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California Voters Likely to Support Marijuana

DEREK WU Staff Writer The possession of marijuana was once banned in the United States; however, the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana recently gained support from the state of California. Currently, the recreational sale of marijuana is legalized in Colorado and Washington. New studies by the National Institute …

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Retail Stores’ Non-existent Holiday

DIANA LI News Editor With the annual Black Friday sales approaching, it is no surprise that more stores intend to retain employees for longer hours in order to keep up with the busy holiday sales. Midnight openings have become increasingly common, but this year, the retail store Kmart plans to …

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Hot Sauce Company Under Heat

JOSEPH ALAN NEY-JUN Staff Writer Processing the ingredients to make the Sriracha sauce releases strong fumes into the air that cause irritation in the nose, and at its strongest, the skin and eyes. While the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, CA does have a filtration system already in place, …

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Alhambra Ranked Among Top U.S. Cities

ANGELA YANG Staff Writer Alhambra was recently named one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. by Livability.com, coming in at number 21 behind fellow San Gabriel Valley city Pasadena. The cities were given individual scores based on economics, health care, housing, social and civic capital, education …

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Self-Organized Success

CINDY LUO Staff Writer Research shows that students who work in groups, in addition to regular instructions, are more likely to learn more efficiently compared to those who are only taught by a teacher. This system, called self-organization, is ideal in places where teachers may not be available. Sugata Mitra’s …

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History of Hallow’s Eve

DEREK WU Staff Writer Halloween is a holiday that many Americans celebrate and enjoy. However, Halloween was not invented by Americans; the holiday was created by the Celts 2000 years ago in modern day Ireland. The Celts thought that Nov. 1, the beginning of winter, was associated with human death …

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New Kickoff Event Welcomes Freshmen

ELTON HO Staff Writer The new school year brings along new freshmen, many who may be intimidated by AHS’ unfamiliar campus. This year, in order to make this transition less daunting, Associated Student Body (ASB) organized “High School 101,” a freshman kickoff event. A week before the first day of …

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Switched at Work: Assistant Principals Rotate Positions

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor AHS takes numerous administrator to run successfully. Recently, Assistant Principal of Business and Activities Phuong Nguyen and Assistant Principal of Guidance Jeremy Infranca have switched positions. The decision for the switch was made to ensure that Infranca and Nguyen would be able to learn new skills …

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Celiac Disease Leads to Lawsuit Against School

DIANA LI News Editor Last December, Lesley University faced a settlement that now requires the school to serve gluten-free foods. The U.S. Justice Department received a complaint in 2009 alleging that the university violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not accommodating students with celiac disease, a common genetic …

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Rockin’ Around the Holiday Committee

SYLVIA WINSTON Staff Writer AHS proudly holds around 75 clubs on its campus; one such club is the Holiday Committee. The committee is involved in various activities, including canned food drives, holiday grams and the annual Eui Lim Memorial Scholarship. The committee’s main goal is to raise money and send …

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