Utah Homecoming Cut Short by Short Dresses

DIANA LI News Editor Homecoming is an annual tradition celebrated by high schools across America that is an undeniably major event. However, after much anticipation for their Homecoming dance, students at Utah’s Stanbury High School (SHS) were disappointed when dozens of girls were turned away from the Homecoming dance due to dress-code violations. According to the school’s website, “[d]resses should

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Common Core State Standards to Unify Education Systems

CAROLINE REN Copy Editor The world of standardized education will soon change for much of the United States. Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which have been adopted in 45 states, including California, and three U.S. territories, are expected to be fully implemented by the 2014-2015 school year. The California State Board of Education guides the implementation of CCSS in California

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ASB Recycling Program Facilitates Campus Improvement

DENISE TIEU Staff Writer Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. On average, there is at most 80 percent of waste that can be recycled on high school grounds. With the help of a black bin located in every classroom, environmental awareness will be promoted by collecting and recycling the empty bottles scattered throughout AHS. The bins are a part of the new recycling

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PSAT Delay Impedes Students’ Schedules

SUSANNA AIGA Staff Writer Numerous students displayed mixed feelings on Oct. 17 after discovering the postponement of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) scheduled to take place that same day. The PSAT was instead moved to Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. School Site Council originally planned for the PSAT to be taken after school on a minimum day to

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PEGA Tackles E-Waste

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Shortened life spans and increased quantities of electronic items have resulted in rapid growth among obsolete electronics, also known as e-waste. Everyday electronics, such as computers and mobile phones, can be reused, refurbished or recycled; however, many of these are improperly disposed of and contribute to the nation’s waste. To help combat this problem, Planetary

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Finds a Permanent Home

SEAN NGUYEN Staff Writer The space shuttle Endeavour was transported in October to the California Science Center as a permanent addition to the science center’s brand new air and space exhibit after being chosen from 20 other proposals as the location of display. “[The Endeavour exhibit] is informative and fun,” senior Andrew Sirichuporn said. “[The shuttle] seems like it belongs

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