U.S. should negotiate with terrorists October 9, 2014 — by Maya Prasad and Saya Sivaram We don’t negotiate with terrorists. Although the U.S. has repeated this mantra for years when dealing with hostage situations, the policy’s effectiveness has come into question recently. read more » Fukushima radiation still posing a threat to wildlife October 9, 2014 — by Cassandra King Events such as the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 only intensify the need to stop increasing the amount of nuclear power the world uses. read more » National Merit scholarships should be about more than one test October 9, 2014 — by Fiona Sequeira and Arman Vaziri There should be more requirements for receiving merit-based scholarships than a single test on a single day. read more » School vouchers would improve failing education system October 9, 2014 — by Atirath Kosireddy It sucks things in, and gives nothing out. The victim is forced go into it, and their chances of escaping are slim. This is not a black hole, but rather the failing public education system. read more » Contrary to popular belief, the environment can heal itself October 2, 2014 — by Becky Hoag NASA reported that the hole in the ozone layer looming over Antarctica is actually shrinking. This news is monumental since scientists thought that it would take hundreds of years for the damage to even come close to recovering. read more » The dangers of open access September 19, 2014 — by Ashley Chen The school's newly expanded open access policy allows students to make any choice they want about their schedules, letting them sign up for any class regardless of whether they have taken the prerequisite. While this freedom sounds tempting, pressure to be competitive for college and summer program applications, from both parents and peers, often overrides students’ better judgment in course selections. read more » Date Rape Nail polish: an effective assault prevention September 18, 2014 — by Nidhi Jain and Rachel Zhang Four male undergraduates from North Carolina State University have created a nail polish line that aims to allow women to report men's ulterior motives. Their nail polish line, called Undercover Colors, changes color when it comes in contact with one of the three most common date-rape drugs: Xanax, Rohypnol, GHB, in addition to other unnamed ones. read more » New Sports Plaza not just nice addition, could boost school spirit September 18, 2014 — by Isabelle Tseng In order to improve problems with the Benny Pierce Football Field, the school launched the “Red Pride” campaign that involved the construction of the new Sports Plaza, which includes new restrooms, a more glamorous entrance to the field and other additions. read more » Handing guns to children is the limit of gun tolerance September 18, 2014 — by Helen Wong Here in the USA, we have a booming gun tourism industry. A family vacation can be a trip to a shooting range. We can legally hand children of any age a firearm and teach them how to shoot, without too many eyebrows being raised. Is this not problematic? read more » Saratoga needs more diversity in its humanities classes September 18, 2014 — by Ashley Chen We just don’t recognize minority cultures enough in the adult world. And we don’t at Saratoga High either, especially in our humanities curriculum. In order to provide students with a more balanced education, we need to put more emphasis to minority cultures and religions. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...119120121122123...130140150160170...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.