Alec Benjamin’s album ‘(Un)Commentary’ puts forth life messages September 24, 2022 — by Anamika Anand Four years ago, Alec Benjamin released his hit single “Let Me Down Slowly,” earning him a record deal with Atlantic Records. Ever since he dropped out of high school to pursue a music career, he has released dozens of singles and three studio albums, the most recent being “(Un)Commentary.” Benjamin is as much a storyteller […] read more » Exhilarating, monumental and memorable: The Weeknd impresses first-time concert goer at Levi’s Stadium September 24, 2022 — by Kavya Patel As I nervously walked to the top row of Levi’s Stadium with my friends, clutching my $9 garlic fries, I realized if I fell off the stands, I would have the most epic death ever. The Weeknd concert at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 27 was my first concert and I had no idea what to […] read more » Preparing for the SAT: a case study in 2 summer experiences September 24, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Kavya Patel Kavya’s Experience: As I dragged my feet into my summer SAT prep academy (whose name I’m choosing not to divulge), I looked upon the wall with a list of all the participants’ names and searched for my name. Next to my name, I spotted the number 2. Confused as to why some of us needed […] read more » Dungeons and Dragons: the best way to pass time offline September 24, 2022 — by Eric Shi The scene is very 1980s and pre-internet: A 20-sided dice rolls onto a table as a group of teens huddles around, anxiously awaiting the outcome. The fate of dwarf paladin is about to be determined by this one dice. If it rolls a 10 or above, the character is spared; otherwise, they die and the […] read more » Tips and tricks to getting an A+ on every essay September 24, 2022 — by Aiden Ye Writing essays is hard. I know this, you know this, we all know this. From brainstorming to nitpicking every word to figuring out what the teacher even means by words like “creative” or “analytical,” the process of essay writing is filled with plenty of struggles. My biggest issue with essay writing is just simply how […] read more » Good tap water: a privilege to be enjoyed September 24, 2022 — by Victoria Lin and Annie Liu In Saratoga, we’re blessed to have clean, healthy and good-tasting water flowing from the tap. There is no need to drink bottled water. Having said that, we acknowledge that not everyone is lucky enough to have access to clean water, especially in California’s more rural farming areas where there are droughts and a lack of […] read more » How a conspiracy theory from Elon Musk helped me develop a growth mindset September 24, 2022 — by Anjali Pai During the early hours of the night, 12-year-old me lay in bed overthinking the true nature of life. Earlier that day, I had heard about Elon Musk’s claim that we are likely living in a computer simulation. As I sat contemplating this theory, I imagined a highly evolved, intellectual alien peering at a holographic screen […] read more » Top 10: numbers September 23, 2022 — by Nicole Lee 10. Eight. Statistics say it’s one of the second most common numbers to roll on a pair of die, yet the lack of eights I roll during Catan games says otherwise. 9. Twenty-one. While playing blackjack, twenty-one never comes when I want it to. It’s almost as if it’s been avoiding me… 8. Thirteen. After […] read more » Top 10: wordle openers September 23, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Adieu This is the word people start with to flex on their friends and act intelligent. It’s probably the first opener you’d tried that sounded strategic, only to realize it’s mid. Crane 3Blue1Brown, a YouTuber mathematician, accidentally thought that this was the best opener. It has a nice balance of vowels and common consonants. I […] read more » The real deal behind lol and lmao September 23, 2022 — by Beverly Xu and Divya Vadlakonda “Lol our chemistry test is tomorrow, and I haven’t even started studying yet,” read a text sent by a friend. After reading their text, we definitely weren’t “laughing out loud.” The abbreviations lol and lmao (“laughing my a– off”) were first popularized in the late 1980s along with some now-archaic slang, including RAO (rolling all […] read more » firstprevious...10...1819202122...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.