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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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As the World Crumbles: a poem

Where is our world headed? With Humanity’s current state, All its destinations are dreaded, For only bloodshed is written in its fate. Why must pain and sadness loom over the innocent? In our minds, Instead of joy, why must anger be present? What sins have children committed, That such cruel punishments upon them are permitted!...

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First varsity win in new stadium

The Trojans played the La Quinta Aztecs on Friday, September 20, and came out with a 35-0 win. UHS dominated the game, scoring five touchdowns in four quarters. The first two touchdowns were scored by Chase Alibrando (Sr.), the third by Tristan Lee-Jones (Jr.), the fourth by AJ Jenkins (Jr.) and the final by Jordan Davidson...

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Comedy Sportz’s First Success

Comedy Sportz held a free team scrimmage on Friday, September 13 in order to promote their team. Although the blue team had an obvious lead before the intermission, Captain Tarek Khelif (Sr.)‘s red team ultimately won against Captain Carter Chamberlin (Sr.)‘s blue team 29 to 26. The score became uneven as the blue team won two rounds with...

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Audition for Shakespeare

UPDATE: The shows are: Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 4:00pm, Saturday at 7:00pm Tickets prices are: $10 General Admission, $7 ASB, $7 Senior Citizens, $7 Kids under 10 Tickets are on sale at the door, no pre sale, starting at 6:30 on Thursday and Saturday and 3:30 on Friday. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Fall play auditions are right...

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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...