Thousands of Innocent Nigerians Suffer Silent Deaths

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer According to Amnesty International, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is currently performing its “deadliest massacre” so far, yet nobody seems to notice. BBC reports that Boko Haram has been actively violent since 2009, causing the deaths of thousands of citizens living in Nigeria. When #BringBackOurGirls …

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Reforming Nation’s Education System to Improve Standards and Accessibility

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Other countries’ educational standards are often compared to the U.S.’ educational standards. The U.S. is unlikely to match the educational standards of other countries because every country has different economies, demographics and government types; however, the nation should focus on reforming education by keeping standards consistent …

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The Road to Love

JADE LIEU Features Editor The friend zone: a place where many would not like to be during this time of the year. Valentine’s Day is nearing and while many would like to spend it with their significant other, some may not have one. Although deemed as a notorious place to …

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Voyages With Friendships

CAROLINE REN Editor-in-Chief Popular media, from music to books to television shows and movies, frequently characterizes romantic relationships as desirable or an end goal. Even fictional plotlines that don’t revolve around love, like those of action movies, still manage to insert side flings and gratuitous kissing. As a result, society …

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The Perks of Being Single

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer S.A.P. stands for, “Single and Proud.” People who call themselves this do not believe that there is anything wrong with not having a significant other, if anything they believe that there are benefits to being single. According to by the Huffington Post, single people are more …

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Girls’ Basketball Looks Toward Next Season

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor With the current season gradually coming to its end, the varsity girls’ basketball team owns a record of 2-5 with both of their wins coming against the Bell Gardens Lancers, most recently on Tuesday, Feb. 4. However, the team has suffered a couple losses in which …

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JV Girls’ Water Polo Team Treads Towards End of Season

Anhayte Guajardo Staff Writer This year the JV water polo team had a competitive season, losing their last game against the Schurr Spartans with a score of 6-12. The girls are training for the upcoming games, currently holding a 1-3 preseason record and a 0-3 league record. “Our season wasn’t …

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MOOR VS. MOOR: Coach suspension justified?

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The record-setting win of 161-2 for the Arroyo Valley Girls’ basketball team against Bloomington High School led to the suspension of Arroyo Valley’s head coach, Michael Anderson. The performance by the girls was deemed poor sportsmanship and questioned Anderson’s coaching in terms of morals. With a …

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Introduction: The Hands that Speak a Thousand Words

SYLVIA WINSTON Features Editor Hugo Ball once said, “The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?” Whether it’s with a nod with your head or a verbal greeting, a hello is a worldwide recognized symbol. Further along …

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