Home / News / News Briefs (page 2)

News Briefs

Tension Between Russia and Ukraine Intensifies

DIANA LI News Editor Protests in Ukraine began in November 2013 when Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended talks with the European Union (EU). Had Yanukovych signed the Free Trade Agreement and Associate Agreement, Ukraine would have gained closer political ties to the EU as well as economic growth, according to …

Read More »

South First Street Reverts to Two-Way

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer In December 2013, the Alhambra City Council held a meeting in which members approved the decision to revert South First Street back into a two-way street. The change also affected North First Street, which became a one-way street between Main Street and Woodward Avenue. The street …

Read More »

Lunar Neigh Year Celebration Begins

DIANA LI News Editor The last day of January marked the beginning of the 2014 Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, typically falls between late January and mid-February because the lunar calendar is based on the …

Read More »

AHS Student Participates in Rose Parade

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer The 125th annual Rose Parade was held this year on Jan. 1. The Rose Parade, traditionally known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is a festival celebrated with flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrians, a rider or performer on horseback. The Rose Parade, which takes place …

Read More »

Online Activities’ Influence on College Admissions

DEREK WU Staff Writer In light of college apps season, the New York Times wrote an article about a high school senior who attended a Bowdoin College information session last year. Later, she was rejected after admissions officers found her social media account, in which she belittled fellow attendees at …

Read More »

California Voters Likely to Support Marijuana

DEREK WU Staff Writer The possession of marijuana was once banned in the United States; however, the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana recently gained support from the state of California. Currently, the recreational sale of marijuana is legalized in Colorado and Washington. New studies by the National Institute …

Read More »

Retail Stores’ Non-existent Holiday

DIANA LI News Editor With the annual Black Friday sales approaching, it is no surprise that more stores intend to retain employees for longer hours in order to keep up with the busy holiday sales. Midnight openings have become increasingly common, but this year, the retail store Kmart plans to …

Read More »

Hot Sauce Company Under Heat

JOSEPH ALAN NEY-JUN Staff Writer Processing the ingredients to make the Sriracha sauce releases strong fumes into the air that cause irritation in the nose, and at its strongest, the skin and eyes. While the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, CA does have a filtration system already in place, …

Read More »

Alhambra Ranked Among Top U.S. Cities

ANGELA YANG Staff Writer Alhambra was recently named one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. by Livability.com, coming in at number 21 behind fellow San Gabriel Valley city Pasadena. The cities were given individual scores based on economics, health care, housing, social and civic capital, education …

Read More »

Self-Organized Success

CINDY LUO Staff Writer Research shows that students who work in groups, in addition to regular instructions, are more likely to learn more efficiently compared to those who are only taught by a teacher. This system, called self-organization, is ideal in places where teachers may not be available. Sugata Mitra’s …

Read More »