Staff Ed: Top Ten things teachers shouldn’t do November 18, 2008 — by Every student fears seeing their schedule for the first time, reluctant to read the name of a “bad” teacher—they are a major reason the guidance counselors’ boxes are filled with schedule change slips at the beginning of each year. The following is a list of the top 10 ways that teachers fall short and our recommendations for improvement. read more » Is New Orleans worth it? November 18, 2008 — by Brian Kim Despite the relatively minor impact of Hurricane Gustav on New Orleans in late August, many question whether protecting the city is worth the time and money. After the devastation Hurricane Katrina reaped upon Louisiana in 2005, can America afford to keep directing funds to fuel constant relief efforts in an age of horrible annual hurricanes? read more » Obama’s faith questioned November 17, 2008 — by Mira Chaykin and Kavya Nagarajan Presidential candidate Barack Obama frequently has been accused of following the Muslim faith and even deemed the Anti-Christ, despite the fact that Obama is an avid follower of Christianity. read more » No thanks mama, I’d rather have Obama November 17, 2008 — by Mabel Hsu Close proximity to Russia is not foreign policy experience. Being a self-proclaimed hockey mom in constant touch with Joe Plumber does not make one suitable to assist any presidential candidate in leading the United States of America. And insulting your opponent over and over again doesn’t make you look any better in the eyes of the American public. read more » Staff Ed: Parents raise unnecessary concerns about freaking November 17, 2008 — by Ben Clement, Alex Sclavos and Kelly Lamble After the recent Homecoming dance, some parent chaperones expressed outrage at the manner in which students chose to dance, a form commonly known as “freaking,” a sexually suggestive form of dancing. While this style of dancing may be offensive to parents, parents should understand that there is no way to change teen culture. read more » Less emphasis on SAT required to decrease stress levels, raise grades November 7, 2008 — by maggie As high school students enter their junior year, dread of late nights filled with SAT practice exams is a primary concern. With a recent announcement by colleges across America, however, relief from this source of stress may be on the horizon. read more » Gay marriage: A matter of human rights November 6, 2008 — by Mira Chaykin Have you ever seen a gay person rallying against straight marriage? Didn’t think so. What is it, then, that makes straight people think they have the right to control the lives of others merely because of their sexual orientation? It is morally repugnant that America claims to be a society where all people are created equal, then actually has the audacity to even consider banning homosexual marriage. read more » Staff Ed: School spirit hindered by scheduling conflicts November 5, 2008 — by Neyha Bhat, Alicia Lee, 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 » Staff Ed: Students and staff require break to end fall semester stress November 5, 2008 — by Neyha Bhat, Alicia Lee, Jenny Zhang As students and teachers enter the seventh week of the school year, many are beginning to feel the accumulated stress of almost two grading periods without a break. The schedule this year does not give a day off for 10 weeks between Labor Day and Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. This has left both students and staff in need of a break. read more » Colin Powell right to endorse Barack Obama November 4, 2008 — by Karthik Sreedhara and Rahul Thakker During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Oct. 19, retired Gen. Colin Powell formally announced his support for Sen. Barack Obama in his race for the presidency. In endorsing Obama, Powell became the highest profile Republican to add support to the Democratic ticket. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...199200201202203...210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.