Seniors seek unconventional music majors in college May 18, 2022 — by Zachary Zinman and Benjamin Li As many college applicants strive to major in Biology or Computer Science, some seek to study their life-long musical passions. read more » Sports and video games: merging two different worlds April 1, 2022 — by Benjamin Li Sports games are differentiated from all other genres in the gaming industry by their nature read more » Team ‘Scottsdale Community College’ takes first in school’s March Madness tourney March 31, 2022 — by Benjamin Li Seniors Patrick Bray, Parsa Hashemi, Guilio Morini-Bianzino, Shaheen Masoumi, Ayaaz Shah, defeated Team Receding Hairlines 14-10 in the finals read more » Senioritis is natural and not altogether bad March 17, 2022 — by Benjamin Li After years of hard work, seniors deserve to take a break during their final months of high school read more » People are missing the point of Valentine’s Day February 10, 2022 — by Benjamin Li Once a source of appreciation and affection, this special day has turned too materialistic. read more » Increased COVID-19 cases force practice cancellations and rescheduled games February 4, 2022 — by Benjamin Li and Jonathan Li Amidst recent outbreaks, teams aim to maintain a sense of normalcy read more » February Break: the best time of year February 3, 2022 — by Benjamin Li and Daniel Wu Ski week gives students a well deserved break as they prepare to tackle the remainder of second semester read more » College (Counselor) Confidential: What she would say if she could February 1, 2022 — by Selina Chen and Benjamin Li In our satirical piece, we write letters of recommendations that imitate our college counselor’s skills at twisting facts to condemn and defend read more » Politics plus math equals a terrible idea January 30, 2022 — by Benjamin Li Math and social justice should be kept separate. read more » 100-word rant: Double 15-second YouTube ads are the spawn of Satan December 17, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Commercials shouldn’t last so long you forget what video you came to watch in the first place read more » New finals schedule elicits mixed reactions from students December 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li While some students desire a long break, a shorter break period would allow other students to remain focused and go home earlier. read more » Boys’ soccer: Beating strong San Jose team shows Falcons’ potential December 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li They will likely face weaker teams in most upcoming games. read more » No, Dave Chappelle, crudely mocking vulnerable groups isn’t funny December 2, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Bottom line: Some jokes aren’t funny. read more » Amid COVID-19 pandemic, some seniors adopt new college application strategies November 24, 2021 — by Benjamin Li and Daniel Wu Whether it be applying to a wide variety of schools or focusing on a select few, students are doing all they can to be accepted. read more » Top 10: ways to make someone mad November 24, 2021 — by Benjamin Li If being alone is your objective, try these techniques. read more » 100-word rant: Candy canes have an inedible shape November 22, 2021 — by Benjamin Li The “convenient” hook for hanging a candy cane is inconvenient to eat, and needs to be changed. read more » Boys’ basketball: Senior-led group aims to dominate El Camino November 19, 2021 — by Benjamin Li, Esther Luan and Howard Shu Early-season win over Aptos shows team’s strength. read more » Formal date culture is isolating and stressful November 18, 2021 — by Benjamin Li While finding a date for Winter Formal is perfectly fine, people should focus more on having fun than bringing someone even if they’re not compatible. read more » Kyrie Irving was my role model athlete growing up November 16, 2021 — by Benjamin Li With flashy moves and miraculous dribbling skills, Irving inspired me to progress with my own basketball career throughout middle school read more » It’s time to get police out of schools October 22, 2021 — by Benjamin Li The use of School Resource Officers has many downsides that can potentially bring the school more harm than good. read more » NBA should ban unvaccinated players from competing October 17, 2021 — by Benjamin Li While the Nets have taken the step to ban Irving from play, the NBA should extend mandates to all players and staff. read more » How weightlifting worked its way into my life October 12, 2021 — by Benjamin Li While the gym may be scary to newcomers, the benefits it offers make it worth it. read more » Reporter ranks top body supplements October 12, 2021 — by Benjamin Li With many additives to choose from in the weightlifting world, it is important to choose safe and effective ones. read more » The Bye Bye Man followed me out of film and didn’t want to leave October 7, 2021 — by Benjamin Li A shadowy figure that haunts your mind, this creature is not to be messed with. read more » 100-word rant: Peppermint should be banned from Halloween October 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li At best, this candy is underwhelming compared to other candies read more » I’m not clowning around. Seriously. September 30, 2021 — by Benjamin Li The college essay of an unsuccessful clown. read more » New rough/final draft test format harms students in the long run September 20, 2021 — by Benjamin Li and Nilay Mishra This new system would not only worsen existing grade inflation but also disincentivize proper learning habits — a skill required for standardized testing. read more » Home gyms and actual gyms: Which gives the better experience these days? May 17, 2021 — by Benjamin Li With the arrival of vaccines, home gym owners have to decide between continuing to work out at home or returning to actual gyms. read more » March Madness inequality amplifies gender issues in professional sports May 17, 2021 — by Benjamin Li The weight room controversy involving the NCAA’s March madness tournament joins countless events in the history of gender inequality. read more » About half of seniors opt