Israel’s Netanyahu abrasive, but justifiable March 26, 2010 — by Mira Chaykin and Ben Clement Tension increased between the U.S. and Israel as a result of Benjamin Netanyahu's inappropriately timed decision to announce the construction of 1,600 Jewish housing units in East Jerusalem. read more » California, first failed state in the making? March 24, 2010 — by Kim Tsai Is California a failed state? This is a question closely deliberated by many politicians such as previous Gov. Gray Davis and billionaire candidate Meg Whitman, whose ads for governor blanket the airwaves. read more » The disrespected deceased: footage of luger’s death shows need of television and online regulations to prevent spread of snuff March 24, 2010 — by Christine Bancroft Luger Nodar Kumaritashivili speeding down the track. Kumaritashivili going airborne as his luge remains grounded. Kumaritashivili tumbling through the air and coming to a disturbingly fast stop around a steel beam. On-site paramedics compressing his chest and trying to get air flowing through his lungs. read more » Poaching devastates oceanic critters March 24, 2010 — by Denise Lin and Kim Tsai For most people, the sea conjures up images of serenity. Cool waves, glistening dolphins and the harmony of marine life come to mind. The harsh reality, though, is that this peace has been tarnished by humankind. In Japan, dolphin poaching is prevalent, and in some bays the blood has dyed the water into a sickly blood red. It is also no secret that sharks are often captured, have their fins cut off, and are thrown, crippled and vulnerable, back into the waters. Despite such appalling occurences, little has been done. read more » Driving age should not be 16 March 23, 2010 — by Parul Singh The recent increase in accidents involving students, most notably one which involved the collision of four cars on Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road and another involving three cars in the school parking lot, has raised the concerns of the Saratoga community and caused many to question whether 16-year-olds should be alone on the road. read more » Overall experience, not just GPA, should decide valedictorian March 23, 2010 — by Kevin Mu At Saratoga High, the valedictorian is the student with the highest GPA at the end of his or her four-year high school career. However, one's high school experience should not be limited to academics, and therefore the valedictorian and salutatorian of a school should not be chosen based on grade point average alone. read more » Pro athletes’ salaries don’t reflect effort put in March 23, 2010 — by Cullan McChesney Today's headlines proclaim the insurmountable debt, soaring unemployment rates and the general state of disorder this country is in. Yet in spite of all of this, athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB are still making inordinate sums of money. read more » Dems cannot take shortcuts on passing health care reform March 19, 2010 — by Vijay Menon and Abhishek Venkataramana Upon taking office, President Barack Obama promised to transcend "politics as usual" and reform Washington to promote bipartisanship. After more than a year of his presidency, Obama has fallen short on many of his ambitious campaign promises. read more » Tea Party not all scones and crumpets March 19, 2010 — by Mira Chaykin Since President Obama took office last year, the United States has endured a series of ill-fated health care bills and a financial crises. All America really needs to hit the trifecta is a group of fanatical far-right wingers to step forward and denounce the government as socialist, stampeding into a full-fledged attack against the president's authority. Luckily for Obama, the Tea Party has stepped up to the plate. read more » Globalization detrimental to U.S. economy March 16, 2010 — by Izzy Albert and Emily Williams In America today most products bear the tag "made in ______" or "imported from ______." The blanks can be filled with basically any industrial labor-oriented country around the world. From clothing to out-of-season fruit to electronics, the exportation of jobs from America has become so commonplace that companies now boast of manufacturing in the USA. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...180181182183184...190200210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.