Reasons Why ‘13 Reasons Why’ Misrepresents the Realities of Mental Health and Suicide

You’ve probably heard it all by now—this newfound idea that everyone should be treated with kindness because you never really know what’s going on in someone’s life, this epiphany that any small action can jumpstart tragic chain reactions, this sudden widespread change of heart—all elicited from the trending, highly praised Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

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French Club Brings Holiday Spirit to Local Children

The club had been preparing for the event since mid-December, holding a gift-wrapping session during which club members created individual presents for the underprivileged students. At the event, members of French Club wore holiday-themed costumes and distributed gifts to local unprivileged preschoolers and kindergarteners. This year the club visited six different schools: Cabrillo, Durham, Glankler, Blacow, Hyman, and Grimmer.

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Up on Four Hours of Sleep

   You wake up from your hour long nap after school and start up your computer to see what assignments you have on Schoolloop. A flash of heat passes through your face when you realize you procrastinated all week on that  English project worth 10% of your grade, and on top of that you still have to finish your APUSH notes!

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Celebrating a Mathematical Phenomenon: Pi Day at AHS

On Friday, March 10, 2017, American High School’s Math Club hosted its annual Pi Day event in celebration of the upcoming Pi Day. Open to everyone, including the friends and families of AHS students, the event was a success. The event offered various activities for people to participate in such as watching a presentation about the event given by the Math Club officers, pieing fellow students and club officers, and, of course, eating pie. In comparison to past years, this year’s event attracted a much larger variety and number of attendees including teachers, students, and families from both AHS and Thornton Junior High School.

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Blaze vs. Pieology

 On March 14, the day many math and science nerds have waited for began: Pi day. A day in which all math prodigies can bask in the wonderful and celebrated 3.1415926. Some of these students decided to celebrate Pi day in a unique way: by eating pizza. The popular build-your-own pizza restaurants Pieology and Blaze sold whole pizzas for only $3.14!

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Lights Off, Study On: AHS Students’ Experiences With Education in Other Countries

Since the age of five, almost every American High student could be found sitting in an American public school classroom Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm, with the exception of a select few. From Central Asia to the coasts of Central America, students from every corner of world have emigrated to America. in hope for a better future. They have happily sacrificed their homes, culture, and previous lives in hope for a change in the education system.

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