Struggling through school half-asleep October 22, 2021 — by Jonathan Si Since entering high school, I’ve found my bedtime pushed back further and further. Maybe it’s because of the increased workload or because my parents are no longer enforcing my bedtime, but going to sleep at 3 a.m. has basically become a norm for me. Freshman year wasn’t so bad: I had little to no homework […] read more » Why you should buy ‘Bloons Tower Defense 6’ October 22, 2021 — by Sam Bai and Jonny Luo Rating: 4.5/5 Stars “Bloons TD 6,” released mid-2018, is the latest edition of the well-known Bloons Tower Defense series by video game developer Ninja Kiwi. The first installation in the series was released as a flash game in the middle of 2007. “Bloons TD 6” (Bloons stands for Balloons) falls into the category of […] read more » Gunshots and tasers: my haunting experience at Great America October 21, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar The devil almost got me during Halloween in 2019. Seven of my friends and I decided to test our fears and go to Great America’s Halloween Haunt in early October. But what we ended up experiencing was far more than what we had signed up for, permanently changing my outlook on the holiday. My friends […] read more » Eating like The Rock for a day leads to stomach aches and regret October 21, 2021 — by Mitchell Chen Actor Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, standing at 6 feet 5 and weighing 260 pounds, eats over 5,000 calories per day throughout his five meals to maintain his legendary physique. By contrast, I stand at 5 feet 7 and weigh 145. At the request of this paper’s Lifestyles editors, I challenged myself to replicate his diet […] read more » Top 10 songs on Donda October 21, 2021 — by Zachary Zinman “No Child Left Behind” While listening to this song, I felt like I was transported to another universe. I refuse to believe this song was made on Earth. “Lord I Need You” The lyrical flow gets stuck in my head everytime I listen to the track; it should have been at the end of the […] read more » Give students a break — just 5 minutes — in every class October 19, 2021 — by Jason Cheng It’s 2 p.m. on a Tuesday, and after three consecutive 90-minute blocks of learning, the impending doom of incomplete homework assignments looms ahead — a harsh common reality for many students. After over a year of online learning, students have had to adapt quickly this year to the in-person school environment, sitting in class for […] read more » Poetry in motion: I’ve learned to slow down and tell my story in a genre I once scorned October 17, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy When you hear the word poetry, you might think of light, clever rhymes organized in four line stanzas with a quintessential happy ending and nothing much more than that, but this description barely scratches the surface of actual poetry. In sixth grade, I read my first poem that deviated from this popular conception — a […] read more » Soccer is unbearably boring to watch October 17, 2021 — by Anjali Pai The 2018 World Cup Tournament lasted nearly two hours, but within 30 minutes I decided I had had enough of this monotonous sport. Soccer’s dreadfully slow and repetitive characteristics, like the aimless passing and countless fake injuries, have made it difficult or impossible for me to watch. Oftentimes, winning the game and entertaining viewers seem […] read more » Chewing gum in class — a menace or blessing? October 17, 2021 — by Atrey Desai Sitting down in world geography class as a freshman, my mouth full of spearmint contraband, my teacher immediately found out. “Hey, are you chewing gum in my class? Go spit it out right now.” Such is the life of a Saratoga High gum aficionado such as myself. Every day, a piece of gum that was […] read more » Reading fanfiction, if done correctly, can be the best ‘vice’ for de-stressing October 17, 2021 — by Selina Chen While I had always been marginally aware of the existence of fanfiction, it felt as elusive as the deeper meaning behind Mr. Yim’s calculus lectures. That is, until I came across fanfiction while working on a research paper last year, and the glimpse of this fascinating community spurred me to make explorations. For a Stanford […] read more » firstprevious...102030...4041424344...5060708090...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.