Swim Hopes to ‘Dive’rge from Tied Record

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Swimming, like the other sports on campus is very competitive and requires a lot of mental and physical commitment. So far throughout the season, the varsity swim team has been practicing daily until 4:30 p.m at Granada Park. The Moors have entered the regular season with …

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JV Girls’ Softball Building Strong Base for Season

BRIANA THAI Staff Writer With ten games left in their season, 13 JV softball players are working diligently alongside the varsity girls, pushing through their season. The girls currently hold an overall record of four wins and three losses. “I am proud to be on this team with such amazing …

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MOOR VS. MOOR: Are professional athletes overpaid?

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer On behalf of the National Basketball Association, your yearly paycheck is 23 million dollars. The profession of the job is simple — play sports. I believe that athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James are getting paid too much for playing sports. Coming …

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WASC Evaluation Commends AHS for Improvement

ELTON HO Copy Editor DENISE TIEU News Editor In 2012, WASC renewed AHS’ accreditation for six years in addition to one day of revisitation. After visiting and evaluating AHS again in March, the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) commended the school for increasing …

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Pre-MESA Day: Students Prepare for Final Competition

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer On March 7, 30 students in AHS Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) brought home medals from Pre- Mesa Day. Pre-Mesa Day is a project-based competition day held at the University of Southern California (USC) with students competing in a variety of competitions. “[My goal this year] …

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AHS Canned Food Drive: Ending Hunger One Can at a Time

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer With the sun shining strongly and highlighted maps in hand, members of various service clubs proceeded to walk from street to street and house to house, inquiring for excess nonperishable goods. The annual AHS Canned Food Drive is hosted by Holiday Committee, a club advised by …

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Teen Girl Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

JADE LIEU Staff Writer On March 9, a 16-year-old girl in Chicago was secretly vaccinated by Wells High School without consent, according to Education News. The teen, Noelle Miller, wound up receiving multiple immunization shots including one for Hepatitus A, chicken pox, meningitis and Human Papillomavirus Infection. According to Education …

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Zaytuna Institute First Accredited Muslim College in U.S.

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer On March 4, 2015, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC made Zaytuna College the first accredited Muslim college in the U.S. Accreditation from WASC, or one of the other five organizations authorized by the government to evaluate colleges. The college began as the Zaytuna …

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Exide Late to Exit Battery Recycling Plant

DEREK WU Staff Writer Over a decade ago in Vernon, California, Exide Technologies opened a battery recycling plant to recycle lead found in batteries. According to the Exide Technologies company website, they recycle 99 percent of all lead received at their recycling plants and they currently have three battery recycling …

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