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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.

IUSD Announces Partnership with Harvard Expert
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IUSD Announces Partnership with Harvard Expert

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM and CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer and News Editor IUSD announced a partnership with Harvard expert Shawn Achor, called Optimistic Household. This program consists of six interactive modules specifically designed for IUSD families to encourage social and emotional wellbeing. These modules will include teachings on how to practice positive psychology, a topic...

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7 Reasons Why We Support Joe Biden in America’s Most Critical Election Ever

By JAX ARMSTRONG, NEHA BHARDWAJ, LUKE CURTIS, NIKKI GHAEMI, ARUSH MEHROTRA, NIMA MOVAHEDI, & OZHAN ZARIFI Staff Writers   1. Joe Biden will protect our air, land, water, endangered species, and people   Combating the growing threat, and considerable damage to climate change has become one of the cornerstones of the Progressive movement. These beliefs...

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IUSD Confirms Virtual Graduation Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer IUSD has confirmed a virtual commencement ceremony for seniors this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines. On Thursday, Superintendent Terry Walker sent out an email stating, “Given our current reality, we are focusing on creating the best alternative we can… which is to design a...

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Teachers Adjust Curriculum to Fit Reduced AP Exams

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Teachers have been adjusting their curriculum to concentrate their focus on the select aspects and material that will be tested in response to the shortened AP exam. The shortened AP exam takes into consideration the challenges and restrictions students and teachers face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is...