Senior’s guide to high school: naptime edition September 9, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy As a seasoned senior with less than two years of experience of in-person school, I’m obviously the most qualified person to give you advice to survive high school. If you don’t know me, here’s a little background: My name is Harshini. I’m a senior, and if you have one conversation with me, you’ll quickly learn […] read more » Read this if you get lost September 9, 2021 — by Zachary Zinman “I am not hip-hop. I am Tyler,” musical sensation Tyler, the Creator said in 2016 as a response to only being nominated in the rap category for the MTV Music Awards. His new album “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” was released on June 25, and proves his musical versatility. Throughout the metaphorical masterpiece, Tyler […] read more » Brutally honest college essay: the ‘intellectual challenge’ that Scantrons present September 9, 2021 — by Nilay Mishra Common App Prompt #4: Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma — anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify […] read more » Top 10 ways to avoid COVID-19 September 9, 2021 — by Allen Luo and Preston Fu 10. Become an introvert. Instead of contracting viruses in real life, you can use them to achieve world domination in Plague, Inc. 9. Hold your breath. You can’t inhale any pathogens if you’re not breathing, right? 8. Move to Alaska. Maybe you might finally bump the population there into the double digits while having your […] read more » uQuizzes are a perfectly accurate way to measure your personality September 8, 2021 — by Chris Chen Personality tests are often, in my opinion, drawn out and boring. Most of the ones I’ve taken are impersonal and stiff; a blur of “How outgoing are you?” and “Do you prefer to plan or go with the flow?” I usually just skim questions and tick off answers to get it over with: 3, 4, […] read more » A cool trick to never have to smile for photos September 8, 2021 — by Chris Chen I thought we had left behind introduction slides in 2020, but evidently not: I was surprised when the first assignment for two of my classes was to do an introduction slide. Easy points to pad my grade, right? Maybe it would have been, but as I scrolled through my camera roll, I realized that I […] read more » A Disney miracle: reminiscing on It’s a Small World September 7, 2021 — by Cici Xu On June 8, “It’s a Small World,” the attraction where dolls representing different cultures dance and sing in harmony, brought me to tears (I was grateful that everyone had to wear masks so that I didn’t scare too many toddlers away). Though it was my sixth time riding the attraction in Disneyland, those 15-minutes triggered […] read more » Sweater vests: I’m a convert September 7, 2021 — by Anjali Pai “Save the Steve Urkel impression for Halloween and just wear regular sweaters instead,” I thought to myself, scrolling through an article about the latest fashion comeback: sweater vests. Initially, I passionately despised this article of clothing, dismissing it as odd and tacky. Every time I looked at a sweater vest I couldn’t help but think […] read more » ‘Never Have I Ever’ watched two seasons of a show just for Indian media representation September 7, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy After watching Season 1 of “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix, I vowed to not watch Season 2 after it came out. Season 1 was — in a nutshell — a mess. But when the new episodes were released only a little over a year later, my lack of self-control took over: I binged the […] read more » A brutally honest college essay: how I overcame two daunting challenges September 7, 2021 — by Carolyn Wang Common App Essay Prompt #2: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? Recount one time when I faced a challenge? I’ve faced far more […] read more » firstprevious...102030...3637383940...5060708090...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.