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Eight UHS Students Selected for California All-State Orchestra
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Eight UHS Students Selected for California All-State Orchestra

By JULIET CURTIS Staff Writer Eight UHS students were accepted as California All-State Orchestra Honorees this past January, joining either the Symphony Orchestra or the String Orchestra. Organized by the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), invitations to join either group is considered a prestigious achievement for high school musicians. The complete list of UHS All-State...

SAT Subject Tests and Essay Portion Canceled
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SAT Subject Tests and Essay Portion Canceled

By CHAITANYA KOTRA Staff Writer The College Board is discontinuing their series of specialized SAT Subject Tests, along with the Essay portion of the SAT. This decision was announced on January 19th. While the 20 SAT Subject Tests, or SAT II’s, were discontinued immediately following the announcement, the essay portion of the SAT will disappear...

District-Wide Student Strike Canceled
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District-Wide Student Strike Canceled

By MOHIT KOSURU Staff Writer In response to IUSD’s decision to resume in-person school after a surge in cases over the holiday season, a student-led organization called ‘IUSD Student Strike’ emerged to plan a district-wide strike. The strike was supposed to occur during the week of January 26th, but according to the strike organizers, the...

Teens, Trump, and Tiktok
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Teens, Trump, and Tiktok

By SAGE LAMOTT Staff Writer
By now, the Trump TikTok controversy has become a commonly discussed topic in chat rooms and households around the United States. The bigger question teenagers are posing is why? Why target this specific company and yet continue to ignore Facebook’s spreading of misinformation, largely propagated by his own supporters?

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Trojan Outlook: Election Edition

By ERIN JEON, KRISHNA KHAWANI, CLAIRE CHOI Features Editors
On October 9, 2020, the Sword & Shield opened up the Trojan Outlook: Election Edition survey to UHS students in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election. This survey serves to create a more comprehensive understanding of the student body. 169 students participated in the anonymous survey covering questions about their political leanings, candidates of choice, and news sources.

UHS eSports defeats El Toro in the season opener of the NASEF Overwatch League
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UHS eSports defeats El Toro in the season opener of the NASEF Overwatch League

By AMITIS TAJALLAEI Staff Writer

In this day and age, a whole new world of competitive and organized gameplay has made its way to the sports community. Esports, as a form of sports competition, incorporates video games for competitive gameplay. Like all other traditional athletes, players seek to improve their skills and strategize their playing styles against others. In recent years, this sport form has become increasingly popular.

Epic vs Apple: Why Market Competition is Good
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Epic vs Apple: Why Market Competition is Good

By KIAN MAHMOUDI Staff Writer Epic Games updated its flagship battle royale game "Fortnite" with a permanent 20% discount on "V-Bucks," the in-game currency last month on August 13. By the end of the day, Fortnite was removed from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, leading Epic to file lawsuits against Apple and Google for antitrust violations and anticompetitive behavior.