U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Reaches Milestone

JANET GUAN Copy Editor On Oct. 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they have guaranteed 21 million home loans since the start of their Home Loan Guaranty program. The program is part of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the “G.I. Bill of Rights,” which has guaranteed benefits for veterans since its establishment. “[The

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Concerns for UC Acceptance Could Decrease This Year

DEREK WU Staff Writer According to Los Angeles Times, starting in 2009, the University of California system (UC) has been increasing their out-of-state applicants’ acceptance rates. The decision to accept more out-of-state applicants was due to insufficient capital for education. “Knowing that the acceptance rates of California residents has been decreasing scares me because this means I have a lower

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Fall Play: Thespians Introduce Murder Mystery

AMBER LI Staff Writer In November, Alhambra’s Thespian Society and Drama Department traditionally perform a play for the community. This year, the play was the murder mystery “The Butler Did It,” written by Tim Kelly. Last year’s fall play, “Midsummer Jersey,” was a humorous modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” set in New Jersey. Although “The Butler Did It”

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Fall Play 2014: The Thespians Did It!

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor Every year, the fall play is a much-anticipated tradition at AHS. This year, our Thespian Honors Society shook things up with their rendition of Tim Kelly’s murder mystery “The Butler Did It.” On Nov. 20 and 21, our fellow Moors performed with an impeccable display of talent. While perfectly combining elements of

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No ‘Ho’lding back: Opening the Golden Door for Dual Citizens

ELTON HO Copy Editor The United States is said to be a land where people of all nationalities are welcomed. Yet, the U.S. Oath of Allegiance taken at naturalization ceremonies requires the renunciation of allegiances to any other country. In an era where the world has become increasingly interconnected, the idea that one can only belong to a single nation

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Abstinence or Ignorance?

ARYANA TAPIA Staff Writer Abstinence is defined as the practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something. Abstinence pledges, also known as “virginity” pledges, are commonly the first thought when hearing this word. For years, federal funding has been attributed to abstinence-only sex education programs in schools across America. However, these programs are ultimately ineffective and harmful to participants. According

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Introduction: College Readiness

JADE LIEU Features Editor Students often wonder what their status on “college readiness” is. The little-referenced ‘tracking system’ is one of the things The Moor has decided to explore into depth. The Moor Newspaper has decided to go on the hunt and venture the process and gathered a few useful tactics counselors utilize to assist ensure our readiness for our

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The College Care Plan

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer Alhambra High school ranks higher than Mark Keppel and San Gabriel High School in terms of college readiness, according to U.S. News Education. AHS has a number of resources available to help students prepare for college which contribute to that score. In the classroom, some senior English teachers teach their students about the enrollment process, how

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