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Acalanes Celebrates Homecoming Week 2021

By Keith Johnson, Helen O’Neal, Daniel Adri, and August Walker, Head Videographer and Head Liaison Editor, Online Shadow Editor, Liaison Editor, and Staff Writer // Acalanes High School students participated in hallway decorating, lunchtime activities, dodgeball competitions, and a rally to celebrate homecoming last week. Continue Reading

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Election Collection: The New Faces of American Politics

By Shrida Pandey, Marisa Guerra Echeverria, and Lyanne Wang, Online News Editor and Staff Writers // The 2020 United States (U.S.) election cycle brought a historical amount of increased representation and diversity in politics. With the first transgender state senator, the first non-binary state senator, and Continue Reading

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Welcome-Back Rally Goes Virtual

By Aisha Mohanty and Mara Korzeniowska, Staff Writers // Attempting to replicate the experience of in-person rallies, Acalanes High School Leadership hosted a welcome-back rally on Friday, Aug. 21 via YouTube to commend students who participated in community projects over quarantine, encourage the viewers to Continue Reading

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Governing Board Discusses Plans For Reopening Schools For 2020-2021 School Year

By Stella Heo, Online Editor-in-Chief // With grocery store shelves filling, toilet paper hoarding declining, and community members reverting to their previous habits, many are beginning to question what the upcoming school year will look like.     The Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board met Continue Reading

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End-of-Year Rally Goes Digital

By Keith Johnson, Head Videographer // Despite the school closure, Acalanes High School Leadership held the end-of-year rally on Friday, May 22 on YouTube to celebrate three retiring teachers, recognize all senior spring athletes, and acknowledge the achievements of the class of 2020. Watch the Continue Reading

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The Azure: Acting

Blake Levinson: “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore”This piece received first place in Project LPIE’s Acting category. Madison Payne: “Children of Virtue and Vengeance”This piece received second place in Project LPIE’s Acting category. Keith Johnson: “The Laramie Project”This piece received third place in Project LPIE’s Acting Continue Reading

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The Azure: Instrumental Music

Brahm Sasner: “Pure Imagination”This piece received first place in Project LPIE’s Instrumental Music category. Stella Heo: Rachmaninoff “Prelude in C Sharp Minor”This piece received second place in Project LPIE’s Instrumental Music category. Andrew Zheng This piece received third place in Project LPIE’s Instrumental Music category.

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Acalanes Talent Show Goes Digital

By Julia Poole, Online Feature Editor // Be it musicians, dancers, singers, or 3-D animation designers, Acalanes High School students displayed a multitude of talents at this year’s talent show. Students worked hard to show off their unique talents to the virtual crowd on YouTube.    Instead Continue Reading

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Students Learn the Ins and Outs of Running for Office From AUHSD Governing Board Member Bob Hockett

By Stella Heo, Staff Writer // Posters, flyers, and signs litter the streets of Lafayette, each publicizing different political candidates and measures. Even in front of Acalanes High School, pedestrians, commuters, parents, and students can witness signs for various campaigns. In hopes of getting a Continue Reading

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Girl’s Basketball Destroys Las Lomas on Senior Night

By Shrida Pandey, Staff Writer  The women’s basketball team crushed Las Lomas 75-38 last Friday night to capture their second consecutive undefeated Diablo Athletic League (DAL) championship.    Before tipoff, seniors Kaylee Pond, Lauren Kobashigawa, Lauren Frechman, Mikaela Valerio, and Daphne Ganter stepped out onto the court Continue Reading

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Student Nicotine Addiction: Counselors, administrators, and lawmakers scramble to counteract the spread of vaping

By John Kalil and Demetri Leones, Managing Editor and Liaison Editor // As a result of years of successful youth education and societal attitude shifts, a 2017 report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that usage of cancer-causing traditional cigarettes by youths decreased Continue Reading

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Football Comes Up Short of NCS Title Game Berth

By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor   The game of football has continued to evolve in of favor spectacular offensive displays and ridiculous passing numbers.      Yet nothing close to an offensive explosion transpired in Kentfield on Saturday, as the Acalanes football team saw their historic season Continue Reading

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Women’s Water Polo Takes Home Norcal Title

By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // What started as a mere possibility two years ago has blossomed into reality. The Women’s Water Polo team is the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Northern California Division I champions.     Led by an offensive explosion, the top-seeded Lady Dons Continue Reading

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Acalanes students get Interviewed by KTVU Regarding Anti-Vape Bill

By Daniel Adri and Mason Archer, Staff Writers // A simple extra credit opportunity for Acalanes teacher Kristen Anderson’s government class, escalated quickly into an interview on live television with KTVU.     On Thursday Nov. 7, seniors Gavin Jones, Ethan Michon, Jimmy Harrington, and Riley Labrosse Continue Reading

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Acalanes Government Class Volunteers at Food Bank for Civic Action Project

By Stella Heo, Staff Writer // Kiwis covered the floor. Cardboard boxes and bags were ready to be filled. Student volunteers and their teacher stood ready to organize.     As an opportunity for extra credit, history teacher Kristen Anderson invited her senior Government students on Monday, Continue Reading