New ‘iPad kid’ phenomenon reflects unsettling reality of screen time addiction — and it’s time for parents to do something about it November 6, 2023 — by Skyler Mao It seems that everywhere we go — restaurants, streets and playgrounds — there always seems to be a kid entranced by their iPad, hopelessly unaware of what’s going on around them. This is part of a new generation of “iPad kids,” a boom in children hooked to their tablets as a result of the increasing […] read more » The football snack shack needs to stock up November 3, 2023 — by Angela Tan Although the Falcons have completed their final home football game of the year, I feel that justice has not been served. And no, I’m not concerned about the officials resetting the game clock to give an opponent yet one more chance to win a game, however upsetting that kind of injustice might be. Whenever I […] read more » Rallies, let’s have something new October 31, 2023 — by Amelia Chang The bell rings, signaling that second period has ended, and a tidal wave of students walk to the gym, prepared for the upcoming rally. Some are excited, ready to show their school spirit, while others are less enthusiastic, having homework to finish or other “social-emotional” activities to do. They don’t have an option to not […] read more » Productivity lies in mornings, not lethargic late night intervals October 23, 2023 — by Florence Hu On a quiet, serene morning, cool air passes through my open window. It is 7 a.m. The few people walking outside keep quiet. No one chats on their phone, and cars have not even started to roam the streets yet. Pouring out across the paper, the math equations form in my head just as fast […] read more » Vivek Ramaswamy hides dangerous, extremist ideology behind his Ivy League charisma October 23, 2023 — by Agastya Vitaldevara “Now, to answer the question on everyone’s mind: What’s a skinny guy with a funny last name doing at the center of your debate stage?” With glaring white teeth and a cheekbone splitting smile, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy introduced himself during the first candidate debate on Aug. 13. Relying on his unbridled charisma, he […] read more » Newsom’s mandate on electric vehicles will do more harm than good October 19, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Richard Fan In an attempt to combat the planet’s continuously rising carbon emissions, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order mandating the purchase of new gasoline-powered vehicles be halted by 2035. Although at first glance this order may seem beneficial in the fight against climate change, there are several issues — both financial and, ironically, environmental […] read more » Dear Toga students: You aren’t ‘too cool’ to attend rallies October 19, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Anika Kapasi It’s a rally day. Decked out in class colors and paint, students swarm into the gym during tutorial, trying to squeeze next to their friends in the cramped bleachers. The energy is electric as students get ready to cheer on their class in rowdy rally games. Although some students choose not to attend rallies or […] read more » Mountain View episode underscores need for independent student journalism October 19, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan and Kavya Patel Recently, Hanna Olson, a senior who is the editor-in-chief of Mountain View High School’s Oracle student newspaper, and its former adviser, Carla Gomez, have threatened to sue MVHS’s administration over alleged censorship of the publication and the removal of Gomez from her position. According to a letter written by their lawyer Jean-Paul Jassy, the administration […] read more » Inconsistent library hours hurt those seeking a quiet place to work October 18, 2023 — by Angela Tan Last year, my 3rd period English teacher instructed me to print out and submit my Fall Writing Assessment before the end of lunch or else I would get a 0. I did not want to start the school year with low grades, so I frantically ran across campus to complete my mission, only to find […] read more » AI tools could democratize the college admissions landscape — if used properly October 18, 2023 — by Sarah Zhou When ChatGPT was released in November of last year, it quickly became popular among teenagers and adults alike; however, it caused controversy in academia — a new, incredibly accessible approach to “cheating” had apparently been placed in the hands of many students. Many college counselors and admissions officers remain firm in their stance that AI […] 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.