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FBLA Excels at Local Competition

On March 5, Alhambra’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members joined with a variety of schools from California for the annual Gold Coast Section Leadership Conference, held at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Participants had the opportunity to take part in competitions or attend informational workshops. “Competing at Sectionals was …

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Eighth Graders Preview AHS

The annual eighth grade orientation was held in the auditorium on March 4 for incoming freshmen. Principal Brad Walsh, PE coaches, Band, Choir, Color Guard, All Male, Drill, and other dance teams were also present at the welcoming pep assembly. Students from various service clubs also gave the eighth graders …

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‘Our Town’ Debuts in Little Theater

From March 16-18, the spring play, “Our Town,” will be performed in the Little Theater. Adapted from Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Award-winning play, the story takes place in a small New England town during the twentieth century. “Last year, The Fantasticks was very successful [because] there was a fun script and …

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Vaccination Theory Debunked

When Dr. Andrew Wakefield released his research paper in 1998 on the link between vaccines and the emergence of autism in children, many worried parents began refusing to let their children take the treatments, blaming doctors for their children’s disabilities. Celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey have spoken …

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SAT II Tests No Longer Required

After being a source of student stress for over ten years, the SAT Subject Tests are no longer mandatory, starting with current juniors, in order to be admitted into the Universities of California (UC) system. The tests, which focus on particular subjects such as Literature and Biology, used to be …

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VSA Chapters Hosts Culture Night

How would you feel about going camping for a week in the summer and learning about Vietnamese culture? The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) does this yearly, along with many other activities, to bond with members from other schools. “Spreading the Vietnamese culture to the community is the main goal of …

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French Club Sets Sights on Paris

The French Club was founded in 1922. While preserving one of the oldest clubs in AHS, the French Club continues to thrive and explore many of the aspects of the French culture. The members study the customs by watching movies, sampling French food and learning the language during their meetings …

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School Attendance Goes Electronic

Recently, a change has been made to AHS’ attendance policies. The readmit slip, brought to teachers after a student is absent, is no longer being used to clear these absences. Powerschool, a program in which students are able to check up on their grades, has added a new feature. Teachers …

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Sadder Meals in San Francisco

If you’re planning to go to San Francisco, don’t count on getting a Happy Meal. In December, San Francisco took a step with the banning of McDonald’s famous Happy Meal. The new ordinance states that a toy cannot be provided with a meal that does not meet a certain standard …

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Pancake Breakfast Placed on Hold

Breakfast is argued to be the most important meal of the day, providing the consumer with the nutrients to function properly while awake. The Senior Council scheduled a Senior Pancake Breakfast in the cafeteria from 8 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 13. Although the event was postponed, the breakfast was …

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