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Annual Toy Drive is Underway
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Annual Toy Drive is Underway

University High School has started its annual toy drive for the winter holidays. Holiday Helpers Toy Drive was founded in 1996 originally  to help a family who had lost their home, days before Christmas. Holiday Helpers Toy Drive has since expanded its program to help other families and now provides many with meals, trees and...

New UHS Website
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New UHS Website

University High School alumnus Michael Chan (2013) recently collaborated with Mr. Bryan Kinney (Math Dept.), Mr. Dat Tay (Tech), Mr. Dominic Fratantaro (Librarian), Mr. Matt Pate (Admin.) and the District IT department to create and implement a new UHS website that will now automatically redirect from the old site (http://www.iusd.org/uhs). Chan graduated last June, retiring from his...

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UHS student founds “Group of Peace” nonprofit organization

University High School  student Alexander Isreb (Jr.) has talents that range from playing the piano to sailing—both of which he does while maintaining an academic degree of excellence. What distinguishes Isreb as an individual, however, is his self-motivated involvement in charity and volunteer services. At the age of fourteen, he founded the non-profit company Group of...

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National Novel Writing Month

How does writing a novel sound? How about writing a novel with 50,000 words? How about writing a 50,000 novel in 30 days? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an internet-based creative writing project at nanowrimo.com, is dedicated to writing novels in one month. This year, over 300,000 people have committed to attempt writing a novel...

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2013 IMPACT season overview

Freshmen inevitably have questions and concerns about starting high school. Some ask older friends or siblings for advice, but many others lack such connections with upperclassmen. The IMPACT program at University High School aims to provide every freshman with the answers they seek and to develop connections between students from different classes. IMPACT team leaders and...

Speaker Series: Wong Fu Productions
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Speaker Series: Wong Fu Productions

When Alec Sahagian (Sr.) and Janelle Vo (Sr.) announced the speakers for the Wednesday, November 13 Speaker Series, the Facebook event exploded into a frenzy of disbelief and “fangirling.” Charlene Huang (Jr.) posted, “Is anyone crying tears of joy because Wong Fu is coming to our school?!?!” With almost 400 people planning to attend on Facebook...

UNI Style Coalition: Looking for a way to express yourself?
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UNI Style Coalition: Looking for a way to express yourself?

It might seem like a club with a name like UNI Style Coalition only cares about clothes and shoes, but the club is actually about so much more. UNI Style Coalition recognizes that having a personal style is way of expression. Through UNI Style Coalition, students can express their creative side and gain confidence in...

Why do we like being scared?
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Why do we like being scared?

In 6th grade on Halloween night, my mom finally decided that it was time for me to watch my first scary movie. We went to Blockbuster and selected a PG-13 horror film,When a Stranger Calls (2006). I loved it. I loved every minute of it. I loved the ambiguity, the suspense, the abrupt pop-outs – everything....

Ocean Science Bowl: A fresh and exciting take on science
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Ocean Science Bowl: A fresh and exciting take on science

Have you joined a club this fall yet? If you are deciding which club you want to join, and you are interested in science, you might want to consider the Ocean Science Bowl club. This club is an extension of the University High School (UHS) Science Club and is intended for students with a common interest in...

Spirit Week 2013
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Spirit Week 2013

Spirit Week has been anticipated since the theme, “American Road Trip,” was announced in August. Student councils, with the help of volunteers, worked hard to make Spirit Night and all of Spirit Week memorable for the entire school. On Monday, students dressed up for “Occupation Day” and participated in the first lunchfest of the week....