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‘March’ Onward with the Revised SAT

REBECCA ZENG News Editor NADIA GOV Staff Writer From March 2016 onwards, students will no longer aim a perfect the score of 2400 on the nationwide Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Instead, with the revised SAT, 1600 will be the highest score, along with other changes. The various changes will be …

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College Board ‘APUSH’ing Out 2014 Curriculum

ERIN KIM Staff Writer On July 31, College Board released an updated version of the AP U.S. History (APUSH) course and exam description. This change was a result of protests by opponents of the curriculum, who claimed the previous 2014 APUSH framework was unpatriotic and anti-American. According to College Board, …

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Update on PI Status at Alhambra HS

EVA ORTEGA Staff Writer “In spite of continued growth, AUSD has been identified as a Program Improvement (PI) District in Year 3 and is required to notify all parents of this status,” a letter handed out to students two weeks ago notified. AHS has been a PI school since 2012 …

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AHS’ New Counselor, ASB Adviser

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer As the new school year begins, unfamiliar faces can be seen throughout the AHS campus. One new staff member includes the new counselor, Carol Lam-Jones, while ASB has a new adviser, Tuan Pham. Pham, who is a mathematics teacher as well, took over the position after …

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Common Core Quotes

“Common Core puts so much pressure on teachers to get the students ready for the standardized testing that it becomes all they have time for.” -Nelly Avendano, junior “I think that overall, it [will] benefit the kids [who] just started school, but hurts the older students, like us, [who have] …

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Introduction: The Core Foundation of Education

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer Designed by teachers, school officials, administrators and other experts, Common Core is a set of national academic standards that has been implemented throughout the nation. In 2009, the state school chiefs and governors coordinated a state-led effort to create the Common Core Standards as a way …

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Reach For Moor With Common Core

ELLEN LEI Staff Writer Alhambra High, along with other schools, recently switched to Common Core. Although it seems strange to suddenly switch our academic standards to Common Core, believe it or not, it is helping you. Common Core prepares students for the road ahead of them. Education plays a huge …

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Pros and Cons of Common Core

YI-FENG HO Staff Writer Pros With the new system, written answers in math and English are required, which hones students’ writing ability. The new system allows comparisons between states because they have one unified set of standards. The Common Core system emphasizes evaluating and analyzing, rather than just identifying, so …

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ASB 2015: Making AHS ‘Bigger and Better’

FARRAH LUU Editor in Chief As the pace of the school year kicks in, the Associated Student Body’s (ASB) mentality is to make everything this year bigger and better than it has ever been. As Alhambra High School’s student government, ASB hopes to increase student involvement on campus and establish …

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