Schools Combatting Chronic Absenteeism

REBECCA ZENG News Editor A recent collaboration study by Healthy Schools Campaign and Attendance Works revealed that chronic absenteeism, or being absent for 10 or more percent of the school year, may be the reason for the growing achievement gaps between socioeconomic classes across the U.S., according to iSchoolGuide. A 2012 study stated that poor attendance in early years of

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A New Door Opens For Open House

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer Open House is an annual school event that showcases the achievements of students. AHS hosted their 2014 Open House on Feb. 13, but in comparison to the previous years, this year’s Open House revealed some of the opportunities that the school has for the prospective students. “This year’s Open House was great. While I was working,

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Teen Woes

JANET GUAN Staff Writer High school is a well-known landmark in the teenage experience. Not only is it the place where adolescents grow academically, but it is also where students are introduced to skills that will aid them in life later on. Young high school students can never have too much advice to guide them.

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You’re a True Friend

JENNY LEE Features Editor “You did NOT just snitch on me,” so-called friend A rages, sassily Z-snapping friend B. “You spilled my secret 17 years ago!” supposed Friend B counters, still holding onto that kindergarten hatred. A chain of drama unravels. Although not every relationship lasts forever, certain friendships last longer. There is no definite recipe to having long companionships.

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Best Out of Stress

DEREK WU Staff Writer High school is a time many students experience, often filled with drama and many problems that can naturally cause stress and more. Most teenagers are unaware of how to relieve stress and the effects that stress could bring upon a student. Stress is an inevitable problem among people, and it can affect a person’s mental and

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