Nicki Minaj’s vaccine-related tweets amount to a public health hazard October 11, 2021 — by Tara Natarajan On Sept. 13, Nicki Minaj posted a series of tweets to her 22.8 million Twitter followers explaining why she has not received the COVID-19 vaccine — they also explained why she would not attend the Met Gala this year, which required proof of vaccination for all attendees. Her hesitancy to take the shot drew massive […] read more » Biden’s Afghanistan pullout is a spectacular failure October 9, 2021 — by Daniel Wu and Alexander Kan The fall of Afghanistan marks one of the greatest defeats of the United States during the 21st century. After 20 years of occupation and billions of dollars spent, Afghanistan has fallen back into Taliban control, with the future of the nation left in great uncertainty. The Biden administration has undone years of work, remained negligent […] read more » Fix the bathroom air dryers October 8, 2021 — by Allen Luo Picture this: You’re in the bathroom, and your freshly washed hands are dripping wet. You put your hands under the air dryer, expecting a warm, refreshing blast of air to dry off all the water drops sticking to your hand. One second passes. Now, two. Three. You start wondering, “Why isn’t this working?” You frantically […] read more » Staff editorial: It’s time to prevent mass extinction; let’s fix the post-pandemic club crisis October 8, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi and Harshini Velchamy The members of the speech and debate team started the year on a sour note. Coming out of a year of purely online practices and tournaments, they found themselves with few returning underclassmen and barely any money. Even worse, they had no no coach and adviser, either. This trend, however, is not specific to just […] read more » College visits should humanize the admission process, focus less on numerical data October 7, 2021 — by Ethan Lin With college application deadlines looming on the horizon, many students are frantically looking for resources that can make the process less confusing. College visits to the school, which are now both in-person and online, provide such an opportunity. Through these visits, students are not only able to connect with their dream schools and display demonstrated […] read more » Is it morally OK to do extracurriculars mostly for college? October 7, 2021 — by Arnav Swamy Let’s face it: The academic culture at SHS is cutthroat. Students are expected to aim for the top colleges, which means taking numerous difficult AP and Honors classes, scrambling for notes before the test that makes or breaks their grade and generally not sleeping enough. The question “What did you get?” is often followed by […] read more » COVID-19 risk remains real, even for the fully vaccinated October 7, 2021 — by Howard Shu On any given school day during lunch, one can gaze around the quad and notice an abundance of sizable groups of over 10 students bunched together closely, conversing or hunched over someone’s phone. Many of the students in these groups are maskless and seem to no longer be afraid COVID-19. In fact, since students can’t […] read more » 100-Word Rant: Short lunchtime disadvantages non-speed-eaters October 7, 2021 — by Aiden Ye On your marks, get set, eat! That’s the way the new 30-minute lunches feel. I don’t think it was the school’s intention for lunchtime to become a speed-eating contest. However, by the time I buy hot lunch and get back to my table, there is usually a grand total of five minutes left for me […] read more » New Texas abortion law targets poor woman and sidesteps the Constitution October 7, 2021 — by Hannah Lee On Sept. 1, the Texas state legislature signed Senate Bill 8 (SB8) into effect, implementing one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans up to date. The law bans abortions as soon as fetus cardiac activity is detectable (at six weeks of pregnancy), which is well before many women even know they are pregnant — […] read more » AOC’s Met Gala look didn’t meet my expectations October 7, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi The 2021 Met Gala on Sept. 13 was — quite plainly — plain. From a Party City-esque two piece to a blazer that looks straight out of the Anne Klein section of Macy’s to the annual chain mail dress to a literal blanket, the outfits were somehow avant-garde in the most atrocious way, and most […] read more » firstprevious...10...1819202122...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.