UCLA and UC Irvine Dominate Rankings in Recent Study

AMY PATEL & AMBER MOLINA STAFF WRITERS Many elite high school students aim for a future at highly ranked colleges including Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and Columbia University. Two Southern California schools have been recently reported to dominate rankings: University of California Irvine  [UCI] and University of California Los Angeles [UCLA]. According to a

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New Bill Proposed to Start High School Earlier

RUBY LA STAFF WRITER A bill proposed by California State Senator Anthony Portantino would require California secondary schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Senate Education Committee approved SB 328, which states schools will implement by July 1, 2020. However, this bill was voted down by the state assembly. The State Senate Committee debated

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Betsy DeVos Changes Sexual Assault Guides

LYLLI DUONG STAFF WRITER In 2011, President Obama’s administration decided to make the policy toward sexual assault more strict by putting more effort into finding the person at fault. Betsy DeVos, the current Secretary of Education, on the other hand, wishes to change the decision made. According to San Gabriel Valley Tribune (SGVT), DeVos claims that the guide Obama’s administration

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DACA’s Phase Out Affects More Than 800,000

LYLLI DUONG & JESSE ROSALES STAFF WRITERS In 2012, Barack Obama began the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program enabled people that came to the United States before they turned 18 to be able to have their own driver’s licences, a secure job and the ability to enroll in colleges. Participants of the DACA program are referred

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Grab ‘N’ Go Proposes Faster Way to Eat Breakfast

ELIAS ALMAREZ-HERRERA JUNIOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mornings for teens revolve around getting ready for his or her first class in the morning and transporting to school while still maintaining a punctual attendance. This leaves little to no time in the morning to eat breakfast. The Huffington Post reports that 28 percent of kids in America, aged 13 to 18 years old opt

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SAT & ACT Compete with SBAC in California

JESSE ROSALES STAFF WRITER An increasing number of school districts in California are offering either the SAT or ACT for free to all high school juniors. Research shows that there is a significant increase in four-year college enrollment in schools that utilize the SAT as their benchmark. 22 districts in California offered the SAT for free. Two years prior, only

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High School Dropouts March for Educational Rights

BRITTANIE NHAN & AMY PATEL STAFF WRITERS Protesting is defined as “a statement or action expressing disapproval of objection to something.” In 2016, more than 200 high school dropout students chose to voice out their disapproval with the education system by marching in the streets of Philadelphia.  These former students voiced out their opinions, in hopes of reclaiming their education.

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ACT Scores Reveal High School Seniors Unprepared for College

MICHELLE LIN STAFF WRITER According to ACT’s testing company, the majority of test-takers, close to two-thirds, are not ready for college coursework. The ACT scores indicate that only 38 percent of seniors demonstrate readiness for college. This two percent drop from last year’s scores alarmed many students, parents and teachers across the nation. “I think it is because the students

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