Diversity in Sports

Ethnic backgrounds are often disregarded when it comes to high school athletics. However, diversity plays a key factor in the success of a team; the reason being is that having many views is an important aspect of victory. Diversity provides teams with different insights and also with new perspectives. Diversity also creates changes and new ideas that can be beneficial

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Senior Renee Cruz, Varsity Softball Captain

TINA CHEN Staff Writer 1. Yes, I do feel it is important that sports consist of different ethnicities because it expresses the uniqueness of what the sport has gone through over time. 2. At first glance, the softball team doesnʼt seem diverse, but we are actually composed of different ethnicities. I have teammates who are of Caucasian, African American and

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Junior Ezra Broadus, Varsity Track Member

KEVIN KONG Staff Writer 1. Yes, diversity is important because you donʼt want sports to have tension with different racial groups. Therefore, everyone can get along with each other. 2. Overall, there are different ethnicities in the track team, but itʼs mostly consisted of Asians. 3. Yes, because certain sports are intimidating for some ethnicities, and I feel that certain

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Sid’s Spot: Developing Positive Characteristics for the Future

SIDNEY AUNG Sports Editor Participating in sports is an important part of the high school experience and can help develop lifelong skills in the process. It builds character and teaches self-discipline; not to mention that it also rewards athletes with many unforgettable memories and experiences. Success follows hard work; athletes learn this concept as they consistently push through obstacles and

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Alhambra High School: Adversity with Diversity

A student panel occurred on Friday, March 9 to address issues currently affecting our student body regarding diversity and school culture. During the panel, representatives of the student body expressed their honest opinions about the problems that exist on campus in an open discussion. The main points of discussion included questions about demographics, leadership, minimizing the achievement gap, respect and

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Activities

Catherine Chiang and Daisy Prom Opinions Editors If there’s one thing that students at AHS should be proud about, it’s the variety of activities available on campus. And yet, this is also one of the biggest sources of our shame. While we claim to have a club for everyone, participation in activities, leadership and events is not diverse, but half-hearted

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Academics

Catherine Chiang and Daisy Prom Opinions Editors It’s the issue that educators at AHS have been trying to solve for years: The achievement gap between Asians and Latinos. While we wonder whether the cause is attributed to culture, apathy or environment, the student panel provided suggestions based on their own experiences. The panel spoke of the need to motivate students

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Culture

Catherine Chiang and Daisy Prom Opinions Editor Our school “culture” has been analyzed to death this past year, especially with the WASC team evaluation. But for most of us, all we know is that it’s flawed. Our panel brought up the main problems they saw in AHS’ culture, including the tension between Asians and Latinos on campus and lack of

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