Though controversial, tech billionaire’s pioneering approach to aging shows promise December 5, 2023 — by William Cao and Daniel Wu Humans have yet to discover the magical fountain of youth. But one very wealthy man is trying to make it a reality. Meet Bryan Johnson, the 46-year-old eccentric technology billionaire who co-founded Venmo and Kernel. His morning routine consists of waking at 5:15 a.m. and taking over 100 pills, followed by a 6-hour workout. On […] read more » Stop watching TV: It’s a covert threat to your time and health December 4, 2023 — by Alan Cai “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” Those famous words from founding father Benjamin Franklin are ones to live by. Yet many Americans choose not to do so, as measured by how much they watch TV. The health effects from watching too much TV, […] read more » Summer programs, while sometimes useful and engaging, can handicap students heading into the challenging honors and AP classes December 2, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi After experiencing 13 “first days of school” — from pre-K to junior year — I am always left bored from listening to teachers talking about their class syllabus for an hour or annoyed at time wasted from doing yet another ice-breaker or “get to know you” activity. Then again, being a junior this year meant […] read more » Cis-gender men crashing the 2023 Grace Hopper Conference serves as a dangerous reminder of the tech industry’s gender imbalance December 1, 2023 — by Amy Miao and Emily Wu In past years, the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), an event for women and non-binary technologists with speeches, workshops and a job fair, has provided a safe space for attendees as well as valuable opportunities for networking and recruiting. Earlier this year, however, dozens of cisgender men flooded into the overflowing Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, […] read more » Banning cellphones in school is counterproductive November 26, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou Some school districts across the country, and, in particular, Florida, have begun banning cellphone usage in school — not just in classrooms, but also during breaks, lunches and any time during the school day. While this policy existed while many current SHS students were at Redwood Middle, the rationale behind the moves is outdated and […] read more » School’s new drop-off and pick-up system keeps traffic flowing November 15, 2023 — by Parav Manney This year, the school has managed to resolve the long-troubling issue of traffic through the administration’s restyled drop-off and pick-up procedures. Before, most vehicles were funneled through a primary entrance on Herriman Avenue across Lexington Court, while the new plan distributes traffic-flow across multiple entrances. In addition, separate drop-off and pick-up paths are now clearly […] read more » Gerrymandering undermines democracy November 15, 2023 — by Nicole Lee and Ruiyan Zhu Before the tactic even got its name, gerrymandering was already being done: In 1812, politicians changed the boundaries of Massachusetts to favor the Jefferson Democrats, in part leading to a win for the Democrats. This practice continues to this day, and in the modern political climate, gerrymandering is a large part of the American political […] read more » AP classes need to do more than simply prepare students for the AP test November 15, 2023 — by Saachi Jain As a result of the school’s rigorous academic culture and college admissions pressures, an increasing number of students tend to pile up on AP classes, especially during their junior and senior years. Regardless of the mental and academic repercussions of taking these heavy course loads, many students simply take more AP classes in hopes of […] read more » District’s new Wi-Fi system unnecessarily frustrating and complicated November 14, 2023 — by Nika Svizhenko and Skyler Mao Over the summer, the district began implementing a new Wi-Fi system on campus, “LGSUHSD Wifi.” The switch to the new system was completed on Oct. 11. From a student perspective, however, this new Wi-Fi has been problematic for two main reasons: It is unnecessarily difficult to set up and, for some, has raised privacy concerns. […] read more » Living the night owl life: As the clock ticks toward midnight (and beyond), productivity increases November 9, 2023 — by Victoria Lin The dim light of my lamp illuminates across the room. I sit at my desk, typing furiously at 100 words per minute. The time: 12 a.m. For whatever reason, it is only at this time — while feeling on the verge of being delirious — that I find my inspiration. Any procrastinator knows the deadline […] 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.