Month: January 2017

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Redesigned Unilympics to return in second semester
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Redesigned Unilympics to return in second semester

By RACHELL CHON Staff Writer Unilympics, the “second semester Spirit Week” that Associated Student Body (ASB) has organized in years prior, is returning from February 6th to 10th with a focus of involving more students and upgrading events. One major change includes the addition of an overarching theme. “This year, although a few things have yet...

Ms. Rector, SAC Office Accountant, to retire in February
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Ms. Rector, SAC Office Accountant, to retire in February

      By JAYNE CHUNG Staff Writer Ms. Cidne Rector (SAC) will retire from her position as the head of the SAC Office for University High School this February after 17 years of service. Although her replacement has not yet been determined, the administration has advertised the opening and will conduct interviews to choose...

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Share Your Care: A Behind the Scenes look at ‘Character Grams’

BY Daniella Rapparport Staff Writer A fun new addition to this year’s character week were character grams. Conceived by the Associated Student Body (ASB) and organized by Service Commissioners Neah Lekan (Jr.) and Brandon Kaufman (Sr.), the grams were designed to be a creative way to recognize students and staff who exemplify the pillars of...

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Got Science? A spotlight on the off campus club: OC Science

BY Alex Xu Staff Writer  Recently, at a bustling elementary school in Santa Ana, California, volunteers wearing gray shirts with ‘Got Science?’ emblazoned on the back worked tirelessly to prepare a series of classrooms. They were using them as a venue for a series of workshops, aimed at spreading love for the STEM (science, technology,...

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Behind the Buttons

By ALEX XU Staff Writer The clicking and clacking of multitudes of machines, all whirring in unison, is a defining characteristic of Spotlight Week. Students deftly design and assemble each of the Spotlight week buttons individually, using a series of machines to print vibrant designs and laminate the designs onto the metal backings. The buttons...

The ‘Underground Art Classes’ of UHS
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The ‘Underground Art Classes’ of UHS

By DANIELLA RAPPARPORT Staff Writer Last week was University High School’s Spotlight Week of the arts, but what classes stayed behind the curtain? UHS offers an abundance of art classes, a total of 36 by the course catalogue. With so many options to chose from, not many people hear of the smaller courses. Some students may...

Painting a new future for the UHS library
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Painting a new future for the UHS library

By DANIELLA RAPPARPORT Staff Writer “I love including art in the library because I think it makes people feel like they are part of the community, a part of the school,” said Mr. Dominic Fratantaro (Library). Mr. Frat hates empty walls. So you can imagine his horror when he first joined UNI’s staff and found...

Duck, duck, Egyptian goose?
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Duck, duck, Egyptian goose?

By AVA WELSH & JANE HAGEN Features Editor & Managing Editor From the ever-present crows to this year’s addition of the pond fish by the RPM club, UHS campus is host to a wide variety of creatures, including one very specific pair of feathered friends: the geese. Most every student on campus has, if not...

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The Other Side; How finals work, from a teacher’s perspective.

By ALEX XU Staff Writer For students, finals represent a few weeks of long nights filled with cram sessions, excessive use of Quizlet, and three hectic days of high-stakes exams and fried nerve endings. What students don’t see, however, is the other side of the equation. Many students believe that teachers “have it easy” during...

Farewell, Mrs. Rector: A seventeen-year legacy
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Farewell, Mrs. Rector: A seventeen-year legacy

By ALEX XU & DANIELLA RAPPARPORT Staff Writers Ms. Cidne Rector (Staff) loves her job. Commonly known as the ‘SAC mom’ by her aids and the ASB students she works most closely with, Rector said, “I think it is the best job in the whole district. I get to work with ASB, staff, the administration,...