There is no more defending Kanye West November 10, 2022 — by Emma Fung and Andrew Lin Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, shook the world of entertainment on Oct. 9 when he vowed to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE (sic)” in a now-deleted Twitter post. Some fans stared at their screens in dismay while others rallied in support of the rapper. West, the artist behind era-defining hits like “Heartless,” […] read more » 100-word rant: Senior men, stop traveling in packs November 10, 2022 — by Allison Tan I was walking home from school when I was caught in a stampede of 12 senior boys. They were lined up attached at the hip, like some messed-up animal mating ritual, blocking the entrance to the parking lot. After a long day, encountering this phenomenon was the last thing I needed. What am I — […] read more » Saratoga’s license plate readers do more harm than good — they should be discontinued November 9, 2022 — by Skyler Mao As a car zooms by the Saratoga Avenue and State Route 85 intersection, a camera mounted on a traffic pole captures its direction, speed and location — all tied back to its license plate. The information is transmitted to law enforcement databases, allowing police to track the movement of the vehicle and detect if any […] read more » Underclassmen: Yes, Facebook is for old people, but it’s a great way to communicate for clubs and groups November 9, 2022 — by Derek Liang This year during Club Rush, a large number of clubs faced a common issue: underclassmen unwilling to join Facebook groups. As a result, clubs in general received fewer sign-ups and were unable to give necessary information to freshmen and sophomores who would have considered joining. The freshman class seems particularly set against Facebook. It has […] read more » Residents of Washington, D.C., deserve to live in an established state November 7, 2022 — by Saachi Jain In 1790, the District of Columbia was established on the border of Maryland and Virginia as the capital of the country. The only criteria in its creation was that the district would not exceed 10 miles, all legislation for the government would be exclusively exercised within those boundaries and most significantly: Washington would be denied […] read more » Free lunch program is beneficial, but the school needs to provide more options November 7, 2022 — by Saachi Jain When the school joined California’s Free Lunch Program this fall, many students were expecting the same lunch and snack options as in the past with the added bonus that they would be free. That hasn’t been the case. The National School Lunch Program requires all schools who have at least 40% of their student body […] read more » Hurricane Ian is a reminder that we are the ones who pay the price for climate change November 6, 2022 — by Amy Luo Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sept. 28, forcing 2.5 million residents to evacuate. This category 4 hurricane, with winds reaching 155 mph, was named the “worst in the nation’s history” by President Joe Biden. Climate change is an ongoing event, as seen by rising sea levels and retreating glaciers. Recent hurricanes have added […] read more » School should seek to turn difficulties with Universal Lunch Program into opportunities November 4, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas and Beverly Xu On any given day, the beginning of lunch is signified by a crazed herd of students swarming the quad. Although the lines have always been long, they have become unbearable after the school’s implementation of Gov. Newsom’s Universal Lunch program, a program that guarantees free food for all students. The changes made to the lunch […] read more » Apple’s newest iPhone models are worth every penny November 1, 2022 — by Zack Zhang Apple, a tech giant located in the Bay Area, attracts customers from all over the world and garners an unbelievable revenue of $365,817 billion per year. However, the continuous complaints and disappointed feedback have prompted discussions over whether Apple’s new products are still worth buying. Despite unresolved issues such as weak WiFi connection, slow charging […] read more » Scotland is the first country to make period products free; let’s join them October 31, 2022 — by Sunny Cao Scotland became the first country to make period products available to all women with the passing of the Period Products Act on Jan. 12, 2021, which legally protects the right to access free period products for all citizens. This initiative was part of a global effort to end “period poverty,” the insufficient access to basic […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.