Ranting in my journal: my everlasting Anne Frank era May 10, 2023 — by Sunny Cao Who’s used up every single page of one of those lined notebooks before? I certainly rarely do. I’m sure that I have around 20 notebooks either forgotten, discarded or lost somewhere in my shelves, each with a single word written in it, never to be seen again. But there is one notebook that did not […] read more » Rihanna makes strong return to spotlight despite backlash May 10, 2023 — by William Norwood Rihanna, a once iconic member of the pop industry, had seemingly left the music scene after the release of her album “Anti” in 2016 to focus on her family and her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty. In recent months, however, the icon has returned to the limelight on fire, releasing two new songs “Lift Me Up” […] read more » Growing up in China: memories of snowy days, laughter and friends May 10, 2023 — by Sunny Cao Even the most mundane of memories have added to the sense of nostalgia I feel for my childhood in China. I distinctly recall perching by a frost-tinted window at my suburban home during crisp winter days in anticipation for the first fleck of snow to fall; as snow piled up, I would bound outside and […] read more » Here’s what to do with your free time in the Bay Area this summer May 8, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou Immediately after AP exams ended last year, my friend, Class of `22 alumna Nicole Lu, and I began planning activities for the summer. However, Nicole, having lost her pink Driver’s Ed slip from freshman year, and I, not being 16 yet, realized that neither of us could get our licenses or drive anywhere. This left […] read more » My version of a summer treehouse: my roof May 4, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Spending the summer of 2020 in quarantine was like being told to entertain a toddler for three whole months — you’ve got to be creative — and with my sister back from college early, our combined “creativity” had no limits. I mean, we quite literally found ourselves above the ceiling on our roof. In order […] read more » Unrooted: my induction into the gardening Hall of Shame May 2, 2023 — by Beverly Xu Plants are too easy to kill. Not to sound like a sociopath, but ever since I took my first stab at planting, potting and pruning, I’ve learned that plants seem to wither at the mere sight of me. The irony of my Green Team membership aside, I now have a hard time be-leaf-ing that I […] read more » Top 10 ways to ghost 👻 May 1, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Victoria Lin 10. Be(e) Busy Fill your schedule with busy work so you literally do not have time to talk to said person. Be the busy bee that you were born to be. 9. Block them on social media It will take them a long time before they figure out you blocked them, but once they figure […] read more » One little Victoria jumping on the bed … April 27, 2023 — by Victoria Lin When I was 4, I read a story called “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” which followed the storyline of each monkey falling and cracking their heads. I thought the monkeys were so cool for jumping on the bed and decided to try it myself., I stood up on the bed and started jumping. […] read more » Top 10: bombastic side-eye moments April 27, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou 10. When someone you barely know requests your private Instagram account. PLEASE save your dignity. Have some social relevancy online if not in person … 9. When someone texts you “Lol,” “Lel,” “Lolzies” or any form of laughing that is not in all caps. We physically convulsed. 8. When someone says to “stop saying ‘side […] read more » An unexpected partner in crime April 5, 2023 — by Jonathan Si I hate bugs. As the self-designated bug killer at home, it’s my job to confront and slay every insect I see — sometimes I wish I got paid for it. But one fateful afternoon changed my entire outlook on bugs, or at least some of them. It was summer vacation, and I came back home […] read more » firstprevious...23456...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.