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Knott’s Scary Farm 2013

This year marks the 41st annual Halloween Haunt season at Knott’s Scary Farm. This year, there are five new mazes along with the original ones that are definitely worth checking out. The Witch’s Keep: Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico Mine Train ride is transformed into the Green Witch’s Abode for the Halloween season. The attraction is not as frightening...

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Charity Week

This week, Charity Week kicked off with three lunchfests to feature community service opportunities both at University High School (UHS) and in the local community. Various community service organizations came to UHS to share their initiatives. On Tuesday, the Service Club Showcase featured UHS’ numerous community service clubs. About twenty different clubs participated to inform...

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Character Week

Character Week swept through campus last week in the form of daily dares, posters and lunchfests. The daily dares advocated the four pillars of character–compassion, respect, integrity and responsibility–challenging University High School (UHS) students to demonstrate different aspects of character throughout the week. Monday’s daily dare focused on compassion. Students were asked to make a...

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Getting into the swing of things

As high school students in Irvine, we often find ourselves asking each other the same question: “What do you want to do?” This is usually answered in a small variety of ways. One: “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” Two: “I don’t know, we can get food…” Or three: “There is nothing...

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Yes, Apple did it again!

Once again, Apple stores nationwide are bombarded with long lines. The end of September marked a highly anticipated event: the release of the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S.The iPhone 5C comes in bright colors ranging from white to neon yellow, and above the steel reinforced frame is a hard plastic case.The phone also features...

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New UHS staff members

University High School is excited to have four new teachers on campus: Ms. Strausheim (Counseling), Mr. Hays (Math Dept.), Mrs. Galassetti (Science Dept.), and Mr. Garcia (English Dept.)! If you want to know more about these staff members, read their responses below to a few interesting questions.   Sword & Shield: What school(s) did you teach...

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New Phillip Lim Collection at Target

Want to buy designer pieces for less? Target has been teaming up with top designers including Missoni, Prabal Gurun, Jason Wu, and Harajuku and department store Neiman Marcus  to make their clothes more accessible and affordable. This time, the mass-market retailer is collaborating with New York based fashion designer Phillip Lim for a fall collection....