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IUSD’s Pandemic Safety Measures
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IUSD’s Pandemic Safety Measures

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, IUSD and the staff at UHS have implemented new COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the health of students and teachers participating in hybrid learning. With the pressure to keep schools open, IUSD has worked to limit student and staff exposure to the virus.

Students Protest the Reopening of IUSD Schools
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Students Protest the Reopening of IUSD Schools

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
After IUSD released a statement on January 6, 2021 voicing the district’s intention to continue in-person instruction following the end of winter break, concerned community members were quick to protest, fearing that a return to hybrid learning immediately after the break would lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Despite thousands of requests to reconsider the decision, IUSD did not release further information on the subject. IUSD’s disregard for community concerns catalyzed a series of district-wide efforts to prioritize student and staff safety, including a student strike campaign.

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UHS Welcomes Three New Clubs Adjusting to COVID

By JULIET CURTIS Staff Writer The Medical Club, the Multimedia Club, and the Internet Society Club are three new clubs recently approved by the UHS Associated Student Body (ASB). These clubs are examples of those that have made necessary adjustments for member engagement as COVID-19 safety precautions have prompted the digitization of club events, meetings,...

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Speech & Debate Competes at First Online Tournament

The Speech & Debate club competed in its first ever online tournament in the Orange County Speech League (OCSL) Fall Open Tournament on November 14 and 15, with debate and speech events happening on each respective day.

Keep Calm…and Repeat
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Keep Calm…and Repeat

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
The Pandemic. The elections. Schools opening. The fires. 2020 has been a year like no other, filled with changes, challenges, and uncertainties about the future. With these obstacles obstructing the path of students at University High School, the usual stress levels that UHS is widely credited for have seen an increase among some students.

Memories in Quarantine
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Memories in Quarantine

By MEERA HATANGADI Staff Writer
For a lot of individuals around the world, quarantine has contained some of the worst memories of their lives. Loved ones have been put in danger, racial tension has risen, political polarization has led to further hate, workers have been laid off, and there is not a single person who knows when it will all be over.

Prowledge, Where Protests Go Virtual
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Prowledge, Where Protests Go Virtual

By YASNA RAHMANI Staff Writer
The death of George Floyd in May galvanized a wave of social unrest. Protests took place in many cities across the country and around the world, starting in Floyd’s home city of Minneapolis and spreading as far as Europe and South America. Although he was not the first victim of police brutality, his death highlighted the flaws of the current criminal justice system. UHS juniors Nathaneo Johnson and Raiyan Rizwan, inspired by these events, decided to use their time in quarantine to create an app called Prowledge. The name “Prowledge” comes from the two main purposes of the app, protest and knowledge.