Water Polo Suffers in Second Half of Keppel Game

SIDNEY AUNG Staff Writer The varsity water polo team came into the Oct. 20 game against Mark Keppel with confidence and positivity. The second of five Almont League matches, the team’s loss was a disappointing experience, as the Aztecs defeated Alhambra 16-7. An exceptional effort was put forth by the …

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How to Save a Life: Suicide Awareness Overview

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every 100 minutes, a teenager in the U.S. commits suicide. It has been determined that for every suicide, there are ten unsuccessful attempts. Throughout the past few months the issue of suicide has gained notoriety within communities and, specifically, school campuses around …

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Depression

There is always that one student in our classroom who is so shy that they refrain from talking to anyone. Although people can sometimes disregard this behavior as being “depressed,” it is not necessarily true that people who act in this manner are suffering from the disorder. It’s a common …

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According to the Psychologists…

There are many professionals who are trained to help individuals with specific needs on campus. Therefore, to deal with the mental welfare of students, school psychologists Kathleen Wright and Tak Tsubo provide an insight into teenage suicide. By realizing the internal conflicts that arise from within oneself, it is possible …

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Bring Back Tracking! Bring Back Tracking!

DAISY PROM Opinions Editor Ah, the smell of that fortune-cookie-fate sure does ring a bell. It was back in the day when the school counselors and administrators held the ultimate power of your future, with their hands hovering over the factory control levers. One conveyer belt is traveling toward a …

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Organically Grown Lies

Your mother always told you to eat your veggies. Nowadays, she might say something along the lines of, “Eat your organic, non chemically-treated, hand-picked, homegrown, pesticide-free veggies!” followed by a toothy smile and an enthusiastic thumbs up. Since my younger years, circa the 90s, around the same time Earth Day …

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Staff Editorial: My Princi-Pal ‘Likes’ Me

Social networking sites open the door to all sorts of awkward situations. Your inbox fills up with friend requests from complete strangers, vaguely familiar faces and that one classmate who seems a little too eager to get to know you. It’s an ethical dilemma—ignore and hurt their feelings or accept …

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iPhone is iHome

FRANCESCA SOTELO Staff Writer There’s a pain we’re all familiar with. That tiny little twinge from a text never responded to or that creeping sadness from not receiving any messages throughout the day. Although these might seem like situations that can be overlooked, in reality they are not. When it …

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Pasadena’s PI Status Lays Groundwork for Improvement

JOYCE LAM Editor in Chief Currently, one of our neighboring districts, Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), has 11 schools listed as Program Improvement (PI). They include both elementary and secondary, with some ranging from first year PI schools to fifth year PI schools. Although some of the schools have been …

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