Facing the Phobias

Issue 21_features Lynn Zhang Staff Writer Everyone has a phobia of something, whether it is of something abstract, such as the fear of failure, or of something tangible, such as spiders. They affect people’s everyday lives, especially in the school environment and in the workplace. Phobias have deep psychological causes and implications, usually caused by stressful situations or frightening events.

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AHS Prospect Season Encourages Students to Join Service Clubs

KENNETH HOU MADELEINE PARAGAS Staff Writers As the school year comes to an end, service clubs at AHS have begun to prepare themselves for the recruitment of new club members. Each spring, students are given the opportunity to join one of 10 service clubs that seek to aid the community in various ways. The current service clubs are LASO, Junior

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Cal State Schools’ Average Four-Year Graduation Rate Lower Than National Average

REBECCA ZENG News Editor MICHELLE LIN Staff Writer On average, less than one in five students entering a California State University (CSU) campus as a freshman earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, according to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget plan for 2016-17. This is below the national average of 34 percent for public universities. In addition, 16 out of

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Justice for Peter Liang: Accident, Not Crime

DEREK WU Staff Writer 2015 saw an increase in understanding and recognizing social inequality, as evidenced by the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement. This movement, among others, serve as potential gateways for other minorities to rally against unequal treatment, something various Chinese Americans have begun to do for New York Police Department officer Peter Liang. On Nov. 20

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