Want to be a more confident person? Change your body language March 3, 2014 — by Allison Lin Imagine a student walking down the hallway, arms swinging at his side, shoulders back and openly giving high-fives to other students passing by. Everybody looks at this student and thinks he is someone who was born confident. His emotions and confidence did not come first. His posture, gestures and body language have helped him become the person he is. Students who are ambivalent and timid can change that just by opening up. In a way, they need to fake these “power poses” to boost their confidence and courage. read more » Students influenced by social media and popular entertainment to try marijuana March 3, 2014 — by Allison Lin and Derek Sun In the month of February, there were several students cited for marijuana offenses on campus. The number is alarmingly high in such a short period of time, which begs the question: Why are students using the drug? One of the main reasons encouraging recreational drug use is social media. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there are pictures glorifying the use of marijuana. People often talk and converse about using the drug. Since our generation is so addicted to social media, the constant references and allusions to marijuana use can encourage students to experiment with the drug. read more » Sochi: a bad template for future Games March 3, 2014 — by Helen Wong and Megan MacInnes The buzz from the Winter Olympics is winding down. The Games had a good showing, everyone was safe and there were no major international incidents. On the whole it was deemed successful, but seeing as the country had four years to prepare could it have been better? Was Russia ready? read more » Security systems in schools unnecessary March 1, 2014 — by Vibha Seshadri On the campus of Central Michigan University in the town of Mt. Pleasant, administrators have installed security cameras in hopes of catching thieves. Sadly, as recounted by senior Meghan Rhoa in the publication CM Life, the cameras failed to capture any images showing who stole her friend's bike. This is just one small example of the downsides of security cameras on campuses. read more » Participation gone amok February 27, 2014 — by Gitika Nalwa Raise your hand, raise your grade. Incredible, but true — at least in some classes. I am, of course, talking about “participation points.” Through my year and a half at the school, it is becoming increasingly and annoyingly evident that those who make the most noise in class are rewarded, and those who remain quieter see their “participation points” plummet on Aeries. read more » Feeders: not foul but fair February 14, 2014 — by Nelson Wang There’s no easy way to get into Harvard short of being related to someone very famous or having a parent who attended or taught at Harvard, not even by attending a supposed “feeder school.” read more » JBK speaker misses the point; school’s efforts should go elsewhere February 12, 2014 — by Ashley Chen and Kelly Xiao “Follow your heart over your head!” Speaker Jason Hewlett twists his features into various expressions ranging from comical to downright off-putting. In the audience, the students’ faces reflect different forms of shock and fascinated disgust. On the whole, it’s not the kind of heartwarming material one would expect from an inspirational speech. read more » Sochi poor location to host the Winter Olympics February 12, 2014 — by Arman Vaziri Who picked Sochi, Russia, to host the 2014 Winter Olympics? The combination of the high threat of terrorism and high costs due to poor geographic location make Sochi a bad place to host the Winter Olympics. With terrorism threats rampant, it is no wonder that it will be lightly attended. Even President Barack Obama has decided to skip the games because of the potential danger. read more » Possible move to Physics Honors course best for student understanding February 10, 2014 — by Samuel Liu The magical two letters: “A” and “P.” Mix the two ingredients together, slap ’em in front of a course and you’ll create a magical student trap — think flies drawn to an electric fly killer. read more » Valentine’s Day created purely for commercialization February 7, 2014 — by Dorrie Tang At this time of year, many stores across the nation suddenly transform into venues filled with pink and red roses, heart-shaped chocolates, greeting cards and decorations for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Foundation, the average American spent nearly $130 last year celebrating Valentine’s Day, making it almost a $16 billion industry. On top of this, approximately 142 million Valentine’s Day cards were exchanged, making Valentine’s Day the holiday that gives the second largest number of greeting cards, after Christmas. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...126127128129130...140150160170180...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.