Balancing the load

ANHAYTE GUAJARDO Staff Writer In high school, it is common for students to take on more than just academics. Many students join activities such as sport. According to some students in sports, life becomes more stressful when balancing a sport and academics because managing both is time consuming and physically …

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Maintaining Daily Diets

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor One of the most vital parts of any athlete’s daily routine is keeping their body healthy and fit. Of course, diet is a major aspect of staying in shape. The main goal of many athletes is to have a diet that will help them maintain their …

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Tips for Athletes

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer 1. According to Active.com, staying hydrated is one of the most important things because being dehyrdated can drain your energy which then leads to injuries. 2. Eating like a champ and having a well-balanced diet will fuel your body to its full potential, giving you the …

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Teens Exploited Through Job Flyers

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer According to NBC Los Angeles, job advertisements were posted along the walls and telephone poles near the schools of Downey in the month of July. The advertisements offered $150 to $400 a week with provided transportation. Officials immediately deemed it a fake job targeted to exploit …

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AHS ’14-’15 Science and Mathematics Course Changes

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer Alhambra High School’s science and mathematics courses have faced some adjustments for the 2014-2015 school year. The AP Biology class, taught by Jennie Malonek, was cut because not enough students were in the class. A class requires a minimum number of 26 students so that it …

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Atlanta Cheating Incident Should Prompt Reevaluation

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief In August 2014, 12 former Atlanta Public Schools employees, charged with racketeering, began the trial that would determine the consequences of falsifying Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores. The CRCT is Atlanta’s version of a statewide standardized test, similar to California’s STAR testing. These standardized tests …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK : Confined Inside a Cave

ELTON HO Copy Editor A few weeks ago, I witnessed a student pick up a copy of The Moor Weekly. They skimmed the text for ten seconds before they proclaimed, “This is so boring,” and put it down. I winced. Why not just crumple up the paper and toss it …

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College Textbooks Burning Holes in Students’ Pockets

FARRAH LUU Staff Writer The cost of new college textbooks has risen 82 percent since 2002, costing $175 on average, according to the LA Times. However, it is not just one textbook being purchased, but multiple depending on the number of classes a student is taking. The national average for …

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Introduction: Senate Bill 850

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer For many jobs, employers are no longer considering applicants who have not excelled beyond an associate degree. In order to continue economic prosperity, California needed to provide one million more bachelor’s degrees to its graduates. Bill SB-850, passed on Sept. 29 by Gov. Jerry Brown, is …

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