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 » Hitchock was right when it comes to birds September 27, 2023 — by Emma Fung You know that feeling when you’re paranoid of your surroundings while everyone else seems perfectly fine? That is the feeling that forms in the pit of my stomach every time I am forced to eat outside, for I am thrust under the predatory eyes of one of the most dangerous creatures: birds. It’s not just […] read more » Sugar tomatoes blessed my childhood September 26, 2023 — by Andy Zhu As my house finally came into view one day as I was walking back from middle school, I saw my grandpa through the glare of the kitchen windows. I immediately brightened up, as this had become a regular routine. I quickly made my way to the kitchen and as expected, there it was, waiting on […] read more » Traveling to my second home planet: Hong Kong September 25, 2023 — by Nicole Lee Even just 10 steps away from the airport’s sliding glass doors, I can immediately recognize an extreme change in the atmosphere that heralds my arrival into Hong Kong, a city that packs 7.4 million citizens into 426 square miles. Not only do the 80- to 90-degree temperatures make me feel like I’ve just stepped into […] read more » A foolproof guide to making sure your indoor plant children stay alive September 24, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta Getting plants for yourself is one of the best things you can do. After a long day of school and homework, walking into my room is a comforting, relaxing experience, with a splash of green on my shelf lined with ferns, succulents and orchids. The simple act of keeping something alive and nurturing a plant […] read more » Top 10: unathletic sports September 24, 2023 — by Richard Fan and Alec Guan 10. Sailing Tired of motor engines and smelling gas, but also tired of rowing and smelling sweat? Try sailing, an innovative and freeing approach to transport across the ocean. Try not to eat before you begin a race, though. 9. Pickleball Pickleball is slow-paced tennis on a small court without any running. In other words, […] read more » Sparkling water is trying too hard September 21, 2023 — by Victoria Lin and Nicole Lee As you’re sitting around the table at a restaurant, the server walks by and asks you the most infuriating question of the evening: “sparkling or still?” To any rational person, the correct answer would obviously be still water. As you watch the server pour the hydrating glory of still water, your heart feels content knowing […] read more » firstprevious...34567...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.