to return for in-person education May 13, 2021 — by Preston Fu and Benjamin Li The social and engaging nature of in-person school draws in seniors, even with COVID-19 restrictions. read more » Harden and Durant reunite, form new ‘can’t miss’ trio with Irving April 1, 2021 — by Benjamin Li James Harden aims to cement his legacy by winning a title with the Nets. read more » Black History Month curriculum opt-out should have never been offered March 24, 2021 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo The recent reversal by a school in Utah to allow parents to opt children out of Black History Month curriculum exposes underlying racism. read more » An avid NBA fan’s top five players in the NBA March 6, 2021 — by Benjamin Li With returning stars and emerging talents, the top of the NBA may see some changes. read more » Next generation of NBA talent impresses, challenges league February 11, 2021 — by Benjamin Li With three rookies emerging to take up the race for Rookie of the Year, the NBA’s 2021 season is going to be filled with excitement and surprises. read more » Welander adjusts curriculum to virtual learning through variety of approaches December 9, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo STEM teacher overcomes challenges brought by online learning and looks to future hybrid models with anticipation. read more » ‘Among Us’: enjoyable and rewarding October 16, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Ethan Lin Game’s popularity is no surprise given its teamwork features. read more » SAT and PSAT test dates postponed until end of October October 15, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo Santa Clara County health guidelines are cited as the reason for the delay read more » With Lakers’ triumph, LeBron’s legacy grows October 15, 2020 — by Benjamin Li While some may say the Lakers win this year was “too easy”, the truth is that the Lakers’ title comes with no asterisk. read more » SHSTV shifts curriculum to fit virtual learning October 13, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo While recent changes have made creating weekly broadcasts more difficult, the SHSTV team has made adjustments to stay on schedule. read more » Wacky rules in sports can make your head spin March 12, 2020 — by Benjamin Li When rare circumstances occur in sports, oddly specific rules can come from them. read more » Benefits of school drug testing outweigh sacrifice of privacy January 30, 2020 — by Benjamin Li Because of the failure of traditional anti-drug systems, new methods such as drug testing need to be enforced read more » Boys’ basketball: Falcons look to rebound after tough start to league season January 29, 2020 — by Benjamin Li and Tiffany Wang Despite lack of leadership, team works hard to play consistently. read more » “OK Boomer”: offensive or just a joke? January 26, 2020 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li The new catch-phrase coined by Millennials and Generation Z has aggravated older generations. read more » Immigrants must overcome stereotypes in order to adjust to life in America November 25, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Benjamin Li For many immigrants, moving to America can be a difficult experience due to preconceived notions and social pressures. read more » Boys’ basketball: With many returning players, Falcons gear up to challenge league’s best November 22, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Tiffany Wang Team had more bonding activities to increase trust and unity between members. read more » The ACT question: Why allowing students to replace specific section scores is problematic November 20, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Alan Zu New ACT changes not only fails to address old problems but creates new ones read more » Response to NBA, Blizzard controversies are overreactions November 15, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Benjamin Li Calling the NBA and Blizzard “puppets of China” is unjustified. read more » ‘Joker’ movie: stunning but shallow November 15, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li The recently released movie is beautiful, but doesn’t live up to its expectations. read more » Just Learn It: How the process for selecting the yearly theme could be better November 15, 2019 — by Sina Salehi and Benjamin Li New theme for the year comes off as inconsiderate and ignorant of school culture, but part of that stems from a flawed process that leaves out students. read more » Sophomore’s mother balances family life with piano career October 16, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Ethan Lin Distinguished pianist Tamami Honma makes sacrifices to become the best at what she does. read more » iPhone 11: Is it worth it? October 15, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li With all the controversy buzzing around the recently released iPhone, there’s one major question: Should people buy it? read more » Yim and Agrawal to take over the reins of math club October 15, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Oliver Ye New policies to come with a change in Math Club’s leadership. read more » SHSTV now has guest instructors from professional broadcasting October 14, 2019 — by Allen Luo and Benjamin Li With the addition of two new teachers, the weekly broadcast is expected to greatly improve read more » Later start time both help and hinder students September 9, 2019 — by Andy Chen and Benjamin Li WASC planning meetings demonstrate the benefits of later start times and the inefficiencies of later ending times. read more » Cafeteria changes cause confusion; staff works to speed up lines September 9, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Allen Luo From no cash to no cart, adjustments to the cafeteria policy are catching students off guard. read more » So far lunch changes seem to waste time rather than saving it September 9, 2019 — by Benjamin Li and Ethan Lin Recent cafeteria changes are making lunch lines longer. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. 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