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Master Schedule Changes to Affect Students for the Second Semester

By CARLY ZHOU Another round of schedule changes will be made second semester in order to balance class sizes. Six sections will be added to the master schedule, including sections of NextGen Bio, Honors Chemistry, AP Political Science, Math 3, and others.  In late October, the administration received notice that they were allowed four new...

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ASB Clubs Commissioner to Evaluate Clubs on Campus

By KRUTIK PATEL In order to dissolve illegitimate clubs, a club evaluation will be held at the end of the semester by ASB’s Clubs Commissioner. Clubs that are taken down will not be able to re-apply until the beginning of the next school year. The majority of clubs will be evaluated for efficacy through the...

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UHS Prepares to Launch Hope Squad on Campus Beginning 2020

By SKY REYNOLDS Hope Squad will be launching in 2020 at UHS in order to promote mental health awareness and implement suicide prevention procedures.   Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program that will identify and aid students who may be struggling emotionally or experiencing suicidal thoughts. Hope Squad members will teach students how to...

John Kessler’s Recovery Fund Brings UHS Community Together
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John Kessler’s Recovery Fund Brings UHS Community Together

By SKY REYNOLDS and TANVI BARGAJE Staff Writers A GoFundMe for history teacher and coach John Kessler organized by close family friend, Lori Rudin, has brought the University High School community together to raise money. Kessler was hospitalized due to a brain hemorrhage on November 22nd. Rudin, a friend of the Kesslers’ since 2012, organized...

Senior Activity Day Moved to Fall Semester
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Senior Activity Day Moved to Fall Semester

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Senior Activity Day was moved from the spring to the fall semester this year in conjunction with the changes to the testing schedule for the PPSAT, PACT, and PSAT. Despite criticism from seniors that the date was inconvenient due to coinciding with college applications, participation remained the same as previous...

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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...