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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...

Uni Students Compete at Online Tournament of Champions
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Uni Students Compete at Online Tournament of Champions

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer  University High School sent two teams to compete at the Tournament of Champions, a national Speech and Debate event. Seniors Eric Lu and Anthony Liang represented Uni for the first time in Policy Debate, and sophomores Deven Gupta and Pranav Moudgalya competed in Silver Public Forum. The Tournament of Champions...

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Students Experience Technical Problems with Online AP Testing

By HEIDI JIN Staff Writer During the last two AP testing weeks, more than 10,000 students experienced technical difficulties during the online Advanced Placement exams this year. Some of the problems were due to slow personal internet connections or outdated browsers, as the College Board has stated, but many were due to faulty communication on...

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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...

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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...