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University High School With Most NHD Winners in Orange County

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer The UHS National History Day Club (NHD) produced the most champions out of all of the participating high schools in Orange County, with 17 winners at the annual NHD-OC contest. Awards were given to Neha Bhardwaj and James Koga for the Individual Website category; Alyssa Tang for the Group...

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Tips for Working at Home

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer I associate my home as a place of comfort, a sanctuary to come to after a long day of working. For the past few years, my daily routine has consisted of going to school, then extracurriculars, and then a local coffee shop or library to finish homework. The minute I...

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Coronavirus: A New Way of Life

By CLAIRE CHOI Staff Writer In this difficult and surreal time, looking after our mental and physical wellbeing and caring for those around us has never been more important. One of the hardest aspects of what we are all going through is the uncertainty. I truly believe that making the most of an unfortunate circumstance...

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted UHS Athletes

By JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer  On April 1, 2020, Governor Newsom, along with the Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond, directed all California schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Although academic compromises, such as adjusting to online learning and changes to the AP test, have...

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Staying Productive During Quarantine

By Harrison Hill Staff Writer Within the past several weeks, COVID-19  has spread rapidly throughout Europe, Asia, and now the United States, forcing schools to close until the end of the school year. A stay-at-home order was put into effect, so with you trapped in your home indefinitely, what now?  Many people, including myself, were...

Bot Nation 2.0: The School Away From School
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Bot Nation 2.0: The School Away From School

By KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writer March 13, 2020 marked a momentous day for students in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), for it was the day that the district announced the switch to Emergency Distance Learning (EDL). Many expected this decision, as the district followed the precedent set by a variety of other school districts and...