Top 10 most embarrassing things that happen on vacation March 31, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Sarah Thomas Having to wear family t-shirts Imagine walking around the streets of New York with a cult of people that look remotely alike, all wearing shirts with your family photos. Call a stranger ‘mom’ The only thing worse than accidentally calling a stranger “mom” is the puzzled face that the stranger makes when they turn […] read more » Standing up for local businesses: Sue’s serves up coffee and calm March 31, 2022 — by Zachary Zinman Some of the most unique, delicious and pleasant places are nested in street corners. These small, hard-to-find coffee shops often provide the best atmosphere for productivity and relaxation. So it is with Sue’s Gallery Cafe, located right at the end of Big Basin Way. With a pleasant-looking tree in the middle of the lounging area, […] read more » 2048: the brainless game that won my heart March 31, 2022 — by Serena Li There are two tabs open on a split screen as I’m writing this: my Google Doc on the left side of my monitor, and on the right, a game that took the world by storm eight years ago: 2048, a single-player sliding block game with an ultimate goal to reach 2048 by combining the tiles […] read more » Future me: Am I tripping for no reason? March 31, 2022 — by Shaan Sridhar Hey, future me. It’s my junior year and I’m sitting in the journalism room contemplating what I’ve done in my life. To be honest, I don’t really know what to think of what I’ve done; it’s hard to say what’s truly impacted me deeply. But back to the point. You know everything about me, from […] read more » Top 10 fonts March 23, 2022 — by Andrew Lin and Atrey Desai 10. Courier Prime. The typewriter style looks interesting, but isn’t very practical for most purposes, unless you’re writing a screenplay 9. Helvetica. It’s just an Arial clone with a longer name. There is no point switching to Helvetica when Arial is selected by default 8. Comic Sans. A font universally loved by all 7. Wingdings. […] read more » Guacamole is the worst March 20, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli My family loves guacamole. In fact, they love it so much that they put it in every suitable meal that they eat. For me, however, as soon as I take a bite out of a guacamole-loaded burrito, the nauseating taste gives me headaches and I cannot bear to eat any more. Of all the assortments […] read more » Ruining protein powder: a pitiful example March 20, 2022 — by Andrew Lin Protein powder is a busy athlete’s best friend. When mixed with cold milk and shaken violently, a frothy, creamy and sweet shake forms. It conveniently delivers 25 grams of whey protein and can be quickly chugged down in seconds. Being a drinkable liquid is one of the main selling points of protein shakes, as they […] read more » Exploring the ground zero of social media March 16, 2022 — by Christopher Chen It’s always a shock to talk to someone who isn’t terminally online. What, so you didn’t know about this obscure fandom slapfest a few days ago? You don’t understand this meme with “no words from the Bible” or “would kill a Victorian child” or whatever the kids are saying nowadays? You’re not caught up with […] read more » Farmers market: a bustling market of reminiscence March 16, 2022 — by Annie Liu Waking up on Saturday mornings, my mom often greets me with: “Do you want to come along with me to the farmers market?” “Yeah, I’ll come.” The weekly farmers market at West Valley College is the only part in Saratoga that reminds me of my old home in Taiwan. We arrive to find bustling stands […] read more » The value of having the same group of friends since elementary school March 15, 2022 — by Meher Bhatnagar I honestly believed people when they told me that middle school friendships don’t last. The idea of coming into high school without my closest friends, in a drastically new and different environment with hundreds of unfamiliar faces surrounding me, was very intimidating. In the end, however, having the same people around me, who I’ve known […] 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.