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 » ‘Let’s Start Here’: a psychedelic time machine back to the ‘70s March 1, 2023 — by Andrew Lin Lil Yachty, a member of the XXL 2016 freshman class (the annual listing of up-and-coming rap artists by XXL magazine), is a major player in the trap scene. His signature mumble rapping style, in which less emphasis is placed on lyrical content in favor of an overall mood, has garnered both appreciation and derision. However, […] read more » Finding harmony in SHS through feng shui March 1, 2023 — by Lynn Dai Saratoga High is not typically known for its beautiful architecture; some may find irony in the fact that the school was purportedly designed by an architect who also designed prisons. Even so, the placement of structures in and around the school makes it particularly auspicious and well-designed according to the theory of feng shui. Feng […] read more » Here’s some electives advice from a junior who’s taken a bunch of them February 27, 2023 — by Victoria Lin Call me an SHS electives connoisseur. I have taken a bunch of them in my three years here, from journalism to Chinese to engineering and even art. What follows are some of the lessons I’ve learned and advice I have for younger students. Engineering I took two years of engineering (Intro to Engineering and […] read more » ‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ worth seeing despite lack-luster plot February 17, 2023 — by Eric Shi and Parav Manney ”Avatar: The Way of the Water” hit theaters on Dec. 16, drawing tens of millions of viewers worldwide and setting records. As the long awaited sequel to director James Cameron’s 2009 “Avatar,” one of the highest-grossing movies of all time due to its use of CGI to assist in worldbuilding and visuals, “Avatar: The Way […] read more » ‘Puss in Boots’: the underdog story of a Dreamworks’ masterpiece February 16, 2023 — by George Huang As throngs of fans rushed to the packed theaters to watch “Avatar 2” in December, some weren’t able to secure seats. Forced to pick an alternative, many went to “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” the sequel a spinoff of the original Shrek franchise. Many viewers of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” perhaps assumed […] read more » Despite more strenuous training, Class of ‘22 alumnus enjoys collegiate cross country February 16, 2023 — by George Hu During the four years that Class of ‘22 alumnus Harrison Dance ran cross country and track and field here, he set a school record in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:12.09 and achieved an impressive 9:15.20 in the 3200 meters. In cross country, he attained a personal record of 15:28 in his senior […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.