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Meet New Mayor Steven Placido

DIANA LI News Editor On Feb. 25, Dr. Steven Placido was sworn into office as mayor; alongside him was Stephen Sham, who was sworn in as vice mayor. Placido, a family dentist, has long records of civic and community involvement. He previously served as the mayor of Alhambra from 2005 …

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Talent Tuesday: Highlighting the Abilities of AHS Students

DENISE TIEU Staff Writer Among the new events and games presented during lunch time at AHS are Talent Tuesdays. As the name suggests, students showcase their talents on the first Tuesday of the month. “Talent Tuesdays [were] created to expose the talents of our student body. This will allow students …

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Vitamin D and Calcium: Superfluous Supplements

SARAH TAKHAR Staff Writer The body needs Vitamin D and calcium to improve bone density and to prevent bones from being brittle and fragile. So are Vitamin D and calcium supplements helpful in avoiding fractured bones? The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of health experts that advises …

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Simulation Meets Application in International Economic Summit

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Although economics is typically associated with adults, high school seniors in participating schools are given the opportunity to experience world trade through the International Economic Summit (IES). The IES is a hands-on simulation that teaches fundamental economic concepts through the context of world trade. Students …

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Capital Appreciation Bonds, Debt for Future Generation

DENISE TIEU Staff Writer Over the past six years, more than 400 school districts in California have generated a larger amount in Capital Appreciation Bond (CAB) debt than in any other state. According to California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, these districts have borrowed $9 billion for new buildings, maintenance and …

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AHS Academic Decathlon Concludes Season, Continues Focus

DIANA LI News Editor After a grueling season, AHS’ Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) team placed 12th out of 45 schools in the two-day Los Angeles County Competition held at El Rancho High School and the University of Southern California. Though the team did not qualify to compete at the state competition, …

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Colleges Gaming the System

SEAN NGUYEN Staff Writer As colleges begin admitting freshmen, there will be situations where students must pick between colleges that have accepted them. Students and families often refer to rankings from sources such as U.S. News & World Report or Forbe’s Top Colleges List in making the final decision. However, …

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Sky-High Achievements of AHS Students

SARAH TAKHAR Staff Writer “In the city of Alhambra challenging the eye, stands a school above all others stands Alhambra High.” AHS’ Alma Mater states that its school is filled with students who strive to uphold the school’s name, and AHS students have risen up to the challenge. One recognized …

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NSRI Aims to Reduce Sodium Intake, Improve Heart Health

CAROLINE REN Copy Editor Across America, individuals generally do not carefully monitor what they consume. According to the Institute of Medicine, the average daily sodium intake in the U.S. is 3,400 mg, which is above the 2,300 mg recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Approximately 80 percent of …

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