More uniform grade policies necessary for academic fairness May 18, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju and Amulya Vadlakonda On the first day of school, you’re flooded with multicolored syllabuses from each of your classes. You immediately check the rounding policies and dedicate yourself to keeping them straight for the rest of the year. Your math teacher doesn’t round up, your science teacher does and your English and history teachers both do, but only between a B+ and an A-. read more » 100 Word Rants May 18, 2015 — by Cassandra King, Isabelle Tseng, Oksana Trifonova and Jason Zhao Rants about school starting earlier each year, the smarter balanced tests, fanfictions, and badminton. read more » Going stag to prom is a viable option April 26, 2015 — by Megan MacInnes Going single to prom is a viable option for anyone, and doesn’t detract from the fun of the event in any way. read more » Drought restrictions troublesome but necessary April 24, 2015 — by Jason Zhao This year, California has recorded its lowest amount of rainfall in the past 60 years. The dry period has been made worse by the unusually high temperatures. read more » Low-skilled workers forced to endure Silicon Valley’s culture of judgment April 23, 2015 — by Karissa Dong and Katherine Sun Even in the Silicon Valley, an area supposedly receptive to different ideas and cultures, blue-collar workers are sometimes looked down upon because of their jobs. These are the people who tend our gardens, provide us with meals or lay the foundations of our safe and comfortable home read more » Group projects should be graded individually April 23, 2015 — by Stefanie Ting and Eric Sze To help the slacker or not? When put into mandatory group projects, responsible students are often forced to pull the dead weight of their lazy peers. read more » Dartmouth’s alcohol ban will fail to eradicate sexual assaults April 23, 2015 — by Michelle Cen and Shreya Tumu Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon announced a ban on hard alcohol for all students on campus in January. His decision, made in light of recent sexual assaults at college campuses, mirrors other recent Prohibition-esque bans begun by Brown University, Swarthmore College and the University of Virginia. read more » Ellen Pao: Reflection of gender bias in Silicon Valley April 23, 2015 — by Nidhi Jain Silicon Valley is the home of Apple, Facebook, Google and an extremely low percentage of executive females. read more » Senior once again reads for pleasure April 22, 2015 — by Bruce Lou I liked reading not only for its escape value, but also because I truly wanted to learn. I discovered a great world of knowledge that wasn’t taught in school, and I wanted to know so much that my mind would become a cannon, able to cut through any BS that came my way. I wanted to explore and see everything I’d missed out on, and become a more cultured and educated person. read more » All-nighters detrimental to student success April 22, 2015 — by Vibha Seshadri and Tiffany Zheng All-nighters corrode a student’s health; they cause students’ bodies to ache with fatigue and their minds to grow dull during school hours, since neither have been given the opportunity to rest. According to U.S. News Health, pulling all-nighters also causes people’s memory to worsen since it prevents the brain from repairing itself. In fact, getting a few hours of sleep is a better use of time than half-hearted cramming in the early hours of the morning. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...111112113114115...120130140150160...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.