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28.4 Million Grant for Low Income Students’ Exam Fees

JOSEPH NEY-JUN JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writers On Aug. 12, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would grant a combined $28.4 million to 40 different states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands to assist with the cost of Advanced Placement Exam (AP) fees for low-income public high school …

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New Non-Punitive Policy Adopted by LAUSD

CINDY LUO News Editor In an attempt to reduce student arrest rates, suspensions and expulsions, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) formalized and issued a new disciplinary policy on Aug. 19. The policy that will be placed into effect during the 2014-15 school year states that minor violations of …

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LAUSD’s Exemption for Parent Trigger Law

ARYANA TAPIA Staff Writer In 2010, former state senator Gloria Romero drafted the “Parent Trigger” law, formally known as the Parent Empowerment Act of 2010. This law states that if 50 percent of students’ parents of a constantly subpar school sign a petition for reformation, the change will go into …

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Californians’ Drought Dilemma

JANET GUAN Copy Editor Using the sprinklers in daylight is not acceptable for the next few months. This past July, California implemented mandatory water conservation rules to combat the ongoing drought. These restrictions will stay in place for 270 days or less if repealed. California’s most recent drought period was …

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No ‘Ho’lding Back: Just Shake, Shake it Off

ELTON HO Copy Editor Despite what my somewhat stoic and taciturn demeanor might suggest, I am deeply concerned with what others think of me. It sounds pathetic, but I thrive on acceptance and recognition in order to feel satisfied with myself. Conversely, the prospect of rejection and failure terrifies me. …

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Freedom to Speak, No Fear of Violence

SARA HERNANDEZ Staff Writer Free things do not come around too often. Sometimes it is forgotten that there are things that are free according to the Constitution — for example, the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech. These things are not always thought of as given rights, and …

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LAUSD Abolishment of Law Triggers Parental Concern

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer Many parents are involved in their children’s education so that their children receive the best opportunities to become successful. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) suspended the parent trigger law, taking away parents’ ability to petition. The parent trigger law gave parents the …

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The Reel Side of Hollywood

AMBER LI Staff Writer Hollywood is known for producing intense plots, exciting thrillers, witty comedies and memorable romances. One of the characteristics that brings these movies to life are their characters, their morals and how the characters overcome their struggles. Despite how the personal ethics of Hollywood characters might make …

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The Ugly Truth

SYLVIA WINSTON Features Editor Movies are not so much portrayals of what society is as they are portrayals of what society would like to be. This statement may be true to some viewers, but those who frown upon the choices of topics Hollywood has decided to touch upon over the …

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The Hollywood Sign’s Dimmed Light

JADE LIEU Features Editor Most people believe in different things: religion, rules, or morals. Many have a sense of righteousness which conforms to what one believes is right. However, Hollywood and the media highly influence what people think is true, rather than what is right. Although some movies have shown …

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