New Year’s resolutions have lost their meaning February 4, 2022 — by Jason Cheng “New year, new me.” It’s time to move on from this overused cliché: New Year’s resolutions have lost their value. What once prompted reinvention and improvement has become another excuse for a lack of motivation. When midnight hits on Jan. 1, it’s normal to feel a sudden burst of energy, as if you’ve dialed into […] read more » Linguistics is a widely underrated field of study February 4, 2022 — by Carolyn Wang We take the English language for granted. Very rarely do we stop and consider why we say “I am going to class” rather than “going to class I am,” (Yoda!) or why we insist on pronouncing been as bin and tough as tuff. Attempts to explain the mechanics and idiosyncrasies of our own language through […] read more » Stop claiming to care about mental health while taking advantage of Wellness Center privileges February 4, 2022 — by Apurva Chakravarthy The Wellness Center, a mental health resource established in the heart of the campus in 2019, aims to provide a safe, calming and supportive space for students. Students have the ability to tell their teacher they are leaving to go to the Wellness Center and stay until they need to calm down before returning to […] read more » February break: the worst time of year February 4, 2022 — by Jason Cheng Oh, Ski Week. It’s cold, it’s boring, it’s pointless — need I say any more? February break marks the worst time of year, and, I kid you not, I’m going insane just thinking about it. Blistering cold isn’t what I associate with the word “holiday,” especially when there isn’t even a holiday to celebrate during […] read more » Elizabeth Holmes: Silicon Valley toxicity epitomized February 4, 2022 — by Jonathan Li $600 million evaporated after the dust settled from the fall of Theranos. Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulence tainted the once-coveted “Silicon Valley startup” title, but this name has already greatly deteriorated from its formal grandeur. Decades of misinformation fueled by poisonous investor behavior have bubbled over, revealing Silicon Valley’s toxic culture of valuing growth over […] read more » February Break: the best time of year February 3, 2022 — by Benjamin Li and Daniel Wu Ski week: The “undeserved break” we all hail. Some people say it shouldn’t exist; we couldn’t disagree more. Whether we’re hitting the slopes to ski, sleeping in or utilizing the time to catch up on second semester studying, February’s so-called ski week is every high school student’s savior. Placed just over a month into the […] read more » Amidst controversy, schools correct to maximize in-person education January 31, 2022 — by Arnav Swamy Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases resulting from the highly transmissible omicron variant, some students, parents and teachers alike are calling for a return to online school, if only for a few weeks. Currently, however, the in-person policies put in place by the district have been adequate, and a pre-emptive switch to online […] read more » Politics plus math equals a terrible idea January 30, 2022 — by Benjamin Li With countless social justice issues being brought to light from abortion rights to gun control, it’s no surprise that many students wish to learn about these matters earlier. Recently, the California legislative branch has been debating whether to replace some of the current math curriculum with more social justice–related topics. This proposal shifts the focus […] read more » Staff editorial: As infections rise, schools should have the authority to go online again January 21, 2022 — by Jonny Luo In the weeks after coming back from winter break, COVID-19 cases have exploded in many schools across the nation: At SHS, at least 40 students and a handful of staff members had tested positive as of Jan. 20, a number that is likely to increase as the incredibly contagious omicron variant spreads. In fact, cases […] read more » How to approach New Year’s Resolutions: Think of them New Year’s goals instead January 21, 2022 — by Howard Shu Near the end of 2020, I was pondering what my New Year’s resolution should be when it occurred to me that it would be a good idea to stop going to sleep at 1:30 a.m. and finally fix my messed up sleep schedule. Though I hadn’t changed my sleep schedule at all for the week […] read more » firstprevious...10...2021222324...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.