‘More Than a Memory’ at Sadie Hawkins

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer Sadie Hawkins, the high school tradition of the girl-asks-boy dance, originated from a comic strip. In the cartoon, there was a designated day in November when unmarried women could chase bachelors around town in hopes of catching them for marriage. The comic became very popular and the tradition was born. Schools across the country were inspired

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No Nickels for Knowledge

CINDY LUO Staff Writer Nowadays, most students in Kansas are dealing with this situation: sharing one 36-people maximum occupancy classroom with over 50 students, lacking replacements for well-thumbed textbooks or teacher resources, but are still being asked to reach even higher academic standards or career readiness in the presence of these adverse conditions. According to the New York Times, a

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Moor About the Start

ANGELA YANG Staff Writer Though we all attend AHS, how many of us are aware of the history behind our school? We all know that our mascot is the Moor and that our school has been influenced by the Alhambra in Spain. However, many do not know why our school has adopted the Moor as our mascot or why our

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Surrogate Living Invokes Potential

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief While the first few months of each year promises excitement from various awards ceremonies—namely the Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild—the awards are, oddly enough, not always the center of attention. What’s highlighted just as, if not more, often are the red carpet appearances. Dior. Gucci. Armani. Naturally, the aforementioned brands aren’t affordable for

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A Moor History

JANET GUAN Staff Writer By looking at our mascot’s weapon of choice, many can tell that the Moor symbolizes our school’s fighting spirit. However, numerous students do not know the origins of the Moor. The word “Moors” refers to the Muslim inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 A.D. These invaders were usually known to originate from Algeria or Morocco.

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