Fast track application give colleges the upperhand February 22, 2010 — by Synthia Ling No application fee, no essay, no letters of recommendation and a decision within three weeks—fast track applications, also known as "snap applications," seem like a breeze. In fact, with such lax requirements, they are a breeze. A growing number of colleges and universities have begun to send out these fast-track apps, hoping to entice essay-weary seniors to their school; however, students are should fill out these applications with a grain of salt. read more » Recent Prop 8 debate pointless February 22, 2010 — by Christine Tseng Recently, Prop 8 has once again been cast in the limelight. With all the controversy surrounding its passing, it is hardly surprising that the proposition is under debate again. However, what is different this time is that lawyers Theodore Olson and David Boies have joined the fight to overturn the decision. But even their legal might isn't enough to make their case right, or for that matter, necessary. read more » Sarkozy ‘unveils’ morally questionable plan February 11, 2010 — by Sulmaan Hassan In the '70s, Muslim women who had recently arrived to France were usually kept behind suburban doors by the heavy-handed control of their husbands. Often, they were forced to wear the characteristic Muslim veil both in and outdoors; however, this practice was so ingrained into their culture that the women did not particularly mind. Ironically, only when the veil had emerged voluntarily during the '80s, visibly flaunted by a new generation of determined young Frenchwomen, did concern began to rise. read more » Political finance reforms should be welcomed February 10, 2010 — by Anoop Galivanche Both Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann showed segments of President Obama's State of the Union speech lambasting the Supreme Court for its landmark decision regarding corporate political financing, heavily emphasizing Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shaking his head in disapproval and mouthing the words "Not true" in response to Obama's shortsighted criticisms of the ruling. The ubiquitous broadcasting of the clip was probably the most bipartisan thing to occur on Capitol Hill all year. read more » Progress and partisanship in peril February 10, 2010 — by Anoop Galivanche "We can do better!" Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-Wentham) declared to an audience of supporters following his landmark victory. As much as disgruntled Democrats would like to believe he was referring to his election, Brown was instead alluding to the lack of tangible change made on Capitol Hill in the year since President Obama was sworn in. read more » Avatar sparks undeserved controversy February 10, 2010 — by Nandini Ruparel and Parul Singh The recent release of the multi-billion dollar movie "Avatar" has become the highest grossing movie of all time but it has also sparked controversy from varied interest groups around the globe. The blue men with golden stripes. The lush, beautiful, and green environment. It seems like the Na'vi's world in the movie is a paradise to be envied—especially since here on Earth, the innocent world is under fire for about every controversy there could be about a movie. read more » Recent failed terrorist attack attempt serves as national wake-up call February 10, 2010 — by Girish Swaminath The most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama bin Laden, recently released an audiotape through the Afghani al-Jazeera news network assuming responsibility for the foiled bombing attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 flying from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day. He claimed that "the messages delivered to [the United States] through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of previous messages sent by the heroes of September 11th." read more » Websites that rely on anonymity present many dangers February 10, 2010 — by Denise Lin and Kim Tsai Sure, the Internet is convenient. Sure, it's fun, practical, and entertaining. However, its ability to be dangerous is no secret, thanks to the multitude of sketchy strangers lurking online. read more » The Iranian struggle: the students’ revolution needs to be known to be successful February 3, 2010 — by Christine Bancroft On June 20, 2009, a 27-year-old woman was killed by a sniper in the Iranian government paramilitary forces, the Basij. Her death was videotaped by two others, both of whom were protesting the fraudulent June 2009 elections that reinstated President Mahmoud Ahmidinejad. read more » Limbaugh’s comments on Haiti display ignorance February 3, 2010 — by Vijay Menon In life, there are certain events and tragedies that transcend the bounds of politics and bring people together for a common cause. Without a doubt, the recent devastation in Haiti qualifies as one of these events. Unfortunately, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh seems to be incapable of feeling, choosing to downplay the tragic event throughout his commentary in the aftermath of the earthquakes. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...182183184185186...190200210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.