Controversial testing framework makes changes for the better September 10, 2021 — by Michael Fok In the stressful year of online learning, the novel rough/final draft testing format has revolutionized test-taking. In this system, students take the test during class as a rough draft graded on completion; they then revise their rough draft with an open-book policy to be submitted as a final draft for test credit. This new form […] read more » No right turn on red: Prevent blocked intersections on Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road September 9, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar Not many of us enjoy being late to school, especially if it happens regularly. But it’s so much worse when you leave 30 minutes before school starts, only to be delayed by flawed traffic laws favoring those from a different part of town. Buckle up for some metaphors and allow me to explain. It’s story […] read more » California recall elections are fundamentally flawed September 9, 2021 — by Nilay Mishra California governor recall elections, such as the one Newsom faced on Sept. 14, are simply political maneuvers by a minority of overzealous conservatives in a predominantly blue state. Given the ease of starting a recall in the state, they occur with astonishing frequency. Not only does this repeatedly distract the incumbent governor from running the […] read more » New bell schedule lacks consistency and wastes too much time September 8, 2021 — by Ethan Lin This year, the school board elected to change the bell schedule in order to shore up the instructional minutes at both Saratoga and Los Gatos, among other reasons. Although well-intentioned, from a student’s perspective, the new bell schedule limits productivity and instead creates a new set of issues: most notably, inconsistencies across Red and Blue […] read more » An asynchronous Wednesday reflection: When we needed them most, they vanished June 5, 2021 — by Anjali Pai The last four weeks of school have been a slog, and that is generous. read more » Performance activism can be a cop out without meaningful change June 5, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Bringing awareness without providing specific ways to take action leaves issues the same as it was before. read more » Staff editorial: Take bold action on academic pressure — drop AP classes and remove the weighted GPA May 17, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar Students’ mental health will not improve if the district continues to ignore the issue; it’s time to address it. read more » Johnson & Johnson vaccinations should not have been halted May 17, 2021 — by Nilay Mishra After public health officials spent 11 days investigating a rare blood clotting disorder that emerged in a handful of J&J vaccine recipients, many Americans have experienced heightened distrust that is setting back national vaccination goals. read more » School has put adequate COVID-19 protocols in place May 14, 2021 — by Ethan Lin The school’s COVID-19 safety policies maintain the safety of students while still allowing for an effective learning environment. read more » Follow what other schools do and drop driver’s education from the curriculum May 13, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Anjali Pai This non-academic subject is unnecessary for freshmen who are as much as two years away from being able to get their permits. read more » firstprevious...1020...2627282930...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.