Day: October 7, 2019

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A World of Entertainment: Spirit Week 2019

By KRISHNA KHAWANI & ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writers The highly anticipated events of Spirit Week came to life with the theme of “Entertainment,” as class councils battled to create the best structures, dances, and shows of class spirit. The week kicked off on Monday, revolving around the common video game phrase, “Choose Your Character”. Students dressed...

Behind the Curtain: an Examination of Ballet
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Behind the Curtain: an Examination of Ballet

By LISA SHEN Staff Writer Over a year ago, Peter Martins, a prominent figure in the ballet community, was forced out as artistic director of the New York City Ballet, a position which he had held for the past 35 years. Due to credible allegations of sexual harassment, Martins was outed as part of a...

2019-2020 Marching Band Theme
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2019-2020 Marching Band Theme

By JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer The Marching Trojan Regiment theme for 2019-2020 is “Expressions of the Heart”, explores fear, anger, sadness, and happiness, four emotions expressed in each movement. This year’s theme was not influenced by University High School’s 50 year anniversary but rather the purpose was to be entertaining and competitive as well. This...

Summer Musical Preview
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Summer Musical Preview

By AVERY KNOWLTON Staff Writer This year’s summer intensive is the musical A New Brain, written by William Finn in collaboration with James Lupine. Finn’s work is heavily autobiographical, and A New Brain is no different. Penned after Finn’s life-and-death experience of being hospitalized and operated on from the eruption of blood vessels in his...

Joker: a Movie Preview
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Joker: a Movie Preview

By VARSHA BADAVIDE Staff Writer The Joker, Batman’s greatest nemesis as many know him, is one of the most misunderstood, yet iconic villains in all of comic books and cinema history. Though many comics and films have tried to encapsulate the Joker’s wicked personality through his evil actions and motives, little is truly known or...

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Girls Volleyball Fought Zealously in Match Against Beckman

By BROOKE BAXTER Staff Writer Girls Varsity Volleyball experienced a tough defeat at their game against Beckman on Thursday, September 26. The starting six for UHS consisted of Lily Krongold, Julia Campos, Victoria Holmes, Samantha Wiedemann, Serena Choi, and Lauren Cho. After calling a timeout, the girls came together and scored their first point against...