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 » A tale of two lost watches September 21, 2023 — by Sunny Cao We’ve all had that moment of panic when you suddenly pat your pockets and find something missing. But for me, I’d be nervously staring dejectedly at my empty wrist. As a child, I had a big infatuation with wanting to be older and feel like an adult. A small part of that dream came true […] read more » Top 10: pots and pans (of all kinds) September 21, 2023 — by Beverly Xu 10. Stockpot A giant pot that’s only good for stewing giant things — like oversized batches of pasta, pumpkins and real foot-long carrots that haven’t been sheared down with a “baby” tacked on in front to fool an entire generation of children into envisioning fields full of perfectly cylindrical infantile carrots. Somehow, it manages to […] read more » Seniorly tired all the time: lessons we’re learning with our newly minted status September 19, 2023 — by Victoria Lin and Aiden Ye The past three years have built to this moment: the best, last year of high school. We now have the privilege to care just a little bit less about our grades, giving us time for afternoon boba runs or spontaneous hiking trips with friends (got to get those steps in). But it really just feels […] read more » Sanya, my family’s beloved vacation destination September 15, 2023 — by Zack Zhang Whenever I am at a beach, feeling the fresh ocean breeze graze my face and the moisture of cold sand tickle my feet, my mind will subconsciously shout out that I am back in Sanya, the home of all my cherished childhood memories. Sanya, a small island that cover only 736 square miles, is located […] read more » A layperson’s guide to students’ classroom pet peeves September 14, 2023 — by William Norwood and Divya Vadlakonda Everyone has something that irks them in class — that one particularly annoying person always clicking their pen, that one grumpy teacher who is always yelling or that one rule that makes no sense. But for us, it’s more than just one thing — it’s a whole list. Therefore, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling […] read more » Top 10: Ways to get out of MOSAIC September 12, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou 10. Hope for yet another firm alarm. Even though we had a fire drill followed by an actual fire evacuation the next day earlier this semester, I still feel that we, as Falcons, would benefit more from practicing standing in a single formation on the field than from additional Mindful Moments. 9. Gaslight your teacher […] read more » firstprevious...45678...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.