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States Challenge Obama’s Immigration Reform

ELTON HO Copy Editor From Nov. 20-21, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive orders, together called the Immigration Accountability Executive Action, that would protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Seen as an overstep of presidential authority by Republicans, the plan immediately drew criticism and …

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Alhambra Street Festival Welcomes Lunar New Year

CINDY LUO News Editor With five lions roaring and dancing to open the show, the 24th Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Street Festival took place on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Alhambra City holds this traditional community event with the cooperation of [the] Chamber of Commerce, [the] …

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Chalk Art Festival 2015 Decorates Open House

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer Every year, a group of AHS students participates in the Chalk Art Festival to present their art at Open House. This year’s Chalk Art Festival had the theme “Heroes” and was held at the quad by ceramics teacher Jayson Pineda. “I try to make the themes …

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AHS’ Annual Celebration of Learning

FARRAH LUU Staff Writer AHS’ annual Open House and Celebration of Learning was held on Feb. 26 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. which showcased student achievements and brought school activities to parents’ attention. “We encourage parents to attend Open House so we listen to feedback from students and faculty [while] working with …

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AHS Dance Teams Place at Miss Dance Drill Team U.S.A

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer On Feb. 14, AHS Drill, Orchesis and All Male dance teams competed in Miss Dance Drill USA’s Streetdance competition at Mark Keppel High School. The competition also featured 23 other schools competing in varying categories. Drill earned second place in two divisions, facing San Marcos High …

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Alhambra High School ‘Gets Lit’ with Poetry Slam

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer On Feb. 18 and 19 in the AHS Little Theater, lights dimmed, background music faded and poets, stagehands and audience members quieted down for the Get Lit poetry slam. Lasting from 4-6 p.m., the slam featured performances by both the Alhambra Moors Poetry Society (AMPS) members …

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Department of Education Advocates for ELL Reform

DENISE TIEU News Editor SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer An estimated 10 percent of students in kindergarten to twelfth grade, nationwide, are English Language Learners (ELL). ELLs are defined by the federal government as students who do not speak, read, write or understand English well enough to score a proficient on …

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Aligning with Online Preschools

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer The era of online schooling has been steadily evolving over the years, according to US News. Various online preschools that currently exist include ABC Mouse and CHALK Preschool Online. Their subscription prices are $7.95 and $11.95 per month, respectively. Studies have shown that the effect of …

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SB 850 Paves Way for Community Colleges

SHELLEY LIN FARRAH LUU Staff Writers Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 (SB 850), adding California to the 21 other states that allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. SB 850 will start off as a pilot program that will end in 2023. The fifteen community colleges …

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