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Republicans Push AP U.S. History To Become “His” Story

JENNIFER FAN Staff Writer AP U.S. History (APUSH) has been a subject of debate for years. Conservative Republicans have opposed the subject since October 2012, when retired APUSH teacher Larry Krieger and the Republican National Congress deemed the APUSH curriculum “unpatriotic,” as it put America in a negative light both …

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Education in ‘Act’ion

JASON ZHU Staff Writer Besides the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is known by school for how much of a change it has brought to our educational system, there are many more acts that have impacted our schools greatly. Some of these laws are considered to be helpful toward …

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Introduction: Special Olympics 2015

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor No matter what culture, every country brings a sense of pride to the Olympics. The competition, the support and the united nations come together to compete in multiple events. These world games don’t occur every year, which make them even more intense than other seasonal athletics. …

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History

ERIC HUANG Staff Writer Every two years the Special Olympics occur, bringing together 165 nations and over 6,000 athletes to celebrate athletic accomplishment, unity and dignity. It all started in the 1960s when Eunice Shriver noticed the unfair treatment of children with intellectual disabilities. From a young age, she quickly …

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Mission/Goals

BEN LANGE Staff Writer The Special Olympics is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to the empowerment of individuals with intellectual disabilities and is fully invested in seeing that the athletes are physically fit, productive and respected members of society. The Special Olympics’ mission is to give all competitors …

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Competitions

ALEX LIN Staff Writer The most recent summer Special Olympics offered over 20 sports for athletes to compete in. Some of the sports included basketball, volleyball, soccer and many more. Others interesting events were sailing, bowling and powerlifting. In basketball, the teams were split up into many divisions to ensure …

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Personal Experiences

JOSHUA MORELION Staff Writer The Special Olympics is an outstanding event that shows that a disability cannot stop one from dreaming big and doing astonishing things. These special athletes jumped over their obstacles and went for the gold. “After being a part of this event, I consider these the best …

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Disabilities

VIVIANNE LAM Staff Writer There are a lot of people with intellectual disabilities that like to play sports. It is a condition when people learn and develop things more slowly. It is very common worldwide; about 6.5 million people in the United States have some sort of this disability. This …

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