Nature, Now 99.9995% Organic!

SALLY TRAN Staff Writer Through the process of evolution, Homo sapiens have come a long way. In fact, we are now Homo sapiens sapiens, thus implying that we possess unsurpassed intellectual capabilities as the wise, wise man. We wield the brains, the brawn and the opposable thumbs that make us …

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Alhambra Latino Association Festival Held March 6

On March 6, the Alhambra Latino Association (ALA) will host a festival celebrating Hispanic culture and tradition. Entitled Literatura y Cultura: A Family Affair, The festival is meant to create a sense of community at the Alhambra Unified School District and help facilitate student-teacher communication. “We want to both improve …

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Seniors Selected as National Merit Finalists

After months of waiting, the finalists for the National Merit Scholarship have been announced. Seniors William Seto and Peter Wang  were selected out of over 15,000 semi-finalists  from around the country. “I was really surprised when I found out. [Since it had been so long,] I had almost forgotten I …

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Future of California’s Public Education at Stake

STEPHANIE LEE, YVONNE LEE Co-Editors in Chief Parents dropping off their kids at AHS this morning will immediately notice the administrators, students and teachers clad in black attire, near a symbolic coffin,   mourning the death of public education. Twenty-nine chairs will be lined along the front of the school …

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Football Player Commits to University of Idaho

SHANNON LI Staff Writer In most high school sports movies, the star player of the team receives a full scholarship to college. For Senior football player Mitchell Crockom, this has become reality. Crockom, wide receiver on the AHS varsity football team, has signed with the University of Idaho (UI) for …

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Poetry Slam Encourages Students to Express Themselves

ANGELYNE CHU Staff Writer On March 6, the Alhambra Latino Association (ALA) will be holding the annual cultural event Literatura y Cultura: A Family Affair at AHS to raise funds for scholarships. The ALA is one of the main support networks in Alhambra. Every year, one student at each high …

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Wrestling Overwhelms Competition at League Finals

JAMES HO Co-Copy Editor Within the musty, dim-lit gymnasium of Mark Keppel High on  Feb. 6, the varsity wrestling Almont League finals took place. On that cloudy morning, the Alhambra wrestling team psyched themselves up to show off the intensity of their drive and go home with yet another victory …

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Player Spotlight: Abel Avila

Abel Avila, currently ranked 6th in all of Southern California regional wrestling, has come a long way since his  freshmen year. The wrestling captain’s persevering work ethic, alongside his immense talent, has enabled him to ascend to great success and a bright future ahead. He gives thanks to his family, …

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Girls’ Varsity Waterpolo makes Noticeable Improvement

VICTORIA GAVIA Co-Copy Editor As the varsity girls’ water polo  advances into the Almont League, the team is redirecting their focus to improve weak points in hopes for a successful season. The team is optimistic because, only a few months into the season, they already have more wins than they …

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Boys’ Basketball Adapts to Second New Coach

Although they have had a few losses, the boys’ freshmen basketball team is hopeful for upcoming games. As new Head Coach Monte, a first-time coach and former player for Pasadena City College, leads them into the rest of the season. “He pushes us a lot more [than the previous coach]. …

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