Prejudice against rap is stupid October 6, 2021 — by Joann Zhang It’s 2021 — yet the perception of rap as being unintellectual persists, nowhere more obfuscating than in wealthy, predominantly white enclaves (ahem). This prejudice amounts to a kind of racism and is singularly unreasonable. This is especially evident when Rap’s closest lyrical relative is the erudite, often highbrow poetry. Admittedly, there are head-banging numbers like […] read more » What to do when your prized essay comes back bleeding red September 30, 2021 — by Victoria Hu We’ve all been there before. You wrote an essay. You’ve revised, reworded and polished it until it sparkles like your mom’s kitchen countertops. Then it’s time for the teacher to hand back your graded work. You tell yourself to keep your expectations low. But secretly, you’re proud of your work, so your hopes skyrocket. You […] read more » Hot dogs ARE sandwiches. September 30, 2021 — by Andrew Lin There are only a few questions that have remained unanswered over the course of human history. Reconciling Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics, understanding the human consciousness and finding out exactly how life began on Earth have all stumped generations of the world’s brightest minds. However, all of these trivial contemplations pale in […] read more » I’m not clowning around. Seriously. September 30, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Common App Prompt #1: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I’m a clown. Just not a very good one. Clowns are supposed to make people laugh, go around replacing […] read more » Every day I’m puzzlin’ September 30, 2021 — by Jonny Luo Just a year ago, the walls of my bedroom were empty: sky blue paint and a Chinese vocabulary sheet were my only decorations. Now, however, jigsaw puzzles of picturesque sunsets and rustic farm life line my walls with color, bringing my previously dull room to life. I started puzzling at the beginning of quarantine because, […] read more » Brutally honest college essay: Sleep is always on my mind September 23, 2021 — by George Huang Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? Common App Prompt #4: The experience peaked during my physics class after lunch. Something about the combination of […] read more » Explaining — not solving — the problem causing my massive bank statements September 22, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou Ping! “Your saved search has 4 new results!” a Depop notification displays. I immediately tap on it to see what new listings have shown up for the pair of shoes I have been scouring high and low for — 2015 Andy Warhol x Chuck Taylor All-Star Hi ‘Campbell’s Soup’ shoes. Though photos of the shoes […] read more » Sessioning Switzerland September 17, 2021 — by Sina Salehi For mountain bikers, their first time riding a flowtrail, a constant downhill ride usually containing technical switchbacks (i.e.,hairpin turns), is a harrowing experience. Attempting it in Switzerland is a step further. In the beginning of summer, I was introduced to mountain biking by friends who encouraged me to join them on rides. Despite not owning […] read more » I have the best neighbor September 15, 2021 — by Jayne Zhou It was two months into my freshman year English class, I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when my friend next to me struck up a conversation. The subject of our conversation was something we had learned about in Bio while attempting our first punnett squares, rolling our R’s. She couldn’t do […] read more » 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 » 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.