Situ the Truth…

Kenny Situ Page Editor A Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee recently banned the Harry Potter books. Reverend Dan Rehill decided to censor the books claiming that spells in the book would summon evil spirits.  Although there has been no known news of Harry Potter spells in any sort of actual ritual summoning; the spells are actually based on Latin and

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New Disobedience Bill Helpful for Students

JONATHAN LE Staff Writer Starting in the next school year, administrators in most grades are not allowed to suspend students for willful defiance, the act of disrupting school activities or defying the authority of school staff. Senate bill 419 is what enforces this new rule amongst schools in California. This bill does not prevent suspensions for any other malicious actions

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The New Lunches Need More Variety

AMANDA TANG Staff Writer As the new school year unfolds, the district has begun offering new options for school lunches that are meant to represent culture in our community.  Starting in the beginning of the 2019 school year, students will have new food options such as Nachos on Mondays and Thursdays, Pho on Tuesdays and Fridays and Ramen on Wednesdays.

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Cell Phone Ban Should Be Outlawed

LYLLI DUONG, TRINITY DURAN Copy Editor, Staff Writer San Mateo High School is starting off the year with a new policy of banning all use of cell phones for its students. The school’s administrators began to seek a new way to create a better learning environment so its students can be more attentive during class with fewer distractions. The cell

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New Legislation Bans Abortion Referrals

  RUBY LA Staff Writer A new regulation by the Trump Administration was announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a part of Title X, a government family planning program that serves four million people. The purpose of Title X is to promote positive birth outcomes and healthy families by allowing individuals to decide on the

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No Blame for Selfies

  CURTIS LEE Staff Writer The increasing use of social media and online entertainment has been seen as both a catalyst and a prohibitor to human connection. In the rise of the 2016 presidential elections, there have been accusations of political ignorance. More specifically, ignorance due to the excessive use of online applications that deter millennials from learning the current

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The Decrease in School Spirit

  JANET YU Opinions Editor As a senior at Alhambra High School for the past four years, I have noticed that there has been a tremendous decrease in school spirit. Fewer people are joining clubs or showing up to dances. I mean, look at the turnout for Sadies. Only about 150 people showed up! That is at least 100 people

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Race in College Admissions Is a No No

  SERINA LIN JENNIFER SU Staff Writers Just last year, Harvard University faced a lawsuit claiming that it discriminated against Asian-American applicants. Though the school denied this, affirmative action has been the topic of many discussions. With regard to college applications in general, affirmative action is applied in order to increase diversity in schools. However, it can be viewed as

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Race in College Admissions Is a No No

  SERINA LIN JENNIFER SU Staff Writers Just last year, Harvard University faced a lawsuit claiming that it discriminated against Asian-American applicants. Though the school denied this, affirmative action has been the topic of many discussions. With regard to college applications in general, affirmative action is applied in order to increase diversity in schools. However, it can be viewed as

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With Allowance Comes Responsibility

  CURTIS LEE Staff Writer Money has been the most important system of exchanging since trading itself. It has been referenced in almost every modern civilization discovered and continues to dominate many of the decisions that are made today. Food, insurance, safety, transportation and other items, both wants and needs, can all be bought with money. Family allowances from the

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