By The Year: Defining Moments

Jan 20, 1993 – Bill Clinton appointed President April 6, 1994- death of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana sparks Rwandan Genocide May 19, 1995 – Balamurali Ambati, world’s youngest doctor graduates from Mount Sinai at age 17 Aug 6, 1996 – NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars Mar 4, 1997 – federally funded human cloning research banned by

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Don’t Be Racist, Be Politically Incorrect!

JOHNNY HUYNH Staff Writer On March 13, a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) junior political science student named Alexandra Wallace was pushed to the breaking point. In her video “Asians in the Library,” Wallace expressed her frustration toward the Asian student community, a population on the UCLA campus she claims is defenseless and lacks “American” manners. Though she does

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Yes, I Wasn’t: A Ballad

“Don’t you talk back to me.” These words (or any variation of them), spoken in any language, have probably been heard by the majority of hot-blooded teenagers roaming the planet. I’ve heard them spoken in harsh whispers—this delivery is usually most effective by parents reluctant to cause a scene—and in behemoth tones within the comforting walls of my own home.

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Moor vs. Moor: Government Killed the Radio Star

The House of Representatives recently voted to cut government funding for the liberal-biased National Public Radio. This issue brings up the question of whether or not government-supported institutions should have content with any bias. Though silencing the liberal-biased news reporting of the National Public Radio (NPR) was not the Republicans’ official reason for cutting NPR’s funding, the House of Representatives’

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Gotta Get Down

JAMIE NGUYEN Staff Writer In the age of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, viral hits quickly become overnight wonders. Talent is no longer a necessity; now it only takes money and good publicity. Meet Rebecca Black, who paid $4,000 for the rights of two songs and to shoot a low budget video that to date has 98,859,889 views. She offers insightful

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AUSD Teacher Association to Protest Further Budget Cuts

JOYCE LAM Editor in Chief ALAN TAM News Editor Increases in class sizes, unpaid furlough days, reduced salaries and cuts to health benefits: all part of the current discussion within the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD). As the California budget crisis continues to deepen, conversation concerning massive changes to the 2011-2012 school year is emerging. Currently, the Alhambra Teachers Association

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AHS Swings into Spring Fling Dance

ELLEN LI Staff Writer When spring comes around the corner, things that might come to mind might be flowers, the sunshine and bunnies. For AHS students, however, something new was featured this season. This year, Girls’ League hosted their first annual Spring Fling on April 15 in the Large Gym. Because Winterball was cancelled due to low ticket sales, Spring

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Senior Helps Develop Distillation Device

ALAN TAM News Editor The Jisan Research Group is an organization that seeks to help promote student participation in research and development. Over the course of several months, they have made an important contribution in combating water scarcity. Utilizing what has been dubbed an “entro-chemical process,” a team has developed a device that can purify water without the use of

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Teens’ Use of Marijuana Spreading

Weed, grass, Mary Jane. All are nicknames for marijuana: an illegal substance greatly increasing in use throughout the United States. According to a study conducted in Connecticut and published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, about 40 percent of Connecticut high students have tried marijuana at least once. While this trend may not be consistent throughout the rest of the

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Quality of Online Schooling Debated

Compared to spending eight hours in classrooms, the idea of staying at home, surfing the web and still earning credits for class seems very appealing. Due to budget cuts, a growing number of middle schools and high schools have resorted to providing online courses to make up for failed classes. According to the Sloan Consortium, an organization dedicated to integrating

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