Track and field is a true sport September 9, 2011 — by Aasim Naqvi “Track is boring. Track is just people running. Track takes no skill.” These are the ideas that people often express to me about my favorite sport. And they couldn’t be more wrong. read more » Now that I’M a Senior September 5, 2011 — by Sabrina Cismas “I AM a senior.” I had some trouble rolling my tongue around these words on the first day of school, as I could hardly believe they told the truth. Most students wait three years of high school to reach this point in their lives, but I’ve looked forward to this moment since I was 4 years old. read more » Final Potter installment an experience to remember September 4, 2011 — by Jackie Gu This is going to be free of spoilers, so if you haven’t read the series and have somehow managed the impossible task of steering clear of Potter spoilers for 14 years, feel free to continue reading. (But um, what are you doing with your life? Drop the APUSH! Burn the Bio! Potter is more important!) read more » Don’t ‘borrow’ if you won’t give it back June 2, 2011 — by Samika Kumar “Can I borrow a piece of binder paper?” “Will you give it back?” I cannot count the number of times that I have had this conversation—only to point out that the asker wants to keep my binder paper. This problem may sound petty, but when it happens continuously, it becomes frustrating. Soon I hear people asking to “borrow” mechanical pencil lead and some have even gone so far as asking to “borrow” gum. read more » You don’t watch TV? Get LOST May 19, 2011 — by Aashna Mukerji In the days before technology, people amused themselves with writing. They read books, wrote letters, played games and took walks—all of which now sound completely alien to me as I vegetate in front of my computer screen, waiting for my next show to download online. read more » PC: You don’t watch TV? Get LOST May 19, 2011 — by Aashna Mukerji In the days before technology, people amused themselves with writing. They read books, wrote letters, played games and took walks—all of which now sound completely alien to me as I vegetate in front of my computer screen, waiting for my next show to download online. read more » Big changes in school’s history of little spirit May 18, 2011 — by Brandon Judoprasetijo “Saratoga is dead; it doesn’t have any spirit,” my rather pessimistic sister Brittany said when I asked what rallies and Homecoming were like when she went to Saratoga High. Before I entered high school, older friends shared with me their stories of how school spirit makes high school memorable. read more » Hard work and horseplay: Summer Projects for Hyde Manor May 17, 2011 — by Mac Hyde As we conclude another successful, action-packed school year, we all have little wish lists for the summer or for the upcoming school year (or may be it’s just me). Having lived at Saratoga High for 16 unusual years, my mother has been living—I mean working here —since the end of the Ford administration. I have come to think of it as something of my own private mansion. read more » Insomniac refuses to sleep through life May 11, 2011 — by Vivien Lu It is 4 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. I am in bed and under the covers in my fish-decorated pajamas, but for some reason, I am not asleep. Instead, I lie in the serene darkness with every desire to be asleep, but unfortunately, this attempt appears to be useless, as usual. Most juniors would have fallen asleep from exhaustion by now, but this is a typical night for me because I have always had a sleeping problem. read more » Inside the mind of a fanatical foodie April 29, 2011 — by Denise Lin "The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit." read more » firstprevious...1020304050...129130131132133...140...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.