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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History Textbook to be Revised After Scrutiny from Parent

ELTON HO Copy Editor A recent controversy over a Texas textbook demonstrates that sometimes, it is not always best to go “by the book.” In viral Facebook posts on Sept. 30 and Aug. 1, 11-year English teacher Roni Dean-Burren discussed an oddity found by her ninth-grade son in a McGraw-Hill World Geography textbook. In the section “Patterns of Immigration,” a

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History

ERIC HUANG Staff Writer Every two years the Special Olympics occur, bringing together 165 nations and over 6,000 athletes to celebrate athletic accomplishment, unity and dignity. It all started in the 1960s when Eunice Shriver noticed the unfair treatment of children with intellectual disabilities. From a young age, she quickly developed a passion for sports. After graduating from Stanford, Shriver

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Oklahoma Gives American Exceptionalism ‘a Push’

AMBER LI JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writers History classes in America are apparently not made to teach history, but rather the exceptionalism of our country. According to the Huffington Post, Oklahoma state legislators have cut funding for the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History program because it does not emphasize “American exceptionalism,” believing that too much time is spent on negative subjects

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They Had a Dream

DEREK WU Staff Writer Black History Month was formed in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and it began as a week-long celebration instead of a month. In the beginning, they marked the second week of February as Negro History Week, since Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas’ birthdays occurred in

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Rosa, Rosa, Roll On

SYLVIA WINSTON Features Editor Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson once said, “In many ways, history is marked as ‘before’ and ‘after’ Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down.” Ever since the beginning of our educational career, we were taught the importance of diversity and the effects it

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