New crossroad for anti-vaccine movement April 8, 2010 — by Alex Ju and Denise Lin "In eight children, the onset of behavioral problems had been linked, either by the parents or by the child's physician, with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination." This excerpt from gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield's study was enough to strike fear into the hearts of thousands of parents, and seemed to confirm their belief that vaccines can, indeed, cause autism. However, on Feb. 2, the controversial study was officially retracted by the Lancet, the British medical journal that originally published it in 1998. read more » The martyrs of Marjah April 6, 2010 — by Anoop Galivanche and Jason Wu The hot and humid climate of Marjah, Afghanistan, is not particularly hospitable to American soldiers. Unsurprisingly, neither are the people. NATO officials forthrightly stated that "civilian casualties are inevitable" and, with that, descended on Marjah with the explicit intent of wreaking as much havoc as possible. This would have caused political uproar anywhere else. In Helmand, the world's largest opium-producing region responsible for over 42 percent of the annual global output, this is life. read more » Learning to drive at 16 just makes more sense April 5, 2010 — by Girish Swaminath Each year high school sophomores all across the United States celebrate an important milestone in their lives: getting their drivers license. Though several people believe that the mandated age should be increased to 18 for safety reasons, the current minimum driving age of 16 is, without exaggeration, perfect. read more » Where is the love? Top swimming team deserves more recognition April 2, 2010 — by Tim Rollinson As a new swim season commences, the previous one seems almost like a dream. One fateful day last May, the boys' CCS swim team, consisting of only 10 swimmers, won seven events, broke five CCS records, one national record and would later be named the high school national champions by Swimming World Magazine. This unlikely and unprecedented performance places the 2009 boys' swim team as the greatest in school history. read more » UCs takeaway of appeals process makes little sense April 1, 2010 — by Sulmaan Hassan The season of college admissions has invaded the lives of high school seniors and, while there have been many acceptances to the typical "target" schools, there has also been an overwhelming and surprising number of rejections. read more » UCSD’s racist event should spur universities to prevent harassment March 31, 2010 — by Parul Singh and Christine Bancroft Fraternities on the UC San Diego campus allegedly hosted a party mocking African Americans and Black History Month on Feb. 15. Dubbing the event the "Compton Cookout," the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity instructed attendees to wear clothing no smaller than extra-extra large and asked women to dress as "ghetto chicks" in an attempt to perpetuate racial stereotypes. read more » Proposed NCLB Revisions Lack Quality March 31, 2010 — by Vijay Menon and Abhi Venkataramana Since its inception in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), former president George W. Bush's controversial brainchild, has brought Washington, D.C., considerable flak from critics who claim that the bill has been ineffective and even detrimental to educational system. read more » Daylight Savings time change burdensome March 31, 2010 — by Apeksha Sharma In 1895, one man by the name of George Vernon Hudson had the idea to turn night into day. It was a seemingly ridiculous task at first sight, yet he accomplished it with one simple concept: daylight savings. Most of the time, clocks are set forward in spring and backward in autumn. However, the government decided to move the date up to the end of winter, leaving many restless upon the new change. read more » PE dress code should be reformed March 31, 2010 — by Brandon Yang On a cold, windy morning, a large group of students, wearing only T-shirts and shorts in the 40-degree weather, huddle in a group like Emperor Penguins guarding against an Antarctic blizzard. Some of them stick their arms in their shirts while others move about, trying to generate and conserve heat. read more » It wouldn’t be March Madness without the Madness March 29, 2010 — by Roy Bisht For the majority of collegiate sports, tournaments are usually not taken into much consideration by fans unless the team is nationally ranked. But when March comes around evey year, collegiate fans go to the extremes while rooting for their team to win the national championship. Many people would argue that these fans are wasting time, but they have more reason to cheer than most people know. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...179180181182183...190200210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.