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ASB SPOTLIGHT: Adviser Sally Yoo

Interviews by DENISE TIEU AND CINDY LUO NEWS EDITORS 1. What do you think you need most as an adviser? I’ll need a lot of help from people and their patience as I continue to learn about this new role. 2. What prompted you to lead ASB? I believe high …

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ASB SPOTLIGHT: Adviser Leah Christian

Interviews by DENISE TIEU AND CINDY LUO NEWS EDITORS 1. What do you think you need most as an adviser? We want to see everyone participate and take pride in our school. [It’s] also important to have the support and presence of the faculty at big events. 2. What prompted …

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ASB SPOTLIGHT: President Kristie Sham

Interviews by DENISE TIEU AND CINDY LUO NEWS EDITORS 1. What experiences/lifetime lessons/etc. do you think you can learn from ASB? I think every officer gains a sense of perspective — the effort and determination it takes to hold a successful event, the importance of representing all groups on campus …

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ASB SPOTLIGHT: Vice President Allen Chen

Interviews by DENISE TIEU AND CINDY LUO NEWS EDITORS 1. How positive is your outlook toward the new year? In my eyes, change is good. We have a new adviser, a brand new crop of student leaders and more ideas. I think we’ll do great things this year. 2. What …

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Shining the Spotlight on Annual Stage Show

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer After a whole year of practice and preparation, the annual AHS Stage Show took place on April 25. The AHS Dance Team, consisting of Drill, Orchesis and All-Male, in addition to a guest appearance by the Cheer Team, performed in the Stage …

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Students Illustrate Their Dreams at Chalk Art Event

CINDY LUO Staff Writer DENISE TIEU News Editor After the first chalk art exhibition at AHS during the fall semester, a second Student Chalk Art Event, entitled “Dreams,” was showcased on May 1. According to Ceramics teacher Jayson Pineda, who hosted the event, the Student Chalk Art Event’s purpose was …

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Girls’ League Resilient After Spring Fling Cancellation

ELTON HO Staff Writer Due to inadequate ticket sales, Girls’ League’s Spring Fling, the planned final dance of the year, was cancelled two days before its scheduled occurrence on May 2. As the dance was approaching, the number of tickets sold was still distant from the arranged quota, so Girls’ …

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California Secures Testing Waiver, Implements Field Tests in Lieu of CSTs

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief For the many Californian students who have been accustomed to the annual California State Tests (CST), this year marks a transition with the elimination of state tests in favor of common-core-aligned field tests. “We appreciate the Obama Administration’s approval of this important request, which will …

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CSU to Impose ‘Success Fees’

CINDY LUO REBECCA ZENG Staff Writers Besides regular annual tuition and other campus-based enrollment fees, thousands of undergraduate California State University (CSU) students are facing an extra charge for higher education in the form of student “success fees.” According to the Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), since 2011, CSUs have …

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Prom Debuts at the Wallis Annenberg Building

DIANA LI DENISE TIEU News Editors On the night of April 5, over five hundred students attended Junior Council’s Prom. Held at the nearby California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building, the dance began at 7 p.m. and concluded at 12 a.m. The site offered 32,000 square feet of scenery, including …

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