Badminton team hopes to bounce back with rebuilt team February 9, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu and Isabelle Yang Preview for the upcoming badminton season. read more » Confession of a salted cheese addict January 17, 2018 — by Isabelle Yang Senior Isabelle Yang obesses over salted cheese tea and urges people to try it read more » A serial problem is spotlighted in ‘My Friend Dahmer’ December 7, 2017 — by Isabelle Yang Serial killers getting undeserved romanticization read more » More separates Taiwan and China than a body of water October 17, 2017 — by Isabelle Yang and Alex Yang Taiwanese nationalism angers Chinese, creates tensions read more » Look what (the bathrooms) made me do September 12, 2017 — by Isabelle Yang Yang discusses the disgusting traumatizing experience of using school bathrooms. read more » Junior builds strong connection to father through baseball April 28, 2017 — by Olivia Lu and Isabelle Yang Junior and father bond over passion for baseball. read more » Face-off: Two Falcon staff pairs battle for the pot of gold March 13, 2017 — by Pranav Ahuja, Angela Lee, Kyle Wang and Isabelle Yang Juniors face against each other in a leprechaun trap making contest. read more » Immigrant-American identity should be based around democratic participation March 7, 2017 — by Isabelle Yang People should redefine what it means to be American. read more » The birth of a new (Asian) nation: why being labeled the ‘model minority’ does harm January 22, 2017 — by Isabelle Yang Labeling Asians as the “master race” has seen far more implications than most of us can imagine. It places difficult and dangerous pressures on an entire race. But this is how Richard Spencer, white nationalist politician and certified racist, sees Asians. read more » Fail now, not later: Let the students drive November 18, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang Junior speaks out about the current legal driving age. read more » Hello, it’s me, Isabelle (again) October 13, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang It’s me and I’m back again to tell you that I have even more grievances to air with my name. As much as I’d like to say that upon releasing my previous article, I had been reborn as a new person — or perhaps as the “Isabelle” I’d always been — and I had extended into the heavens as a graceful butterfly. read more » Are classics worth reading? September 8, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang Junior's thoughts on the value of classics read more » Columnists: Double standards for female athletes made obvious at Rio September 7, 2016 — by Amulya Vadlakonda and Isabelle Yang Recognition of women controversial at the Olympics read more » Meet Fresh offers not so fresh options September 6, 2016 — by Angela Lee and Isabelle Yang Juniors' experience at new Taiwanese restraunt read more » Falcons send three onto NorCals May 21, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang and Jason Zhao After two long days, the Falcon badminton team members emerged victorious from CCS on May 13-14, sending No. 1 boys’ singles player Stephen Ding and No. 1 boys’ doubles players Partha Shah and Josh Li onward to play at the NorCal State Championships on May 21. read more » Badminton team prepares for tough games ahead April 27, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang and Jason Zhao “Good game, Wilcox!” echoed throughout the gym on April 21, as the Falcons came out victorious 22-8, their fourth consecutive win in this season. read more » BuzzFeed quizzes a slightly entertaining time-waster April 25, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang BuzzFeed, a "social news and entertainment company" started in 2006, has become famous among entertainment enthusiasts of the Internet age. In addition to YouTube videos, the company creates quizzes, which range from “Who is your spirit Nazi?” to “What is your all time favorite slang word?” read more » Scanners are not the way to increase class spirit April 18, 2016 — by Claire Rhee and Isabelle Yang School IDs are scanned for many purposes: checking out books in the library, identification checks at school dances, receiving class textbooks and more. Recently, the school has introduced a new program called the “5 star system,” a scanning system for student ID cards which enables ASB, administrators and class officers to track student involvement in school activities. But it has also been tried as an incentive to increase school spirit and attendance at activities like rallies, something that even new scanners cannot change. read more » My visor hat: the L(uv) of my Life March 16, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang Upon donning my fresh plastic “UV 80+++” visor, I had already appeared to have been a changed person. Aside from feeling protected from the sun and its cancerous death rays, being able to wear the famed “Asian mom hat” meant that I had finally reached the state of womanhood — at least, according to my Asian relatives. read more » Badminton team learns from early losses March 16, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang and Jason Zhao The Falcons lost their first two games against Cupertino on March 10 and Monta Vista on March 10, both with scores of 20-10. read more » Abortion regulations arbitrary, unjust March 10, 2016 — by Vibha Seshadri and Isabelle Yang Remember when you began walking as a child? Your parents and relatives would test your endurance by giving you an endpoint to reach, and just when you thought you had made it, they would move further back, making you walk more. In this case, they were making you do more because you needed to learn how to walk. read more » PSA: My name is Isabelle, not Elizabeth March 2, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang Reporter struggles with people incorrectly calling her Elizabeth instead of Isabelle. read more » Transracialism isn’t real January 21, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang As Japanese and Korean culture becomes increasingly popular in our society, my Facebook newsfeed has more and more often displayed posts about and links to koreaboo.com and various anime fan sites. read more » No(ah) thank you: Trevor Noah is ill-suited for famed late-night show January 13, 2016 — by Isabelle Yang Proving once again that any outspoken Twitter comedian can become the next host for a big hit late-night show, Trevor Noah’s show is a prime example of using offensive humor and misguided logic. Noah, who has recently become the host of “The Daily Show,” has been criticized for everything from his weak, dull comedy, his habit of cracking racist and sexist jokes and his poor handling of the the show. read more » Bacon: not a hidden menace anymore November 11, 2015 — by Isabelle Yang Recently revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO), bacon and all other processed meats have been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as class-one carcinogens, putting them in the same category that holds tobacco smoking and asbestos. read more » The evolution of rallies November 10, 2015 — by Caitlyn Chen and Isabelle Yang How these school spirit events have changed over time read more » Golf is challenging, but it doesn’t meet the definition of a real sport October 9, 2015 — by Isabelle Yang If you think golf is a sport and golfers are athletes, you are either wrong, or you are a golfer. read more » Target misses the target when it comes to gender issues September 4, 2015 — by Isabelle Yang Despite recent efforts by the feminist movement to end unnecessary use of gender labels, the boy-girl divide still exists in the marketing world. read more » Visuals by Isabelle May 3, 2017: Severe decline in sports donations jeopardizes programs October 15, 2016: Band a time-consuming but valuable aspect of senior’s life Senior Jaewoo Lee practices his conducting skills late at night. 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