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 » Local newspaper industry struggles to meet shifting expectations December 2, 2021 — by Carolyn Wang Nearly three decades ago, San Jose Mercury News business reporter Ethan Baron worked as a breaking news writer, feature writer and news columnist in Canada. He regularly left his office to meet interviewees, attend interesting events and chat with locals to find noteworthy content. Nowadays, Baron spends a large portion of his day making phone […] read more » Senior wins finalist status at prestigious science conference December 1, 2021 — by Serena Li and Daniel Wu Over the summer of 2020, senior Riya Gupta attended Stanford’s Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) program, where she listened to various keynotes led by the most renowned names in the medicinal field. Gupta was intrigued by a particular lecture regarding autoimmune and infectious diseases presented by a Stanford professor named Dr. PJ Utz. Gupta rapidly jotted […] read more » Shows for young adults misrepresent serious issues December 1, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas and Ariel Zhou While most people assume that shows streamed on children’s channels are appropriate for minors, many current shows touch on subjects like suicide, eating disorders and mental illness. When these topics are joked about, it can negatively influence the future behavior of children and cause them to view these subjects as trivial. One of the most […] read more » Infrastructure and Jobs Act gives much-needed funding to California transportation systems November 30, 2021 — by Daniel Wu On Nov. 15, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF), known formally as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, into law, marking the nation’s biggest investment in infrastructure in over a decade. After months of political infighting and cost reductions, the bill was passed at a total of $1.2 trillion, short of Biden’s original […] read more » The Chakrabortys: Alumni siblings take center stage in the entertainment industry November 18, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Looking through childhood videos, Class of 2021 alum Mithil Chakraborty watched his 4-year-old self tense his forehead in concentration, arch his shoulders back and raise his poised fingers to his chest. In the tape, he replicated every Bharatanatyam step his older sister Meghna executed on the wooden dance studio floor, fixated on her grace and […] read more » News flash: The Wellness Center exists! November 18, 2021 — by Anamika Anand Imagine a place away from all the bright lights and noisy chatter of school. Herbal aromas fill the air, spreading a calm feeling throughout the room. Two small fountains flow on either side of the room, adding gentle splashing sounds to the peace and serenity. Enter the Wellness Center. Located behind the student center in […] read more » Class of 2021 alumnus makes $1 million through investing November 17, 2021 — by Jonathan Li At age 18, Class of 2021 alumnus Luca Tang became a millionaire. His success occurred after months of observation, anxiety and fluctuating investments — the culmination of years of experience and research before taking one high-risk, high-reward play during May of 2021. Tang began his investing journey as a high school freshman, when his parents […] read more » Music building remains elite campus hotspot November 17, 2021 — by Shannon Ma Most students know the places to be on campus for fun, camaraderie or intense studying: In recent years, the Student Center, the library and the music building have been top go-to stops due to their high-level offerings in comfort and convenient locations. However, coming back on campus during the pandemic has forced administration to place […] read more » From cheating online to struggling in person November 14, 2021 — by Shannon Ma and Stephanie Sun Editor’s note: Nick and Marie are pseudonyms used to protect the identities of the two students interviewed for this story. When junior Nick first heard that schools were reopening in the fall for in-person education, instead of feeling jangling nerves of excitement, his stomach sank. Stress and anxiety gripped him as he pictured taking a […] 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.