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Coronavirus: A New Way of Life

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer In this difficult and surreal time, looking after our mental and physical wellbeing and caring for those around us has never been more important. One of the hardest aspects of what we are all going through is the uncertainty. I truly believe that making the most of an unfortunate circumstance...

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Staying Productive During Quarantine

By Harrison Hill Staff Writer Within the past several weeks, COVID-19  has spread rapidly throughout Europe, Asia, and now the United States, forcing schools to close until the end of the school year. A stay-at-home order was put into effect, so with you trapped in your home indefinitely, what now?  Many people, including myself, were...

Bot Nation 2.0: The School Away From School
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Bot Nation 2.0: The School Away From School

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer March 13, 2020 marked a momentous day for students in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), for it was the day that the district announced the switch to Emergency Distance Learning (EDL). Many expected this decision, as the district followed the precedent set by a variety of other school districts and...

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Humor: The Quarantine Diaries

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer Day 1: UHS has just shut down and the feeling buzzing around campus is like nothing ever experienced before. A mix of euphoria and fear makes its way through the students as rain begins to pour down, almost like a scene straight out of a movie. No one really knows...

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Rejection Letter from University of Barvard

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer Office of Admissions and Financial Aid 1080 Eastway Street Barvardtown, Massachusetts 96246 Dear Tommy Trojan, After careful consideration of your application, in which I took 30 minutes to serialize you into a quantifiable candidate, I regret to inform you that you have been rejected. Although I read your nicely written...

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Krishna Not Answering the Questions You Asked

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer Q: Are your pants always tucked into your shirt? A: It’s easier to think that your shirt is simply eating your pants. Unless your shirt is tucked into your pants. In that case, your pants are now taking revenge and eating your shirt. I guess an eye for an eye...

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STEM Takes Root at UHS

By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer We have all experienced the academic rigor at UHS. It is what the school is known for, and it is part of our culture. One of the defining aspects of this culture is our STEM program, ranked #2 in all California public schools. The world is always trying to find the...

Custodian Rudy, Friend to Students
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Custodian Rudy, Friend to Students

By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer UHS custodian Rudy Lopez will be retiring at the end of the school year after working at UHS for almost seven years. Rudy was named Staff Member of the Week on the week of March 3rd by the student body to honor his dedication to UHS before he retires. Over the...

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Behind Black History Month

By HEIDI JIN Staff Writer UHS students commemorate African American contributions to American society and celebrate African American history in Black History Month.  Since the beginning of February, students have put up pictures, quotes, and biographies of African American leaders on the walls of the library in celebration of Black History Month.  “I think that...

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Tiny TED Talks

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer The third annual Tiny Talks event, hosted by University High’s TED Club in collaboration with TEDSocial Bommer Canyon launched once again in the MPR on February 1st. This TEDSocial dinner party series, themed “What You Don’t Know About Me,” sought to spark conversations between strangers and encourage vulnerability. Expecting to...