Banned Books

JEFFREY GIBSON STAFF WRITER Literature has always been a topic of controversy. In schools across the nation, children are taught morals from these works, yet the school curriculum has banned many of them. Books from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” to Robert P. Warren’s “All The King’s Men,” and even Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” have been banned at some time

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A Climate Change in Education

IVAN HO STAFF WRITER In recent years, many people have raised concern over the destructive side effects of climate change. Many school policy makers have wished to incorporate climate change as a part of high school education to help raise environmental awareness. By teaching students about climate change, they could help improve the environment and ease the effects of climate

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Mandate Extracurricular Activities

BINTA DIALLO & KENNY SITU STAFF WRITERS Extracurricular activities are a part of almost every school’s culture, as they provide opportunities to explore a variety of interests to all students. Not only does taking extracurricular activities increase the chances of a student being accepted into the college he or she wishes to attend, it also allows people to pick up

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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning

LEANNE ANG & TOMMY LY STAFF WRITERS Throughout the entire school year, students undergo a tiring cycle that stunts their social and emotional growth. Many students are in a system that has little to no emphasis on the social emotional development of the young minds within these indoctrination systems. As the education system slowly evolves, it is time to make

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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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