Rebuilding Shaky After Haiti Earthquake

NADIA GOV MOLLY MENDOZA Staff Writer After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the American Red Cross promised to help rebuild the Haitian community, but investigations by ProPublica and the National Public Radio (NPR) in 2015 stated that, in spite of its promises, Red Cross has only built six permanent houses. Requesting donations from the public to fund the efforts of

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New Proposal: Simplifying Application, Making FAFSA Faster

ERIN KIM Staff Writer On Sept. 14, President Barack Obama announced a proposal introducing the simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to the form’s complexity and length. FAFSA is a financial aid form for students applying to college that is used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts. According to the White House,

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School Spirit Shines at Back-to-School Assembly

ELTON HO Copy Editor KYLE ANG Staff Writer At the back-to-school assembly on Sept. 18, various clubs exhibited performances and presentations that demonstrated what AHS had to offer. Each year, the Associated Student Body (ASB) helps organize this assembly, aiming to welcome back students, refresh school spirit, and preview upcoming events, according to ASB Vice President David Huang. To start

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New School Year, Moor Changes: Student Services Renamed to Student/Employee Welfare Office

EVA ORTEGA Staff Writer Upon starting a new school year, passing through the AHS campus may be familiar to various students. However, a few minor changes have been made to AHS this school year, one of which being the “Student Services” Office rebranding itself as the “Student/Employee Welfare Office”. “Before, the title mainly focused on students, when really [the purpose

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Schools Combatting Chronic Absenteeism

REBECCA ZENG News Editor A recent collaboration study by Healthy Schools Campaign and Attendance Works revealed that chronic absenteeism, or being absent for 10 or more percent of the school year, may be the reason for the growing achievement gaps between socioeconomic classes across the U.S., according to iSchoolGuide. A 2012 study stated that poor attendance in early years of

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