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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...

Ms. Ozoa to Retire After 18 Years at Uni
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Ms. Ozoa to Retire After 18 Years at Uni

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Ms. Teresa Ozoa, an English teacher who has been part of the UHS family since 2001, will be celebrating her last year teaching this year. She is currently teaching ERWC (Expository Reading & Writing Course) and Writing Across Genres. Several teachers have been trained in ERWC and have been shadowing...

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IUSD Attempting To Switch District Schools to Standards-Based Grading System

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer IUSD is in its third year of a seven-year plan to implement standards-based grading.  A standards-based grading system would only use students’ mastery of concepts as a basis for a student’s grade, placing less emphasis on assessment performance and student behavior.  In a standards-based grading system, factors that are measured...

Code Red Club Petition For Free Feminine Products
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Code Red Club Petition For Free Feminine Products

By TANVI BARGAJE Staff Writer A petition set up by the club Code Red, to provide free menstrual hygiene products in the UHS bathrooms, has been signed by 305 students so far. It was released on January 17th. The petition aims to urge school administration to provide pads and tampons in all the bathrooms on...

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New Course Developments for Upcoming Year

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM A new computer science course, AP Computer Science Principles, will be available for students who have completed Math 2 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. An intermediate studio arts course will also be available to students next year. AP Computer Science Principles, which will be taught by Mr. Bryan Kinney, is...

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November Survey Helps to Identify Students Eligible for AP Courses

By CARLY ZHOU In order to gauge student accessibility to AP classes identify students to take APs, students took a two-part survey in homeroom on October 21st, which helped and address mental health respectively .  The EOS survey, the latter of the two surveys,  featured a series of questions that students answered to help gauge...

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Master Schedule Changes to Affect Students for the Second Semester

By CARLY ZHOU Another round of schedule changes will be made second semester in order to balance class sizes. Six sections will be added to the master schedule, including sections of NextGen Bio, Honors Chemistry, AP Political Science, Math 3, and others.  In late October, the administration received notice that they were allowed four new...

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ASB Clubs Commissioner to Evaluate Clubs on Campus

By KRUTIK PATEL In order to dissolve illegitimate clubs, a club evaluation will be held at the end of the semester by ASB’s Clubs Commissioner. Clubs that are taken down will not be able to re-apply until the beginning of the next school year. The majority of clubs will be evaluated for efficacy through the...