New Guidelines ‘PrEP’are for Battle Against HIV

CINDY LUO News Editor FARRAH LUU Staff Writer With an average of about 50,000 new infections annually in the U.S., Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains one of the top infections on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Notifiable Infectious Conditions list. However, in recent years, the CDC has invented new methods to reduce the infection risk by

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AHS 2015 Spring Musical Cinderella Charms Audience

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer On April 9, students, parents and other audience members sat in the auditorium among the sound of murmurs, until darkness and silence spread throughout the building. Presented by AHS Thespians, various band and orchestra members and the Visual and Performing Arts department, the spring musical “Cinderella” was performed on April 9-11 and will also be performed

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ASB Spreads Moor Spirit in Spring Rally

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer On April 3, ASB hosted the annual Spring Rally during lunch. The Spring Rally presented this season’s sports: boys’ volleyball, swim, badminton, boys’ tennis, track and field, girls’ softball and boys’ baseball. “[This spring rally], we [wanted] to highlight [student athletes’] accomplishments and also celebrate senior athletes on four years of hard work,” ASB president Kristie

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FHA-HEROes: Leaders in and out of the House

ELTON HO Copy Editor At AHS, members of the Future Homemakers Of America-Home Economics Related Occupations (FHA-HERO) club sharpen their career and leadership skills as they explore a variety of home economics-related topics throughout the year, including fashion and cooking. Adviser and Vocational Education Department Head Julie Eyre assists club members with their topic of interest. On Feb. 22, members

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Thespians Throw a Ball at 2015 Spring Musical

On April 9, the Thespian Honors Society performed their version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” capturing the talent of our fellow Moors in a collaboration of the visual and performing arts. The play maintains many beloved iconic elements of the classic tale, from the voluminous blue dress to the shiny glass slipper, as well as the overall optimistic message of

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Crossing the Caro-line: Breathe Before Diving

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief Some of us spend so much time slacking off that finishing an assignment punctually becomes an accomplishment; conversely, some of us work ourselves to the point that we are almost always physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted, too drained to enjoy hobbies and simple pleasures we once did. I’ve been all over this spectrum, but I

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Mandatory Voting: Our Responsibilities as Citizens

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer The U.S. Constitution outlines the rights of its citizens, but it also outlines their duties and responsibilities. One of them is to participate in the democratic process; however, according to the Washington Post, in 2014 the U.S. saw its lowest voter turnout rate since 1942. If instead the U.S. had a system of mandatory voting, then

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Church Approval of Same Sex Marriage Advances LGBT Equality

AMBER LI Staff Writer On March 18, the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. recognized gay marriage as part of the Christian constitution. According to Yahoo News, the church became the largest Protestant group to authorize gay weddings, take effective June 21. When a large and influential Christian church accepts same-sex marriage as part of their Christian constitution (the Book of

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Introduction: Getting Healthy with the Moor

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief Basketball player Magic Johnson once said, “You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.” Of course, this can apply to anything: academics, extracurriculars or even getting in shape. According to the Mayo Clinic, the numerous benefits of exercising include energy boosts, better sleep and combating some health

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