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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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Education in ‘Act’ion

JASON ZHU Staff Writer Besides the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is known by school for how much of a change it has brought to our educational system, there are many more acts that have impacted our schools greatly. Some of these laws are considered to be helpful toward …

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Year in Review

August 11- Actor Robin Williams passes away August 13- First day of school October 29 – Giants Win Third World Series in Five Years October 31 – Homecoming:“Nightmare in Wonderland” November 23 – Obama’s executive order: immigration reform December 18 – Senior Appreciation Day February 1 – New England Beats …

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Smart Dorm Living

“I can’t wait to start decorating my room! Not only will I be recieving my education, but a nice place where I can rest.” -Vanessa Lam Room essentials/Storage * Mini trash can * Storage bins * Desk lamp * Fan * Bulletin board and pushpins * Dry-erase wall calendar/ board …

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Million Dollar Question

Sylvia Winston Features Editor F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” Little did he know how heavily his words would resonate in for the 21st century’s youth. Young love is a topic of debate since no one …

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Introduction: Getting Healthy with the Moor

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief Basketball player Magic Johnson once said, “You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.” Of course, this can apply to anything: academics, extracurriculars or even getting in shape. According to the Mayo Clinic, the numerous benefits of …

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