‘Gran Turismo’ offers a stirring plot and exhilarating action scenes, making it a must-watch October 16, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber It was a warm Friday evening when my older sister Elizabeth came home from the theater with her friends, her eyes shining with excitement. She couldn’t stop talking about how good this new movie was. The feeling of inspiration was so strong she ran a half marathon the following day. Naturally, I had to know […] read more » Dancer and storyteller: Senior polishes steps in preparation for classical Indian debut performance October 14, 2023 — by Victoria Hu Dressed in a resplendent red and gold pleated pant costume, senior Ameya Saund watches herself dance in the mirror at home as she practices crisp arm and leg movements known as adavus — which are basic foundational movements in the style of Bharatanatyam, one of the nine forms of classical Indian dance. She spends at […] read more » Playing online games strengthens our friendship October 14, 2023 — by Grace Lin During quarantine, many students, including us and our friends, struggled to stay in touch. We tried numerous ways of communicating, like video calling, messaging and occasionally meeting in person. As time progressed, we discovered a new way to maintain our bonds while adapting to new online norms — in the form of “Roblox,” “Among Us,” […] read more » AP Physics C course sees record high enrollment with three sections October 14, 2023 — by Kevin Yang A record three classes of 70 students are taking AP Physics C taught by Matt Welander this year. The class has grown from one section of 32 students last year. AP Physics C is an advanced class open only to students who previously took AP Physics 1 and 2. It’s based on calculus and builds […] read more » Relishing my mornings: my short 5-minute commute to school October 13, 2023 — by William Cao To say the least, commuting to school for the past three years has always been convenient for me. While almost everyone else battles traffic on Herriman Avenue, I lie in bed, sound asleep until my alarm goes off at 8:10 on Blue Days so that I can make it to second period on time. On […] read more » Following a slow start, ‘Ahsoka’ rebounds with an exciting batch of mid-season episodes October 11, 2023 — by Eric Shi Featuring a multitude of welcome cameos, an exciting flight with space whales and an emotional final lightsaber duel between a former master and apprentice, Dave Filoni’s new eight-episode show “Ahsoka” is a refreshing addition to the Star Wars franchise, which has seen little success in the past couple years. Released on Aug. 22 and wrapping […] read more » Butterflies and moths: Two sides of the same horrid coin October 7, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar We have all heard of irrational fears before — the fear of dark spaces, the ocean’s depths and even of sleeping alone at night. But just how irrational can a fear be? Let me introduce you to my biggest enemy, my arch nemesis, something that freaks me out so much I flee from the mere […] read more » Scotland: land of picturesque scenery and questionable cuisine October 1, 2023 — by Lawson Wang With each breath, a small cloud of vapor formed and slowly drifted away, like a lost spirit finding its home in the foggy sky. Step by step, sophomore Arahan Balasubramanian gradually scaled The Storr in Scotland’s Isle of Skye, taking in the stunning scenery around him. Surrounded by the vast plains and the crashing waves, […] read more » ‘Past Lives’ movie examines heartbreak in a creative and tragically beautiful way October 1, 2023 — by Anthony Luo Spoiler alert: This review contains references to several key plot points. As the credits for “Past Lives” rolled, I silently processed what I had just experienced in the last hour and a half. For a relatively short movie, it felt as though I had been shoved through the emotional wringer over and over again. Premiering […] read more » A furry friend in the Spanish classroom provides students with emotional relief September 28, 2023 — by Nicole Lee and William Norwood During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many — including Spanish teacher Gina Rodriguez — adopted pets. While others adopted dogs and cats, Rodriguez opted for a rabbit. Rodriguez’s rabbit, Zumi, was adopted as a baby in November 2020, and would often accompany Rodriguez on her lap as she taught her class from her computer […] 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.