Plants enliven Rector’s classroom September 20, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Annie Liu Weighed down by homework and late-night studying, students trudge into English teacher Erick Rector’s Room 705, only to be met with the equivalent of a ray of happiness: An array of plants placed on top of every table lead up to a jungle-like scenery decorating the back of the classroom. Alive with different types of […] read more » Studygram — guilt-inducing hoax or valuable academic lifeline? September 19, 2023 — by Jane Lee Oh, to be a popular studygrammer and have the perfectly aesthetic feed and academic preparation most of us can only dream about. The reality of most students’ lives is much less glamorous. Take me on a recent night as just one example. At 9:30 p.m., after arriving home from a 3-hour marching band rehearsal, I […] read more » English 11 Honors students finish ‘Beloved’ mural in summer September 14, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Isabelle Wang As the hot summer sun beamed down onto senior Carine Chan’s wrist, she repeatedly blotched the rough, checkered school wall with a gradient of orange, yellow and red. Nearby, chattering of her group members floated in the air as they debated the colors and design of the waves that would ultimately span the 8.7 feet […] read more » After-school snacks: my secret key to productivity September 12, 2023 — by Zack Zhang As someone who often goes to sleep past 2 a.m. after working on piles of junior-year homework, it may seem weird that I dedicate one whole hour to snacking after coming home from school. However, in my mind, eating is quite the excuse for being unproductive. Whenever I don’t feel like starting homework immediately after […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Tony Fernandes: the milk man we needed June 6, 2023 — by Howard Shu Tony Fernandes is a man of many talents. He has walked around campus in a “University of Your Mom” tanktop, done cartwheels and push-ups during his junior year U.S. History class, sang with his friend Dustin Peng in their “Yim Ranch” AP Calculus BC music video and gotten repeatedly “folded” by Sohum Bhan in wrestling […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Samantha Stoiber revives rock climbing pastime, encourages friends to join in June 6, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer With the worst of the college application process over, many seniors have had time in the second semester to explore their bucket list of passions. Samantha Stoiber is no exception: She resumed her rock climbing pursuits, spending roughly two hours daily at a local rock climbing gym both as a means of improving her fitness […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Seniors cross borders for new educational opportunities June 6, 2023 — by Jonathan Si For many students, college is an opportunity to escape into the world, developing new skills, relationships and experiences that they couldn’t get from high school. For some, this includes studying abroad, exploring a completely new country and culture. Ishir Lakhani: crossing the border to Canada Ishir will be attending the University of Waterloo, majoring in […] read more » Many spots on campus are named after former staff and community members: Do you know them all? June 3, 2023 — by Zack Zhang Walking onto the campus for the first time, new Falcons may notice a lot of notable landmarks. These include Hyde Park, a peaceful spot near the upperfield that stands out with its well-maintained grass and vibrant flowers; Benny Pierce Field, named after legendary football coach who passed away at age 89 in February; or McAfee […] read more » Seniors to pursue music at prestigious universities June 1, 2023 — by Zachary Zinman Entranced by the sound of Joel Kim’s cello feature, audience members could not let their eyes off of the performance on the evening of March 11, 2022. As his hands moved gracefully on the neck of the cello, Joel jerked his head dramatically to the accented rhythms of “Schelomo,” composed by Ernest Bloch. He used […] read more » 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 » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.