A forced bonding doesn’t stick; changes must be made to Link Crew September 9, 2009 — by Apeksha Sharma and Kyumin Shim Link Crew is undoubtedly a great program for guiding freshmen through a very intimidating stage of their lives. Although the positives of Link are evident, the adjustments that need to be made to the program are equally obvious. read more » UCs help all by removing SAT Subject Test requirements September 9, 2009 — by Brandon Yang It's 8 a.m. on the first Saturday in June and the Prospect High School parking lot is nearly empty. A small crowd gathers in front of the office, waiting for a staff member to appear. This is not a scarcely-attended school-sponsored event but a futuristic depiction of the SAT Subject Test administration. read more » Students need to be allowed to learn math at a slower pace September 9, 2009 — by Alex Ju and Lillian Chen Saratoga High School students, trapped in a competitive environment that excels in academics, are under constant pressure to get ahead. For everyone from the many students who take geometry during the summer before freshman year to those who go through intense tutoring, the goal is the same: to get through as much math that they can, as quickly as they can. read more » Media must increase coverage of the Afghanistan War September 9, 2009 — by Girish Swaminath The media spend days discussing the legacies of journalist Walter Cronkite and Sen. Ted Kennedy. Broadcast journalists devote weeks to covering the appointment of America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court chief justice. Whole forests of newsprint covered the cause of American pop star Michael Jackson's death. In stark contrast, news outlets at large spend very little time providing the American people with proper updates on the Afghanistan war. read more » Suicide education necessary to prevent further deaths September 9, 2009 — by Christine Bancroft “There was no way out.” Since May 5, three students have killed themselves on Caltrain tracks. They all were from Henry M. Gunn High School. They stepped in front of an oncoming train in a public place. The first was a 17-year-old male who committed suicide on the tracks on May 5. In June, another student was killed the same way. On Aug. 21, the Friday before Gunn's school year commenced, a 13-year-old girl took her own life after leaving a suicide note. read more » Investigation of past CIA activities proves counterproductive September 9, 2009 — by Mira Chaykin and Ben Clement With bipartisan tensions at the forefront of political news, the Democrats, in quintessential political fashion, have decided to throw more fuel on the fire by initiating an investigation of CIA interrogation techniques under the Bush administration. read more » Michael Vick deserves right to fight his way back into the NFL September 8, 2009 — by Roy Bisht and Tim Rollinson In 2007, investigators received a warrant to search the property of NFL quarterback Michael Vick. They found three buildings full of abused and neglected dogs that had been trained to viciously fight other dogs. Three years after being convicted, Michael Vick has spent time in a federal prison, apologized for his actions and pleaded for forgiveness from his fans. He has learned his lesson and is ready to get back to the NFL .Although Vick committed the horrific crime of sponsoring a dog fighting operation, he deserves a second chance. read more » The truth about Health Care reform September 8, 2009 — by Vijay Menon and Abhi Venkataramana The recent controversy surrounding President Obama’s proposed health care reform bill has set off a right-wing propaganda mill, generating numerous lies and misconceptions and effectively inundating the public with a flood of misinformation. This fallacy-perpetuating conservative machine has only served to muddle the issue at hand, preventing any real and substantial debate from being held over this much needed reform. read more » Sotomayor supremely qualified September 8, 2009 — by Vijay Menon Sonia Sotomayor cruised into the Supreme Court by a 68-31 Senate vote this summer, but not without some notable and outspoken dissent from many prominent conservatives. Former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan summed up the general feeling of Sotomayor's oppositon when he stated that she was not "qualified" for the Supreme Court, had not "shown great intellect" or any "depth of knowledge of the Constitution" and was simply an "affirmative action appointment." read more » How the Republican Party can be the next ‘Comeback Kid’ September 2, 2009 — by Shannon Galvin Dear Republican Party, It's been a hard year. McCain lost the presidency by a margin of 8 million votes and the Democratic majority continues to hold power in Congress. You’ve been outplayed, outdated and outclassed in the political arena. So take a clue from Obama’s campaign slogan—it’s time for change. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...182183184185186...190200...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.