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Stadium dedication on Friday, October 11

On Friday, October 11, University High School (UHS)’s football team will play against Woodbridge High School (WHS), and school leaders will be joined by district staff, current and former members of the IUSD Board of Education and a handful of local dignitaries for a special halftime program to formally dedicate the facility. Tickets are $8 for...

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Car accident near UHS causes death of pedestrian

On September 30, 78-year old Jorge Altisent was hit by an SUV while crossing Campus Drive near University High School. The accident took place around 4:30 pm. He was later reported dead due to his injuries.     Altisent ran across the crosswalk on Campus Drive that does not have a stoplight. Witnesses claimed that the impact of the vehicle...

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Talks of a fifth high school dominate IUSD agenda

Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) plans to open a fifth comprehensive high school in 2016 to accommodate projected increases in the student populations of all existing Irvine high schools. Known as “Site A,” this high school’s campus was  to be located next to the Orange County Great Park. However, on September 10, the IUSD Board...

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Talent Show Schedule Changed

Because of the potential conflict between the Friday Oct. 4 home football game, the Talent Show schedule has been revised. Tickets go on sale at the door 30 minutes before each show time. There is no pre-sale. The shows are: Thursday at 7:00pm; Friday at 4:00pm; Saturday at 7:00pm. Tickets prices are: $10 General Admission...

14th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
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14th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival

On September 28, 2013, Irvine hosted its annual Global Village Festival at Bill Barber Park from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. With over 20,000 attendees, this event has been celebrating Irvine’s cultural diversity since 1998. This year, Irvine featured 50 cultural performances throughout the five stages at Bill Barber Park, which included cultural dances, choral...

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Freshman Council election results

President: Vicki Chen Council Members: Isabelle Zhou Alex Tang Victoria Pham Jack (Junsheng) Ren Woorin Song Dominique Abraham Kathryn Brown Josh Jia Sydney Cercado Jake Yoon Dakota Niemann Sara Way Emily Sisson Julian Ricci Kerri Luttrell Naomi Efron Milan Allister Adam Eldefrawy Ava Soltani Cameron Diorio Nick Loveland Dillon Sun Nancy Wu Celine Nie Harry...

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Forty-five UHS students qualify for National Merit

 On September 16, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its nationwide semifinalists, of which 286 were students from Orange County. Out of those 286 students, 84 attend schools in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Approximately 1.5 million juniors took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) in 2013, but only 16,000 students with a score...

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Car accident leaves Irvine grieving amidst recent accidents

Marie “Lizzie” Johnson, 16, was killed, and five others were injured in a car crash on the night of September 9, 2013. The driver, 19 year-old Antonio Escamilla, is believed to have been drinking before the crash. Escamilla’s vehicle was following closely behind another vehicle; when that vehicle slowed down, Escamilla rapidly braked, lost control...

New on-campus stadium opens just in time for football season
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New on-campus stadium opens just in time for football season

The first home football game took place in the new stadium on Thursday, September 12. The stands were divided into three sections and students wearing Trojan Army shirts had an entire section to themselves to cheer on the football team. Principal John Pehrson (Admin.) said, “The stadium is gorgeous. I think it really helps solidify a comprehensive school culture. The energy...