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Boys Water Polo Dominates Irvine High
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Boys Water Polo Dominates Irvine High

By ANDREW KE Staff Writer The Boys Water Polo team achieved a 31-5 victory against Irvine on March 10. The team has started off the season with three straight victories, and the win helped them retain the top seed in the Pacific Coast League.  “We are senior-heavy, and we have experience on our side.  We...

An Overview of Reopening UHS Cross Country Meets
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An Overview of Reopening UHS Cross Country Meets

By MICHAEL CHEN Staff Writer  To combine all three sports seasons for the 2020-2021 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS) decided to condense the Fall, Winter, and Spring activities into two sports seasons. This meant that for sports like Cross Country, which coaches Eric Davies and Courtney Mosey led, the contests would begin...

Boys Water Polo Gears Up For an Irregular Spring Season
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Boys Water Polo Gears Up For an Irregular Spring Season

By AMITIS TAJALLAEI Staff Writer  As Orange County has continued to remain in the purple tier, which has the most severe COVID restrictions, the chances of a season have seemed grim for many high-contact sports. However, with the distribution of vaccines and declining cases, the BoysWater Polo team is starting to prepare for the possibility...

Chasing the Atlanta Dreams: A Sports Editorial
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Chasing the Atlanta Dreams: A Sports Editorial

By AMITIS TAJALLAEI Staff Writer  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have long been champions of social justice. Both leagues have continuously embraced their players’ fight for equality, becoming even more prevalent since Minnesota police killed George Floyd. However, the WNBA’s progressive values have lately conflicted with those of...

A year of COVID-19: College Sports
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A year of COVID-19: College Sports

By AMITIS TAJALLEI Staff Writer  This year, the Coronavirus outbreak has created a wave of disruption in American sports. From professional sports to high athletics, all forms of sports competitions have been stopped to stop the rise of Coronavirus cases. Last March, as the first wave of the pandemic hit North America, America witnessed the...

UHS eSports Wins in Overwatch Grand Championship
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UHS eSports Wins in Overwatch Grand Championship

As a participant in the North America Scholastic Esports Foundation (NASEF), UHS eSports has recently won a double-elimination bracket in an Overwatch NASEF Grand Championship, securing a position in their next tournament occurring on Saturday, January 30th.

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Recruitment During A Worldwide Pandemic

While almost everyone has been impacted by the continued spread of the current worldwide pandemic, most students have not faced such uncertainties as our Trojan Athletes have. As soon as the COVID-19 virus began to take an international stage, forcing school closures and questions about the best method to defeat the virus, it became clear that athletics would be severely impacted.

A revolution in NCAA policy
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A revolution in NCAA policy

It has been a long-standing tradition of college sports that college athletes should not be paid. For decades, college athletes, school officials, and the public have questioned the existing system of student-athlete endorsements and salaries. California Governor Gavin Newsom officially challenged this standard in September by signing a bill that allows college players to sign endorsement deals.

The success of swabs: The NBA bubble’s success in keeping players safe
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The success of swabs: The NBA bubble’s success in keeping players safe

Life in the United States was completely altered when the coronavirus pandemic first hit. As schools and businesses closed, the country came close to a complete shutdown. The world of professional sports had to go to a full stop as well. On March 11th, 2020, the National Basketball Association (NBA) came to an abrupt halt in the middle of their season because of the ongoing pandemic.

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Jane Lee: October Athlete of the Month

Junior Jane Lee was selected as the girls’ October Athlete of the Month for her role on the girls' tennis team. Lee was a Varsity singles starter last year on a team that went undefeated throughout the regular season, made the CIF-SS Finals, and won the SoCal Regionals. Individually, she was recruited to the All-Orange County girls tennis team as a freshman, and later as a sophomore got ranked 75th in the nation and 20th in California among her class.