Introduction: Too Politically Correct For School?

Nguyen Kim Tran Staff Writer School is typically seen as a safe, educational environment. New strategies are constantly implemented to establish this type of environment. However, it seems like students cannot balance safety and education. People cannot voice their intellectual thoughts without being offensive once in awhile. Attempting to maintain intellectual safe spaces has only led to more limitations on

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Politically Correct Terms

Yi-Feng Ho Staff Writer Many people in today’s society use alternative terms for certain words to be less offensive. The following list shows some common phrases that a few people use in order to be politically correct. —————————————————————————————– – Black sheep Politically Correct: Outcast – Old people Politically Correct: Seniors – Handicapped Politically Correct: People who are mentally or physically

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Moor Thoughts on Political Correctness

Ellen Lei Staff Writer Controversies on the topic of political correctness have been a topic of debate for some time. Recently, the University of Chicago has declared they are against campus political correctness. The students from Alhambra High School also have much to say about political correctness. “I think using political correctness is a better way to address people formally.

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Is Political Correctness Correct?

Christian Nguyen Staff Writer Political correctness is an issue in today’s society. According to Merriam-Webster, political correctness is “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” It is one thing to do something just to offend a group of people, but when

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Better Than Before, but Still Striving for Moor

YI-FENG HO Staff Writer Over the course of 118 years, Alhambra High School had many accomplishments throughout multiple generations of students, administrators and faculty. The campus has improved and expanded greatly over the years. The school’s addition of the C and the D buildings in the mid-1990s, and the science building in 2010, which includes 10 science laboratories, increased the

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Moor Truth

NGUYEN KIM TRAN Staff Writer In European history, the Moors were a nomadic people, known for their architecture, religion and knowledge. According to the book The Golden Age of Moors by Ivan Van Sertima, many European universities were established during the time when Moorish science and literature flourished in the Iberian Peninsula. In these schools, Moorish treatises and texts were

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It Is Fair to Say: Not Another Popularity Contest

180 days of the year, teachers are entered into a popularity contest and students get to be the judges. In a way, the stereotypes about high school popularity are true. The difference is rather than cheerleaders and athletes, the popular crew consists of educators that the student body deems the “best.” The notion of crossing our fingers and hoping we

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AHS Revives Science Olympiad Club

LYNN ZHANG Staff Writer Recently, two of AHS’s science teachers, Michelle Berry and Celine Valentine, restarted the Science Olympiad club. The club’s main objective is to prepare for and compete in the annual Science Olympiad competition. “[It’s] a good opportunity. It seems like a fun way to get people involved in science,” freshman Catherine Driscoll said. The competition has 23

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Time For Epi-Penalties

JESSICA YEE XIAOYE WANG Copy Editor Staff Writer For individuals struggling with lethal allergies, epinephrine, which is usually delivered via an EpiPen, is a necessity that could mean the difference between life and death. But since Mylan, an American global pharmaceutical company, purchased the rights to its production in 2007, prices for this life-saving drug have been exploding at an

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