‘One-year rule’ statistically effective, but in need of alterations November 13, 2013 — by Cristina Curcelli It’s a classic lunchtime scene: a newly licensed junior, eager to take his friends out for their “first” off-campus lunch, speeds to In-N-Out with three or four buddies in the backseat. The engine revs, the radio blares and the thought of a one-year restriction on passengers for new drivers? That thought is long gone. read more » Government shutdown: students disillusioned by media November 10, 2013 — by Allison Lin and Derek Sun When the government shuts down for 16 days, it is natural to point fingers at one political party or one person. However, the shutdown only magnifies the country’s ever-deepening political split. read more » Letters to the Editor: Praise for “Are artificial turf fields carcinogenic?” November 8, 2013 — by Eileen Toh "I do agree that we should change out our artificial turf, but like you said, the chances are very slim. Not many people know the effects of the carcinogens in the turf, but hopefully they will all read your article because it is very informative and worth reading." read more » Breast cancer foundations too focused on making profits November 7, 2013 — by Megana Iyer and Rotem Shaked The words “save a life” and “donate now” flash in pink and white on the computer screen, as billions of dollars flood into breast cancer organizations around the world. Millions of people log onto websites, walk in parades and buy pink merchandise every year in hopes of making a difference. read more » Are artificial turf fields carcinogenic? November 1, 2013 — by Samuel Liu Some evidence shows fields now being used across the country and at Saratoga High may not be safe. read more » SIDEBAR: Analyzing FieldTurf’s science November 1, 2013 — by Samuel Liu This sidebar from the Nov. 1 issue looks at arguments put forth by FieldTurf. read more » SIDEBAR: Chemicals identified in artificial turf November 1, 2013 — by Samuel Liu Testing by the Environment and Health Human, Inc. was conducted under mild conditions. Crumb rubber, the main constituent of artificial turfs, was exposed to water, and the following chemicals were identified. read more » Students overreact to well-intended dance policy October 30, 2013 — by Deepti Kannan and Sweeya Raj While a mere 150 students showed up to the Back-to-School dance in August, at least 1,000 students from local schools enjoyed a wild night at the Masquerade Mixer at the Chinese Performing Arts Center on Oct. 19, a dance organized by students and free from the restrictions of a “boring” school dance that prohibits freaking. read more » Renowned historian and author of the APUSH textbook speaks October 30, 2013 — by Bruce Lou The dreaded AP United States History (APUSH) textbook is the bane of many a junior’s existence. But on Oct. 23, more than 500 students, enticed by promises of extra credit, crowded into the McAfee Center to hear David Kennedy, one of the authors of the APUSH textbook. read more » Supplementals cause students unnecessary stress October 29, 2013 — by Sanj Nalwa The clock strikes 1 in the foggy morning as you type away on your computer. Your head throbs, and your eyes water. This is the fourth college essay you, a senior, are wearily writing. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...130131132133134...140150160170180...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.