Major Events of 2012

January January 21: (Dutch Teen Sails Around the World) Laura Dekker became the first youngest sailor at sixteen years old to complete a global voyage alone. She began her trip January 20th, 2011 and finished January 21st, 2012, when she landed in St. Maarten, which is located in the Carribean. February February 6: (Diamond Jubilee) Elizabeth II of Great Britain

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Into the Depths with David: Scandal Ruins Armstrong’s Reputation, Shows Importance of Integrity in Sports

DAVID TAN Staff Writer Lance Armstrong was regarded as one of the best cyclists and athletes of all time. With his story of fighting cancer and still being able to be an athlete winning countless titles, he has inspired many, including myself. He has won several cycling titles, including seven Tour de France titles and one Olympic bronze medal. Armstrong

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New Season on the way for the JV Girls’ Soccer Team

DAVID TAN Staff Writer As winter begins to roll in, the JV girls’ soccer team will be getting ready to start their long-awaited season. The team has been practicing and preparing in their off-season, which includes summer practices, working on conditioning, communication and technique. However, there is still much work needed to be done before the start of their season.

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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

DENISE TIEU Staff Writer If the Declaration of Independence clearly states that, “all men [are] created equal [and] endowed with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” then why is America still fighting a war to take away people’s happiness? Same-sex marriage is condemned and banned in 31 states. Why? Because it’s not

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Responsibilities Over Rights and Regulations

SUSANNA AIGA Staff Writer Why do people recklessly pull the trigger, putting innocent lives in danger? What pushes them over the edge? As America mourned and struggled to find an explanation to Sandy Hook’s shockingly heinous crime, many questioned the usage of firearms and called for stricter gun control laws. However, guns themselves are not responsible for crimes committed. The

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You Can’t Just Facebook Everyone

SEAN NGUYEN Staff Writer After four years of laborious work, students across the nation and students here at AHS are traditionally given the privilege of cracking open a yearbook to find out who among the student body were chosen to receive the glory of representing their graduating class as a “Senior Best.” Yet, it is apparent that not everyone came

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