A spirited school is a better school November 28, 2010 — by Dylan Jew No one would have guessed that so many students would attend a football game, let alone participate in chants and celebrations. read more » BART case verdict triggers opposition November 23, 2010 — by Deborah Soung and Ashwini Velchamy During the early hours of New Year’s day 2009, Johannes Mehserle, a white police officer, mistook his gun for a Taser and fatally shot Oscar J. Grant III, a black man, at a BART station in Oakland. read more » New calendar a positive change November 23, 2010 — by Giulia Curcelli With visions of dancing sugarplums currently tainted by the thought of finals, many students can hardly relax during winter break. The holidays are no longer time to enjoy with family but rather an opportunity to spend more time worrying about the upcoming exams taking place just three weeks into the new year. Luckily, with the passing of a new schedule by the school board on Nov. 16, next year’s finals will be held before winter break, and vacation can finally serve its intended purpose. read more » Billion-dollar home in the slums of India in shockingly poor taste November 23, 2010 — by Roy Bisht What could one buy with $1 billion? Maybe a few dozen cars, a mansion, a beach house, a professional sports team like the Warriors (which recently sold for $450 million) and the luxury of early retirement. Or how about a 27-story house complete with 600 servants? read more » Costa Rica attacked because of…Google? November 16, 2010 — by Evaline Ju Everyone runs risks when looking up information on the Internet. Wikipedia may give inaccurate math equations or biographies of historical figures. On sites like Yelp or Yahoo, people may type business names or addresses incorrectly. read more » The beauty (and danger) of classroom controversy November 11, 2010 — by Denise Lin During her English class, junior Ailene Nguyen found herself participating in a heated discussion about Proposition 19, the ballot measure that would have made marijuana legal in California. The dispute grew as the students’ opinions clashed, and the situation may have seemed like a sort of intellectual battlefield, rather than an everyday classroom. read more » With failed privacy policies, Facebook turns off trust settings November 11, 2010 — by Staff Ed In an age where social interaction has shifted increasingly to the digital sphere, the issue of privacy has become especially controversial. How much privacy is guaranteed online? What information can or cannot be shared? read more » Parents: Please pick preferred parking November 11, 2010 — by Sabrina Cismas and Will Edman In elementary and middle school, when all students were young and license-less, their parents would drop them off in the morning in the school parking lot, hand them their lunch, and kiss them goodbye. This intimate and time-consuming parting fit perfectly in the environment of these schools, but not now. This is high school. read more » Real relationships, marriage disrespected across the world November 8, 2010 — by Anika Jhalani “Toot it and boot it.” “Take it and break it.” “Love it then shove it.” Clearly, everlasting love is mundane; Sinatra has been replaced with Soulja Boy, movies like “Borat” are rented over “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and engagement rings are now rare commodities. read more » HC rules need another look November 6, 2010 — by Kelly Liu and Michelle Shu Homecoming week is a time that many students anticipate, talk about and, most of all, love. However, what was supposed to be a fun, relaxing week this year also served to bring up the issue of cheating. In particular, other classes complained when the freshman quad decorations appeared to benefit too much from parents' help. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...168169170171172...180190200...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.