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University High School With Most NHD Winners in Orange County

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer The UHS National History Day Club (NHD) produced the most champions out of all of the participating high schools in Orange County, with 17 winners at the annual NHD-OC contest. Awards were given to Neha Bhardwaj and James Koga for the Individual Website category; Alyssa Tang for the Group...

IUSD To Move To Credit/No Credit Grading System
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IUSD To Move To Credit/No Credit Grading System

By KRUTIK PATEL and CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer and News Section Editor IUSD will be implementing a “Credit/No Credit” grading system for the second semester, in a decision by the IUSD School Board. “In recognition of the anxiety, stress, and inherent educational inequities that exist across the nation, institutions of higher education are promoting a...

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Orange County Enacts COVID-19 Restrictions on Restaurants

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer Several restaurants have closed in Irvine due to the evolving COVID-19 crisis and the restrictions placed on food service establishments. On March 15, Governor Gavin Newsom called for the state of California to close bars and restrict restaurants to take-out or delivery only. Following the Governor’s statement, on March...

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Competitions Cancelled due to COVID-19

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Many UHS competitions and events have been canceled or modified in the interest of public safety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Model United Nations (MUN), Science Club, Speech & Debate, Color Guard, Dance Company, National History Day (NHD), Math Club, Junior Classical League...

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Online Voting to Replace Election Convention

By HEIDI JIN Staff Writer Online voting will be replaced by Election Convention due to school closure from COVID-19. The online voting will be open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and candidates will be determined through popular vote. Online voting will be held right after spring break and will be divided into two rounds....

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CollegeBoard Announces Revised AP Exam Due to Coronavirus Shutdown

By TANVI BARGAJE Staff Writer AP exams will be administered online this year through a 45 minute free-response exam that students may take at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Exams will be open-note and can be taken over computer, tablets, or smartphones, with students being able to submit photos of handwritten work. Exams will...

IUSD Officially Shuts For the Rest of the School Year Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
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IUSD Officially Shuts For the Rest of the School Year Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

By DYLAN DU and VINCENT WOO News Section Editor and News Copy Editor Update: In a statewide announcement on Wednesday, April 1st, CA Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond announced that all schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Update: In a district-wide announcement on Tuesday, March...

University High School Prepares Coronavirus Response
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University High School Prepares Coronavirus Response

By TANVI BARGAJE and CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writers IUSD officials are developing emergency measures to be implemented in the event of an outbreak of coronavirus in the local Irvine area. IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker raised the possibility of switching the district’s students to Emergency Distance Learning (EDL), or online learning if an emergency school...

Government Reports of Vaping Deaths Causes Change in Student Usage and Opinion of Vapes
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Government Reports of Vaping Deaths Causes Change in Student Usage and Opinion of Vapes

By KRUTIK PATEL Staff Writer  Student usage and opinion regarding vaping has shifted from two years ago due to federal government investigation and research.  Last year, reports of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) from the CDC prompted government investigation and national press coverage, bringing attention to the rise in student vaping...