Junior in progress of developing user-friendly solutions regarding air pollution concerns May 27, 2023 — by Amy Luo Stuck as a freshman in the pandemic lockdown, Kyleen Liao, now a junior, looked out the window to the sight of red smoke blanketing the sky from wildfires. The fires obstructed access to clean air and harmed sensitive groups. One challenge, though, was that measures of air quality or AQI (Air Quality Index; a […] read more » ‘American Psycho’ revisited: Has it withstood the test of time? May 26, 2023 — by Andrew Lin If you spend much time online, you might have recently come across “sigma male” edits, in which a video or quote is edited together with a clip of a character whom teenage boys are likely to idolize, most commonly Patrick Bateman from the movie “American Psycho.” Scenes of these characters are then taken out of […] read more » Aides are the backbone of the school’s special education program — but hiring enough to meet needs has become difficult May 26, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda Special education resource aide Kelly Allen’s fondest memories with a student she helps on a one-to-one basis are those in which the student succeeds in her daily endeavors. Allen says that seeing her and the other staff members’ efforts pay off in a positive way — whether it be overcoming everyday challenges or implementing new […] read more » Historical atrium in office commemorates impactful parent May 26, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Ariel Zhou Though subtle, elements of the school’s history can be seen throughout the campus, from buildings to various plaques. One of these pieces of history is located at the center of its main office: a Japanese-inspired glass atrium that contains greenery and other traditional features such as fountains, vines, flowers and a miniature Japanese garden bridge […] read more » CDC: Mental health for female teens sees sharp, recent decline; trend echoed locally May 25, 2023 — by William Norwood Editor’s note: This story contains mentions of body dysmorphia, eating disorders and suicide. It also uses anonymous sources to discuss sensitive topics. In February, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing that 3 in 5 adolescent females reported persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. More worrisome was the report’s finding that […] read more » Halfway into life, college counselor begins a ‘second puberty’ as a transgender woman May 25, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Beverly Xu Growing up in the early ‘80s, a young Brad Ward lived in a world where being transgender or gender-divergent were concepts unknown to the majority of society. Almost 50 years later, after finding a career in college admissions, moving to California from Pennsylvania, battling supervisors who she perceived as trying to muffle her voice when […] read more » The coronation needed a comedy slot on late night TV May 24, 2023 — by William Norwood On May 6, The United Kingdom crowned its new monarch, King Charles III, and welcomed Queen Consort Diana — sorry, I meant Camilla — as well. The coronation was one of the most organized and thoroughly planned events of the 21st century, with public figures such as Emmanuel Macron, Stella McCartney and Katy Perry flying […] read more » Morgan Wallen’s album ‘One Thing at a Time’ captures dynamic emotions and pays homage to family May 24, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar With his new album “One Thing at a Time,” American country singer Morgan Wallen has achieved groundbreaking commercial success. His songs have remained at the top of the Billboard charts for 8 weeks since the album’s release on March 3. “One Thing at a Time” is his second consecutive U.S. No. 1 album, marking the […] read more » Sophomore volunteers as research assistant in youth and innovation project May 20, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang On a late evening, sophomore Anushka Tadikonda opened her laptop to organize statistics for The Youth & Innovation Project, a research project about recognizing the strengths of teenage brains — such as creative thinking, observation, curiosity and risk taking — and their potential to find solutions to all kinds of societal problems. Tadikonda, as part […] read more » How to plan the perfect day trip to Santa Cruz May 20, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar Picture this: You’re driving to the beach on a warm summer day following a grueling school year of endless work, severe sleep deprivation and academic pressure. You feel yourself loosening up as you wind through the Santa Cruz Mountains with the car windows down, blasting A$AP Rocky and wearing your best swim attire in the […] 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.