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Students support UHS Football at the Oct. 28 Unity Game against Woodbridge.
UHS Celebrates Annual Unity Week
Tracy Le, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

UHS’ annual Unity Week took place from Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 in preparation for the final football game of the academic...

UHS Varsity Cheer shows support for breast cancer patients and survivors during the annual Pink Out game against Northwood High School.
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in UHS Pink Out Football Game
Nikki Piedad, Staff Writer • November 29, 2022

The UHS Football team played their Pink Out game against Northwood High School on Oct. 7, the final non-league matchup...

Club Kickoff proved to be a popular event for students and staff this year.
UHS Hosts Club Kickoff
Sarah Chen, Staff Writer  • November 22, 2022

On Oct. 21, UHS ASB hosted the annual Club Kickoff event on the basketball courts. Fifty-eight clubs sold food, drinks,...

The Sword & Shield wishes you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break.
Features On Our Feet: Thanksgiving Edition
Lauren Kim, Staff Writer • November 22, 2022

Although Thanksgiving is often known as a day reserved for family gatherings and feasts and gives students a chance...

University Town Center Eating Habits
University Town Center Eating Habits
Vincent Tsai, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

Students at UHS that watch football games tend to gather in places like the University Town Center (UTC) to have fun...

UHS band and orchestra members now perform together as the Full Symphony.
Full Symphony Spotlight
Lauren Kim, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

This year, we can witness the greatness of the melodious orchestra and the euphonious wind symphony together in one...

The Wellness Counselor at University High School, Mrs. Tohidian, speaks with students about their mental health and personal life in her office.
Emphasizing Mental Health Resources for Students
Bella Duong, Staff Writer • November 28, 2022

*The opinions expressed within the content are solely the author’s and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of...

Students are welcome to tryout for all sports at UHS.
The Benefits of Holding Tryouts
Maya Madhat, Staff Writer • November 22, 2022

*The opinions expressed within the content are solely the author’s and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of...

Protests against Iranian authority are present in Sweden, among other nations.
Continuing the Fight For Human Rights in Iran
Nazanin Ghiassi, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

*The opinions expressed within the content are solely the author’s and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of...

Flippoly replaced the GNC at UTC.
Flippoly Review
Jerry Hu, Staff Writer • December 2, 2022

Earlier this year, University Town Center (UTC) welcomed a trendy new establishment: Flippoly. The Korean street...

Rex Orange County performs in front of a packed crowd.
Jail’s New “Best Friend”: Rex Orange County charged with Sexual Assault
Sophia Choi, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

Alexander O’Connor, better known as Rex Orange County, was charged with six counts of sexual assault this October...

Fans are obsessed over Taylor Swifts new album Midnights.
Meet Me at Midnight: an Album Review
Arpi Gharadaghian, Staff Writer • November 28, 2022

Taylor Swift’s long-awaited album, “Midnights,” dropped at midnight on Oct. 21st, true to the theme referenced...

The Trojans play their last football game of the season against Woodbridge.
Trojan’s Season Ends With Loss to Woodbridge
Adam Kunin, Staff Writer • December 5, 2022

In the final game of the season, the UHS football team was faced with a win-or-go-home matchup against Woodbridge High...

On Oct. 15, Ansh Parashar broke the school record and won his race at OC Champs with a 3-mile time of 14:37. Parashar is currently ranked first in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
Running Past Records
Adam Kunin, Staff Writer • December 2, 2022

Many records may seem untouchable as if they are improbable feats to reach. However, for a senior standout, cross country...

Uni vs Beckman
UHS Football Comes Back to Defeat Beckman in League Game
Eithar Takesh, Staff Writer • November 28, 2022

The University High Varsity Football Team won their Senior Night game against Beckman High on Oct. 21 with a final score...

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