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Sky-High Achievements of AHS Students

SARAH TAKHAR Staff Writer “In the city of Alhambra challenging the eye, stands a school above all others stands Alhambra High.” AHS’ Alma Mater states that its school is filled with students who strive to uphold the school’s name, and AHS students have risen up to the challenge. One recognized …

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NSRI Aims to Reduce Sodium Intake, Improve Heart Health

CAROLINE REN Copy Editor Across America, individuals generally do not carefully monitor what they consume. According to the Institute of Medicine, the average daily sodium intake in the U.S. is 3,400 mg, which is above the 2,300 mg recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Approximately 80 percent of …

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The Era of Digital Legacies: Afterlife Online

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief In today’s technology-dependent society, it becomes a necessity to check one’s emails and Facebook newsfeeds on a daily basis. The Internet has integrated itself into the daily routines of adolescents and adults alike. However, what happens to these online investments after death? Facebook, currently the …

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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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Misery has More Company on Facebook

ELLEN LI News Editor In the online community known as Facebook, there are one billion registered users. According to Morrison Foerster’s Socially Aware blog, each user has an average of 130 friends and spends a monthly average of 6.9 hours on the site, mostly to keep in touch with old …

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Speech and Debate Team Talks Its Way to Victory

SYLVIA WINSTON Staff Writer Over the past decades, AHS has had success in various areas. This year, the Speech and Debate (S&D) team has brought acknowledgement to AHS after seizing first place sweepstakes at their recent Spring Varsity tournament for the first time in addition to successes at other tournaments. …

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Online Courses: An Alternative Learning Source

JENNY LEE Staff Writer Although education has been associated with tangible textbooks, online courses are growing in popularity. Schools, such as the California State Universities (CSUs), the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and Harvard University, have begun to incorporate this system. Students can either take online classes as supplements to their …

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Governor Brown Advocates for School Funding, Energy Efficiency

DEBORAH CHEN Copy Editor In 2011, California faced a $26.6 billion budget deficit. When Governor Brown took office, he eliminated these shortfalls in revenue with billions of dollars in cuts in the previous two state budgets. He went on to advocate a 2013-2014 state budget to increase investments in education, …

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Custodians Maintain School Grounds, Help Foster Education

DIANA LI News Editor The amount of work custodians put into their jobs is immeasurable. In Orlando, Florida schools, those applying for the position of custodian must pass a fitness test to be hired for the job; this measure was designed to select the most able applicants to potentially reduce …

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