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Curriculum changes in the Science Department

BY CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer Current and incoming freshmen will now be required to take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in order to graduate. The curricula of these classes have been changed in order to integrate Earth and space sciences as well as adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards, which are the new science education...

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Irvine CubeSat Program Launches Second Satellite in the Span of One Month

  BY SOFIA BUITRAGO-YEPES Staff Writer The Irvine CubeSat STEM Program (ICSP) launched IRVINE02 on Monday, December 3, following several weather-related delays. The satellite, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California on a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, which, according to Cubesat member senior Yarin Heffes, can travel 10,000 km/h and can return to earth...

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Pittsburgh Shooting and Local Anti-Semitic Actions Remind UHS and the Nation of Ongoing Anti-Semitism

BY SOPHIA BALKOVSKI AND VINCENT WOO Staff Writer The shooting and mass murder that recently occurred at a Pittsburgh synagogue reminded both UHS students and America alike of the remnants of anti-semitism still present within the United States. The shooting delivers a somber reminder to many UHS students that anti-semitism is still prominent throughout the...

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New Assistant Principal temporarily joins UHS administration

BY SOFIA BUITRAGO-YEPES Staff Writer Former Rancho Assistant Principal Mr. Jeffrey Morano joined the UHS administration as a district-appointed supplement for new programs around campus on October 30 . Morano, who also has previous experience as an educator at Northwood High School, will be primarily involved in specific educational programs.   He will be working...

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Gun Threat from UCI Law Student Causes Precautions on College Campus

BY: ANIKET MEHROTRA News Editor Two videos posted on social media last Saturday featuring a law student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in possession of a firearm caused several administrative precautions on the college campus. According to an email message sent out by Dean L. Song Richardson of the UCI School of Law,...

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Californians to vote on eleven propositions: CA proposition guide 2018

By CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer California voters will vote on eleven statewide ballot propositions in the upcoming November 6 elections. Proposition 1: Housing Programs Proposition 1, if approved, will approve the sale of $4 billion in bonds for funding housing programs, with increased state costs to pay back bonds by paying $170 million annually for...

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Irvine City Council candidate overview: election to be held on November 6

By LISA SHEN Staff Writer Two City Council members will be chosen from twelve candidates on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The elected council members will serve for four years. The candidates are Kev Abazajian, Gang Chen, David Chey, Lauren Johnson-Norris, Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Frank McGill, Mark Newgent, Carrie O’Malley, John Park, Lee Sun, and...

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IUSD School Board Election Town Hall Held at UHS

BY: VINCENT WOO Staff Writer UHS Democrats held a town hall for IUSD School Board election candidates Sharon Wallin and Jean Anne Turner to gather their formal platforms for the upcoming municipal election on November 6. The town hall moderated by club president senior Sabrina Huang featured questions for the candidates ranging from mental health...

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Nike ad features former NFL star Colin Kaepernick

BY VINCENT WOO Staff Writer Two years following the emergence of U.S. national anthem protests, a pair of September 2018 Nike advertisements featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has become a talking point among UHS students. The debate received attention at UHS in October 2017 when a small number of students, including senior Douglas Sun...

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39 Seniors Qualify to be National Merit Semifinalists

BY TANVI BARGAJE Staff Writer Thirty-nine seniors from University High School are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program this year. This is an increase of 3 from the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.   These students are part of the 16,000 program semifinalists across the country, and make up 1% of the 1.6 million...