Hall of Fame: Tom Hall

ANHAYTE GUAJARDO Staff Writer Tom Hall has been at AHS for 29 years, as a physical education teacher and a coach for baseball, football and basketball. This year, he has been awarded with the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his performance. Hall was born on Feb. 28, 1959 and grew up in Alhambra. As a

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Hall of Fame: Jim Wetmore

KEVIN KONG Sports Editor After 29 years of teaching and 11 years of coaching boys’ varsity basketball, Jim Wetmore was recently inducted into the AHS Hall of Fame. Wetmore attended California State University, Los Angeles and received his master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. Wetmore began teaching in 1983 and served as the head coach for basketball from

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Spotlight: Taylor Warren

•Served one year as varsity captain •Qualified for CIF •One year in JV •One year in frosh/soph •Two years in varsity 1. What have you enjoyed most about playing volleyball? [I’ve enjoyed] the people that I meet when I play. I just fell in love with this sport and meeting different people made me love it even more. 2. What

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Spotlight: Jessica Phung

•Served one year as varsity captain •Qualified for CIF twice •Two years in JV •Two years in varsity 1. How has being captain of varsity tennis influenced your high school career? It has really helped [me] connect with more of my teammates and [taught me to] step up to help lead them. 2. When did you start playing tennis and

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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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