Lunch line lesson: What’s the problem with using verbal IDs? November 29, 2023 — by Jeremy Si The bell rings; you rush to the cafeteria lunch line, set your bag down on the ground and join the line. While trying to recall your ID number, you hear assistant principal Matt Torrens and campus supervisor Archie Ljepava shout at students for not having their IDs. Uh oh. Starting last year, as part of […] read more » Ben & Jerry’s celebrity ice creams: Which one is the best? November 20, 2023 — by Derek Liang and Andy Zhu The popular ice cream franchise Ben & Jerry’s is known for collaborating with celebrities to create unique “celebrity-inspired flavors.” The names of these flavors are usually puns relating to the celebrities they are inspired by, and the ice creams themselves are said to offer interesting combinations of flavors that sometimes relate to what a celebrity […] read more » 100-word rave: Celsius energy drink is my panacea November 20, 2023 — by Beverly Xu My love for Celsius energy drinks cannot be overstated: It’s the only source of caffeine that has ever kept me awake past 11 p.m., other than a literal shot of espresso, which is only ever tolerable in a complete state of delirium. On dreadful nights when sleep resigns itself to a 2-hour nap from 3 […] read more » Gym HVAC advocates shift aims to improving current systems November 16, 2023 — by Nicole Lee and William Norwood Parents, teachers and athletes have been pushing for a revamp of the gym’s faulty HVAC system since last year. However, the district recently canceled the project due to unexpectedly high replacement costs totaling $3.5 million, but the group has continued to campaign for a new HVAC and is now looking for ways to find short-term […] read more » Freshman expresses creativity through mediums of art November 16, 2023 — by Florence Wei Freshman Claire Kwon brings the tip of her Apple pen to the screen as she surveys her sketch. Then, she creates winding lines until the image of her original character materializes on the screen. The result is a complete digital portrait; the original character is created with angel-like details and a mischievous expression accented by […] read more » Class rings, letterman jacks and other merchandise find few buyers among seniors November 15, 2023 — by Annika Gho and Victoria Lin The classic varsity letterman jacket in every American high school movie is nowhere to be found at Saratoga High. Class rings and letterman jackets, elements that have long been the epitome of American high school culture, seem like the shadows of retro fashion trends that have not translated with the current generation of high school […] read more » Trunk or Treat embodies spooky Halloween spirit November 11, 2023 — by Amelia Chang Pop music played in the background as people walked around the school parking lot on the evening of Oct. 27, chatting with friends and exploring the cars, all decorated with different Halloween themes. Dozens of children came and went, running from car to car and filling up bags of candy, as they showed off their […] read more » Persian dancing: Childhood festivals inspire senior’s lifelong passion November 8, 2023 — by Emma Fung and Kathy Wang Last March, senior Sahar Noor visited Vasona Lake County Park to attend the Nowruz Festival, a traditional Persian festival to celebrate the new year. She gazed in awe at the intense colors of the dancers’ gold-adorned dresses. The steady rhythm of drums, wind instruments and a mixture of classical and upbeat traditional music boomed throughout […] read more » An underrated side of TikTok: discovering novels through BookTok November 8, 2023 — by Sunny Cao #fyp, #FitTok, and #BookTok — these are all terms you would recognize if you are on TikTok. These subcultures of niche topics have formed a formidable place on the app, and they are a great way for communities of people with niche interests to come together. I myself have dabbled in them slightly, mostly through […] read more » The Wongs, five generations since immigration: treasuring family legacy and values in America November 7, 2023 — by Lynn Dai Aged hands roll over sticky anise cookie dough as the afternoon sunlight casts a stream across the kitchen countertop. Senior Hannah Dimock stands beside her grandmother, Mary Wong, 86, watching intently over her shoulders. Across the room, Hannah’s mother, Sharon Palmer, slides a fresh-baked tray out of the oven just as her father sneaks a […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.