WASC Evaluation Commends AHS for Improvement

ELTON HO Copy Editor DENISE TIEU News Editor In 2012, WASC renewed AHS’ accreditation for six years in addition to one day of revisitation. After visiting and evaluating AHS again in March, the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) commended the school for increasing student achievement and improving on critical areas identified in the

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AHS Canned Food Drive: Ending Hunger One Can at a Time

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer With the sun shining strongly and highlighted maps in hand, members of various service clubs proceeded to walk from street to street and house to house, inquiring for excess nonperishable goods. The annual AHS Canned Food Drive is hosted by Holiday Committee, a club advised by English teacher Lori Naylor. Food Drive was held on March

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Teen Girl Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

JADE LIEU Staff Writer On March 9, a 16-year-old girl in Chicago was secretly vaccinated by Wells High School without consent, according to Education News. The teen, Noelle Miller, wound up receiving multiple immunization shots including one for Hepatitus A, chicken pox, meningitis and Human Papillomavirus Infection. According to Education Views, only one of these vaccinations was given parental consent.

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Zaytuna Institute First Accredited Muslim College in U.S.

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer On March 4, 2015, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC made Zaytuna College the first accredited Muslim college in the U.S. Accreditation from WASC, or one of the other five organizations authorized by the government to evaluate colleges. The college began as the Zaytuna Institute, located in Berkeley, CA in 1996, but did not

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Exide Late to Exit Battery Recycling Plant

DEREK WU Staff Writer Over a decade ago in Vernon, California, Exide Technologies opened a battery recycling plant to recycle lead found in batteries. According to the Exide Technologies company website, they recycle 99 percent of all lead received at their recycling plants and they currently have three battery recycling plants in the U.S. According to the Los Angeles Times,

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MOOR VS. MOOR: Should School Shootings Receive Mass Media Attention?

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief With the increase of online reporting comes the unfortunate reality of newspapers acting quickly in order to have the most read story, oftentimes leading to insensitive coverage. However, this does not mean that we should not cover these tragedies at all. A greater danger and offense is posed if this occurs. Not to cover a

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No ‘Ho’lding back: Zaytuna Carries Torch for Muslim Education

ELTON HO Copy Editor Upon reviewing one unique California school, WASC Senior Vice President Richard Winn called it a “life-transforming experience.” He wasn’t referring to AHS, but to a school equally as impressive: Zaytuna College. In March, Zaytuna became the first Islamic university in the U.S. to be accredited by WASC. Although the liberal arts college is still small, Zaytuna’s

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‘No Judgment’ Gym Bans Woman for Improper Transgender Treatment

AMBER LI Staff Writer On Feb. 28 in Midland, Michigan Yvette Cormier lost her Planet Fitness gym membership for her negative behavior toward a transgender woman in the gym’s locker rooms. According to CNN, club management felt that the tone with which Cormier claimed she was concerned for her own safety and privacy of other female members was inappropriate. After

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