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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Goodbye AHS: High School No Moor

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor The high school experience was not nearly as remarkable as one would expect based on how it has been portrayed by countless young adult novels and films. I spent most of my time in AHS going through the motions, complaining about lack of sleep or crippling …

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SIMSANITY: Collegiate Athletics As We Know It

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor In our world today, professional leagues reign over sports because of their popularity and entertainment value. Yet, while many enjoy the highest level of professional sports, I find that college athletics bring a unique aspect that professional athletics rarely have. In professional sports, upsets rarely occur …

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No ‘Ho’lding back: Zaytuna Carries Torch for Muslim Education

ELTON HO Copy Editor Upon reviewing one unique California school, WASC Senior Vice President Richard Winn called it a “life-transforming experience.” He wasn’t referring to AHS, but to a school equally as impressive: Zaytuna College. In March, Zaytuna became the first Islamic university in the U.S. to be accredited by …

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TSAIBERTRON SAYS: The Real Education Behind Athletics

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer If you’re a student who craves to be better in sports, say no more. Your answer is not performance-enhancing drugs. According to Mayo Clinic, one in 20 athletes admit to using drugs that help an athlete’s performance. Some of the more popular enhancements used are creatine, …

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ANHAYTE’S ANTICS: Inspiration through Fashion

ANHAYTE GUAJARDO Staff Writer Every sport has their unique style of sportswear. Track and football athletes tend to wear tight pants, while soccer athletes wear a uniform that is much looser. Athletes tend to choose clothes that will benefit their performance. They will look for different ways to increase their …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK: Part of the Noise

ELTON HO Copy Editor 13th century poet Rumi once wrote: “There is a community of the spirit. / Join it, and feel the delight / of walking in the noisy street / and being the noise.” This welcoming invitation has struck me ever since I first heard the lines. I …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Vindication for All Victims

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor According to the Huffington Post, upon surviving a traumatic experience, “To move on with your life, you must break away from identifying yourself as a victim and transcend this experience by becoming a survivor.” The term “victim” is so loaded with negative stereotypes and a certain …

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SIMSANITY: Collegiate Sports For Academic Credit?

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor Sports at the college level have been known to take loads of time. Practice in the mornings and nights dictates athletes like another class. Yet these same athletes can’t use this time towards a major or any classes that will help them graduate since most will …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK: Everyday Acts of Kindness

ELTON HO Copy Editor I really do appreciate the Alhambra High School community; it’s not perfect, but it tends to be pretty friendly. There’s something about the casual acts of disrespect I witness every day that really just drives me crazy. Whether it’s incessantly chatting over a teacher’s instruction or …

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