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College Admissions: A Broken System

By NANMA PILLAI Business Manager It’s no secret that the college admissions process is flawed. The Varsity Blues Scandal made it clear how easy it is for those with money to cheat the system and buy their way into college by bribing coaches or paying for other people to take the SAT for their children. And...

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Dispelling the Illusion of Meritocracy

By TRISHA DANG Staff Writer With the arrival of college admission and rejection letters, the college admissions scandal involving Lori Loughlin and her daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, brings both concern and relief among seniors, juniors, and all college-concerned students at University High. Loughlin, along with other wealthy parents such as actress Felicity Huffman,...

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Gun Threat from UCI Law Student Causes Precautions on College Campus

BY: ANIKET MEHROTRA News Editor Two videos posted on social media last Saturday featuring a law student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in possession of a firearm caused several administrative precautions on the college campus. According to an email message sent out by Dean L. Song Richardson of the UCI School of Law,...

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All colleges are equal, but some are more equal than others

By TEAGAN SO and BRIAN KIM Staff Writers Recently, President Donald Trump tried to defend his image among the American public by claiming that he had been unfairly portrayed by the media. “I went to the Wharton School of Business,” he insisted. “I’m, like, a really smart person”. It’s easy to dismiss these ramblings, but...

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Are for-profit colleges worth the price of admission?

By BRIAN KIM Staff Writer At this point in high school, it’s extremely likely that you have, at some point, heard some alarming statistics about your potential financial situation after you graduate college. As current projections go, two-thirds of all college graduates are going to be burdened with some form of college debt, and according...

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How affirmative action misses the point

By BITA BEHPOOR Staff Writer This past August, as students were either basking in the blissful ignorance of relaxation or stressing out over the upcoming hectic school year, the resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division were directed towards investigations of affirmative action policies in universities. Claims of reverse discrimination being implemented in the college...

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The Monster in My Closet: a short story

By LAWRENCE XU Staff Writer Another school year passed, Charlotte is preparing to move to her dream college. It’s been a long way for her, all the preparation and struggles just for this day. During the process of packing and clearing her room, she came across some random drawings from 5 years old Charlotte. Great...

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Leaving Home: a poem

BY RYAN KIM Staff Writer Age 18, graduated high school The days are over, when I was a fool Off to college with an excitement Feeling scared to make another movement. Moving into a dorm with new mates Being independent, I cannot wait Out in the society all by myself Where people fight for themselves...

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Is It Safe to Implement “Safe Spaces?”

BY SAMAN SALAHUDDIN Staff Writer The University of Chicago is a place characterized by its hyper-intellectual student body and overabundance of self deprecating statements such as “UChicago- where the squirrels are cuter than the girls and more aggressive than the guys.” UChicago is also an institution that, since the 1890’s, has prided itself on it’s...

Four more years in Irvine for college
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Four more years in Irvine for college

‘Young people look down upon working at McDonald’s and flipping burgers, but their parents had a different word for flipping burgers. They called it ‘opportunity’.” By MATTHEW CHONG Staff Writer As the year draws to a close, UHS seniors are about to begin  a new phase in their lives. Some have chosen to enter the workforce,...