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Clubs Adapting to COVID-19
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Clubs Adapting to COVID-19

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
However, with restrictions in place due to the pandemic, the traditional paths that these clubs have usually adhered to have been obstructed. Now, many clubs face daunting hurdles and challenges that they must overcome to carry on their volunteer events.

ASB-19
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ASB-19

By YASNA RAHMANI Staff Writer
Two ASB positions, the Student Activities Coordinator (SAC) and the Spirit and Rally Commissioner, have previously been heavily involved in coordinating and hosting these events. With a significant portion of their duties restricted, these ASB members have taken new approaches to their position this year.

Online Mentoring
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Online Mentoring

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer

It all started when senior Jieon Kim decided to spend her summer doing volunteer work. Kim discovered an organization called Leaders United for Change (LUC), a non-profit organization that currently provides free mentoring services to over 250 elementary and middle school students all over the world. The organization consists of qualified high school mentors who aid student mentees in any subject that they may wish to learn: specifically math and English.

IUSD’s Pandemic Safety Measures
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IUSD’s Pandemic Safety Measures

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, IUSD and the staff at UHS have implemented new COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the health of students and teachers participating in hybrid learning. With the pressure to keep schools open, IUSD has worked to limit student and staff exposure to the virus.

Students Protest the Reopening of IUSD Schools
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Students Protest the Reopening of IUSD Schools

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
After IUSD released a statement on January 6, 2021 voicing the district’s intention to continue in-person instruction following the end of winter break, concerned community members were quick to protest, fearing that a return to hybrid learning immediately after the break would lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Despite thousands of requests to reconsider the decision, IUSD did not release further information on the subject. IUSD’s disregard for community concerns catalyzed a series of district-wide efforts to prioritize student and staff safety, including a student strike campaign.

Keep Calm…and Repeat
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Keep Calm…and Repeat

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
The Pandemic. The elections. Schools opening. The fires. 2020 has been a year like no other, filled with changes, challenges, and uncertainties about the future. With these obstacles obstructing the path of students at University High School, the usual stress levels that UHS is widely credited for have seen an increase among some students.

Memories in Quarantine
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Memories in Quarantine

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
For a lot of individuals around the world, quarantine has contained some of the worst memories of their lives. Loved ones have been put in danger, racial tension has risen, political polarization has led to further hate, workers have been laid off, and there is not a single person who knows when it will all be over.

Prowledge, Where Protests Go Virtual
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Prowledge, Where Protests Go Virtual

By YASNA RAHMANI Staff Writer
The death of George Floyd in May galvanized a wave of social unrest. Protests took place in many cities across the country and around the world, starting in Floyd’s home city of Minneapolis and spreading as far as Europe and South America. Although he was not the first victim of police brutality, his death highlighted the flaws of the current criminal justice system. UHS juniors Nathaneo Johnson and Raiyan Rizwan, inspired by these events, decided to use their time in quarantine to create an app called Prowledge. The name “Prowledge” comes from the two main purposes of the app, protest and knowledge.

A Month of Writing Novels
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A Month of Writing Novels

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
What does it take to write a novel? This is the question many writers considered throughout the month of November, as over 300,000 people worldwide took part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an online writing challenge that encourages writers to complete a 50,000 word project in the span of 30 days.

Reinventing Black Friday
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Reinventing Black Friday

By YASNA RAHMANI Staff Writer
When you think of Black Friday, you might think of hectic crowds, lines that stretch around stores, or that great deal you got one cold November night. So how did this day come to be? And why name it “Black Friday”?