100-word rant: What do people see in MacBooks anyway? September 29, 2023 — by Alec Guan There’s an infestation of Mac users. While there are other quality laptops on the market (ahem, Windows), somehow people choose the most expensive and least efficient option. MacBooks can cost upwards of $2,000, which is insane when you consider that a $2,600 Macbook Pro performs worse than a Windows laptop half its price in terms […] read more » Why cutting clubs — and expecting more of the remaining ones — makes sense September 29, 2023 — by Saachi Jain During this year’s Club Rush, the quad was more packed than ever. Students tripped over each other in an effort to visit as many tables as they could, learning more information about them and collecting various treats each offered. There are nearly 80 clubs on the ASB roster, including 10 new ones established this year. […] read more » Bud Light’s controversial advertisement highlights worrying social media trend September 29, 2023 — by Aiden Ye and Victoria Lin Imagine making an advertisement for one of the largest companies in the world, and then getting backlash so aggressive you had to fear for your life. This was the harrowing reality for transgender influencer and TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney after promoting Bud Light in a controversial advertisement. On April 1, Mulvaney, who had 10.7 million […] read more » All in all, it’s good affirmative action is gone from college admissions September 29, 2023 — by Zack Zhang First established as an executive order by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 as a response to the civil rights movement, the policy of affirmative action intended to solve the under-representation of racial minorities and promote equal opportunities in admission to higher education and other arenas. However, in recent years, the college admission process took […] read more » Staff editorial: It’s time to rethink the value of artificial turf fields September 29, 2023 — by Nicole Lee During a minor fire incident on Aug. 23, students were evacuated onto one of the school’s two turf fields. As murmurs spread during the evacuation, the lower field was so hot that some students were moved from the field and rested on the track instead. When the school was founded in 1959, all three of […] read more » Administration must limit the use of electric bikes until tighter federal regulations come into place September 29, 2023 — by William Norwood Each day, as I head off campus for lunch, I seem to always see the same thing: Freshmen on electric bikes (e-bikes) heading out. Once, I was driving to Starbucks, and, lo and behold, to my left were three people crammed onto a single electric bike. This may seem to be all fun and games, […] read more » Although climate change exacerbated Maui fires, faulty power lines are prime offenders September 29, 2023 — by Nicole Lee On Aug. 8, a series of fires rapidly spread through much of the community of Lahaina, Maui, killing more than 100 people, destroying over 2,000 structures — around 1,500 of which were homes — and forcing thousands to evacuate. Much of the coverage following the fire focused on its effects: the residents at risk and how […] read more » Bring Your Own Device policy has fundamental flaws September 29, 2023 — by Alan Cai A labyrinth of wires criss-crosses the linoleum floor. Furious typing from noisy, clunky computers echoes across the room. Click clack! These noises aren’t echoes from a distant dystopian society; they are the reality for many classes at the school plagued by the distractions and inconveniences of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The policy, […] read more » AI detectors can be xenophobic — let’s end them September 28, 2023 — by William Norwood In the era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can generate human-sounding text, many companies, organizations and schools have tried to combat its use with AI detectors. Tools such as GPT Zero, ZeroGPT, Originality AI, Winston AI and TurnItIn (used by the district for both plagiarism and AI detection) attempt to detect AI-generated text by using algorithms […] read more » Parents: Please follow the rules and don’t clog the parking lot September 27, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas Changes to the dropoff system confused many parents and students at the start of the school year. In an email addressed to the community, principal Greg Louie announced modifications to the traditional dropoff path. Previously, there were two dropoff paths — cars could enter across from Lexington Court and take either a left toward the […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.