Myth: Believing ‘Best Day’ song brings bad luck November 6, 2023 — by Annie Liu The first time I heard American Authors’ 2014 hit “Best Day of My Life” was when my elementary school teacher played it in class. Right after class, I walked into a closing door and slammed my face against it. From then on, I associated “Best Day of My Life” with bad luck. It was only […] read more » Writing the dream: my experiences with dream journaling November 6, 2023 — by Florence Wei As I drift to sleep every night, my mind becomes a canvas for the most vivid and whimsical imagery. Sometimes, bunnies cavort among clouds in a crimson sky. The sun comes out at midnight, and I become a dragon facing off a knight clad in gunpowder-gray armor. Other times, it’s simply a vision of grass […] read more » My favorite vacation spot: the glorious — and nearby — Yosemite Valley November 5, 2023 — by Bryan Zhao In the brutal summer heat, students wait in line at Falcon Fest, with many complaining about the long wait. Conversations revolve around students’ summer vacations often spring up, and many are quick to highlight their vacation spots all across the globe: China or France or even a random tropical island. After having the opportunity to […] read more » The Saratoga Library: my late-night study getaway November 3, 2023 — by Sunny Cao Studying is often the bane of my existence. I know too well the dejection of staring at the same math or science problem for 10 minutes straight and the feeling of giving up and deciding to take a “ (i.e., scrolling on my phone for 30 minutes). If you can relate to this predicament, let […] read more » Beauty is pain: tips on an aesthetic phone layout November 3, 2023 — by Jex Popov With the rise of TikTok and the typical chokehold Pinterest has on some (or most) of our lives, people have become focused on aesthetics more than ever. We aestheticize everything! Our wardrobe, our social media presence, our very rooms, and there is no aesthetic trend more infamous in their miniscule nature, in their tedious upkeep […] read more » The pumpkin spice latte doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets November 2, 2023 — by Jex Popov People put too much stock in how “basic” something they enjoy is instead of just appreciating the simple happiness it creates that brightens our slow march toward the inevitable, creeping death awaiting us all. What I’m saying is, the infamous pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets. Sure, it doesn’t […] read more » Kandi is sweeter than candy: a savior for my phobia November 2, 2023 — by Jex Popov Throughout my entire 15 years of living, nothing else has been more persistently terrifying than the veins on my wrists. Just the sight of the small, fragile and exposed lines criss-crossing the thin portions of my extremities still makes me nearly nauseous with anxiety. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been suffering from an […] read more » Overwhelming clichés in new ‘Mission Impossible’ movie balanced out by well-shot action scenes October 29, 2023 — by Victoria Lin “Mission Impossible: The Dead Reckoning Part One” feels like a competition between directors to fit as many clichés as they could into one movie. The film, originally released in July and now streaming on Amazon Prime, follows a stereotypical group of misfit bandits called the Impossible Mission Force (IMF), with the average daredevil supported by […] read more » Guide for newbies: A step into the whimsical world of Studio Ghibli October 28, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang Immersive realism, enchanting, comforting, magical, nostalgic and delicious are just a few of the words to describe the intricate yet simple style that Studio Ghibli films use. Known for its unique animation style, Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio based in Tokyo that creates fictional short films and movies. The studio was founded in […] read more » Am I really a Logician? Debriefing my personality test results October 14, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Can your personality be summed up in just five letters? That’s what the Myers-Briggs Personality Test (MBTI), a questionnaire based on Dr. Carl Jung’s “Psychological Types,” attempts to do. 16Personalities, a platform that offers MBTI testing, categorized me as an INTP-T, or a Turbulent Logician. Each letter summarizes a personality trait: mind (introverted or extraverted), […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.