PDK Poll Shows Overall Improvement

JASON ZHU EDITOR IN CHIEF Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), a professional association for educators, recently conducted the 48th annual PDK poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. The poll results, reveal that Americans do not agree on the overall purpose of education. 45 percent of the Americans surveyed claimed that the purpose of education is to prepare students

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Annual H&R Block Challenge Commenses

LYNN ZHANG Staff Writer Every year, H&R Block, a tax preparation company in North America, hosts the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a free online simulation aimed to increase financial literacy among teens. This online simulation replicates an adult’s financial situation and responsibilities. Each participant is given a job and a salary and learn how to use budgeting and financial decision-making

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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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Speech and Debate Members Qualify for National Tournament

CRSYTAL CHEAH Staff Writer Three Speech and Debate team members, Taylor Thomas (TT), Tiffany Chiang (TC) and Brandon Chau (BC), qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) tournament. They are qualified for Original Oratory, Congress-Senate and Congress-House, respectively. The competition will be taking place in Salt Lake City from June 12 to 17. Question: How do you feel

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Students Strive for Moor on MESA Day at University of Southern California

MICHELLE LIN Staff Writer Alhambra High School’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) went to California State University, Long Beach on April 9 for Senior MESA Day. A majority of members placed and won trophies in the final competition. “MESA Day [was] a huge success for AHS because MESA Club [had] the greatest amount of people qualified to go that we

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AUSD Surveys Community for School Spending Suggestions

FARRAH LUU Editor in Chief REBECCA ZENG News Editor By circulating a survey during March, the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) encouraged students, staff, parents and community members to give suggestions on how the district how adjust its spending to benefit students. According to California State PTA, the law requires school districts in California to focus on student success by

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Level Up Gaming Club Helps Students Build Friendships, Develop Gaming Skills

KENNETH HOU Staff Writer The Level Up Gaming Club is the first club at AHS that allows students to connect with each other through all types gaming. According to club president Andy Chiang, Level Up Gaming Club aims to help its members develop better communication skills and foster new friendships. The club provides members an environment in which they are

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