‘Cashless future’ carries negative implications February 15, 2023 — by Sarah Thomas The days of lining up at the ticket office outside the field before a game are long over: For fans of the school’s sports teams, GoFan — an online ticket purchasing portal — is now the only way to buy a ticket. Lately, our campus has become much more oriented to favoring (or accepting only) […] read more » Superscoring exacerbates existing inequity in the SAT February 15, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan When I took my first ever SAT in November, I went in with the expectation that I would take it no more than twice. After all, I could always go the test-optional route if the retake didn’t work out. Unlike a lot of my friends, I was quite a novice at standardized testing: I had […] read more » Meat from plants: a revolutionary invention February 15, 2023 — by Anamika Anand In the six years I’ve lived in the U.S., I have never tasted a beef burger. Until last year, every family barbecue yielded the same black bean veggie burger on my plate, which I slowly learned to accept. After all, what I lost in taste, I gained in moral standing; growing regular meat is harmful […] read more » Staff editorial: Policies on academic integrity need updating, clarifying February 13, 2023 — by William Norwood and Divya Vadlakonda According to the Educational Testing Service, between 75% and 95% of students admitted to cheating in high school in recent years. This is a stark contrast to the 1940s, when only 20% of high school students said they had cheated. In a 2022 survey conducted by the International Center for Academic Integrity, 95% of students […] read more » Los Gatos High deserved to have school, too February 12, 2023 — by Shreya Rallabandi Not fair. That’s the way many Falcon students were feeling the first week back from winter break. On Jan. 10, there were power outages at both Saratoga High and Los Gatos High due to a storm, resulting in both schools missing that day of school. But while SHS regained power the following day and was […] read more » Spirit — and event participation — should last the whole year February 12, 2023 — by Allison Tan Words cannot describe the disappointment I felt when the Spring Fling dance got canceled last school year. My friends had to hold me back from rallying students and demanding they purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. But sadly, this is not the first time a springtime event has been canceled due to the lack of […] read more » District right to overhaul school’s outdated website February 12, 2023 — by George Hu When students open the school’s website, they are presented with a slideshow that includes a series of pictures of various recent school events along with a large picture of the front of the school’s football stadium. As they scroll down the page, they begin to see upcoming events, as well as links to over a […] read more » Teachers: Please make homework due times right before class February 9, 2023 — by Skyler Mao With 5 minutes until the due date and one paragraph left to write, you stare at the clock as you type furiously on your keyboard. A bead of sweat trickles slowly down your neck as the clock ticks in the background. Seconds away from midnight, you hastily click the “submit” button: A small burst of […] read more » Advertising Commit Day as an official day contributes to hyper-academic culture February 9, 2023 — by Allison Tan As senior class president, I’m responsible for the daunting decision of how to present graduation and college-related events, which is tricky when combined with a toxic, hyper-academic school culture. In past years, May 1, also known as National College Decision Day, has always been a day to look forward to — all seniors show up […] read more » BBLs and beauty standards: the damaging effects of the trend cycle February 9, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Blinding neon spandex, animal-print velvet and flimsy knitwear that lasts a single wash cycle; precarious cutouts and laddered holes; curve-hugging, cleavage-baring, waist-cinching dresses on curvy models who look like real-life versions of Jessica Rabbit: These are the holy tenets upon which stands the 21st century phenomenon colloquially known as BBL, or Brazilian butt lift, fashion. […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.