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Okay? An App Review
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Okay? An App Review

By CELINE NGUYEN Staff Writer Okay? is an app designed by a Phillip Stollenmayer, creator of Pancake and Sometimes You Die. The game itself is minimalistic. With a gray theme and a soft classical music background, the app is not revolutionary in its gameplay or design. Players use slingshot movements to guide and bounce a...

Tsum Tsum: An App Review
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Tsum Tsum: An App Review

By CELINE NGUYEN Staff Writer Tsum Tsum is a cute and challenging app, named after the word tsumu, which means “to stack” in Japanese. Powered by Line, a popular social network that provides Japan an alternative texting service that has since spread to the U.S. and Disney, Tsum Tsum has quickly gained attention with younger...

Stardust Review
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Stardust Review

  By CELINE NGUYEN Staff Writer November 19 marked the opening night for Stardust, this year’s fall play –a comedy about a group of students getting ready to put on a play of their own. The performance follows Prudence Mason’s (Megan McCarthy [Sr.]) journey of self-discovery after she decides to guest star in a play...

Urban Seoul 2.0: A Restaurant Review
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Urban Seoul 2.0: A Restaurant Review

By CELINE NGUYEN Staff Writer Urban Seoul 2.0, recently opened in Irvine Spectrum, is a new fusion restaurant with a simple and tastefully refined concept: traditional Korean food with an urban twist. The dishes served there are contemporarily appealing and still retain ties to the restaurant’s older roots. Our waitress recommended some of the restaurant’s...

A preview of Stardust
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A preview of Stardust

By CELINE NGUYEN Staff Writer November is finally here, and with it comes the annual Fall Play – a production put on by the talented actors, actresses and theater crew of University High School (UHS). This year’s play is Stardust by Walter Kerr: a whimsical and entertaining performance about a group of hopeful drama students:...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Irvine’s fifth high school
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Groundbreaking ceremony for Irvine’s fifth high school

BY NATE NGUYEN Staff Writer Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) held a groundbreaking ceremony in anticipation of the opening of Portola High School in 2016 as Irvine’s fifth high school. The decision to develop this high school in Irvine arose from the concerns of overpopulation in other local high schools. The student population of Northwood...

Apartment rents rise in Irvine
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Apartment rents rise in Irvine

By KEN NGUYEN Staff Writer Irvine’s apartment homes have been notably increasing in number in the past few years. As they transition into young adult life, some students start to think about living on their own. Since students are now able to transport themselves more efficiently using cars, they often consider renting an apartment after...