Benjamin

While some children are brought up with a career in mind, others don’t have an exact idea of what career they want to pursue until a certain event sparks an interest. For 17-year-old Benjamin Fuentes, he discovered his passion for the medical field after a long visit to a hospital. …

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Brian

Meet sophomore Brian Chen. He’s your typical well-rounded student: great grades, ambitious classes and numerous extracurricular activities. Though he has varied interests ranging from origami to basketball—Chen wants to become an engineer. He’d also like to attend a university, such as UC Berkeley or Stanford before going to graduate school. …

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Alexys

Some kids want to be doctors while others dream of becoming police officers. However, junior Alexys Carter wants to be a little bit of both—a forensic investigator. They arrive at a crime scene and immediately sketch out what has happened, while also collecting and bagging evidence. Then, they bring it …

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Michelle

Senior Michelle Lopez has always been interested in the justice system. When she was a child she enjoyed watching shows about good guys chasing bad guys. In middle school, when she started to read books for fun, she turned to whodunit novels to quench her desire to live the life of …

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Alejandro

What is anthropology? In simple terms it is the study of human culture; however, there is more to it than meets the eye. Anthropology is an exciting career, as long a person is patient and likes to take on challenging tasks. An anthropologist works with cultural development and the behavior …

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Yes, He Can … But Maybe Not Today

YVONNE LEE Co-Editor-In-Chief In the months preceding Barack Obama’s November 2008 presidential election, the words “change” and “hope” became synonymous with the charismatic Senator. He told the nation “Yes, we can,” instilling in Americans a newfound interest in politics. “Obama-fever” swept the nation and enraptured the American people. Thanks to …

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Let’s Pretend to Progress

SALLY TRAN Staff Writer Despite the hubbub over our nations’s first African-American president, Mr. Obama has made some dubious choices, his newest eyebrow-raising decision arriving as Race to the Top. Hoping to improve our lowest achieving schools and close the growing achievement gap, the new initiative is a lovely, picturesque …

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Stupid Decisions: Reckless and Now Lifeless

EMILY KONG Co-Opinions Editor Everyday we make decisions that affect the rest of our lives. Not only do those choices stay with us, but they also deeply impact the people around us. Most of the time we’re well aware of what to do and what to avoid. Obviously, we want …

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New Initiative to Employ Merit Pay

ANTHONY PEREZ Staff Writer In an effort to receive additional funding from the state, the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) is planning to apply for the Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative issued by California’s Office of the State of Education. AUSD’s participation in RTTT, enforced by a national agenda, …

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Contract Causes Schedule Adjustment

YIFANG NIE Co-News Editor 59 minutes in second period, one 40-minute lunch, and a 2:45 p.m. dismissal. All of these are changes instigated by the administration at the beginning of the ‘09-’10 year. However, these changes have now been reversed, and students will now have to adjust to the previous …

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