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A student gets ready to have their blood drawn in the Small Gym.
UHS Hosts Annual Blood Drive
Nour Khayat, Staff Writer • January 5, 2022

UHS hosted the first blood drive of the year on Monday, Dec. 6. Donors arrived as early as 8:30 a.m. in the small gym,...

Governor Newsom Signs Ethnic Studies Mandate for High School Graduation in California
Governor Newsom Signs Ethnic Studies Mandate for High School Graduation in California
Alyssa Tang, Staff Writer • December 14, 2021

California has become the first state to require a semester of Ethnic Studies as a high school graduation requirement...

Self-Studiers Struggle for AP World Languages Exams Spots
Self-Studiers Struggle for AP World Languages Exams Spots
Sai Pranav Gonuguntla, Staff Writer • December 10, 2021

Students at UHS who planned to self-study for the Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams struggled to buy them...

Amy Shephard is a junior at UHS who currently works at Dunkin Donuts.
What it is like to be a working student?
Farah Hamza, Staff Writer • January 11, 2022

Working during the school year is not uncommon at UHS. Many decide to get a job for experience and independence, as...

Female students at UHS participate in STEM clubs in face of underrepresentation in the STEM field.
Women in STEM
Karina Pandurangadu, Staff Writer • January 5, 2022

In both the fields of leadership and the sciences, women are underrepresented. Only 27% of STEM workers in the US are...

Mrs. Lewis decorates the library with creative holiday decorations.
UHS Staff Members' Holidays
Nicole Chen, Staff Writer • December 14, 2021

The year is coming to a close yet again and with the flurry of activity in the last sprint of school before winter break,...

U.S. President Joe Biden at the Climate Change Conference, 2021.
The Glasgow Climate Conference - Will it Deliver?
Edward Liu, Staff Writer • December 8, 2021

On the evening of November 13th, 2021, the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention...

On Jon Grudens Resignation
On Jon Gruden's Resignation
Salwa Usmani, Staff Writer • December 3, 2021

In the past 100 years, the United States has seemingly become a much more accepting and inclusive country. Nevertheless,...

A Letter From Your Unwise Elders
A Letter From Your Unwise Elders
Mae King, Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

Dear future generations, We arrived on this planet with abundant and unbelievable sights to experience. We grew up...

Cover for single, Peso
LIVE.LONG.A$AP Mixtape Review: Pretty Face or Pretty Underrated
Reagan Gregory, Staff writer • January 7, 2022

A$AP Rocky, aka Pretty Boy Flacko, officially re-released his debut mixtape, LIVE.LOVE.A$AP, on streaming services to...

UHS presents: The Phantom Tollbooth with a Q & A session with Mallika Cadin
UHS presents: "The Phantom Tollbooth" with a Q & A session with Mallika Cadin
Salwa Usmani, Staff Writer  • December 8, 2021

UHS’ spectacular Fall play, "The Phantom Tollbooth" played in the Big Theater between November 18th and 20th. "The...

Dune Review
"Dune" Review
Ryan Noorizadeh, Staff Writer • December 8, 2021

A friend of the late Roger Ebert, when it was the latter’s job to review the original "Dune" movie in 1984, described...

The team huddles up on the field.
Girls Flag Football: The First Championship Team
Sydney Gaw, Staff Writer • January 3, 2022

As soon as the whistle blows, the members of the Girls Flag Football team spur into action, executing one of the meticulously...

Senior Asher Do passing to senior captain Mateus Souza.
Boys Soccer Defeats San Juan Hills in Preseason Game
Alexandra Suttner, Staff Writer • December 14, 2021

Boys Soccer won their third preseason match, 1-0, defeating San Juan Hills on Dec. 3rd. After the disappointing loss...

UHS boys wrestling suffers disappointing loss to Beckman despite their valiant efforts.
Boys Wrestling Loses First Match of the Season to Beckman
Sydney Gaw, Staff Writer • December 14, 2021

The Boys Wrestling team suffered their first loss of the season 60-15 against Beckman on Dec. 1. This match was the...

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