“How I Met Your Mother” finale ruins the entire series April 17, 2014 — by Sherrilyn Ling Never have I felt more cheated, more taken advantage of or more scammed than I did on March 31. I prayed and hoped that it was some kind of sick, early April Fools joke — I just refused to believe that it was real. It couldn’t be real. read more » Freshman entertains at local venues, looks to career in music April 17, 2014 — by Allison Lin and Vibha Seshadri While Beyonce sells out Madison Square Garden and Katy Perry surfs the crowd at SAP Center, Saratoga’s own Esha Krishnamoorthy sings for crowds at local venues. Before she steps into the spotlight, like these world-famous stars, Krishnamoorthy shakes off her nerves and takes the stage with a bright smile. read more » ‘Divergent’ diverges from average to spectacular April 15, 2014 — by Shreya Tumu Dozens of dystopian novels and movies follow a formulaic plotline where the protagonist stands out in society by doing something that forever changes the dysfunctional system. read more » Sophomore grows up surrounded by privilege April 13, 2014 — by Michelle Leung and Carolyn Sun To many, the first words that come to mind when asked to describe Saratoga are “rich,” or “affluent.” Maybe “SAT obsessed” if it’s a good day. The stereotype of Saratoga as a rich school is certainly not without its basis in reality; according to census data the average household income in Saratoga was $147,918 in 2011, while the average household income in California was $57,287. Houses in the city often sell for $1.5 million or more — far beyond the means of all but the wealthiest Americans. read more » Race is no separator How Bombay in the Bay is redefining school spirit April 2, 2014 — by Rohan Hardikar After Bombay in the Bay (BnB) my freshman year, I vividly remember all of my friends, Indian, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, running over to me saying how awesome the show was and asking me to teach them about Indian dancing. My friends wanted to learn Bollywood dance moves other than the stereotypical “twist the light bulb.” Too lazy to teach them, I told them to do BnB next year. read more » “Divergent” disappoints April 2, 2014 — by Ashley Chen A strong, independent girl lives in a dystopian post-war America where the population is divided into separate communities. Following a standard but strange ritual all teenagers are required to undergo, she fights to save the lives of those she loves from an oppressive ruling body. read more » Homecoming: an opportunity to increase SHS spirit April 2, 2014 — by Miles Albert Homecoming, on the outside merely a celebration, presents a great battle between two opposing forces: apathy and school spirit. read more » YouTube becoming increasingly professional April 2, 2014 — by Tiffany Zheng In 2006, Los Angeles producer Richard Van Vleet helped YouTube personality Ryan Higa and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi create their first feature-length film, “Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure.” In 2012, popular YouTuber Kevin Wu, better known as Kevjumba, released a movie titled “Hang Loose.” On Feb. 14 of this year, “Camp Takota” was released starring famous YouTubers such as Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart. All of these films pulled their weight in revenue, drawing in their YouTube fan base. read more » Facing the death of spirit, leaders look for keys to revival April 2, 2014 — by Amy Lin and Sherrilyn Ling One boy dressed from head to toe in red — shoes, shirt, car key lanyard — licks peanut butter off of a plastic plate. Another wearing all blue attempts eagerly to outdo him. read more » Anti-Heroes: Why are we drawn to them? April 2, 2014 — by Carolyn Sun and Deepthi Sampathkumar Life is unpredictable. Sometimes almost nothing goes as planned, which can be frustrating. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...188189190191192...200210220230240...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.