How a lack of transparency poisoned Flint, Michigan February 3, 2016 — by Saya Sivaram We have been warned of the power that water holds over us all, and yet somehow, history has started to repeat itself — this time in a city called Flint. read more » Federal enforcement of regulations only way to solve country’s gun violence February 2, 2016 — by Michelle Lee and Amulya Vadlakonda We are becoming so desensitized to gun violence that news bringing statistics like these have become “just another headline.” read more » Open letter about the bell schedule controversy January 31, 2016 — by Alice He A senior penned a letter about her response to the debate over next year's schedule. read more » Codes, computers and courses: UC system correct in not counting Computer Science as math credit January 31, 2016 — by Nidhi Jain and Alex Yang Recently, the University of California (UC) has been pressured by a coalition of state politicians, high school teachers and technology leaders to count AP Computer Science toward the system’s required math credits. read more » Midterms have little value in high school setting January 28, 2016 — by Eric Sze The stated purpose of these midterms is to prepare students for the reality of college. But while midterms in college are acceptable, midterms in high school are simply not viable. read more » Schools should steer clear of ill-conceived movement to arm staff members January 27, 2016 — by Vivien Zhang and Julia Miller Fifty-two shootings, 30 deaths, 53 injured — and that’s just in the past year, according to CNN. School shootings have increased drastically in the U.S., forcing legislators to figure out solutions for an increasingly dangerous problem. One solution is taking place in some school districts in Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee and South Dakota, where supports has grown for laws that allow staff members to carry concealed weapons on campus in case of an emergency. read more » Limiting Islamophobia in America’s antiterrorist response January 25, 2016 — by Derek Chen and Kyle Wang Islamophobia has wrongfully taken hold of the hearts of many American citizens. And replacing that fear with tolerance will be an important battle in the next several decades. read more » Solutions to ‘private school’ loophole lie in more options, not more restrictions January 25, 2016 — by Kyle Wang A recent, troubling trend that has emerged among these parents involves sending their children to private middle schools, only to move them back to the public education system for high school. read more » Mock funerals not the answer to Silicon Valley suicides January 25, 2016 — by Olivia Lu and Eleanor Goh Mock funerals, or classes in which participants lie down in a coffin while fully alive, are South Korea’s attempt to diminish its increasing suicide rate, currently at an average of 40 suicides per day. read more » Students should not feel ashamed to have tutors January 24, 2016 — by Caitlin Ju Many students here have tutors, whether they like to admit it or not. These tutors are, for the most part, not magicians armed with old tests who give their students an extraordinary advantage; they are merely assistants who help students understand what they are still confused about from class, supplying them with the best methods to approach certain problems and keeping them on track. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...100101102103104...110120130140150...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.