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PEGA Tackles E-Waste

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Shortened life spans and increased quantities of electronic items have resulted in rapid growth among obsolete electronics, also known as e-waste. Everyday electronics, such as computers and mobile phones, can be reused, refurbished or recycled; however, many of these are improperly disposed of and contribute …

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Finds a Permanent Home

SEAN NGUYEN Staff Writer The space shuttle Endeavour was transported in October to the California Science Center as a permanent addition to the science center’s brand new air and space exhibit after being chosen from 20 other proposals as the location of display. “[The Endeavour exhibit] is informative and fun,” …

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Tomato Sauce Now Deemed Nutritionally Equal to Vegetables

MICHELLE PAULINO Staff Writer Within the last month, Congress has received criticism regarding their recent decision to recognize pizza as a vegetable. However, the bill, which was passed in November, deems one-eighth of a cup or two tablespoons of tomato paste as half a serving of vegetables. With this knowledge …

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No-Shave ʻMovemberʼ Raises Prostate Cancer Awareness

DEBORAH CHEN Staff Writer November is considered a very important month, not only because of Thanksgiving, but also because it is the month-long celebration of menʼs health which has been christened ʻMovemberʼ. What began as a joke between friends in Australia in 2003 soon became a force in educating the …

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VAPAʼs Winter Concert Spreads Holiday Spirit

DEBORAH CHEN Staff Writer Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra and Choir performed together at the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) concert in the auditorium on Friday, Dec. 9. The concert showcased what the VAPA groups have worked on throughout the year. During the concert, the Concert Band used wind and …

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AUSD Fundraises for Japan Relief

On March 11, a 9.0 earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Though this would have been devastating in itself, the subsequent tsunami and nuclear plant meltdowns have rendered this a global tragedy. In the midst of all this loss, however, there has been a staggering outpour of …

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New California Vaccination Law

Beginning in the next fall of the ’11-’12 school year, a new immunization law will require all California students entering seventh through twelfth grade to be immunized with a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) booster shot. Previously, only incoming seventh graders needed records of the shot. Pertussis, more commonly …

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Teens’ Use of Marijuana Spreading

Weed, grass, Mary Jane. All are nicknames for marijuana: an illegal substance greatly increasing in use throughout the United States. According to a study conducted in Connecticut and published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, about 40 percent of Connecticut high students have tried marijuana at least once. While this …

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Quality of Online Schooling Debated

Compared to spending eight hours in classrooms, the idea of staying at home, surfing the web and still earning credits for class seems very appealing. Due to budget cuts, a growing number of middle schools and high schools have resorted to providing online courses to make up for failed classes. …

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Seniors Victorious in Powderpuff Game

Rather than just watching boys play football, AHS junior and senior girls had their own chance to give the sport a shot. Junior and senior girls, in addition to Alhambra Student Athlete Program (ASAP), sported pink and blue shirts for the Powderpuff Football Game, which took place on March 11 …

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