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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...

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Minor consequences issued to students who walked out of first period

By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer The 448 documented students who walked out of first period last Wednesday will be required to attend an informal “detention” before or after school Wednesday and Thursday. According to initial reports by the administration last Wednesday, over 500 students participated in the protest. Those who did not walk out during...

Deaf Academic Bowl ends in UHS defeat
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Deaf Academic Bowl ends in UHS defeat

By SOOJUNG KI Staff Writer The UHS Deaf Academic Bowl (DAB) team will not be attending the 2018 National competition in Washington D.C. after losing the quarterfinals to Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in the Western Regional Division of the national Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School students sponsored by...

Administration sets up hotline number for anonymous student texts
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Administration sets up hotline number for anonymous student texts

By ANNIKA SIAL Staff Writer The administration has recently launched the program Text-a-Tip to allow students to confidentially report behaviors that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Students who have concerns regarding a variety of issues, including abuse, bullying, depression or sexual misconduct, are encouraged to text the secure number (949) 427-1172. The administration team...

At least 500 students walk out in student-led protest
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At least 500 students walk out in student-led protest

By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer At least 500 students walked out of their first-period classes on Wednesday morning in protest of the lack of governmental gun reform in midst of the mass shooting at Marjory Steven Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month. Students walked out 10 minutes before office hours began, congregating outside...

Administration announces policies for student-led walkout
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Administration announces policies for student-led walkout

UPDATED AS OF 3/11/2018, 1:18 PM By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer The administration has formally announced its guidelines for a student protest on campus in accordance with the Irvine Unified School District’s (IUSD) district-wide policies. According to an email sent by Principal Kevin Astor on March 6, students who walk out during the last 10...

DHH students win a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific
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DHH students win a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific

By DILRUBA ASICI News Editor  Six students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH) have been rewarded for their achievements in the Reading Counts Program (RCP). RCP is a recent program created to promote reading for DHH students in order to help develop their literacy skills. The DHH program has a library, with...

Incidents of vaping and drug use on campus rise
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Incidents of vaping and drug use on campus rise

By ANIKET MEHROTRA and SABRINA HUANG Staff Writer and Copy Editor  The growing prevalence of e-cigarettes and vape pens within UHS raises questions on its impact on both the adolescent and the broader community. Vape pens are used to smoke a variety of drugs, including THC, nicotine and synthetic drugs. Currently in California, any form...

Coach Cunningham announces his retirement after 32 years at UHS
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Coach Cunningham announces his retirement after 32 years at UHS

By SOOJUNG KI Staff Writer Mr. Mark Cunningham, the head coach of the football team and Co-Chair of the Athletic Department, declared at the team’s annual banquet in late January that he will retire at the end of the school year after coaching for 32 years. “I realized that if I leave this year, there’ll...

Aquaponics Project halted amid construction
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Aquaponics Project halted amid construction

By FRANK CERVANTES News Editor  After almost two years since its establishment, the Aquaponics Pond at the far end of the 300s quad now sits drained of all of its water amid the construction of surrounding classrooms. The potential dust and debris from the construction threaten the carefully maintained balance of the ecosystem. “The fish...