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Michelle Obama Headscarf Dispute Reveals Poor Journalism

AMBER LI Staff Writer Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries in the world where women are required by law to cover their heads. As stated in Religion Dispatches, women wear headscarves for religious reasons and to show signs of modesty, intelligence and purity. Since it is practiced by …

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SB 850 Paves Way for Community Colleges

SHELLEY LIN FARRAH LUU Staff Writers Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 (SB 850), adding California to the 21 other states that allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. SB 850 will start off as a pilot program that will end in 2023. The fifteen community colleges …

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Teachers, Parents, Students Collaborate on AP Night

ELTON HO Copy Editor On the night of Wednesday, Feb. 11, AHS classrooms once again filled with students, this time accompanied by parents. They were attending the annual AP Parent Night, an event that informs students and parents about the rigorous academic courses available at AHS. Its purpose was also …

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Fast Food Hinders Academic Growth

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer Research led by Ohio State University Assistant Professor Kelly M. Purtell, accompanied Elizabeth T. Gershoff, a developmental psychologist from the University of Texas, suggests that consistent fast food consumption hinders academic development.The study asked 8,544 fifth-grade students, who took the survey known as the Early Childhood …

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Freshman Council Spotlight

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief With every incoming class of freshmen comes the freshman council elections. This year, voting was held from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23, with the officers announced the following week. The elected council consists of President Candy Thong and officers Matthew Chan, Kelly Diep, Leslie Gutierrez, …

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Sadie Hawkins: Are You Glowing?

DEREK WU Staff Writer This year, the annual Sadie Hawkins dance will be held on Feb. 13. 2016 Junior Council has been raising funds for this year’s prom since 2012 and the Sadie Hawkins dance is one way they plan to gain financial support. Council members have prepared all aspects …

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Obama Administration Proposes Workplace Reform

CINDY LUO News Editor In President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, the first and most discussed topic was the middle-class economy and new proposals to protect working families. Raising the minimum wage to more than $15,000 a year is Obama’s first step. Obama has also advocated …

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Increase of Latino Presence on UC Campuses

DENISE TIEU CINDY LUO News Editors As the percentage of Latino high school graduates increases, as shown by a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, the amount of in-state Latino students accepted into Universities of California (UCs) has also risen for the 2014-2015 school year. With 28.8 percent …

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President Obama Proposes New Community College Tuition Reform

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama addressed an issue that hit very close to home for many Americans—the ongoing matter of student debt. In what he calls “A Better Bargain for the Middle Class,” Obama intends to make the American Dream …

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Number of 2015 UC Applicants Breaks Record Despite Tuition Increase

SARA HERNANDEZ Staff Writer In 2014, the Board of Regents of the UC system voted for a tuition increase over the next five years. Tuition will increase by five percentile from the 2013-2014 tuition cost of $12,804 for California residents and $36,828 for out-of-state and international students, according to Huffington …

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