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Anonymous Communities and Social Media
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Anonymous Communities and Social Media

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
The Oxford dictionary defines social media as “Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.” By this definition, social media is a means for individuals and communities to connect and collaborate. Over time, as social media has continued to grow and morph itself to better suit our society, it has become increasingly clear that there are many more intricacies than those that initially meet the eye.

Cheating During Distanced Learning
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Cheating During Distanced Learning

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
While cheating has always been a concern regardless of the learning circumstances, taking tests at home and online seem to have made it more tempting for students to cheat recently. Without direct supervision from the teacher, there are a multitude of ways that students can cheat.

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No, I slept the latest!

Have you ever seen someone or have you yourself ever gotten into an argument with a friend on the topic of who slept the latest? If you go to University High School, chances are that you have.

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A Rise in Student-led Initiatives

Students across the nation have done their best to alleviate problems they have discovered during these uncertain times, and many of our own students at UHS have started their own organizations in hopes of creating an impact.

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A Look Into Earth Overshoot Day

By MICHAEL CHEN Staff Writer As a growing population, we are responsible for understanding our impact on the environment, and although the environment has been a growing concern over the past several years, there are still many unique areas of study that we may not be aware about. If you are anything like me, you...

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Thrifting Threatened: the Gentrification of Thrift Stores

By YASNA RAHMANI Staff Writer Shoulder bags, low rise jeans, vintage slips, button-up cardigans, baby graphic tees, and the list goes on and on. Ever since 2018, vintage clothes have been making a comeback, and it’s taken the fashion industry through a transformation, especially recently during lockdown when the y2k fashion trends caught quite a...

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Social Justice on Social Media

While young people are often criticized for their constant use of technology, the use of social media for social justice advocacy gives teenagers the opportunity to express their opinions on critical topics and advocate for societal reform.

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Humor: An Update from University Plank

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer Dear Students, We here at University Plank hope that you are staying safe during the COVID-19 crisis! Now while we understand that this may be a difficult time for many, we are here to let you know what you will still have the “opportunity” to take your Accelerated Position exam(s)!...

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Dear Class of 2020…

By HARRISON HILL Staff Writer This year’s seniors, including myself, will be graduating in less than two weeks, and the entire class will enter the next phase of life. Students will be moving to colleges around the country come fall, others committing to different military branches, and some taking time to explore what this post-high...