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Honoring Former AHS Student: Samantha Blackwood

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief CINDY LUO News Editor On Oct. 15, the unexpected death of former AHS student Samantha Blackwood, after sustaining injuries from a car accident on the I-10 freeway, shocked friends and family members. The 20-year-old was driving a 2006 Scion XB when she accidentally hit a guardrail, according to the California


Tick-Tock Turkey Talk: Introduction

JADE LIEU Features Editor When the weather gets colder and the leaves change color, it signifies that the holiday season is coming near, which means scarves, hoodies, pumpkin-spice lattes and, most importantly, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day has become one of the many family traditions that people continue to celebrate across the nation.

History Never Tasted Better

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer In modern society, Thanksgiving is a holiday that Americans celebrate with a feast in order to acknowledge the things that they are thankful for. Before this national holiday came into existence, other cultures and people had celebrated the harvest season with feasts. The Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated the “First Thanksgiving”

Pilgrim’s Recipe

FARRAH LUU Staff Writer Quick Pear Tart Ingredients: 1/4 cup raw sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1/2 stick butter, melted 2 cans pear halves, keeping stem end attached, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. In a small bowl,

A Day Stuffed With Fun

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer Thanksgiving is a time when families spend time together and give to those who are not as fortunate; however, thinking of a way to spend the day meaningfully with them can be a bit stressful. Thankfully, activities are around every corner. An activity can be an attempt to make a delicious

Protecting Life, Liberty and Right to Yelp Protecting Life, Liberty and Right to Yelp

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer The First Amendment is probably the most well-known amendment of the Constitution. It states that the government cannot interfere with individuals’ rights to freedom of expression, among other things. However, the right of free speech and self-expression has limitations, such as bans on slander and libel. In 2010, Jeff Cullen wrote

AIGAT YOUR BACK: Balancing Passion and Pay

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor I envy those privileged few whose dreams are financially stable. Many of our dreams, however, are much more difficult to make a living off of. Herein lies the ultimate choice, especially for many of us preparing to take a step into that void called adulthood. Both survival and personal fulfillment are

Tri-City Champions Defeated After Tenacious Homecoming Game Against Schurr Spartans Tri-City Champions Defeated After Tenacious Homecoming Game Against Schurr Spartans

BRIANA THAI WESLEY TSAI Staff Writers On the dark and gloomy night of Halloween, fog moved in and rain began to drop as the Moors started their annual Homecoming game with their usual chant. As the rain began pouring more and more, the crowd grew with excitement as the game against the Schurr Spartans prepared

Varsity Cross Country Perseveres Through Almont League Finals Varsity Cross Country Perseveres Through Almont League Finals

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Although the regular season has dwindled down, some varsity cross country members have moved on into the postseason. However, the team ranks in both the frosh soph and varsity divisions for the Moors have improved from the 2013 season, respectfully. At the start of the season, team members and Head Coach