Poetry slam surprises family October 6, 2009 — by Sarah Menard My sister and I are really close, closer than most sisters usually are. Our earliest memory is of us, when we lived in Belgium and went to the same preschool. It had been raining, and I, lucky girl that I was, got to show my little sister around big sis’s classroom. We were going a bit slower than the rest of the class, and in my excitement, I let go of her hand and splashed ahead. read more » Blondes bring brainpower September 16, 2009 — by Sophia Cooper How are UFOs and smart blondes the same? You always hear about them, but never see one! BA-DUM-CHING! Jokes like this give blonds a reputation for being dumb. I hate to break it to you: we’re not. read more » Stepping out of my sister’s shadow September 11, 2009 — by Ren Norris Everything is a competition. At least, that's the mentality in the Norris household. We compete to see who can guess how long the line will take before we board Space Mountain at Disneyland or who can flip to the correct hymn in church the fastest, or even who can get in the last clap during a round of applause. Throughout my childhood, this competitive impulse has led me to push myself to be just as good as Alison, my older sister by two years. read more » Will the real ‘Brian Kim’ please stand up? September 2, 2009 — by Brian Kim Sometimes when you laugh at other people the joke turns out to be on you. read more » Nous aimons notre famille francaise! June 8, 2009 — by Sophia Cooper and Annie Lee “Bonjour! Qu’est-ce que vous avez fait ce week-end?” Every sixth period in room 408 starts calm and collectively with Madame Bergkamp leading a discussion of the past weekend or plans for the exciting weekend to come. However, what follows for the next 90 minutes in our French 4 Honors class can never be expected; sometimes we can be found reading magazines, singing French songs, playing vocabulary tag, doing yoga or eating lots and lots of food. read more » Appearance matters May 28, 2009 — by Nandini Ruparel If, by chance, you come to school one morning and your orange shirt doesn’t match your green sweatshirt, you immediately become the talk of the school. If your jeans look exactly like the ones that your friends have on except that they’re lacking that infamous moose on the corner, you may just be shunned for the rest of the day. read more » Untitled May 27, 2009 — by Jesse Gipe One of the most awkward parts of being a bisexual teenager is rooming. You tend to forget things like school trips, and when they jump into view, it is time for frantic searches. Finding roommates you know is critical. If, for some reason, you miss the sign-up date or do not manage to get in a room with friends, you are delegated to a room of barely known or utterly strange persons of the same gender. Most teenagers (especially females) are too nice to allow someone they barely know to sleep on the floor. read more » Can I spell [print] it out for you? April 28, 2009 — by Mabel Hsu My first, more personal notice of the cutbacks in the print world of newspapers was from the San Jose Mercury News' reduction from six Sunday comic pages to four. As a devoted SJMN comic follower, I was devastated. If a newspaper as prominent as the Mercury News was willing to cut back on the comics, it meant nothing was safe. In recent months, newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News in Colorado and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer have closed. Others like the San Francisco Chronicle may close soon because they’re losing millions as a result of ad revenue lost to the Internet. I guess you could say I’m biased, being on the newspaper staff and all, but I truly believe that being able to wake up every morning and having the newspaper nicely bundled and wrapped on my driveway is a gift. The world news, community on-goings, and comics, printed and inked on newspaper-paper, is a great way to start the morning. Unfortunately, now there's news of the decline, the disappearance, the apocalypse-of newspapers. read more » Movie experience transforms ex-Macho Man April 28, 2009 — by Rahul Thakker What exactly does it mean to be a man? I mean, what makes someone more “manly” than someone else? I’ve heard several different theories out there, but it seems the most popular is this: Real men don’t talk about their feelings. They aren’t sensitive or compassionate. They don’t share their problems with their friends. And they most definitely don’t cry. read more » It’s a Mystery to Me April 23, 2009 — by Amalie MacGowan Go into a parking lot, any parking lot in northern California, and I'm sure you can find at least one vehicle with a banana yellow bumper sticker on the rear of their car. Almost everyone recognizes it, and almost every local has visited this famous destination at least once. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...131132133134135...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.