Public Denied LAUSD’s Teacher Records

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer Parents of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) went to court on July 23 to make the district release the individual records of teachers alongside their names. This information is kept within the district and is not revealed to the public, or even the teachers. The parent’s case was overturned by a three

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Bill Proposes Community College Bachelor’s Degree

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer California is making an effort to be the 22nd state, following Michigan, to give community colleges the legal authority to issue bachelor’s degrees. The California State Senate is currently reviewing SB850, a bill drawn up by Senators Joel Anderson of San Diego, Marty Block of San Diego and Jerry Hill of San Mateo. SB850 passed the

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Hampshire College’s Test-Blind Policy

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer On June 18, Hampshire College, a competitive four-year private liberal arts college, decided to enforce the “test-blind” policy. Hampshire College will no longer consider ACT or SAT scores when accepting applicants, because they believe it gives a disadvantage to students who do not come from wealthy families. According to a demographic conducted by the College Board,

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Fight for Education Gives Voice to the Student

KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor We have all had moments in our high school careers when our class schedules are completely different from what we want. Trying to get a certain Advanced Placement (AP) course or fighting to drop a specific period are recurring schedule problems every year. However, for hundreds of students at Jefferson High School, a simple trip to

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Aigat Your Back: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ….. Definitely Not Consent

SUSANNA AIGA Opinion Editor Sexist attitudes are especially prevalent in the world of fantasy, appearing to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest outlet to degrade women. Countless video games, movies and television shows hyper-sexualize and under-characterize female characters, portraying women with a whole lot of bust and a disproportionate amount of personality. Unfortunately, these attitudes toward women

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Cold Feet With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

JANET GUAN Copy Editor Throughout the news feeds of many social media accounts, videos of people dumping ice and water on themselves are becoming a common sight. The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge is gathering much attention to raise awareness and donations. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, it is a neurodegenerative disorder; the gradual degeneration of the

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Varsity Boys’ Water Polo Team Preparing for Upcoming Season

ANHAYTE GUAJARDO Staff Writer After ending last season with a 1-7 record, the varsity boys’ water polo team is back and working hard to redeem themselves this season. Despite the low number of athletes they had last year, this year the team is fully stocked with the largest number of athletes they have had in years. With each practice, the

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Commentary: Mandatory Punishments in Donald Sterling Scandal

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer African-Americans dealt with racism from the 1600s to the 1900s and while it is the 21st century, there are still a few who continue to be prejudiced against minorities. Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was caught in a controversy when he made a phone call to his mistress, V. Stiviano. According to

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Varsity Girls’ Tennis Serving Up Strides In Preseason

KEVIN KONG Sports Editor WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer After his 35th year of coaching in the San Gabriel Valley, Head Coach Calvin Chow finished his last season with the girls’ tennis team, earning a record of 3-5. Ranked third, the Moors brought three players, Catherine Hsu, Tiffany Chan and Monica Wu, to the Almont League Finals. Chan won second in

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