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New Bell Schedule Delays School Start Time to 8:30 AM
New Bell Schedule Delays School Start Time to 8:30 AM
Joey Park, Staff Writer • October 4, 2021

The implementation of a new bell schedule has pushed back school start times to 8:30 AM, in accordance with a new California...

20 Seniors Qualify to be National Merit Semifinalists
20 Seniors Qualify to be National Merit Semifinalists
Alyssa Tang, Staff Writer • September 29, 2021

Twenty students from University High School qualified as semifinalists for the  67th annual National Merit Scholarship...

Students Walking Around Campus while practicing COVID Protocols at Max Capacity
The Return to Full In-Person Learning
Alex Lindenberg, Staff Writer • September 27, 2021

UHS has returned to full in-person learning after 2021’s hybrid school year. Due to student and staff effort, as well...

This image displays senior students during their student council dance.
A Week of Hustle and Bustle: Spirit Week 2021
Veronica Kuo, Staff Writer • October 6, 2021

Spirit Week made its return to University High School in September. After over a year of limited travel, classes brought...

UHS Welcomes 17 New Staff Members This Year
UHS Welcomes 17 New Staff Members This Year
Farah Hamza and Lila Sepici October 2, 2021

The return to in-person learning after a tough year and a half of online and hybrid learning introduced us to several...

As seniors reflect on their four years at Uni, many have valuable lessons to pass on.
Advice from Seniors
Yasna Rahmani, Staff Writer • May 18, 2021
During the past four years, the class of 2021 has accumulated plenty of wisdom that can serve as valuable advice for underclassmen. Compiled below is a list of the top five pieces of advice that graduating seniors wanted to share.
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Is the Mask Mandate Really Effective?
Edward Liu, Staff Writer • October 14, 2021

Since the very first case, the pandemic has led to more than 227 million infections and 4.5 million deaths worldwide (worldometers) with...

Students walking away from the cafeteria, enjoying lunch.
Free Lunches at UNI: Great Idea, Poor Execution
Heejae Lee, Staff Writer • October 6, 2021

At UHS, free meals have been implemented since the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Although this system has...

Obstacles in Mental Health: Lose the “Suck It Up” Mentality
Obstacles in Mental Health: Lose the “Suck It Up” Mentality
Iris Dou, Staff Writer • May 18, 2021
Individuals suffering from mental health illnesses need support and professional help, not to be told to just tough it out.
UHS Fall Musical: Songs for A New World
UHS Fall Musical: Songs for A New World
Reagan Gregory, Staff Writer • October 12, 2021

University High School’s fall musical, ‘Songs for a New World’,  played in the theater from September 2nd through...

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September Artist of the Month: Michael McPhie
Jack Guo, Staff Writer • October 8, 2021

First chair French Horn player, senior Michael McPhie, of the UHS Wind Symphony was nominated for September’s Artist...

Artist Kanye West (pictured above) has donned masks while performing since 2013
Donda or Certified Lover Boy? A Comparison Between the Two Albums
Ryan Noorizadeh, Staff Writer • September 28, 2021

Kanye Omari West, an American singer-songwriter and one-time Presidential Candidate recently released the hip-hop album...

Sofia Brahe and Millie Batra: Girls Golf Captains Spotlight
Sofia Brahe and Millie Batra: Girls Golf Captains Spotlight
Noah Scherson, Staff Writer • October 14, 2021

The girl's golf season at University High School has teed off with a 3-1 record with wins over Portola, Beckman, and...

The team huddles around coach Kessler for words of encouragement.
Girls Tennis Continues Their Winning Streak
Alexandra Suttner, Staff Writer • October 12, 2021

Girls Tennis remained undefeated in league after their 11-7 victory against Portola on Sept. 23. The team came into...

Senior Jaden Chen prepares to pass.
Boys Water Polo Wins Against Portola With an Impressive Lead
Sydney Gaw, Staff Writer • October 11, 2021

Boys Water Polo (8-2) won 25-16 at the Pacific Coast League (PCL) game on Sept. 9 against Portola High. 6 of the 12...

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