Test reviews are crucial to learning February 7, 2014 — by Michelle Leung and Kelly Xiao After consulting Aeries, sophomore Amy Zhang slumps in her seat, disappointed. Once again, her score is far lower than expected. She mentally reviews a list in her head. The study guide? Check. The textbook? Check. The old homework problems? Check. So what went wrong? read more » Snapchat: Is it really private? February 7, 2014 — by Andrew Jiang and Miles Albert On Jan. 1, Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app, was hacked. The hackers released the usernames and phone numbers of approximately 4.6 million members onto the website SnapchatDB.info. This security breach happened just a few days after Snapchat acknowledged a possible security vulnerability in which someone could potentially compile a database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers. The anonymous hackers said the hack was intended to urge Snapchat to tighten its security measures. read more » Affluenza gives wealthy excuse to defy laws February 7, 2014 — by Devin Zhao Last June, 16-year-old Ethan Couch, with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.24, three times the legal concentration of an adult, and loaded with THC and Valine, veered off the road into cars and people in Fort Worth, Texas. The crash killed four people. Two teens in Couch’s car were severely injured. read more » Slow grading causes difficulties for students February 7, 2014 — by Dorrie Tang Imagine a student who has just finished writing a huge report for one of his classes. He has spent hours upon hours on it for several days, often dreary-eyed and anxious as he works late into the night so that he can finish it by the deadline. read more » Nonfiction, English’s fictional genre February 7, 2014 — by Ashley Chen Remember the last time you read a nonfiction book for school? I can’t, either. Last year, as a freshman, I read a collection of short stories, “Of Mice and Men,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Great Expectations” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Zero nonfiction. Why? read more » Take heed: APES isn’t an easy AP January 31, 2014 — by Jade Bisht and Derek Sun Looking to take an AP science that isn’t as math heavy as AP Physics, concept-based as AP Chemistry or as memorization-based as AP Biology? Considering taking AP Environmental Science (APES) because you’ve heard that it’s an “easy AP”? read more » American education hopelessly falling behind January 28, 2014 — by Candice Zheng Twenty-sixth place in mathematics, 17th in reading and 21st place in science. It’s no secret that American students are falling behind their international peers. read more » Tiger Mom’s new book is misunderstood January 23, 2014 — by Ashley Chen and Kelly Xiao “Some groups in America do better than others.” Does this sound like the kind of statement that would instigate rage, accusations of racism and hatred? Of course not. That hasn’t stopped the online community from drawing parallels between Amy Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfield’s newest book, the source of the above quote, and Nazism. read more » Mandatory rallies take away from tutorial January 22, 2014 — by Aditya Chaudhry With two rallies so far this year, the rally commission is attempting to help build school and class spirit. But recently, the rally commision has come up with a new plan to boost student attendance at the rallies this year. They are asking teachers to lock their classrooms during tutorials on rally days, forcing students to come join the rallies. read more » New Year’s Resolutions: Empty promises rarely fulfilled January 22, 2014 — by Rachel Hull and Maya Ravichandran It’s the same situation every year. When Jan. 1 rolls around, approximately 45 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, according to The Oregonian. However, these goals are not as useful and necessary as they seem. In fact, they are pointless. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...127128129130131...140150160170180...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.