AHSPA’s “In the Heights” Takes a Snapshot of an East Coast ‘Hood’

A Classic Neighborhood Story that Mixes Rap with Romance Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     Directed by Drama teacher Troy River, American High School Performing Art’s spring musical  “In the Heights” opened on Thursday, April 21, 2015 with a sold-out house and positive reviews.     Nina Rosario (junior Natalie Dunn) is the pride and joy of the neighborhood […]

A Piece of Living History Comes to American

Holocaust Survivor George J. Elbaum Tells His Life Story Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     During third period on April 13, 2015, Holocaust survivor and author of the book “Neither Yesterdays Nor Tomorrows,” George J. Elbaum came as a guest speaker to American High School. In two hours, he traced his journey from a Jewish child in […]

Eagles Recognize the People at American

Love Eagles Week spreads positivity and appreciation at American Sarah Jensen Staff Writer     American’s Love Eagles Week, a week dedicated to encouraging and expressing appreciation between members of the American High School community, took place from March 14 to March 18. While the activities involved included lunchtime games and events, the spirit of the week […]

Electronic Transcript Service Ready to Go

American High administration adopts transcript website Parchment Sarah Jensen Staff Writer     Transcript delivery website Parchment became ready for American High students to use on February 8, 2016. The service is now running smoothly for current students and alumni to use.     Parchment is a credential-sharing website, which extends to diplomas, certificates, and other key documents. For […]

American’s Tufaan brought the storm to Irvington’s 7th annual Dil Se show

  Ashwini Athreya Staff Writer     On January 9, 2016, Tufaan, American’s Bollywood dance team, incorporated Bollywood, hip-hop, and classical styles at Irvington High School Indopak’s 7th annual Dil Se show. The event’s proceeds were donated to the Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement) charity, an organization with the goal of transforming rural Indian […]

Varsity Boys Basketball Falls Hard to Livermore

American fails to execute as planned during early-season game Sarah Jensen Staff Writer     American’s Varsity Boys Basketball team lost 39-70 to Livermore on December 8, 2015 in the American High School gym. The game started strong but quickly grew messy as American’s team consistently lagged at around half of Livermore’s score.     In the first quarter, […]

New Classroom Plans at AHS

Mandatory AC installation will shake things up Ashwini Athreya Staff Writer     During the FUSD Board of Education meeting, which took place November 18, the complications with the new, mandatory HVAC (air conditioning) repairs were addressed. These complications include funding, space, and community consent.     “The work will take time and challenge all who work and attend […]

A Christmas-themed Fundraiser and Fair

Holiday Boutique Raises Money for Grad Night Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     On December 5, 2015 from 10am to 5pm, the rotunda lined with handmade crafts and clothing, Christmas decorations, and sweet treats. The annual American High School Holiday Boutique gave the community the opportunity for some early Christmas shopping while helping lower the costs for […]

Nurturing Hope through the Gift of Giving

H.O.P.E. Club hosts a drive for the holiday season Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     In preparation for the Viola Blythe Community Center’s annual holiday program, H.O.P.E. Club is asking for food items and other basic necessities from the students and faculty of American High School.     “Any donations are welcome: toys, clothes, and supplies,” H.O.P.E. Club president […]