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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...

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Study Shows Students Favor Finals Before Winter Break

By CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer According to a study conducted by students in AP Statistics, students overwhelmingly prefer having finals before winter break. Although the date of finals next year will not be confirmed until near the end of spring break, many currently anticipate that finals will be held before winter break next year as...

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Successful Campaign For UHS DHH Academic Bowl Team

By VINCENT WOO Staff Writer The UHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Academic Bowl team placed first in their group in the preliminary round at the Western regional competition in Phoenix, Arizona before losing in the quarterfinal round, ending their bid for an appearance in the national competition. The Deaf Academic Bowl (DAB) Western...

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Mr. Kough to return from Afghanistan on March 25th

By ALICE ZHOU Staff Writer Assistant Principal Mr. Kris Kough, who has been absent for a military tour in Afghanistan since April 2018, returned home from his deployment at the end of February. Kough was deployed in Afghanistan as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, and advised the Afghan Corps Commander and the...

UHS AcaDeca team qualifies for second consecutive state competition
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UHS AcaDeca team qualifies for second consecutive state competition

BY VINCENT WOO Staff Writer The UHS Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) team qualified for the statewide California Academic Decathlon for a second consecutive year. The state competition will run from March 22 and 23 in Sacramento. Teams from sixty schools will travel to the state capital to compete for three spots at the national United States...

Staff vote to maintain current schedule for 2019 – 2020 school year
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Staff vote to maintain current schedule for 2019 – 2020 school year

By ALICE ZHOU Staff Writer UHS staff voted to maintain the school’s current schedule next school year rather than switch to an 8-Period Block Schedule, with 61% in favor of the current schedule and 39% in favor of the 8-Period Block on Tuesday, March 12. Originally, the Leadership Team, including all department chairs, two counselors,...

Schedule adjusted for testing during the week of 03/04
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Schedule adjusted for testing during the week of 03/04

  By CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer   During the week of 3/04, the schedule will be adjusted to accommodate for administration of the PSAT 8/9, PACT, and CAST exams, as well as Senior Activity day. IUSD decided to administer the PACT this year in order to diversify testing opportunities for students, as an extension of...

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Teacher Strikes Highlight a Growing Demand for Public School Reform

BY VINCENT WOO Staff Writer The ongoing teacher strikes in Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California are a part of a greater national movement for the advancement of public schools. Teacher strikes have become increasingly common in the United States; recent strikes reflect similar struggles between teachers’ unions and teachers. The ten-day Los Angeles teachers’ strike...