for granted, I stumbled back home red-eyed and full of unpleasant thoughts. read more » Writer experiences troubles with first college interview February 12, 2014 — by Nikil Ramanathan School and college essays were indeed tough for me, but I placed most of the first semester stress on myself when I made a dreadful mistake on my first college interview. read more » Writer tries her foot at soccer February 10, 2014 — by Catherine Tang Upon hearing that there was a winter sports challenge this issue for newspaper, I enthusiastically signed up, but that excitement only lasted a brief moment. Later that day, when I found out that my winter sport challenge was for soccer, excitement quickly turned into panic. read more » SOPHOMORE IN NEED OF HELP: Flying addictions, dire predictions February 10, 2014 — by Andrew Jiang I have a new addiction and I’m not too flappy about it. read more » Grandparents leave lifetime impact before moving away January 9, 2014 — by Allison Lin On the day I was born at El Camino Hospital, my grandparents stood hovering over my clear hospital crib, smiling down at me. I weighed barely 6 pounds and was dressed in a pink cotton cap and a hospital blanket, but my grandma held me in her arms and rocked me while my grandpa looked on proudly. Little did I know that 10 years from that day, my grandparents, would be 6,698 miles away. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...118119120121122...130140...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.