To double AP English or not: Now’s the time for change June 9, 2009 — by Staff Editorial Students experimenting with taking multiple science courses and multiplying their math courses by two have long been prevalent at Saratoga High. Multiple English classes, however? Frailty, thy name is the SHS English Department’s concurrent AP enrollment policy. read more » New Cyber Security bill hints at socialism June 9, 2009 — by Amalie MacGowan and Mary Mykhaylova Big Brother, a fictitious character created by George Orwell in his book “1984” as a representation of a totalitarian system seems to be making a return appearance in our own government. read more » ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy proves inherently unfair June 8, 2009 — by Mira Chaykin America is the land of the free, the home of the brave-- that is, until people come forth and admit they’re gay. Then they often get ostracized, embarrassed and kicked out of the armed forces. read more » Tamil Tigers employ human shield June 2, 2009 — by Uttara Sivaram Muffled pleas for help were once heard from the Northeast sector of Sri Lanka, an island off the coast of India, where 50,000 civilians had been trapped within a four-square mile area, held as human shields by a few hundred of the most deadly terrorists in the world—the Tamil Tigers. Government plans for the Tigers’ destruction began earlier in the year when it started a major offensive against the rebels. The Sri Lankan government began taking control of the situation, pushing the rebels farther and farther north while flushing out resistance from the South. These rebels wanted the Tamil minority to be independent from the socially and politically privileged Sinhalese, who make up the majority of the Sri Lankan population. read more » School expulsion policies should be upheld June 2, 2009 — by Emily Chen By now, most students have probably heard of the expulsion and suspension of several students around campus for drug-related issues. The expulsion of one student in particular for dealing drugs on campus has sparked an outrage among some, and even stirred students to create an online petition that was widely circulated on Facebook, asking the administration to reconsider their decision. read more » Voting in the Quad Ineffective June 1, 2009 — by Mary Mykhaylova, Ren Norris, and Kevin Mu Typically, the election process for ASB has been held in the classrooms and administered by teachers. This year, voting was held in the quad in an attempt to lower the burden on teachers and find a more democratic election method; however, this new routine resulted in a dearth of student participation. read more » Tamil Tigers employ human shield June 1, 2009 — by Uttara Sivaram Muffled pleas for help were once heard from the Northeast sector of Sri Lanka, an island off the coast of India, where 50,000 civilians had been trapped within a four-square mile area, held as human shields by a few hundred of the most deadly terrorists in the world—the Tamil Tigers. read more » Parents doing homework not beneficial to students May 18, 2009 — by Robin Liu After a confusing lecture in physics, a student returns home with a problem set. He doesn’t have any idea how to complete it, but he doesn’t panic. He pulls out paper and his textbook, and then hands it over to his dad. After 20 minutes, the dad hands back the completed problem set, and the student shoves it into his backpack, ready to turn it in tomorrow. read more » People should not underestimate the swine flu disease May 18, 2009 — by Brandon Yang The headlines of newspapers around the world are all screaming one term: swine flu. Scientifically known as the H1N1 influenza virus, this disease is spreading around the world and is currently just one level below a full-blown pandemic according to the World Health Organization. More than 100 people have died from this new virus, yet many are not worried. read more » Somali pirates part of bigger picture May 12, 2009 — by Ben Clement By now everybody (with the exception of some clueless Saratogans) has heard of the notorious Somali pirates and their increasingly daring exploits. Embarrassingly, this news is surprising to many. Think about the situation as a whole for a second. Somalia has lacked a competent central government since as early as 1990 due to civil war. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...180181182183184...190...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.