No-homework weekend does not prove stress-free April 20, 2015 — by Caitlin Ju and Devin Zhao The no-homework weekend during Spring Fling week proved to be more stressful than stress-free. read more » Meninists are not actually doing anything for men’s rights April 1, 2015 — by Claire Chou 100 word opinion rants read more » Another math course to be checked off March 31, 2015 — by Katherine Sun Reporter rants about students who skip math classes and then struggle in a higher level class. read more » Obama’s human side captured through Buzzfeed cameras March 31, 2015 — by Allison Lin and Vibha Seshadri On Feb. 12, Buzzfeed uploaded a video called “Things Everyone Does but Doesn’t Talk About,” in which President Barack Obama demonstrated his personal quirks, such as mispronunciation and taking selfies with a selfie stick, while indirectly promoting ObamaCare at the same time. The 2-minute clip directly demonstrates day-to-day struggles in a quintessential way that captures the essence of citizen life, and serves as a great way for the president to connect with the people, especially youth. read more » Hate on ASB unjustified, cruel March 30, 2015 — by Ariel Liu Recently, a spate of offensive comments and derogatory insults have been aimed at the members of the ASB on YikYak, a new app that allows people in the same area to post anonymously. Although intended for college students, YikYak has gained popularity lately among high school students, sometimes in ways that are leading to regrettable results. read more » Chapel Hill shooting reveals media’s double standards in treatment of Muslims March 30, 2015 — by Katherine Sun On Feb. 10, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Deah Shaddy Barakat — all Muslim college students around the age of 20 — were shot by their next-door neighbor Craig Stephen Hicks in Chapel Hill, N.C. Though the Chapel Hill Police Department stated that the crime followed a dispute over a parking spot, the question as to whether it was motivated by religious bias remains open. read more » Self-driving cars: dangerous robots until proven safe March 27, 2015 — by Nidhi Jain and Rachel Zhang Google’s self-driving car is a hands-free automobile that allows users to sit back and relax, while it navigates through traffic for them. The car’s potential release date is between 2017 and 2020. Unfortunately, self-driving cars are no longer a distant fantasy. read more » Staff editorial: AP classes should be geared toward learning, not just passing AP tests March 27, 2015 — by Ashley Chen and Ariel Liu Last year, more than 500 students took almost 1,300 AP exams, which amounts to an average of one AP test for each student at the school. Of those students, 93 percent received qualifying scores, which means they will probably be guaranteed some sort of credit for their work if they attend a state system Given this reality, it may seem natural for AP teachers to tailor their curriculum to having their students achieve for a perfect score of 5 on the tests. This test-focused mind-set, however, undermines the quality of education students can receive. read more » Winter guard deserves more recognition (and gym time) March 27, 2015 — by Claire Chou and Isabelle Tseng One of the school’s strengths is the vast variety of extracurricular activities offered to students. Unfortunately, not all of these activities are recognized equally: sports such as football and basketball are higher profile regardless of how well or poorly the team is actually doing, while others remain under the radar. One such group is winter guard. read more » Trashing healthy dishes: New lunch regulations too strict March 27, 2015 — by Nidhi Jain and Rachel Zhang The caloric intake of a food item does not always correlate with its nutritional value, and thus should not be considered an important factor in deciding the healthiness of a food item. This is a misconception evident in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a piece of federal legislation passed in 2010 that allows USDA to enact healthy lunch reforms in schools in hopes of combating child obesity. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...112113114115116...120130140150160...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.