DACA’s Phase Out Affects More Than 800,000

LYLLI DUONG & JESSE ROSALES STAFF WRITERS In 2012, Barack Obama began the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program enabled people that came to the United States before they turned 18 to be able to have their own driver’s licences, a secure job and the ability to enroll in colleges. Participants of the DACA program are referred

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Grab ‘N’ Go Proposes Faster Way to Eat Breakfast

ELIAS ALMAREZ-HERRERA JUNIOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mornings for teens revolve around getting ready for his or her first class in the morning and transporting to school while still maintaining a punctual attendance. This leaves little to no time in the morning to eat breakfast. The Huffington Post reports that 28 percent of kids in America, aged 13 to 18 years old opt

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SAT & ACT Compete with SBAC in California

JESSE ROSALES STAFF WRITER An increasing number of school districts in California are offering either the SAT or ACT for free to all high school juniors. Research shows that there is a significant increase in four-year college enrollment in schools that utilize the SAT as their benchmark. 22 districts in California offered the SAT for free. Two years prior, only

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High School Dropouts March for Educational Rights

BRITTANIE NHAN & AMY PATEL STAFF WRITERS Protesting is defined as “a statement or action expressing disapproval of objection to something.” In 2016, more than 200 high school dropout students chose to voice out their disapproval with the education system by marching in the streets of Philadelphia.  These former students voiced out their opinions, in hopes of reclaiming their education.

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No Education Without Representation

KENNY SITU & JANET YU STAFF WRITERS The Romans, John Locke and even the United States all shared one idea: that people should have rights and that the government should represent the citizens. However, this autonomy is limited for students, who are told what classes they must take. Regardless, students can mature into leaders in the school environment. Thus, if

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Reversing the Food Drop-Off Ban

IVAN HO & LEANNE ANG STAFF WRITERS Some students at AHS have developed a routine of picking up their lunches from the front gate. Most of them spend their day in school learning, while looking forward to the meal they would receive. However, since Aug. 10, 2017, a district-wide policy prohibiting food drop-offs was put in place for the health

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Equity in Classrooms

BINTA DIALLO STAFF WRITER Equality is defined as the “quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc,” where as equity is defined as “fairness or justice in the way people are treated.” Although giving everybody the same rights seems like the best option in almost every situation, that is definitely not the case in schooling. Equity proves

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Wave of Sweets

KATHERINE GONG OPINIONS EDITOR Los Angeles is definitely one of the biggest cultural melting pots in America, but lately a new flavor has dominated the scene: Asian desserts. From milk tea in a light bulb to Thai rolled ice cream, people are truly taking these sweet treats to a whole new level. Not only are these delicious and occasionally funky

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General Education Courses Unnecessary

JANET YU & BINTA DIALLO STAFF WRITERS For as long as students can remember, they have been required to complete a set of general educational courses (math, science, etc.) in college. Although this may seem beneficial, these courses can prove to be a waste of time for students in the long run. Instead of completing general education courses, students should

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The Value of Vocational Schools

IVAN HO & TOMMY LY STAFF WRITERS While many students choose to attend a four year college some will attend a vocational or trade school, which gears students toward one field of study instead of giving them a balanced education. Teaching students to be specialized instead of well-rounded may be detrimental because they will lose some essential skills they may

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