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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Vindication for All Victims

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor According to the Huffington Post, upon surviving a traumatic experience, “To move on with your life, you must break away from identifying yourself as a victim and transcend this experience by becoming a survivor.” The term “victim” is so loaded with negative stereotypes and a certain …

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U.S. & the Middle East: Rectifying Our Mistakes

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), formerly known as ISIS, was relatively unheard of among most people until videos of executions by decapitation began circulating the Internet. The victims have been American citizens and those of other countries. This and other terrorist threats …

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Scientific Climate Modification: ‘Weather’ or not?

DEREK WU Staff Writer “It’s hot!” is often said in California and other states, especially in recent years as the temperature has been rising due to constant burning of fossil fuels in the U.S. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide and contributes to the “greenhouse blanket” that causes temperatures to …

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Gives Fresh Take on Asian Americans

DEREK WU Staff Writer KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor Comedy, drama and family are common themes in today’s popular TV sitcoms. However, very few shows can perfectly combine these elements together. ABC’s new series “Fresh Off the Boat” does just that. Combining humor and conventional stereotypes, the show successfully depicts the …

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CROSSING THE CAROLINE: The Parent Trap: Volunteering

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief Although Assembly Bill 1575 prohibits public and charter school officials from forcing parents to volunteer, some California charter schools still seek to penalize students if their parents do not complete service hours, according to ABC. While parental involvement at schools is admirable, schools should not …

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Michelle Obama Headscarf Dispute Reveals Poor Journalism

AMBER LI Staff Writer Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries in the world where women are required by law to cover their heads. As stated in Religion Dispatches, women wear headscarves for religious reasons and to show signs of modesty, intelligence and purity. Since it is practiced by …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK: Everyday Acts of Kindness

ELTON HO Copy Editor I really do appreciate the Alhambra High School community; it’s not perfect, but it tends to be pretty friendly. There’s something about the casual acts of disrespect I witness every day that really just drives me crazy. Whether it’s incessantly chatting over a teacher’s instruction or …

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Debate to Vaccinate Escalates

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer The recent measles outbreak in the United States has once again sparked the debate over whether or not vaccinations should be mandatory. The debate itself stems from misinformation on the benefits of vaccines. According to Huffington Post, vaccines are likened to safety belts: they are mandatory …

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