‘House of the Dragons’ announcement elicits mixed reactions January 15, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou Three years after the end of “Game of Thrones” (GoT), the most-watched television show in history, its long-awaited prequel, “House of the Dragon,” will premiere on HBO in 2022 with 10 episodes. “House of the Dragon” — which is set 200 years prior to GoT — was announced in October 2019, replacing a previous prequel […] read more » Bold, hands-on, impatient: junior’s style of approaching visual art January 15, 2022 — by Lynn Dai Bold strokes of orange melt across a frame littered with scraps of assignments and tests. A dark abyss of blacks and blues drips down the right of the painting, framing the silhouette of a frowning girl, leaning against her desk, arms crossed. Thin threads of orange and black entangle in a mess above her head. […] read more » Senior reflects on education abroad compared to in Saratoga January 12, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Senior Caroline Keogh’s kindergarten classroom didn’t look like the ones most people recall from their childhood. Instead of books, computers and paper, it contained shelf after shelf of sparse, colorful, carefully organized materials: a tower of smooth pink cubes in descending sizes that fit perfectly into a box, maps made out of wooden puzzle pieces, […] read more » Few in number, Pakistani American students deal with common misunderstandings January 10, 2022 — by Kavya Patel and Ariel Zhou When junior Noor Khan walks around campus, she sees dozens of Vietnamese, Chinese, Caucasian and Indian students. However, she can count on her fingers the number of students who share her Pakistani ethnicity — about four or five students, Khan thinks. Her parents were born and raised in Pakistan and later moved to the U.S. […] read more » NFTs: What they are and why they are worth millions January 9, 2022 — by George Huang and Jonathan Li Cryptopunk #9998 sold on Oct. 28 for $532 million to an anonymous buyer. This jaw-dropping price soared so high largely because it was transferred to various crypto wallets owned by the same individual until the price reached $500 million. It is now on sale on Larva Labs for 250KΞ or a whopping $796.31M. Nevertheless, this […] read more » Light-hearted Instagram accounts grow in popularity December 17, 2021 — by Zachary Zinman “There is no way that’s real,” junior Noah Marquez said while laughing hysterically at a picture of a horrific parking job posted on the @saratogabadparking Instagram account. @saratogabadparking is just one of the various joke accounts now flooding students’ Instagram feeds. Some of these Instagram accounts include: @saratogasleeps, which is dedicated to posting pictures of […] read more » Netflix’s new hit show ‘Squid Game’ tackles economic inequality December 17, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Kavya Patel As of 2016, upper-income families in the US had 75 times as much wealth as lower-income families. This wealth gap has only increased in recent years, leading many to criticize our current economy, often mentioning the effects of late-stage capitalism, the extreme wealth gaps and inequalities caused by the system. Netflix’s new South Korean series, […] read more » Read receipts: Considerate or cancerous? December 8, 2021 — by Michael Fok Active listening: A skill taught in multiple advisory modules to make people feel heard, understood and connected to. In one-on-one conversations or even a group setting, actively listening to a speaker is a sign of respect. Texting, however, isn’t this simple. “Left on read” is a familiar phrase for most teens and young adults. Typically, […] read more » IT technician Larry Jens tackles complex issues December 3, 2021 — by Nilay Mishra It’s 7:30 a.m. and district IT technician Larry Jens sits in his Library Tech Office, getting ready for a day of fixing tech problems. Four white Macbooks are lined up across his desk and three large cardboard boxes fill the left side of his secluded workspace. Jens’s primary job is making sure that instructional technology […] read more » As classes delve into slavery, Black students see positives while also sometimes feeling singled out December 3, 2021 — by Avani Kongetira Before the start of the Black Lives Matter movement, junior Nadine Cobourn often saw casual racism directed at African Americans. From pushing harmful stereotypes to using the N-word outright, instances of racism were not unusual around Cobourn, who grew tired of attempting to correct her peers. “I would try so many times and nothing would […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2829303132...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.