AP classes create chasm between sophomore and junior year February 26, 2013 — by Karen Sung Prior to become a junior, I had never encountered the wonderful (by wonderful, I really mean pretty terrible) world of “Document Based Questions” (DBQ’s) and “Free Response Questions” (FRQ’s). read more » APUSH should allow typed notes February 6, 2013 — by Minu Palaniappan and Rohan Rajeev AP U.S. History (APUSH) is a fast-paced, intense course known for its consistent homework notes. read more » Texting a threat to driver safety February 6, 2013 — by McKenna Galvin In a world where finding a strong Wi-Fi signal or checking Facebook notifications can be a teenager’s top priority, sparing a minute away from the increasingly connected world can be hard. read more » Legacy a necessary consideration in college admissions February 6, 2013 — by McKenna Galvin As the heat of college-decision season draws near, it’s hard not to get caught up in the stress of the process. read more » Longer winter break, school year would hamper students February 4, 2013 — by Rachel Hull and Nitya Sampath When students returned after winter break, some found that their school schedules had evaporated from their minds; others could not even recall their locker combinations. Coming back to school after one or two weeks off is often wearisome, since upon returning to campus, students find that they are out of practice or utterly lost in the academic environment. read more » Legacy provides unfair advantage February 4, 2013 — by Rohan Hardikar and Rohan Rajeev Colleges want a well-rounded class. They want the science fair winner, the well-decorated musician, the 16-year-old entrepreneur, the Eagle Scout and the published author. They also want the hefty donations that they often receive from proud alumni. read more » Something’s fishy: Genetically modified food can ruin one’s dinner February 4, 2013 — by Jade Bisht and Amy Lin AquaBounty Technologies is “a biotechnology company dedicated to the improvement of productivity in aquaculture,” its website proclaims. read more » Gun control laws harm more than help February 4, 2013 — by Sudeep Raj “Last year handguns killed 48 people in Japan, eight in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany, and 10,728 in the United States. God bless America.” This caption was written on one of the many posters advocating the abolishment of the right to bear arms after the Connecticut shooting. read more » ‘Friend’ has lost original meaning February 3, 2013 — by Michelle Leung The word “friend” has been around since its Old English origins centuries ago. Its ancestors in Old Saxon, Old Norse, Gothic and Old High German have been around even longer. read more » Anonymous: a faceless time bomb February 3, 2013 — by Carolyn Sun and Helen Wong Envision a group of hackers, equivalent to a cyber army, using the Internet to defend freedom and liberty of the Web and its users. Romantic, isn’t it? read more » firstprevious...1020304050...138139140141142...150160170180190...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.