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 » Bring Your Own Device policy highlights benefits of past Chromebook carts October 31, 2022 — by Isabelle Wang With the implementation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy this year, students are now expected to bring their own laptops to school or check out a district-owned Chromebook for the year. For the most part, Chromebook carts were removed from classrooms and students are now left to their own devices to get schoolwork […] read more » Musk isn’t perfect, but he’s the best bet to steer the future of Twitter October 26, 2022 — by Shannon Ma After over seven months of pushing and pulling, then arguing and giving silent treatments, the richest person in the world — Elon Musk — and one of the most popular social media platforms in the world — Twitter — have a relationship that parallels that of a RomCom couple. Musk’s journey to acquire Twitter has […] read more » 100-word rant: Fog is confusing October 26, 2022 — by Sam Bai Fog is, to be blunt, amazing and horrible at the same time. Being in fog feels like you’re in Minecraft with your render distance, or how far you can see in the virtual world, turned down to four chunks — a very short length in Minecraft. In the morning, you feel refreshed as your body […] read more » Library’s discarded 75-student limit promoted a positive learning environment — and should return October 25, 2022 — by Skyler Mao As the tutorial bell rings, students dash out of their first or second-period classes to find their perfect spot to study. Many immediately head to the library. In the early part of the year, capacity at the library was limited to 75, with assistant principal Matt Torrens using a clicker to keep track. Recently, however, […] read more » College visits don’t live up to expectations October 20, 2022 — by Atrey Desai and Minsui Tang “Students interested in learning more about [insert college name], please report to the College and Career Center at the beginning of the tutorial.” Students eager to depart from their second-period classes are often greeted by these monotonous declarations during daily announcements. On paper, these college representatives’ visits provide valuable insights regarding a particular university and […] read more » New bell schedule is a significant improvement September 30, 2022 — by Anirudh Iyer The district’s introduction of yet another bell schedule for the 2022-23 school year marked the third alteration in the last three consecutive years. In fact, the bell schedule has changed every year for the Class of 2023. A few months into first semester, however, the new bell schedule has proven to be more promising than […] read more » It’s time to abolish the British monarchy September 29, 2022 — by Sunny Cao While thousands of people have taken to the streets to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth last week, some critics of the British monarchy have taken this chance to protest against the monarchy. And to be honest, they’re not wrong. The monarchy should be abolished. The royal family of Britain has experienced their fair share […] 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.