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 » The inner workings of Journalism: deadline night February 15, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Atrey Desai Here is a not-so-familiar scene for most: 35 people sit in an abnormally large room with an absurd number of expensive iMacs lined up against the wall, half the people less than a foot away from their laptop screen, with the rest yelling at each other in a “constructive” manner. For the journalism students here, […] read more » Best Buddies club hopes to bring change to school February 15, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Beverly Xu On Oct. 31, the recently revived Best Buddies club assisted the special education team to organize and participate in a Halloween Party for the special education students in the school. The club, brought back to campus by junior Nishant Nair, is a chapter of the international nonprofit Best Buddies. Its mission is working to integrate […] read more » Student directors create productions exploring themes of life and death February 15, 2023 — by Andrew Lin and Parav Manney After an angel crashed through the roof of Toby’s house and fell unconscious in his kitchen, Toby rushed in with his family to inspect the clumsy bearer of news that could possibly change his life forever. But the seemingly authentic antics that then followed between Toby and his relatives were an act; the kitchen was […] read more » App users download personalities off the internet February 13, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Ariel Zhou “Only in Ohio.” “It’s givvvvinggggg…” “BFFR.” TikTok has undoubtedly influenced the lives of many people, especially teens. You are very likely to encounter classmates whose sense of humor, vocabulary, and pop culture references are completely derived from social media. It is a peculiar phenomenon to observe in people: Since everything that’s supposed to be indicative […] read more » Drama program selected to perform at the 2024 summer Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland February 13, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi In January, drama teacher Benjamin Brotzman got news he had been hoping to receive: an acceptance email letting him know the program had been accepted into the Festival Fringe for 2024. Held in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe is one of the most respected theatrical festivals in the world, with events ranging from high school student-run plays […] read more » Junior commits to spreading anti-drug use message, wins Red Ribbon contest February 12, 2023 — by Anamika Anand Junior Ryan Lin first visited Operation Dawn, a drug rehab center in San Francisco, when he was in fourth grade. It was there that he first interacted with individuals who were fighting the battle of drug abuse, igniting in him a cause to spread their stories in any way he could. Lin has immersed himself […] 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.