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Coronavirus: the Latest Outbreak of Fear

By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer It’s been a crazy start to 2020 as we welcome in the new decade. We’ve all thought this decade would be better than the last, but there seems to be some deja vu as history repeats itself as a new strain of coronavirus has created a worldwide epidemic inducing an...

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Formal of Stars

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer This Saturday, February 8th, University High School’s Junior Classical League (JCL) is hosting its annual Winter Formal at the Dana Point Ocean Institute. The historic dance is one of two that is open to all UHS students, as has often been dubbed as “superior” to its counterpart – homecoming. JCL...

The Sword and Shield of the 80’s
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The Sword and Shield of the 80’s

By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer Describing UHS during the 80’s, the teen years of our ancient high school, can only be paralleled by the description of our teenage years: radical change. As teenagers, we mess up and mess up and keep messing up to try to figure out who we are going to be and,...

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Resolutions for 2020

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer New Year’s Eve is a holiday notorious for its traditions. Whether it’s through cracking a bottle of champagne open, watching the ball drop, or cheering when the clock strikes twelve, Americans love celebrating the prospect of a new year. And as the parties die down and people go to sleep,...

Irvine Talks Chapter 3: What moves you?
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Irvine Talks Chapter 3: What moves you?

By CLAIRE CHOI & KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writers Three years after its initial debut at Portola High School, Irvine Talks took the stage once again on November 23rd. Born out of a desire to bring a sense of community to Irvine students, Irvine Talks has steadily grown to become a highly anticipated event for students,...

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The Art of the Dap

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer We’ve all seen it. Walking through UHS, and two dudes lock eyes with each other. From the outside view it may seem like a fight is about to break out. Then they start to walk towards each other, their pace quickens, their arms begin to raise. They put their shoulders...

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8 Psychological Tricks that Work

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer 1. Use a “because” (doesn’t matter if it’s real) when asking for a favor In a 1989 study by Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer, Langer asked a line of people waiting to use a library copy machine for a small favor. When she asked, “Excuse me, I have five pages....

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A Lesson on Special Education

By CHRIS CHAE & KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writers “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” – H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man There are people at this school, a certain community in fact, that are often not seen, their efforts overlooked. They’re in the 1000’s building doing their own chores, they’re in the library helping out Mr....

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High School Food Chain: Teachers’ Edition

  By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer From the very first day of ninth grade, the notion that seniors rule the school is drilled into our heads. It makes sense. You literally can’t spell seniority without the word “senior”. After four years of blood, sweat, and tears leading up to their senior status, they have earned...