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Tag Archives: Issue 23 2014

College Board Revises SAT for Spring of 2016

DENISE TIEU News Editor JADE LIEU Staff Writer During their high school careers, many students take either the SAT or the American College Testing (ACT) to give colleges another deciding factor on their admissions. The SAT is currently scored out of 2400 and is composed of an essay and 9 …

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California Senator Introduces SB 1174 to Advocate for Multilingual Education

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer On Feb. 20, California Senator Ricardo Lara introduced the Multilingual Education for a 21st Century Economy Act (SB 1174) that will repeal the Bilingual Education Act (Proposition 227), which requires English learners to be taught in mainly English language-dominated classes. “In an increasingly interconnected global economy, …

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LCFF Grants AUSD Thousands of Dollars

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer California budget cuts are an ongoing issue that have resulted in increased class sizes and cut courses. However, after years of budget cuts, the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) is qualified to obtain thousands of dollars per student in the 2013-2014 school year. Governor Jerry Brown’s …

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Make the Infinite Internship Cycle Finite

CINDY LUO JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writers Unfortunately for the majority of recent college graduates, their achievements typically entail a degree but rarely a job. Due to the moribund economy after the Great Recession, graduates are confronted with the worst and most competitive job market in decades. Businesses are reluctant to …

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Academy Awards: Diversity Yet to Come in Hollywood

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor This year’s Academy Awards included some historic firsts, such as “12 Years a Slave” winning Best Picture, the first win for a director or screenwriter of African descent as well as Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director as the first Mexican director to win in this category. …

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Beating the Odds

ELTON HO Staff Writer “Smoking is bad for you! Stay away from drinking! And don’t even think about using drugs.” These often repeated assertions aim to instill essential values into youths, and it seems like they have been taken to heart. In the past decade, smoking and substance abuse have …

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A Drop in the Dependency

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Almost every student is warned not to take drugs or smoke cigarettes. Statistics, shown through PowerPoint slides and lectures, warn us against the dangers of drug use. However, recent studies by HealthDay News claim that less than 20 percent of Americans still smoke cigarettes. This is …

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Lights! Camera! Quit!

SYLVIA WINSTON Features Editor Drew Barrymore once said, “Life is very interesting […] in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” She began smoking cigarettes at the age of nine and was drinking alcohol by the time she was eleven. Barrymore has successfully and gracefully overcome …

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E-ffects of E-cigarettes

DEREK WU Staff Writer E-cigarettes have recently become popular for regular smokers and teenagers. They were invented and patented by Herbert A. Gilbert in 1963 but were never sold or commercialized. Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik, later started to sell e-cigarettes for the company Ruyan. E-cigarettes supposedly help regular smokers quit …

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