Bombay in the Bay: an experience that still brings joy months later May 15, 2022 — by Kavya Patel As I sat on the steps of the quad in early January, my heart couldn’t stop pounding. Numerous members of the sophomore class looked at me expectantly, waiting for me to lead a Bombay in the Bay (BnB) partner dance practice — on my own. Though it was extremely demanding to get a group of […] read more » Saratoga Mormons live by a faith often misunderstood by outsiders May 12, 2022 — by Selina Chen Tucked into the plastic sleeve outside senior Leslie Robinson’s AP Government binder is a detailed family tree featuring her ancestors going back six generations. One name in the topmost layer, John Lowe Butler, is hidden among the 126 others but holds special prominence in Mormon history. In July 1838, Butler arrived at the polls at […] read more » Senior explores new country, culture and language during exchange year May 12, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy Growing up watching movies like “High School Musical,” in her native Italy, senior Carolina Guarienti pictured California as a place of surfing and hanging out with friends in the sun — in her eyes, the perfect place to be. “It’s every European’s dream to come and live here,” said Guarienti. “It’s very different from Italian […] read more » Creativity can aid gift giving: 3 easy pop-up card designs May 12, 2022 — by Anamika Anand When I was 9, I developed a slight obsession with making pop-up cards. It’s fascinating how a few simple snips can result in a heart or a cake popping out of the page when you open a piece of folded paper. If you’re like me and don’t have a job or your own Amazon account, […] read more » Interpreting the nightmares that plague my sleep May 12, 2022 — by Victoria Hu After reading this story’s headline, my classmates might think, “Wow, Victoria, you sleep? Who would’ve thought?” Yes, I do. Based on my perpetually tired-looking appearance, I’ve been told that I seem like a nocturnal bat who gets as much shut-eye as a junior with a caffeine addiction. In reality, I’m proud to say I sleep […] read more » A tale of two robotics engineers May 10, 2022 — by Kaasha Minocha As 6165 MSET Cuttlefish, the school’s flagship First Technical Challenge (FTC) team, showed off their robot at Redwood Middle School four years ago, Gavin Chang watched in awe; he joined MSET in his freshman year. Chang, the current MSET Club Treasurer, said robotics was one of the most enriching extracurriculars he pursued. By exploring various […] read more » Sophomore fundraises for charity through commissions on Instagram art account May 10, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou In February, sophomore Danni Deng started her Instagram art account, @rt.slv_; at the time, she never expected to gain much attention, much less that of provisional Olympic champion Kamila Valieva. After painting commissioned portraits of Valieva for a fan, Deng began to show her work on Instagram. To her surprise, Valieva herself liked the post […] read more » Saratoga’s varied neighborhood feature diverse lifestyles May 10, 2022 — by Anamika Anand, Vicky Bai and Christina Chang Despite only spanning 12.78 square miles, Saratoga holds vastly different neighborhoods in character. From right across the street from Saratoga High School to the golden triangle to downtown to the mountains, four students shared their experiences of living in their own sector of the city that features standard suburbia mixed with downtown and rural living. […] read more » Clairo experiences musical metamorphosis on sophomore album ‘Sling’ May 2, 2022 — by Jason Cheng Ever since the release of her debut album “Immunity” in 2019, American singer-songwriter Claire Cottrill, known professionally as Clairo, has become a staple in the emerging bedroom pop scene — a genre defined by simple, catchy melodies. However, her once simple, minimalistic instrumentals have evolved into a full-blown, orchestrated listening experience. Unlike her previous projects, […] read more » Fantastic Beasts 3: ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’ improves on declining franchise May 2, 2022 — by Jonny Luo My friends and I went to the local AMC 14 theater over Spring Break to watch “The Secrets of Dumbledore” — the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, which is set half a century before the events of the Harry Potter series and follows the magical side of WWII. Though I expected a large […] read more » firstprevious...10...1617181920...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.