Rich Entrepreneur’s Alternative to College

KATHERINE ONG Opinions Editor Isn’t college supposed to be where people go to achieve six-figure salaries in order to support a filet-mignon and Ferrari lifestyle? Not anymore, considering today’s lacking job market. In fact, a good number of students are heading off to college, only to end up with a crushing debt and a degree that is virtually useless in

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Spoken and Broken Silence from AMPS

JENNIFER THAI Staff Writer With all the commotion of the new school year, we were able to get a taste of some of the many talented groups on campus in the Welcome Back assembly, including the Alhambra Moors Poets Society (AMPS). Their performance was both captivating and intriguing. Needless to say, their hard work paid off in the end. Their

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CAHSEE Scores Hinder PI Status Removal

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief A new school year brings new beginnings, but it also reflects upon past achievements and milestone challenges that have yet to be overcome. Despite improvement from the 2010-2011 school year, AHS will remain in Program Improvement (PI) status due to unsatisfactory CAHSEE scores from the 2011-2012 school year. Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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Delay of 2012 CST Scores Causes Strong Impact on Class Scheduling

SEAN NGUYEN Staff Writer Each year the State Board of Education administers the STAR exams to measure statewide academic achievement and hold California schools accountable for helping their students meet the state’s standards for education.  Scores are typically released by early August, but the public release of this year’s scores saw almost a two-week delay due to issues regarding the

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New AUSD Superintendent Laura Tellez Begins Term

CAROLINE REN Copy Editor After 42 years of working for the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD), Donna Perez retired from her role as superintendent on Aug. 31. Laura Tellez, who has worked for the district for nine years, stepped into her new position as superintendent on Sept. 1. Although there is a new superintendent, there will not be changes in

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America’s College Graduation Rates Stagnating

ELLEN LI News Editor As high school seniors prepare to complete and submit their college applications this fall, many of them are more stressed about getting into college rather than graduating from college. However, what they do not realize is that applying is only the first of many steps to be taken in the pursuit of a higher education. According

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Legislative Meetings Give Voice to Students

SUSANNA AIGA DENISE TIEU Staff Writers AHS’ body of government reflects the United States branches of government. In both, legislature creates laws and amends laws, if necessary, in order to serve the general public. Every year, legislative meetings are held from the beginning of the school year to the end. This year’s meetings, facilitated by advisers Dorothy Burkhart and David

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Trade Off Between Sleep and Grades

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief A typical teenager requires exactly nine hours and fifteen minutes of sleep, but a 2007 study revealed that approximately only eight percent of high school students receive enough sleep on an average school night. This study, which appeared online in the “Journal of Adolescent Health,” is based off of a national Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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