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Tag Archives: Issue 24

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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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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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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ASB Campaigns Begin New Student Leadership

JADE LIEU Staff Writer 2014 ASB campaigns have arrived, and elections are just around the corner. On March 26, the official candidacy list was posted at the SGR and Business Activities. ASB candidates officially began their campaigns on March 27 and will continue until April 7. During these two weeks, …

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