A Christmas cookie disaster December 2, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta When the holiday season comes around, everyone looks forward to Christmas cookies. A glass of chilled milk accompanied by warm chocolate chip cookies are a staple of the season. Unfortunately, my mother found this snack too sugary and unhealthy for me and my sister to enjoy. After bargaining, we decided I would bake one batch […] read more » ‘All I Want for Christmas’ … is this song to end December 2, 2022 — by William Norwood Every winter since its release in 1994, Mariah Carey’s version of “All I Want for Christmas is You” climbs the Billboard charts and becomes one of the biggest songs in America all over again — but doesn’t it deserve it. It is the most annoying, insufferable song in the history of music. Each Christmas, 70 […] read more » My collection of ‘stolen’ hotel property December 1, 2022 — by Derek Liang Everyone has a collection of some type of things. For me, they’re hotel room cards — little memories of places I’ve visited. My first time collecting a card was by accident. My family took a trip to Paris when I was 6, and I loved it there. The architecture, streets, art, music, weather and food […] read more » Santa Claus is real — don’t believe what your friends say December 1, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus zips through the cold, wintry night on his sleigh pulled by his eight reindeer, distributing presents and toys to kids all around the world just in time for Christmas morning. As children grow older, most stop believing in the round jolly man — but there are many concrete reasons proving […] read more » After-school snack connoisseurs point out their top choices December 1, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Kevin Yang Picture this: You set your backpack down, exhausted after yet another grueling day at school. All you want is a refreshing and delectable snack to satiate the all-consuming hunger you have nursed as class time ticked by. You make your way into the kitchen, scanning the messy countertops and empty cabinets, dreaming up your next […] read more » ‘Enola Holmes 2’: An overhyped and underwhelming sequel November 30, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead. The hype leading up to the release of “Enola Holmes 2” on Nov. 4 made me excited to see the development of Enola’s character and her relationship with Lord Tewkesbury as a new mystery unraveled. Even with the pleasing development of the characters and the female empowerment addressed remarkably, watching the […] read more » Mukbang: Why do we watch them? November 30, 2022 — by Beverly Xu and Maggie Zeng Recently, mukbangs — videos of people eating often large quantities of food — have sprung up online. To find out why they’re so popular, we decided to investigate the trend. We took a video of ourselves eating an illustrious school lunch: a rich marinara sauce spaghetti with a side of a delectable, salty Caesar salad. […] read more » Good note-taking strategies improve study efficiency November 30, 2022 — by Skyler Mao As my class lecture ends, I put my pencil down and stare at the pages of notes I laboriously took. Graphite on paper, an illegible block of chicken scratch stares back. I utter a dejected sigh as I quickly pack up, knowing that I’ll have a hard time studying for my upcoming test based on […] read more » The most important holiday of the year: my birthday November 28, 2022 — by Beverly Xu Let’s be real: My birthday is the most celebrated holiday of the year. On Christmas, better known as Beverly’s Birthday Eve — it’s even an (almost) alliteration — 309 million people in the U.S. gather around to give each other gifts, build spiced cookie houses, fill the streets with festive music and best of all, […] read more » For the love of Black Friday and Cyber Monday November 28, 2022 — by Natalie Chua and Sanjoli Gupta Picture this: It’s 2019. You and your friends are sprinting from store to store: Hollister to Macy’s, Target to Best Buy. The entire mall is in a frenzy with everyone ready to stake their territory and claim the cheapest items they can find. Flash forward to 2022: You’re typing away and clicking on as many […] read more » firstprevious...10...1617181920...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.