Bankers pay for their greed October 9, 2008 — by Uttara Sivaram Some bankers are generous to a vault. We can’t help but see a grain of truth under the humor. A year ago, banks across the nation were trading deposits and dishing out cash to anyone stepping into their air-conditioned offices. Although many of these lucky beneficiaries dragged behind them a history of irresponsible spending and laundry lists of unpaid loans, the banks told them that as long as they used the loaned money to buy or invest in a house, everything would be fine. read more » Government officials’ children deserve to fight in battle October 8, 2008 — by Alex Sclavos War between nations takes a toll on all civilians, but it most directly affects the families of soldiers who are fighting in the war. These soldiers are voluntarily—when there is no draft—risking their lives for their countries, every day without hesitation. With the current shortage of troops, it is important for the military to use every man or woman they have to fight, and that includes the children of politicians. read more » New Facebook organizes clutter October 8, 2008 — by Elizabeth Cheng and Annie Lee “Join to find out how to get the old Facebook back,” advertises just one of the numerous anti-new-Facebook groups popping up. With the new Facebook now permanent and mandatory to use, countless people have been vocal about how much they absolutely hate it. But, what’s really wrong with this new layout? read more » Olympics gave Chinese exposure and opportunities October 8, 2008 — by Rahul Thakker and Brian Tsai For months, people debated whether allowing Beijing to host the 2008 Olympics was a smart move. Many regretted the choice, and harsh criticism still bombards the Chinese government for the way it handled the event. But these naysayers miss the point: The Olympics allowed the Chinese to showcase themselves to the world and instilled a thirst for more cultural and social freedom. read more » Staff Editorial: School spirit hindered by scheduling conflicts October 8, 2008 — by Neyha Bhat, Alicia Lee and Alex Sclavos Homecoming is the one bright week during the beginning of the school year when students and staff alike look forward to lunchtime performances and a decorated campus. This year, however, what should have been a fun-filled week consumed with decorating and Quad Day performances was filled with exams and projects to round out the first grading period, which ended Oct. 3. read more » Zimbabwe deteriorates under rule of Mugabe October 1, 2008 — by Kevin Mu Once a peaceful country with economic stability, Zimbabwe has become a country ruled ruthlessly by vicious dictator Robert Mugabe, who will stop at nothing to achieve his own selfish goals. read more » School security cameras bring benefit September 30, 2008 — by Sulmaan Hassan Students have been in many situations where their cars have been vandalized, and with all the complaints the school is fed up. After dealing with years of vandalism incidents in the parking lots, the school has finally taken measures to bring vandals to justice by installing security cameras that will monitor parking lot behavior. read more » Olympics: deceit and hypocrisy September 26, 2008 — by Andy Tsao and Melody Zhang The Olympics have rarely before been so riddled with controversies as the recent Beijing games were. Before it had even started, protests erupted over China’s human rights record. These rallies did not coincide with China’s view of the Olympics as a chance to show itself as the country of the 21st century. It is completely illogical for China to be able gain international prestige when its government is so clearly a tyrant. read more » Religion too important in 2008 presidential elections September 26, 2008 — by Brian Tsai Throughout the 2008 presidential elections, candidates have made religion a key issue. Democrats have held numerous conventions discussing the candidates’ religions. Republicans have cast doubt over Barack Obama’s Christianity and based many of the platform’s core concepts on religion. Religion, however, should not find its way into the presidential elections because of the need for separation of church and state. read more » iFraud fails to impress September 23, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan It’s amazing how far Apple has brought its product line the past few years. The iPod has evolved from a blocky chunk of metal to a slim and sleek piece of advanced technology. Just this September, the fourth generation iPod Nano was released, revealing another creative feature that allows the user to activate a shuffled playlist by shaking the iPod. Apple’s innovative iPhones are easily set apart from the company’s other successful products. Never before has a cell phone incorporated so many different features. It has become popular among not only teenagers but adults. Apple’s newfound fame, however, may not be completely deserved. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...198199200201202...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.