A taste of my childhood through tang yuan October 14, 2023 — by Beverly Xu ang yuan (汤圆) was my childhood favorite breakfast, coveted dessert and warm hug after a long piano recital. Tang yuan is a Chinese traditional dessert consisting of glutinous rice balls filled with rich pastes like sesame, peanut butter, red bean and taro. The filling hides inside the stretchy exterior, making every bite of tang yuan […] read more » A junior-year guide to self-care October 11, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi Picture this: It’s Friday night and it has been one of the most tiring and mentally draining weeks of your life. You have managed to survive three AP class tests, an in-class essay and, of course, you can’t forget completing what should be an illegal amount of APUSH notes. As you face high academic pressure, […] read more » 100-word rant: I like the doors closed in classrooms October 3, 2023 — by Parav Manney One of the key purposes of a room is to keep the humans in it insulated from the outside elements. If, however, someone decided to blow a hole in the wall of a room you’re occupying, admitting cold drafts and outside ambience, much of this purpose would become diminished. As such, I’ve never understood why, […] read more » An 15-year-old and an air mattress: a match made in hell October 1, 2023 — by Jex Popov A 15-year-old and an air mattress walk into a bar, but only the 15-year-old walks out. Or, rather, the 15-year-old wakes up at 6 a.m in a small, hot apartment in LA on the floor only to realize that the air mattress he was supposed to be sleeping on is rapidly deflating. After arriving in […] read more » Column: I’m afraid of teenagers who radiate middle school energy September 30, 2023 — by Angela Tan I will forever be grateful for attending Saratoga High, as I no longer have to worry about bumping into a particularly terrifying breed of teenagers. To be clear, I’m not talking about that one superhuman who does speech and debate, orchestra and five sports, while also somehow maintaining a 4.0 GPA and a functional social […] read more » Sorry, Mom, I’m too scared to flush the toilet September 29, 2023 — by Kathy Wang As embarrassing as it is to admit, I get scared by the sound of flushing toilets. Maybe I’m just sensitive to loud noises, but I swear I can’t be the only one who feels this way… My fear of these demonic entities began on a grim Halloween night when my friends and I watched “The […] read more » Top 10: ways to turn around struggling sports teams September 29, 2023 — by Nika Svizhenko 10. Require all former ice hockey players to play field hockey Of the few former ice hockey players here, most don’t play on the field hockey team. Think of the toughness they could bring. 9. Actually run lacrosse teams Obviously the lacrosse teams can’t win if they don’t exist, as happened last spring. 8. Offer […] read more » Visiting China: same person, a completely different experience September 29, 2023 — by Bill Huang As 10-year old me stared at the TV in my grandparents’ apartment in WuHu, an iPad blasted Geometry Dash music in my hand. My only wish was for my parents to allow me to stay up past 9 p.m. to watch cartoons like Boonie Bears and Zhu Zhu Xia, a show about a pig superhero. […] read more » Exploring experiential learning in Costa Rica provided unforgettable memories September 29, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta It was 6 a.m., and the light peeked through the canopy of the Osa Rainforest, which is just outside to the Parque Nacional Corcovado in a peninsula in the far southwest corner of the country. I walked through the foliage, being careful not to touch any plants in the rainforest, as I followed a line […] read more » The itsy bitsy spider torments me every day September 29, 2023 — by Natalie Chua If someone asked me to describe a spider, I would not be able to explain it in full detail. That’s because I’ve trauma-blocked any memories having to do with them. Since I vehemently refuse to look at any spiders, think about them or even exist in their vicinity, every time I see one, my reaction […] 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.