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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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ASB Spreads Moor Spirit in Spring Rally

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer On April 3, ASB hosted the annual Spring Rally during lunch. The Spring Rally presented this season’s sports: boys’ volleyball, swim, badminton, boys’ tennis, track and field, girls’ softball and boys’ baseball. “[This spring rally], we [wanted] to highlight [student athletes’] accomplishments and also celebrate senior …

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FHA-HEROes: Leaders in and out of the House

ELTON HO Copy Editor At AHS, members of the Future Homemakers Of America-Home Economics Related Occupations (FHA-HERO) club sharpen their career and leadership skills as they explore a variety of home economics-related topics throughout the year, including fashion and cooking. Adviser and Vocational Education Department Head Julie Eyre assists club …

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Teen Girl Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

JADE LIEU Staff Writer On March 9, a 16-year-old girl in Chicago was secretly vaccinated by Wells High School without consent, according to Education News. The teen, Noelle Miller, wound up receiving multiple immunization shots including one for Hepatitus A, chicken pox, meningitis and Human Papillomavirus Infection. According to Education …

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Zaytuna Institute First Accredited Muslim College in U.S.

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer On March 4, 2015, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC made Zaytuna College the first accredited Muslim college in the U.S. Accreditation from WASC, or one of the other five organizations authorized by the government to evaluate colleges. The college began as the Zaytuna …

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99 Ranch Market to Replace Ralphs

DENISE TIEU News Editor Alhambra City Manager Mary Swink announced on Feb. 23 that after years of business, the Ralphs on E. Main Street will be closing. According to Alhambra Source, Ralphs did not renew its lease because of unsuccessful rent negotiations. “It’s disappointing. I’ve been walking to Ralphs for …

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ALA Honors AUSD Supt.

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent Laura Tellez-Gagliano, along with five other scholarship recipients from AUSD, will be honored on May 1 at Almansor Court during the Alhambra Latino Association (ALA)’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner and Dance, according to Around Alhambra. The scholarship recipients were chosen …

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Obama Administration Proposes Workplace Reform

CINDY LUO News Editor In President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, the first and most discussed topic was the middle-class economy and new proposals to protect working families. Raising the minimum wage to more than $15,000 a year is Obama’s first step. Obama has also advocated …

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Dance Teams Continue Winning Streak

Since February, Alhambra’s All-Male, Drill and Orchesis dance teams have been competing in various competitions. This year, the teams have attended Streetdance USA and Glendale Games at Glendale High, along with other competitions at Sonora, Glen A. Wilson, West Torrance and Fountain Valley. During this season, Alhambra’s All-Male Dance Team …

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