Senior Mag 2023: Tony Fernandes: the milk man we needed June 6, 2023 — by Howard Shu Tony Fernandes is a man of many talents. He has walked around campus in a “University of Your Mom” tanktop, done cartwheels and push-ups during his junior year U.S. History class, sang with his friend Dustin Peng in their “Yim Ranch” AP Calculus BC music video and gotten repeatedly “folded” by Sohum Bhan in wrestling […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Samantha Stoiber revives rock climbing pastime, encourages friends to join in June 6, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer With the worst of the college application process over, many seniors have had time in the second semester to explore their bucket list of passions. Samantha Stoiber is no exception: She resumed her rock climbing pursuits, spending roughly two hours daily at a local rock climbing gym both as a means of improving her fitness […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Seniors cross borders for new educational opportunities June 6, 2023 — by Jonathan Si For many students, college is an opportunity to escape into the world, developing new skills, relationships and experiences that they couldn’t get from high school. For some, this includes studying abroad, exploring a completely new country and culture. Ishir Lakhani: crossing the border to Canada Ishir will be attending the University of Waterloo, majoring in […] read more » Many spots on campus are named after former staff and community members: Do you know them all? June 3, 2023 — by Zack Zhang Walking onto the campus for the first time, new Falcons may notice a lot of notable landmarks. These include Hyde Park, a peaceful spot near the upperfield that stands out with its well-maintained grass and vibrant flowers; Benny Pierce Field, named after legendary football coach who passed away at age 89 in February; or McAfee […] read more » Seniors to pursue music at prestigious universities June 1, 2023 — by Zachary Zinman Entranced by the sound of Joel Kim’s cello feature, audience members could not let their eyes off of the performance on the evening of March 11, 2022. As his hands moved gracefully on the neck of the cello, Joel jerked his head dramatically to the accented rhythms of “Schelomo,” composed by Ernest Bloch. He used […] read more » Junior in progress of developing user-friendly solutions regarding air pollution concerns May 27, 2023 — by Amy Luo Stuck as a freshman in the pandemic lockdown, Kyleen Liao, now a junior, looked out the window to the sight of red smoke blanketing the sky from wildfires. The fires obstructed access to clean air and harmed sensitive groups. One challenge, though, was that measures of air quality or AQI (Air Quality Index; a […] read more » ‘American Psycho’ revisited: Has it withstood the test of time? May 26, 2023 — by Andrew Lin If you spend much time online, you might have recently come across “sigma male” edits, in which a video or quote is edited together with a clip of a character whom teenage boys are likely to idolize, most commonly Patrick Bateman from the movie “American Psycho.” Scenes of these characters are then taken out of […] read more » Aides are the backbone of the school’s special education program — but hiring enough to meet needs has become difficult May 26, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda Special education resource aide Kelly Allen’s fondest memories with a student she helps on a one-to-one basis are those in which the student succeeds in her daily endeavors. Allen says that seeing her and the other staff members’ efforts pay off in a positive way — whether it be overcoming everyday challenges or implementing new […] read more » Historical atrium in office commemorates impactful parent May 26, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Ariel Zhou Though subtle, elements of the school’s history can be seen throughout the campus, from buildings to various plaques. One of these pieces of history is located at the center of its main office: a Japanese-inspired glass atrium that contains greenery and other traditional features such as fountains, vines, flowers and a miniature Japanese garden bridge […] read more » CDC: Mental health for female teens sees sharp, recent decline; trend echoed locally May 25, 2023 — by William Norwood Editor’s note: This story contains mentions of body dysmorphia, eating disorders and suicide. It also uses anonymous sources to discuss sensitive topics. In February, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing that 3 in 5 adolescent females reported persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. More worrisome was the report’s finding that […] 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.