YouTube shuts down popular Discord music bots September 30, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Arnav Swamy In early September, Discord users were greeted by a seemingly alarming notice: “To comply with a notice we received from YouTube — Rythm has ended its service. But don’t kick us out yet, this isn’t the end for us.” Discord is a convenient and accessible text, voice, and video service that allows users to communicate […] read more » Hyperpop: pop music’s new experiment September 30, 2021 — by Jason Cheng The evolution of music production and inclusion of unique sounds has expanded the definition of music. This experimentation has resulted in a plethora of contemporary genres sprouting from the roots of previous musical classifications — and now the niche genre of “hyperpop” falls right into this category. So what exactly is hyperpop? American Songwriter calls […] read more » ‘Shang-Chi’ is the first Asian Marvel superhero — and one of the year’s best movies September 30, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar The past two years have been duds for superhero movies. Movies like “Black Widow” and “Suicide Squad” have not met the expectations set by their predecessors, failing to compete when it comes to both plot and entertainment value. Marvel Studios’ latest entry, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” ends that slump. “Shang-Chi” delivers […] read more » Is experiencing pain for a fashion statement worth it? September 24, 2021 — by Lena Aribi Fashion has changed dramatically this past year. Accessories that were previously worn only on special occasions, like concerts and photoshoots, have turned into daily-wear. Small pieces ranging from chunky rings to Prada handbags have taken over people’s shopping lists. Bold footwear, from Birkenstock sandals to Nike Air Force 1 to “old man sneakers” to Yeezy […] read more » ‘Happier Than Ever’: Billie Eilish’s take on growth September 20, 2021 — by Sara Bright and Annie Liu The elegant, cursive text of “Happier Than Ever” adorns the warm, beige-toned album cover. An off-shoulder cardigan lays effortlessly across pop sensation Billie Eilish, who, with her hair dyed platinum blonde, is embracing herself. Unlike her previous album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” featuring a dark background and coy smile, her […] read more » Don’t worry Halsey, you will always have my love September 20, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli Grammy-winning artist Halsey released her fourth album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” on Aug. 27. These 13-tracks, some of which were recorded during the singer’s recent pregnancy, received both positive and negative reviews due to her transition to a unique rock vibe. It was a contrast to her usual pop style, leading […] read more » Junior creates platform for students to share mental health experiences September 20, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Shreya Rallabandi When junior Allison Tan posted her mental health story on her Instagram account on Nov. 2, 2020, she was met with a flood of supportive texts and messages. A year later, when Tan created @semicolonsaratoga, an Instagram account dedicated to posting mental health stories of anonymous Saratoga High students, she was met with the same […] read more » College visits offer insights but are still limited September 20, 2021 — by Esther Luan and Kaasha Minocha When senior Morgan Bettinger set foot on the Boston University campus, it felt surreal. The images and virtual tours that she had seen on Google didn’t do justice to the quiet bustle of student activity and warm sunlight shining on the open walkways, nor could they capture the peppy lilt of Bettinger’s tour guide, a […] read more » Music summer camp teaches unexpected lessons September 20, 2021 — by Ethan Lin Pushing my way past the imposing set of double doors, I was surprised to see hundreds of students, parents and professors gathered in a hotel conference room. A glittering chandelier hung overhead the Steinway grand piano, set behind a large projector screen displaying the words, “Welcome to Wilmington!” I recognized many of the teachers and […] read more » Stuck at home, sophomore becomes more introverted in the past couple of years September 20, 2021 — by Annie Liu Just months into quarantine, I longed for real human interaction. I missed sitting with my friends during lunch, talking about the workload, tests and quizzes. I missed sharing and being scared to share my stories on assigned prompts for English class. I missed the interesting small talks I could have with students. Now, the tables […] 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.