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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...

Changes in the Counseling Department Following Christine Krueger’s Departure
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Changes in the Counseling Department Following Christine Krueger’s Departure

EDITED 9/24/2018: The current UHS enrollment is 2,374, not 2,617 students, which brings the student-to-counselor ratio below the national average. In addition, Ms. Kara Kenney is currently working a 20% contract due to decreased student enrollment.  BY VINCENT WOO Staff Writer The departure of former counselor Ms. Christine Krueger and the addition of Ms. Kara...

Outdated Spaces at UHS Renovated for “21st Century Learning”
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Outdated Spaces at UHS Renovated for “21st Century Learning”

  By SOOJUNG KI, ANIKET MEHROTRA AND ANNIKA SIAL News Editors Renovations of several outdated spaces on campus which began in April of the 2017-18 school year are still underway, despite their original projected completion date of Friday, August 10. According to a July 19 interview with Principal Dr. Kevin Astor, construction was set to...

Students participate in “die in” in solidarity with national protests
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Students participate in “die in” in solidarity with national protests

By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer Over thirty students participated in a student led “die-in” in support of national walkouts held on Friday, April 20th to protest gun violence after the February Parkland shooting which left 17 students dead. Friday also commemorated the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine Massacre where 12 students and one teacher were...