America may be the land of the free, but that doesn’t mean college should be January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou In October, President Joe Biden’s proposal to make community college free was cut from the White House’s social spending bill in an effort to get it passed (it remains unpassed as of this writing). This is just the latest push for free private and public college, which began over five decades ago. It’s easy to […] read more » Overturning Roe v. Wade threatens more fundamental rights than just abortion January 18, 2022 — by Stephanie Sun On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court officially ruled that a Texas statute banning abortion was unconstitutional, establishing that a woman’s right to an abortion was implicitly protected under the right to privacy in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision from the court. It decriminalized abortions, which […] read more » Should the alumni interview system undergo radical changes? December 17, 2021 — by Selina Chen On Oct. 8, Georgetown sent me an email with an all caps “ACTION REQUIRED” in the subject line telling me to reach out to my alumni interviewer within a week. I freaked out; I had not started my essays because I was applying by the regular decision deadline of Jan. 10. Nevertheless, I emailed my […] read more » Clubs should be allowed to meet during tutorial December 8, 2021 — by Jason Cheng and Preston Fu Before the pandemic, students were free to meander through classrooms during 35-minute lunch periods — enough time for club members to participate in activities and finish eating. Club officers encouraged prospective members to join meetings through free pizza and snacks. Now, under the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate, many clubs are struggling to survive. After students […] read more » Choose ethical consumption over following TikTok’s ever-changing fashion whims December 3, 2021 — by Sarah Thomas 2021 has seen numerous clothing trends from brightly colored floral dresses to patchwork jeans to variations of the House of Sunny Hockney Dress. However, the most surprising trend was the return of low-rise jeans. After years of people swearing by incredibly high-rise jeans, it was surprising to see how quickly people replaced their wardrobes with […] read more » ‘Life influencers’ are only influencing people to think badly about themselves December 3, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar As a student in the thick of junior year, I find it almost impossible to stay organized. You can be as prepared as possible, but you’ll still be stressed. You can be as efficient as possible, but you’ll never be done with all of your work. The grind is never-ending, and with that follows a […] read more » 2021 MacBook Pros prove to be a huge leap in technology December 3, 2021 — by Bill Yuan Apple’s laptops from last year revolutionized the market, introducing the new MacBook Pro and Air. With the addition of the M1 chip, a CPU designed and manufactured in-house, the 2020 MacBooks allowed all components to be well-integrated and optimized, boosting performance and efficiency to new heights while retaining a cheap price. This year, with expectations […] read more » The ‘metaverse’ may be the internet’s next big thing, but it shouldn’t be Meta’s December 2, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan “Desktop to web to phones, from text to photos to video. But this isn’t the end of the line. The next platform and medium will be even more immersive, an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it,” Mark Zuckerberg said to viewers during the virtual Facebook Connect 2021 keynote on […] read more » Rallying to improve rallies November 23, 2021 — by Chris Chen Hundreds of students decked out in their class colors walked to the football field to spend 40 minutes sitting on the bleachers for the first rally of the year during a tutorial on Sept. 17. To me, it was 40 minutes too long, mostly spent listening to my fellow juniors yell “Go home, freshmen!” Although […] read more » Normalizing sexual violence through media fuels rape culture November 22, 2021 — by Hannah Lee TW: The following content includes subjects on sexual violence, rape, and assault. For decades, media and pop culture have consistently portrayed men and women through strict stereotypes: men dominant and powerful and women as passive and powerless objects of male sexual desires. In pop culture, women rarely see their intelligence or other less-sexualized attributes praised. […] read more » firstprevious...10...1617181920...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.