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Print News, a Dying Art
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Print News, a Dying Art

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer With newspaper circulation lower than ever and the emergence of online news websites, the question must be asked: do newspapers matter anymore or carry the weight they used to? The answer is that newspapers have never been less prevalent in the American lifestyle, but perhaps we need them to be...

Aquaman: a Movie Review
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Aquaman: a Movie Review

    By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer Aquaman is a 2018 superhero film directed by James Wan, starring Jason Momoa as the title character and a star-studded supporting cast of Amber Heard (Mera), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko) and Nicole Kidman (Atlanna). The film was based on the DC Comics character, spoiler alert… Aquaman, and was...

December Artist of the Month: Alexis Kim
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December Artist of the Month: Alexis Kim

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer December’s Artist of the Month features junior Alexis Kim, nominated by orchestra director Mr. Andrew Winslow. Kim is a talented violist in Symphony Orchestra, the top orchestra of UHS, and a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. She holds the position of third chair in Symphony Orchestra. She is...

Halloween: a Movie review
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Halloween: a Movie review

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer Halloween (2018) is an American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green. The film is the eleventh installment of the Halloween franchise. Though it is only a direct sequel to the original Halloween movie made in 1978, this movie omits nine movies that came. The plot is set 40 years...

Marching Band wins South Coast Invitational
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Marching Band wins South Coast Invitational

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer University High School’s Marching Trojan Regiment placed first overall in the South Coast Invitational at Costa Mesa High School this past Saturday. They received a score of 77.4, the highest score in all five of the divisions. Although the marching band and color guard faced multiple obstacles over the course...

Testing Out the New Grades App: a Review
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Testing Out the New Grades App: a Review

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer As soon as a test is over, students scurry out of class exchanging answers accompanied with groans and hurrahs. Many of these students immediately click on a grades application to start inputting potential grades and assessing the effect on their overall grades. Until recently, most students used a grades app...

BlacKkKlansman: a Movie Review
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BlacKkKlansman: a Movie Review

By KHASHAYAR GHAFFARIEH Staff Writer BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee based on the 2014 memoir “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth. Many consider the movie to be Spike Lee’s return to old form, as he has not had a widely acclaimed movie in over a decade. The movie has...