Charles Tran (Girls’ Volleyball)

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer 1. What distinguishes you from other/past coaches? 2. How would you describe yourself as a coach? 3. Why do you love the sport that you coach? 4. How has coaching influenced your life? 5. How has coaching helped you build bonds with your team? 1. This is my fourth year coaching for Alhambra volleyball and I

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Age of the Heroes: (-∞ B.C., ∞ A.D.)

JENNY LEE Features Editor Rewind to year 400 million B.C. and our “hero” may have been a mother Triceratop protecting her baby dinosaurs from a vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Fast-forward to year 2013 A.D. and this “hero” may now be a human mother protecting her children from walking into a financially problematic future by nagging them to excel in their academics.

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Hero-rdinary

CINDY LUO Staff Writer To little kids, heroes are people with superpowers and can always deliberately and courageously overcome insurmountable obstacles. However, we are all too well aware that they can never be found in real life. In fact, we don’t really need a superpower or a cape to be a hero and make huge differences in the world. Modern

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Heroes: Past, Present, and Pseudo

Jade Lieu Staff Writer Myths and their heroes give meaning to life. We transcend our common life into a world in which mythological heroes interact with humans, and we can believe that our daily actions are part of the deities’ grand schemes. In our hardships, the pain is more bearable because we believe that the trials have meaning; we are

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Government Shutdown: Reasons and Repercussions

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor DENISE TIEU News Editor On Oct. 1, a partial federal government shutdown occurred, the first in nearly two decades. In the past, there have been 17 U.S. government shutdowns, which is when expendable government services are closed. A few hours before the deadline, the House Republican leader won approval to enact a new plan to connect

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Cheating Commonplace Among College Students

ELTON HO Staff Writer The old saying goes, “Cheaters never prosper.” But is this really true in the context of academics? Despite school officials’ condemning attitudes toward academic dishonesty, it has always been a pervasive factor of scholastic life, from within lowly high schools to prestigious universities like Harvard. In an extensive study from 2002-2010 led by Donald McCabe, Ph.D,

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Implementation of Minecraft in Education

Rebecca Zeng Staff Writer Minecraft, a game created by Markus Persson, gained its popularity among the youth, which has caused some teachers to look more closely at the video game. Some educators claim that Minecraft has helped with teaching students art, geography and architecture by giving pupils the chance to learn in a virtual world. However, there are some drawbacks

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Lessons From Our Mothers

DEREK WU Staff Writer As children grow into adolescents, they begin to experience the sweet taste of freedom. However, does growing into adulthood mean that we also forget those lessons and ethics from our parents or any adult figures which shape us into admirable people? As we move further along in life, those lessons are forgotten or ignored and participating

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