We were enchanted to meet you, Taylor Swift September 28, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain Once upon a time, the planets and the fates and all the stars aligned, and we ended up in the same stadium with Taylor Swift at the same time. Yes, we got tickets, somehow. After surviving the Great War against Ticketmaster last November, we — meaning Saachi — secured three tickets to see THE Taylor […] read more » Club Rush: 21 club officers answer 21 questions September 28, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda A maze of tables lined the quad on Sept. 14 and 15 during this year’s Club Rush, each of them holding flashy boards advertising a club and troves of snacks to attract hopeful club-goers. While some students leaned over tables to write their names on registration forms, others chatted with their friends and stole candy […] read more » Finding a path forward in the arts in a STEM-obsessed community September 28, 2023 — by Nicole Lee and Victoria Lin Senior Carine Chan’s room is an artist’s haven: Scattered around her are a myriad of pencils, paintbrushes and markers; the walls are lined with drying paintings, finished works and haphazard sketches drawn in fits of inspiration. As her paintbrush hits the canvas, she finds inner peace in focusing on her artwork while also keeping in […] read more » Top-tier pens and pencils can upgrade your life September 27, 2023 — by William Norwood For whatever reason, I have long been an avid stationery buff, with my collection growing each year. I have always taken pride in having the best writing materials for school. To me, receiving a compliment over a specific pen you lent to a friend is extremely special. The warm feeling you get is so similar […] read more » Despite success through the years, MSET Robotics team strives to upgrade its training September 27, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu Every year, the school’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — MSET Fish — is flooded with many more applications than it has open positions. Its popularity might be because it has qualified for the FIRST World Championships seven times and won over 20 awards in its 22-year history. But despite its success, many participants still […] read more » Free sheet music should be easier to obtain for young musicians September 27, 2023 — by Florence Wei and Annika Gho Pity poor young musicians like us. When we go online to find free sheet music at a site like Musescore.com, a treasure trove of various music selections, we see a perfect “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme score. It’s just what we’re looking for! Hastily, we click to download the music, but the screen flashes twice […] read more » Sophomore’s summer visit to France and Germany: a world of stunning architecture and no tips September 27, 2023 — by Florence Wei The summer heat warmed the dusky sky as sophomore Eliza Lin gazed at the dangling carts on a ferris wheel next to quaint dwellings painted in brown and red. The view out on the balcony, where she could admire the glistening water along the Rhine Bank of Germany, was something Lin said she would never […] read more » Ask the Falcon: Life advice September 27, 2023 — by The Falconistas The Falcon sought out burning questions from a random sampling of students recently. Here are both the questions and answers. Q: What’s the best location and activity for a first date? The Sunnyvale In-N-Out — you can always be sure to bump into your entire grade there, so if things go awry, you’ll have backup […] read more » How to read books without even paying September 27, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas As a senior, I have copious amounts of work to do. This fact does not pair well with my identity as a master procrastinator. I’ve found that, if I’m doing homework in my room, I’m easily distracted by anything — for instance, I’d rather organize Expo markers than finish my work. Because of this, I’ve […] read more » I spent a week on Truth Social — and my head’s still spinning September 26, 2023 — by Beverly Xu After Twitter, now known as X, unmagnanimously (very very big word meaning ungraciously) banned former president Donald Trump from the platform, Trump took matters into his own hands. He created his own platform that provides a community for country-defending militia members who exercised their First and Second Amendment rights on January 6th (January 6th? What’s […] read more » firstprevious...23456...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.