Drum Majors

Did you know that a Drum Major does not actually play drums? In fact, they do not play an instrument at all—they conduct and lead the marching band. Despite the challenges of leading Band, it can be an enjoyable experience that can result in both great entertainment and long lasting …

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AHS Takes Huge Leap Backward After Perez

JAMIE NGUYEN Staff Writer Many of you probably forgot about last year’s ASB president, Anthony Perez. Perez was a rare case, because he was not Asian but was still elected as student body president. Many saw this change as a “leap for mankind” at AHS because a Latino president meant …

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‘App’- Solution

Bless me, iPhone, for I have sinned. The Sacrament of Penance, more commonly known as Confession, is the practice of acknowledging one’s sinfulness in the presence of a priest and asking for absolution. Now, this usually takes place in an ornate wooden confessional on a Sunday afternoon, but thanks to …

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Moor vs. Moor: Is Divorce Acceptable?

In the days of King Henry VIII, divorce was a heretical idea. The right for a couple to separate their marital bond was worse than the “‘til death do you part” mentality. Though “death” would be a terrific reason to “part,” it might as well be since divorce was not …

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If They Mustard, They Must

CATHERINE CHIANG Opinions Editor We all have strange ways of saving money, from sample-hunting at Costco to furtively collecting empty soda cans for recycling. These strategies are commonly accepted or even encouraged in today’s thrifty society, and we should honestly applaud our very own cafeteria staff for coming up with …

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PEGA to Promote Climate Awareness

SHANNON LI News Editor On Feb. 9, a representative from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) visited AHS and formed a new group on campus called Planetary Enforced Green Awareness (PEGA). ACE’s mission statement, according to its website www.acespace.org, is to “educate high school students on the science behind climate …

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AcaDec Takes Third at L.A. Decathlon

ALAN TAM News Editor AHS’ Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) team took part in the Los Angeles Unified School District Annual Academic Decathlon (LACAD), which was held on Feb. 10. Of the 45 schools competing in the event, the team managed to take third place in the overall standings, scoring 41,495 points …

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Library Technician Returns to Work

JOYCE LAM Editor in Chief At the end of the ‘09-‘10 school year, AHS library technician Terry Cannon was laid off due to budget cuts. After being given the Employee of the Year award, Cannon was told that he was being let go by the district. However, despite the circumstances …

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WASC Meeting to Implement Change at AHS

YVONNE LEE Editor in Chief Eager to make the most out of their minimum day dismissal, most students rushed out of the AHS gates on Feb. 11 and started their three-day weekend early. However, for a group of students, the day was not yet over as they joined the teachers …

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Highlights of 2011 Smartphones

ALAN TAM SHANNON LI News Editors Broadly defined as cellphones with high computing capacity and interactivity, smartphones are quickly becoming the new “must-have” electronic. With the staggering variety available on the market, as well as statistics estimating that they make up 31 percent of the cell phone market, the next …

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