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UHS Adopts New Accounting System

By KRUTIK PATEL Staff Writer UHS is piloting a new accounting system this year, ASBWorks, after appealing to IUSD for over a decade to replace its predecessor, Blue Bear.  This new accounting system affects UHS on multiple levels, from enabling an online web store that can sell more products to allowing club advisors to manage...

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Club Participation Declines at Kickoff

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer Participation in club kickoff is declining among clubs, while the per club profits from kickoff has increased. This year, about 45 clubs participated which is a significant decline from the 78 clubs that participated last year.  Many clubs find it no longer worth it to participate in Club Kickoff...

College Board Moves AP Exam Purchasing Date
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College Board Moves AP Exam Purchasing Date

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer College Board enacted sweeping changes to their registration policy this year, implementing a much earlier AP exam registration date, during the fall instead of early spring, and new late fees. College Board, the company that created the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, implemented these changes in order to “improve students’...

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Influx Of Students Causes Extensive Master Schedule Changes

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer  Extensive changes were made to the master schedule in order to accommodate for the unexpected enrollment of over 120 students, resulting in alterations to a third of UHS students’ schedules. Ten new sections were added in order to balance classes, which had become overloaded due to the influx of students....

Mr. Michalak Goes on Wheel of Fortune
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Mr. Michalak Goes on Wheel of Fortune

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer  Latin teacher Mr. Mark Michalak appeared on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune on September 10th. He landed on the million dollar tab and made it to the final round, but ultimately went home with $22,634 and a paid trip to China. Wheel of Fortune is a televised game...

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Nine New Teachers to Begin Work at UHS

By KRUTIK PATEL Staff Writer Nine teachers were hired throughout the summer, a significant decrease from previous years. These low hiring numbers reflected the expected decline in enrollment at UHS. These new teachers include Chris Hernandez, Brianna Smith, and Joyce Yang from the Social Science Department; Hannah Lee and Raechl Kynor from the English Department;...

New Counselor to Replace Ms. Jacobson Temporarily
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New Counselor to Replace Ms. Jacobson Temporarily

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer  A new counselor, Ms. Nancy Nguyen has stepped in this year for counselor Ms. Jacobson and is in charge of students with last names Ki-Mem. Mrs. Jacobson is on a leave of absence and is expected to be back next year. Nguyen has had one year of experience working...

31 Seniors Qualify to be National Merit Semifinalists
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31 Seniors Qualify to be National Merit Semifinalists

By TANVI BARGAJE and SKY REYNOLDS Staff Writers 31 students from University High School qualified for the National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, scoring in the top one percent of test-takers nationwide. These students are part of the 16,000 program semifinalists across the country, and make up 1% of about 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary...

UHS administration prepares for 50th anniversary
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UHS administration prepares for 50th anniversary

By DAVID LEE, KATIE LIU, CASEY STANFORD Executive Editors University High School (UHS) administration and staff are preparing to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary. The celebration will include anniversary-themed additions to regular school events and a yearlong emphasis on UHS history and excellence. The 2009-2010 school year – UHS’s 40th anniversary – held the last...

Faculty Follies tickets to be sold Monday
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Faculty Follies tickets to be sold Monday

By FRANK CERVANTES Managing Executive Editor Students have two more days to enter their names into a lottery for their chance to win a ticket to the triennial Faculty Follies performance. Tickets for the show will only be sold through the lottery created by the organizational Faculty Follies committee to prevent the long lines, disorganization...