AHS Fails to Meet Standards, Designated PI School

SHANNON LI News Editor As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, the federal government set Average Yearly Progress (AYP) standards that all schools are required to meet. AYP scores are determined by the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), which is administered to sophomores in February. If a school does not meet its AYP standards for two years,

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Tri-City Prepares for Busy New Year

VICTORIA GAVIA Copy Editor For years, Tri-City Orchestra has brought musically talented students together to perform, practice and compete. These young people come from Alhambra, Mark Keppel and San Gabriel. This year, there is as large a group as ever with more than 60 students meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the AHS music room.

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Bob Wondries Holds Fundraiser with AHS

JOYCE LAM Editor in Chief As the Fall Executive Board begins the new school year, they have already prepared themselves to do what they can to encourage students to have “Moor” pride. Hoping to raise some extra funds to beautify our campus environment, Executive is currently promoting an innovated type of fundraiser: test-driving cars. The fundraiser is called “Drive One

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Second Language Takes First Priority

For more than 30 years AHS has dedicated an entire department to the advancement and integration of students who emigrate from foreign countries to the United States. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program not only teaches students English, it helps assimilate them to life in a new environment. This program is headed by French teacher Marina Desta who

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Gubernatorial Candidates Differ on Schools

ALAN TAM News Editor The contest for California’s governorship has been a closely fought race for both Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown. Topics such as immigration reform, taxation and the environment have been debated by both candidates on television, as well as radio. To AHS students, however, these issues take the back burner when the topic of education

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AP Exams Undergo Scoring Change

ELLEN LI Staff Writer There are five minutes left on the clock for your AP Biology Exam and you have ten unanswered questions left on the multiple-choice section. You don’t know whether to guess on those questions and risk losing points or to leave any of them blank and not be awarded points. However, beginning with the May 2011 AP

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Stress is Common Trend with Students

JENNIFER PIERCE Staff Writer Between AP classes, clubs, sports, family and friends, high school students are finding that stress is unavoidable. “Handling stress is not discussed enough. There’s no class to help cope with stress,” said counselor Jacqueline Herrera. The school nurse, Anita Man, sees symptoms of stress everyday, ranging from stomachaches to migraines, although not always specified as stress

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High Schools Around The World

Whether you’re taking classes in Argentina, Germany, Japan or South Africa, a quality education is being achieved. The four to five years a student spends after primary school before they go off to a university, trade school or work is commonly referred to as secondary school. Come and explore the different types of secondary schools across the world from Europe

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Germany

In Germany, rather than attending what we call “high school,” students go to “Gymnasium.” Typically, a student expects to have eight to nine years of schooling beginning at the age of ten. Gymnasium is thought of as an institution to be attended by only the smartest of students, and each school holds its attendees to very strict standards. Only about

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Japan

Imagine starting school at 7:45 a.m. and leaving at 3:50 p.m.—it’s a little late, but it’s doable. Now, imagine starting at the same time and ending at 5:50p.m. Although it may seem implausible to some and would stir up tons of protests among the student body here, this is completely normal for students in Fukuoka, Japan who attend Chikushi Senior

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