It Is Time to Suspend Detrimental Suspensions

XIAOYE WANG Staff Writer Because school suspensions are easy to administer, oversee and track, they are a disciplinary action that many schools turn to when students misbehave. As such, suspension rates in the United States are high. However, students should not be suspended from school because it does little to no good in fixing their behavior and only sets them

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The Upset Over Obscenities Within Music

JESSICA YEE MIA TAKASAKI Copy Editor Staff Writer Many music genres have received criticism for explicit lyrics with graphic references, leading for many to lean toward the appeal of music censorship. Instead of the media deciding the content, parents should be monitoring what their children listen to. Currently, music censorship limits audiences and artists and inconsistently selects content to cut.

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Repetition of School Year: Not Crucial, Not Beneficial

LISA PHUNG VICKY LAM Staff Writers Most schools within the United States mandate that underperforming students must repeat a school year. The most common cause of this policy is that struggling students are unable to pass certain comprehension tests, grasp basic concepts and excel with personal social skills. As a result, schools feel the need to hold students back for

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AHS Common Core Scores Exceed State Average

KYLE ANG Staff Writer In the 2013-14 school year, the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) replaced STAR/CST (Standardized Testing and Reporting System/Califorrnia Standardized Testing) tests and became the new student assessment test of California. CAASPP is also known as the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, and is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Instead of bubbling

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CDC: Growing Heat Surrounding Our Meats

ERIN KIM Staff Writer Ever since 2014, scientists have been voicing their concerns regarding the amounts of antibiotics found in the U.S. meat supply, according to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). For many years, meat producers have been feeding antibiotics to their animals in order to promote growth and profit. Moreover, the antibiotics given to animals are the same antibiotics

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