Lucy Dacus’s autobiographical third album displays her versatility September 9, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas Indie rock artist Lucy Dacus recently returned to making music after a 3-year hiatus, venturing to new genres and topics in her newest album, “Home Video”, which was released on June 25th, 2021. Dacus’s album consists of 11 deeply personal tracks, exploring her teenage years, friendships, identity as a queer woman and complicated relationship with […] read more » Searching for faith: Student reflects on how time at Catholic prep school shaped her religious beliefs September 9, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi Junior Anastasia Panidis sat on the bleachers of Archbishop Mitty High School’s gym during winter of her freshman year, listening intently alongside her peers as Father James, Mitty’s head priest, gave the students a sermon. Despite not necessarily believing in God, Panidis, who attended Mitty for her freshman and sophomore years before switching to Saratoga […] read more » Talkspace provides free access to online therapy for students and staff September 8, 2021 — by Victoria Hu and Brian Sheen In the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administered last December, about 33 percent of Saratoga High School students reported feeling chronically sad or hopeless to the point of stopping their normal activities, while 13 percent said they had seriously considered attempting suicide. As a way to combat the concerning proportion of students struggling with their […] read more » Time’s up for overlooking sexual misconduct in rekindling of China’s #MeToo movement September 8, 2021 — by Hannah Lee On Aug. 16, the Beijing police arrested Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu on charges of rape, following an investigation that was launched after multiple females on Weibo (a Chinese version of Twitter) accused him of raping and drugging them. His arrest marked an era of women starting to speak up against sexual abuse in China. […] read more » Conservatorships aren’t just a Britney issue — they’re a civil rights issue September 6, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan In 2007, pop superstar Britney Spears shocked the world when she suffered a series of public mental breakdowns. Spears’ erratic behavior included spontaneously shaving her head, driving with her infant son in her lap, smashing a paparazzi’s car with an umbrella and refusing to surrender her children in a police stand-off. Various media outlets publicized […] read more » Local family-owned restaurants bounce back after reopening September 5, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Victoria Hu Since California’s June reopening, downtown Saratoga has transformed from its previously deserted state to a brightly lit and lively business area, with restaurants like Hachi Ju Hachi bustling with activity. Hachi Ju Hachi, located on Big Basin Way, specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine. It was hit hard by the pandemic — fears of virus transmission […] read more » Guidance counselors transition to in-person senior counseling September 5, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Nicole Lu After his first meeting of the year with guidance counselor Frances Saiki on Aug. 16, senior Nikhil Kapasi exited her office feeling as if a weight of uncertainty had been lifted from his shoulders. “It was nice having more clarity and just walking in and chatting with her,” Kapasi said. “I remember the senior check-in […] read more » Junior mixes DJ sets to perform in online music festivals September 5, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Arnav Swamy In what felt like a fever dream, junior Brandon Ngo spammed his Twitch chat stream in excitement. Two of his favorite artists, Synthion and HYPERLOCK, unexpectedly showed up to his online music festival in late July. “Both online and real life friends were checking out the stream,” Ngo said. “It was extremely exciting.” Online music […] read more » Junior expands love for digital art September 5, 2021 — by Lynn Dai Before the pandemic, junior Shannon Wang barely had the motivation to pursue her interest in animation and digital art, much less imagine that she would be teaching it to other people. Now, she has transformed her passion into Draw for a Cause, a nonprofit that fundraises for various causes through art commissions. The organization launched […] read more » Flying solo: 2021 alumni immerses himself in unconventional summer activity September 1, 2021 — by Cici Xu “Hollister TFC, Skyhawk six-four-zero-fife-niner, left downwind for runway one-four, Hollister,” said Omkar Kulkarni, Class of 2021 alumni and current freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Kulkarni, a rookie pilot, was informing nearby pilots about his takeoff. As Kulkarni pulled the flap handle, the nose of the plane tilted to face the sky […] read more » firstprevious...102030...3637383940...5060708090...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.