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14th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
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14th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival

On September 28, 2013, Irvine hosted its annual Global Village Festival at Bill Barber Park from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. With over 20,000 attendees, this event has been celebrating Irvine’s cultural diversity since 1998. This year, Irvine featured 50 cultural performances throughout the five stages at Bill Barber Park, which included cultural dances, choral...

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Freshman Council election results

President: Vicki Chen Council Members: Isabelle Zhou Alex Tang Victoria Pham Jack (Junsheng) Ren Woorin Song Dominique Abraham Kathryn Brown Josh Jia Sydney Cercado Jake Yoon Dakota Niemann Sara Way Emily Sisson Julian Ricci Kerri Luttrell Naomi Efron Milan Allister Adam Eldefrawy Ava Soltani Cameron Diorio Nick Loveland Dillon Sun Nancy Wu Celine Nie Harry...

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Forty-five UHS students qualify for National Merit

 On September 16, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its nationwide semifinalists, of which 286 were students from Orange County. Out of those 286 students, 84 attend schools in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Approximately 1.5 million juniors took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) in 2013, but only 16,000 students with a score...

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Car accident leaves Irvine grieving amidst recent accidents

Marie “Lizzie” Johnson, 16, was killed, and five others were injured in a car crash on the night of September 9, 2013. The driver, 19 year-old Antonio Escamilla, is believed to have been drinking before the crash. Escamilla’s vehicle was following closely behind another vehicle; when that vehicle slowed down, Escamilla rapidly braked, lost control...