Obama must exercise caution in crafting Guantanamo Bay exit plan October 27, 2009 — by Vijay Menon and Abhishek Venkataramana If President Obama's continual call for troop surges in Afghanistan and his overseeing of unprecedented Predator drone bombings on impoverished Pakistani farming villages haven't yet convinced doubters that he is deserving of his recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize, then maybe following through on his promise to close the highly criticized Guantanamo Bay Prison might actually convince a few skeptics and show the world that he is actually deserving of the Nobel Prize in his pocket. read more » Even small clubs deserve a place October 27, 2009 — by Emily Williams With an apparently staggering number of clubs on campus, the ASB has sought means to tighten the reins on club procedures. The excess number of student organizations is being combated by reinstating regulations, such as a necessary minimum of members. The intention is to slow down the formation of new clubs, and check-in on existing clubs to make sure that clubs are actually meeting the standards. read more » Goldstone report biased and unfounded October 26, 2009 — by Mira Chaykin and Ben Clement Hamas fires a rocket from a school black top, aimed arbitrarily at Israel, with no regard for whether the target is a military or civilian location. The Israeli military pinpoints the origin of the attack and fires back. What does mother UN do? Issue a report equating to a slap on the wrist for Hamas and a belt to the behind for Israel. read more » Consumers must be more vigilant of scamming ploys October 20, 2009 — by Maggie Lin and Kevin Mu Who knew that scammers could be such good phisermen? Recently, 30,000 Microsoft, Yahoo, GMail and Hotmail e-mail addresses and passwords were stolen and posted online in a highly publicized Internet phishing scheme. Even though the FBI has arrested dozens of suspect hackers according to the Washington Post, the real responsibility for these lost passwords lies with the e-mail users themselves. read more » Small clubs don’t gain big points with colleges October 20, 2009 — by Aanchal Mohan True or false: Being in charge of a club will increase your chances on getting into a top college? To the people's dismay, the answer is false. This misconception has instigated many students to create new clubs on campus, forcing the Associated Student Body (ASB) to go as far as placing restrictions, such as the requirement of 20 members for a club to officially exist. As a result, numerous previously existing clubs are under the risk of being cut, resulting in complaints from their respective leaders. read more » Illegal immigration doesn’t hurt the nation October 17, 2009 — by Girish Swaminath Statistics from the Department of Immigration show that more than 22 million illegal immigrants have recently found a new life in the United States. Every day, this number goes up as people unlawfully cross the border from Mexico. However, despite the current financial crisis, government officials must provide illegal immigrants with basic necessities, since they are contributors to the prosperity of the economy. read more » Public option optional for health-care bill October 15, 2009 — by Anoop Galivanche and Jason Wu "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart considered the public option component of President Obama's health care package so appealing that he believed Republicans disliked it only because of the way the Democrats described it. Surveys conducted by pollster Frank Luntz showed that the public disliked the plan when it was called the government option, but supported it when it was called the public option. "The Republicans would probably have less of a reason to oppose the plan if it was called AIDS—American Insurance Department Solutions,” he quipped. read more » Extending the school year not ideal October 14, 2009 — by Alex Ju President Obama and many others are frustrated with American education, annoyed with how the country's performance on international standardized tests is always trailing behind other countries. As a result, he recently proposed a radical plan that would increase the length of the school year. read more » Homecoming traditions not what they used to be October 14, 2009 — by Karthik Annaamalai and Ren Norris Students sometimes hear their parents talk about their high school experiences filled with spirit days and dances. Their academics did not seem as daunting, the activities and sports were not as intense and, overall, the environment of high school was far less stressful. But most importantly, students hear about the events that galvanized the older generation into becoming a united and spirited school. read more » Afghanistan War devolving into Vietnam Fiasco October 13, 2009 — by Abhi Venkataramana and Vijay Menon Since taking to the campaign trail, President Barack Obama has continued to stand steadfastly behind America's policy in Afghanistan, defending it as a "war of necessity." However, in light of recent developments, including the resurgence of the Taliban and the corruption-laden re-election of President Hamid Karzai, it is looking more and more like this "war of necessity" is devolving into Obama's Vietnam. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...188189190191192...200210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.