Four sophomores and juniors break new ground as Eagle Scouts May 2, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou In February 2019, when Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA) announced that it would no longer be exclusive to boys. Soon after, junior Lucy Holt’s father, Dave Holt, chartered an all-girls troop, Troop 582. Besides Lucy, sophomores Amaris Charton and Brielle Wong and juniors Emily Boselli joined the troop, all eventually achieving Eagle rank during […] read more » Musicians attend selective in-person All State program April 28, 2022 — by Kavya Patel As a bus of 28 elite band and orchestra musicians departed for Fresno in late February, sophomore Vidur Sanghi’s nerves tingled with excitement. He and the others on the bus had been selected as All State musicians. All State occurred a couple weeks after the marching band competition season ended. The program allows the top […] read more » The only Valentine I want is a Santa Cruz 5010cc XO1 RSV April 18, 2022 — by Sina Salehi While a lot of people are focused on finding a date for 2/14, I’m planning my day with my teal, industry blue Santa Cruz 5010cc XO1 RSV, with Maxxis DHR IIs on both wheels. Here’s how my Valentine’s Day would play out: I wake up and right next to me, is the cold carbon (CC […] read more » ‘The Batman’: Matt Reeves’ new take continues gritty, dark themes March 31, 2022 — by Shaan Sridhar At long last, the Dark Knight is back. Director Matt Reeves’ iteration of the caped crusader has been one of the most anticipated movies in years, suffering rounds of delays due to the pandemic. The trailers promised an artistic, gritty interpretation of Batman — I’m pleased to report it delivers on those promises. “The Batman” […] read more » Students grapple with COVID-19 workplace restrictions March 31, 2022 — by Derek Hsu and Jonathan Li Wafts of sesame and garlic lingered in the air and infiltrated senior Paula Ngyuen’s mask. A line of restless customers shifted toward the aroma of jalapenos and black peppercorns drifting over a plexiglass barrier. Nguyen scanned the crowd, and started a new transaction. “Welcome to Noah’s Bagels,” she said. “How can I help you?” Nguyen […] read more » Genshin Impact is a Gacha masterpiece March 31, 2022 — by George Huang After Chinese video game developer Mihoyo, now known as Hoyoverse, released Genshin Impact on Sept. 19, 2020, the role-playing game (RPG) made an estimated $1.9 billion in revenue on the app alone. During the 2021 Game Awards, the game beat other massive brands like League of Legends and Pokemon for “Mobile Game of the Year.” […] read more » Student pianist builds finesse and sense of community through job at local Catholic church March 31, 2022 — by Kavita Sundaram The hum of chatter in St. Nicholas Lonehill Church in Los Altos halted on a recent Sunday as senior Sherry Lin began playing “Glory to God” by Owen Alstott. The people sang along, filling the room with dulce harmonies. When Lin concluded the piece, the crowd erupted into cheerful applause. Lin has played for the […] read more » Seniors discover new hobbies with their newfound free time in second semester March 31, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta Senior Wesley Chen enjoys art in the form of photography. When Chen became a second semester senior, he found more free time to pursue his interest in taking photos. Besides planning trips to San Francisco to sightsee and snap pictures of the sunset, Chen tries to go to the beach at least once a week […] read more » Junior fosters long lasting love for music March 31, 2022 — by Sanjoli Gupta For his sixth birthday, junior Petr Tupitsyn got the gift of a recorder from his great grandmother. That gift was the start of a lifelong passion for music that has continued at the school. From there, he took recorder lessons. He also later learned how to play the flute and piccolo. This year, he was […] read more » MSET’s FTC team 6165 Cuttlefish integrates SWENext program as part of Robotics Club March 31, 2022 — by Nidhi Mathihalli As sophomore Naomi Hsieh left the robotics room on a late Tuesday night, she said bye to all of her team members. However, looking back at the members, she realized that all of the team members in the room were male. Although the club’s numbers have increased over the years, most are still boys. Hsieh […] read more » firstprevious...10...1718192021...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.