Bootcamp: the best of both worlds November 16, 2021 — by Atrey Desai When consumers contemplate buying a new computer, they face a barrage of questions that ultimately boil down to whether they want a PC or Mac. The advantages and drawbacks of both are clear. Windows has a broader variety of software available and more customizability while suffering from a more challenging graphical interface. Meanwhile, macOS offers […] read more » Right-handed by chance, left-handed by choice November 16, 2021 — by Vicky Bai My process of taking class notes looks like this: I skim the presentation or whiteboard quickly, copy the words onto my paper, then proceed to blank out for the next five minutes as the teacher explains bullet points and key terms. No thoughts, head empty. But recently, I decided to spice up my notes and […] read more » Kyrie Irving was my role model athlete growing up November 16, 2021 — by Benjamin Li “Irving and Curry one-on-one … Irving puts it up, It’s good! Kyrie Irving from downtown!” NBA commentator Mike Breen’s voice floated to my ears. As I watched (then) Cleveland Cavalier guard Kyrie Irving’s sidestep 3-pointer, I could tell, despite my inexperience with the sport, that it was nothing short of poetic. Irving’s unique style of […] read more » Yes, I do play ‘League of Legends’ November 16, 2021 — by Chris Chen It’s midnight: I flip my physics textbook open to a random page and, just as quickly, snap it shut. Instead of studying, though, I jump onto my computer and start a match of “League of Legends,” because that English paper might write itself if I wish hard enough and the homework fairy might appear to […] read more » Tales of being bad at ‘Valorant’ November 16, 2021 — by Tiffany Wang 3, 2, 1. The round starts and the barriers in front of me disappear. I pull out my virtual “Vandal,” a rifle based on the real-life AK-47, and immediately run forward into A-site, where defenders are patiently waiting for this exact, extremely illogical play. “Tiffany, don’t peek!” My friend says frantically. “You’re going to die.” […] read more » Stop hating on influencers for no reason November 12, 2021 — by Sara Bright As I was scrolling through my YouTube recommendations, the thumbnail for the “He’s All That” trailer appeared on my screen with influencer Addison Rae holding up her phone, smirking into the camera. My first reaction was similar to most of the internet: not another influencer getting a job they don’t deserve. Influencers have always been […] read more » Does studying with friends actually work? November 12, 2021 — by Esther Luan It’s a Saturday morning and I’m balancing on the back legs of my fancy cushioned chair at Sue’s Gallery Cafe. My friend, senior Marcus Kuo, stares and tries not to laugh as I extend the agonizingly short charging cable toward the wall. It’s no use — I won’t be able to use my laptop today. […] read more » I’m in love with Altoids November 12, 2021 — by Jason Cheng It all started when I tasted my first “Curiously Strong Mint.” The moment the peppermint-flavored pellet graced the surface of my tongue, I was instantly hooked. Nowadays, I can’t go a day without Altoids, and from sunrise ‘til sunset, I’m shoveling boatloads of Altoids into my mouth with no regrets. As a passionate Altoid connoisseur, […] read more » We hate baseball. November 9, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Viraaj Reddi Baseball is often referred to as America’s pastime, our nation’s most beloved sport. But if you ask us, baseball is possibly the most overrated sport in history. The problem starts with the rules, which create a sport that lacks variety. A pitcher throws a ball; a batter hits the ball and has to run as […] read more » Cycling like a pro for a week: hundreds of miles, lots of pain November 7, 2021 — by Sina Salehi While professional cycling has become increasingly tainted by the constant news of athletes doping, the hard work and hundreds of miles that the sport requires are worthy of awe. Although I’ve only been truly invested in cycling as a solution to repeated stress fractures from running cross country, the hundreds of miles I put into […] read more » firstprevious...102030...3839404142...5060708090...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.