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History of Hallow’s Eve

DEREK WU Staff Writer Halloween is a holiday that many Americans celebrate and enjoy. However, Halloween was not invented by Americans; the holiday was created by the Celts 2000 years ago in modern day Ireland. The Celts thought that Nov. 1, the beginning of winter, was associated with human death …

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ASB Introduces Senate System

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer As the students and staff of AHS adjust to the new school year and class representatives are chosen, the ASB has decided to change the representation system. Last year, the system consisted of classroom spokespersons going over Constituion revisions. This year, however, the system is a …

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AHS Under New Principal’s Administration

DIANA LI News Editor After former Principal Brad Walsh left AHS, a new administrator arrived to continue AHS’ legacy. Though Principal Duane Russell is new to AHS, he is not inexperienced with the roles of teaching and administrating. Russell began his career in education in 1986, when he became a …

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New Kickoff Event Welcomes Freshmen

ELTON HO Staff Writer The new school year brings along new freshmen, many who may be intimidated by AHS’ unfamiliar campus. This year, in order to make this transition less daunting, Associated Student Body (ASB) organized “High School 101,” a freshman kickoff event. A week before the first day of …

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AHS Student Banker Transfers to SGHS

CAROLINE REN Copy Editor After working at AHS for six years, three of which she spent as a student banker, Marilynn Chun recently transferred to San Gabriel High School (SGHS) under a new district policy which rotates student bankers. “We definitely miss Mrs. Chun; it’s the end of the school …

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Exploring Future Options with Gap Year

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor With graduation coming up soon, what comes next? For most seniors, college is the next chapter of their lives. However, there is also the alternative of taking a gap year. A gap year is a period of time when a student takes a hiatus from school …

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Switched at Work: Assistant Principals Rotate Positions

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor AHS takes numerous administrator to run successfully. Recently, Assistant Principal of Business and Activities Phuong Nguyen and Assistant Principal of Guidance Jeremy Infranca have switched positions. The decision for the switch was made to ensure that Infranca and Nguyen would be able to learn new skills …

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Celiac Disease Leads to Lawsuit Against School

DIANA LI News Editor Last December, Lesley University faced a settlement that now requires the school to serve gluten-free foods. The U.S. Justice Department received a complaint in 2009 alleging that the university violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not accommodating students with celiac disease, a common genetic …

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Rockin’ Around the Holiday Committee

SYLVIA WINSTON Staff Writer AHS proudly holds around 75 clubs on its campus; one such club is the Holiday Committee. The committee is involved in various activities, including canned food drives, holiday grams and the annual Eui Lim Memorial Scholarship. The committee’s main goal is to raise money and send …

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PSAT Delay Impedes Students’ Schedules

SUSANNA AIGA Staff Writer Numerous students displayed mixed feelings on Oct. 17 after discovering the postponement of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) scheduled to take place that same day. The PSAT was instead moved to Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. School Site Council originally planned for the PSAT …

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