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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Nutrition Benefits Student Cognition

LEANNE ANG STAFF WRITER Within the regular school day, lunch is the period students look forward to the most. Many students spend their lunch break eating and socializing or cramming for the next period. However, once the bell rings, some students find themselves throwing away unfinished school lunches and making their way to fifth period on half filled, sometimes empty

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College Essay Advice

JASON ZHU SENIOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF For those who intend to apply to the UC’s there are certain tips I have found rather helpful from personal experience writing the Personal Insight Questions. When writing essays, have concrete content. Listing activities, accomplishments and personal qualities is important, but it is not as effective as addressing a meaningful experience that showcases one’s character, abilities

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The Future of Sports Is Online

ANTHONY NASSER SPORTS EDITOR Imagine a world where scoring a touchdown in a heated game of football is just as respected as a gamer who recently won an online tournament. Esports is a form of professional gaming that is often very similar to traditional sports. With an increase of interest in Esports, this may soon become a reality. Although professional

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