What is the point? Dress code policy not known, followed or enforced May 1, 2014 — by Allison Lin If you flip through the first several pages of the student planner, you will not come across the dress code policy. Instead, you will find policies on the use of electronics, student I.D. cards and athletic eligibility. If you happen to be strangely inclined to find out the school dress code, you will have to turn on your computer, open the school website, click on the student handbook and scroll to the section under “Behavior.” There, you will see it in small font. read more » No-hit policy needs clearer thinking April 30, 2014 — by Atirath Kosireddy In 2011, a pixelated video brought attention to Australian high school student Casey Heynes who, after years of bullying, decided to fight back. read more » Restricted classes cause frustration among upperclassmen April 30, 2014 — by Arjun Ramanathan Let’s say you’re a junior looking for elective choices in the upcoming school year. Classes such as AP European History and AP Computer Science along with Marine Biology and Anatomy and Physiology don’t interest you much. Beyond these, you may have few other choices. The problem is that too many electives target only freshmen and sophomores, and upperclassmen seeking to find a new interest find themselves with a limited range of options. read more » Playing movies in class enriches students’ understanding April 27, 2014 — by Sherrilyn Ling We all love that feeling of bliss and relief we get every time a teacher announces that the entire class period will be spent watching a movie. Some students watch eagerly while others snooze off, unnoticed by the teacher. Yes, movies are very relaxing and enjoyable for students, but contrary to popular opinion, they are not unproductive. read more » Don’t let another day speed by, get a driver’s license April 27, 2014 — by Arman Vaziri Getting my driver's license at the beginning of this year was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Receiving the piece of paper that said I could drive myself was truly a rewarding experience. read more » Chew away the nervous energy April 27, 2014 — by Shreya Tumu I sometimes find myself fidgeting and clicking my pen in class during a lecture. I can’t help it; I am a teenager with all this energy pent up inside me. I have trouble sitting still and I find the only way to concentrate is by doing something constantly. The perfect solution for me and anyone else who has the same problem is to vent all that nervous anxiety by chewing gum. read more » Can you make a major decision? April 27, 2014 — by Deepthi Sampathkumar Imagine one of the hardest decisions of your life. You have a choice. Imagine that choice determining your future. For high school seniors, this choice looms ahead: picking a major. read more » SAT scores should not follow you into your future job opportunities April 23, 2014 — by Michelle Leung and Carolyn Sun Some employers want to see your SAT scores, but do they matter? read more » Some parents are becoming college-obsessed April 15, 2014 — by Sweeya Raj and Shazia Gupta Have you ever heard your parents lecture you about your upcoming summer plans, or why that extracurricular would look amazing on a college application? It almost feels some parents are the ones trying to get accepted into college, not their children.Some parents are overly obsessed with college and need to understand that this college pressure can cause more harm than good in students. This constant college craze needs to stop, before high school becomes a rigorous experience aimed only at getting accepted into the best colleges. read more » New legislation increases incentive for CA teachers to report child abuse April 15, 2014 — by Shreya Tumu Just up north in the Redwood City School District in Northern California eight staff members failed to report the abuse of two 5-year-old special-education students. And in another incident in the Brentwood Union School District, also up north, 11 teachers failed to tell authorities about an autistic student who was being abused. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...118119120121122...130140150160170...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.