SAT Changes

What happened to the other 800 points? Beginning in spring 2016, the SAT college exam will undergo a few changes. What will be tested, how it is scored, and how students can prepare for the SAT is going to change. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is it unfair? Rather than a […]

AP Course Difficulty

As college admissions get tougher and tougher every year, students scramble to take the most rigorous schedule of classes to stay competitive among the throngs of people applying for college. The most difficult courses offered in high schools are either the Advanced Placement curriculum (AP) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. At Los Altos High […]

Teachers’ Proms

Many first time prom-goers anticipating a night to remember can feel a little daunted. Between tracking down a date, finding the perfect dress, or learning how to dance, just the thought of prom can be a little overwhelming for some people. While prom has evolved over the years, many things have remained much the same. […]

Free Breakfast

Starting on Monday, February 3, food services started providing all students with free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays. This program has been established to promote eating breakfast as an important part of student achievement. According to Tina Banes, secretary, every student in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District will benefit from this program even […]

Ides of March

Before Shakespeare placed his quill on parchment, the Ides of March was just another way to denote the middle of the month. Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, based on the real Roman dictator, made the phrase synonymous with betrayal and tragedy. In the play, a soothsayer {someone who could supposedly predict the future}warned Caesar of his […]