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Controversy continues over the Irvine Veterans Cemetery
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Controversy continues over the Irvine Veterans Cemetery

By WESLEY NEWHART Staff Writer After two years of tension between opposition groups surrounding the location of the Irvine Cemetery, the city of Irvine has decided to build the cemetery on the interchange of the I-5 and I-405 freeways. The originally proposed site of the cemetery was in the Orange County Great Park (OCGP) and...

Mock Trial Team Blue wins County Finals for the first time in UHS history
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Mock Trial Team Blue wins County Finals for the first time in UHS history

By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer Mock Trial Team Blue made it to the state finals for the first time in the program’s history, after defeating Northwood High School’s Team Blue in County Finals on Saturday, December 16th. The team was victorious over 50 Orange County Mock Trial teams in the county bracket, winning seven consecutive...

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Winter finals schedule changed

By SOOJUNG KI Staff Writer In an effort to reduce stress among students, the first semester finals will be pushed back an hour each day. The finals will take place between January 16 and January 18. “We believe this demonstrates and reinforces in a small way our message of and commitment to balance and doing...

Santa’s Cookies
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Santa’s Cookies

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Santa is almost here, Rejoice in the sounds of bells. I count the days on my fingers Until Santa is here! I asked for a present, a few too many. But I’ll repay the price With cookies and milk, For Santa is here!

Snowfall
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Snowfall

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Ice crystals drift across the wintry sky, Snowflakes filling the grounds like white sand. Cold breezes bite the tips of noses, And feet are frozen still. Children come out to create angels, Building snowmen with sticks. Shovels are brought out, To clear the snowy roads.

Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Driving past houses one by one, I look out through the window. Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Blink like shining stars. Festive lights hung on roofs, Snowmen sitting in the snow, Reindeer all nodding. Christmas is in the air.

Winter
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Winter

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer I gaze into my smooth mug And study the creamy hot chocolate, Still swirling around from the spoon that stirred it seconds ago. The marshmallows slowly deflating Put images in my mind of a white snowball, Perfectly round, Melting in a child’s mittened hand As it is flattened down, Ready...

The Inspection
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The Inspection

By MILES HUNTLEY-FENNER Student Contributor Writer’s Note – This short story takes place in a fictional world with imagined continents, peoples, and cultures that are inspired by, but are not to be confused with those of Earth. Preface – This story is a description of Pölish efforts to create biological and chemical weapons of mass...

Walls Come Down
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Walls Come Down

By KARISSA NASS Business Manager Walls were already built, nothing I could do, Would not let anyone in due to fear. No lights to be found, these feelings were blue, My barriers went up with feelings so near, A glimmer of hope was needed for change. My voice made it seem it was coming down,...