Senior fuses meditation and neuroscience passions into research paper March 24, 2023 — by Howard Shu and Annie Liu At age 10, senior Bryant Liu developed a habit of lying on a mat daily for 15 to 30 minutes of mindfulness. Amid busy days filled with schoolwork, he has learned to value this time as an imperative part of his routine. Experiencing the stress-reducing result of meditation and reading studies proving that it changes […] read more » ‘You People’ is a prime example of how not to make a romantic comedy in 2023 March 24, 2023 — by Vinay Gollamudi I was looking forward to watching “You People” when it was released Jan. 27 on Netflix. The movie features several renowned actors: Lauren London, Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. With the latter three especially known for their comedic talent, “You People” seemed like a surefire winner. Boy, was I wrong. Here’s a quick […] read more » A Hollywood ending: Low-drama ceremony caps exciting and historic Oscar season March 24, 2023 — by Shaan Sridhar Before the 95th Academy Awards aired on March 12, I remarked that this year’s Oscars have no reason to fail like previous years. Marred in recent years by slap scandals and poor production — an awards plague that also ransacked sister shows like the Golden Globes — this year looked different, with a lot of […] read more » Time capsule 1968: WASC report reveals an unfamiliar past March 23, 2023 — by Lynn Dai and Howard Shu In 1968, Mary Monroe was a senior at the school and was the ASB treasurer. She lived in a secluded house on top of a hill surrounded by orchards on Glen Una Drive. Her high school sweetheart and later husband, Kim Monroe, the Class of 1968 ASB president, frequently biked through streets that were then […] read more » ‘Where Are We Going, Dad’ was a banger in 2013, but not now March 22, 2023 — by Minsui Tang and Sarah Zhou From watching “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” (喜羊羊) to reading “Journey to the West” (西游记), while snacking on Haw flakes (山楂片) and Chinese Rice Krispies (沙琪玛), almost all Chinese American children have also indulged in C-dramas or reality TV at least once in their life. However, while brainstorming shows that define our childhood, the […] read more » Junior Sannidhi Boppana wins Honorable Mention in prestigious women’s STEM competition March 20, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Sanjoli Gupta Junior Sannidhi Boppana’s love for STEM comes from its analytical nature. She loves how computer science keeps her thinking and looking for solutions to complex problems. This love eventually translated to hard work that won her recent awards: Boppana received an Honorable Mention award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) in […] read more » The Box on the mountain: My Bay Area icon March 15, 2023 — by George Huang Growing up in Almaden Valley, I often found myself admiring the beautiful mountain ranges that lined the Bay Area. As the sun slowly slipped behind the mountain, a singular box-like structure atop the tallest peak always stood out to me, constantly shifting from gray tan to golden orange depending on the time of day. After […] read more » Ideal off-campus lunch locations to eat during school March 15, 2023 — by Michelle Wan Speeding through the streets, students try to reach their restaurant destinations and return to campus in the allotted 45-minute lunch period. “Going off” with friends is a tradition for many upperclassmen. As an avid “going-offer” myself, I have strong opinions about what the best options are. Safeway: 3/5 Falcons When you arrive, it is […] read more » Underrated artist spotlight: JPEGMAFIA March 14, 2023 — by Arnav Swamy Rating: 5/5 Falcons Hip hop contains a mind-boggling number of subgenres, from conscious to drill to cloud hip hop. Chances are that if listeners are looking for a certain flavor, they will find it. While these classifications have helped me find some of my favorite music, something that still irks me is how late I […] read more » Taking notes on a tablet? Check out these apps March 14, 2023 — by Anjali Pai As a second-semester senior who will soon go to college, I’ve been determined to find ways to get the most out of college lectures. Dual-enrolled at West Valley College as a College Advantage student, I’ve sampled various note-taking mediums during lectures. Rather than experimenting in college itself, I decided to prepare beforehand and determine which […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.