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Is A Four-Year Degree Worth The Investment?
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Is A Four-Year Degree Worth The Investment?

By May S. Ruiz All across the United States college students are graduating, alive with the ideals of youth and armed with a four-year degree. They are eager to make a contribution to the world using the knowledge they acquired and the skills they have developed. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges…

Two Arcadia Unified Schools Earn California Distinguished School Honors
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Two Arcadia Unified Schools Earn California Distinguished School Honors

Holly Avenue Elementary School and Longley Way Elementary School in Arcadia have been named California Distinguished Schools. Honoring “some of California’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools,” the California Department of Education recently released its list of schools that received the state’s top recognition. With nearly 6,000 public elementary schools in California, less than five…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your kids have reached the homestretch! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

Arcadia High School Students Spring Into AP Exam Season
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Arcadia High School Students Spring Into AP Exam Season

By Sarah Wang For many people around the world, May is a time of flowers, fresh spring, and possibly allergies; for many American high school students, May is a time of studying, stress, and anxiety: AP testing. The Advanced Placement (AP) program is an academically rigorous curriculum offered by non-profit standardized testing administrator College Board…

Arcadia High Senior Earns Perfect AP Exam Score
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Arcadia High Senior Earns Perfect AP Exam Score

Arcadia High School senior Ryan Leung can now add the word “perfect” to his resume. 60,519 students across the world took the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A Exam in 2017. Leung, and only 111 other students on Earth, earned every possible point on this exam. “I felt pretty confident going into the…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children used their spring break actually getting some rest. As parents it’s our responsibility to look after our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I know that today’s high schoolers have so much going on that I’m really surprised they can think straight. As…

Four SGV Students Recognized with the Congressional Award Medal
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Four SGV Students Recognized with the Congressional Award Medal

By May S. Ruiz Four high school students from the San Gabriel Valley were given the Congressional Award by Representative Judy Chu at a presentation ceremony held at noon last Thursday, March 29 at the Pasadena office of Congresswoman Chu. “The Congressional Award program is a private–public partnership created by the United States Congress in…

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