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 » Racial tensions flared in the ’90s as Asian students gained prominence March 13, 2023 — by Kathy Wang Growing up in San Francisco, former assistant principal Karen Hyde recalls living in a multicultural neighborhood and attending a diverse school. However, after becoming an assistant principal at Saratoga High in the 1970s, she was shocked by how almost 97% of the students in the school were white. During Hyde’s 40 years at the school, […] read more » A testflight at age 11 plants the seed for pursuing a pilot’s license in high school March 10, 2023 — by Kathy Wang Senior Anand Agrawal’s parents gave him the gift of three demo flights for his 11th birthday. Six years later, he is now licensed to fly a Cessna 172 plane on his own. His first three flight lessons took place at the flight school AeroDynamic Aviation in East San Jose. During the lessons, his instructor allowed […] read more » Why you should read most of ‘The Song of Achilles’ March 10, 2023 — by Jonny Luo and Leyna Chan Rating: 4/5 Falcons An infamous tearjerker, “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller tugs on the strings of romance, tragedy and cruel irony to retell a well-known Greek myth through the perspectives of two young lovers, Achilles and his companion Patroclus. The novel, which is told from the POV of Patroclus, follows Achilles’s Hero’s Journey […] read more » Foodie reviews Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung March 10, 2023 — by Anjali Pai Rating: 5/5 Falcons Since the popular Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung opened a location at our very own Valley Fair Mall in 2016, I have been dying to try out its authentic dishes. Unfortunately, reservations were difficult to come by and I gave up, intending to revive my mission of reserving a table there once […] read more » ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: its brilliant writing keeps audience constantly on alert March 10, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Sanjoli Gupta Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead. After a one-week limited release in theaters on Nov. 23, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” returned to streaming on Netflix a month later. Critics and audiences praised its thought-provoking plot and shocking twists, with some even saying that “Glass Onion” is better than its 2019 predecessor, “Knives Out.” In an […] read more » The Academy is out of excuses for the 95th Oscars March 10, 2023 — by Shaan Sridhar After the dreary box office months of January and February, it’s finally time to return to the Academy Awards, now it’s 95th edition, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and live on ABC at 5 p.m. on March 12. I watched all of this year’s Best Picture nominees — you know, the movies you only hear about […] read more » Female candidates claim sexist culture often taints student government elections March 8, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi Each spring, as election campaigns start to flood Instagram feeds and colorful posters crowd the hallways, some female candidates say they have been the target of online attacks that have tainted the process and left them feeling demoralized. An alumna candidate — who asked to remain anonymous — described how in the spring of 2021, […] read more » Underrated artist spotlight: wave to earth March 7, 2023 — by Hannah Lee Rating: 4/5 Falcons With a rise in popularity of Korean culture in Western media and a growing subset of artists venturing into a chill, indie rock style, wave to earth is the next big thing. The highly melodic, classic indie-bordering-indie-rock band feels like the perfect ending to the day or the start of a new […] read more » English teachers weigh in on Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ March 3, 2023 — by Parav Manney and Eric Shi Erich Maria Remarque’s critically acclaimed anti-war novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” has long played a key role in the school’s English 10 curriculum. During the second semester of their sophomore year, students read the work not only to sharpen their comprehension and language arts skills, but also to gain a glimpse of the […] 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.