English seminars are more ‘traumatic’ than ‘Socratic’ November 13, 2014 — by Fiona Sequeira and Kelly Xiao In all of our English classes thus far, we have endured graded Socratic seminars. read more » Are club advisers really necessary? November 13, 2014 — by Neehar Thumaty Almost every club requires a teacher’s classroom to hold meetings in, and it is these teachers who usually assume the responsibility as adviser for that particular club. But often, the only contribution they make is providing a room for meetings. read more » Football’s guardian angel system needs some updating, improvement November 12, 2014 — by Allison Lin It’s a longstanding tradition: Senior football players begin their season with a “guardian angel” cheerleader watching over them. The designated varsity cheerleader supports each player and wishes them luck by giving them a weekly gift, often home-baked goods, before every home game. read more » Misdirected extracurricular race does no one any favors November 12, 2014 — by Isabelle Tseng When Club Day took place in late September, students attended for two primary reasons: first, the free food; second, the unending search for application-boosting extracurricular activities. For their first meeting, many clubs — such as speech and debate, science club and math club — were flooded with new members hoping for something to strengthen their resume. read more » Science fair contestants need internal school support November 10, 2014 — by Karissa Dong Saratoga High lacks the necessary support system for students interested in STEM. read more » Hiring overpriced college counselors: a difficult decision November 3, 2014 — by Emily Chen and Nidhi Jain Is it ethical to use college counselors to get ahead? read more » District fails to disclose public information November 3, 2014 — by Stefanie Ting and Eileen Toh One of our most basic rights is our right to access public records. It goes back all the way to the Freedom of Information Act in 1966. read more » Apple’s new flagship bigger and shinier but not a necessity October 30, 2014 — by Claire Chou and Stefanie Ting On Sept. 19, Apple released the iPhone 6 worldwide — the company’s newest product in its “making things bigger and smaller and bigger again but not that big” progression. Despite Apple’s new upgrades, it has too many drawbacks to be worth the $300 for 16GB. read more » Colorado school district wants ‘patriotic’ version of APUSH course October 30, 2014 — by Karissa Dong Proposals from school boards to whitewash the American history curriculum have returned, stirring protest and outrage among community members in Colorado’s Jefferson County near Denver. In response to College Board’s new AP U.S. History course, which now consists of a far more detailed account of the Native American struggle and campaigns like the Civil Rights Movement, the new proposition calls for a more positive rendition of history. read more » The Internet: the cause of our stoopidity October 30, 2014 — by Eileen Toh and Rachel Zhang The Internet is not just a teeming pool of information for us to feed off of; it chips away at our mind’s capacities for contemplation and attention. Consequently, we zip along the surface of the its information. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...117118119120121...130140150160170...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.