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March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

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Let them drink milk

By BRIAN KIM Staff Writer According to the Orange County Register, Irvine was ranked the ninth-best city among the 150 largest cities in the U.S. to raise a family in 2017. The U.S News & World Report gave University High School a gold ranking in how well it teaches its students. By seemingly any standard,...

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Sitting At My Desk

By VANESSA TIAN Sports Editor Sitting at my desk, Counting down the minutes, “I want to go home,” I think, I don’t want to learn about paintings that are romanesque. Drumming my fingers on my desk, Counting down the seconds, “This is a great work of art,” the teacher exclaims. “This painting is so picturesque!”...

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Five Years: a short story

By ALLISON VAUGHT Staff Writer           You make my world brighter, make my days better, my heart fuller, my laugh louder, and my smile bigger no matter the day, the place, or the time.  You are part of my day and night. Your friendship brings joy, happiness, and a good feeling....

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Misunderstand: a short story

BY LAWRENCE XU Staff Writer 7 o’clock in the morning, the alarm wakes William up from his sleep. Today’s Monday, just like any other Monday, nothing special about it. On the way to school, he suddenly remembers that he’s finally switching seats in his Chinese class. He smiled all the way to school. “I can’t...

Addressing the dress code: exposing the problems
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Addressing the dress code: exposing the problems

Correction: In the printed version of this article, we used an erroneous quote from Patch Mission Viejo and also said that Dr. Astor had dress coded a cut-out on Spirit Night. The cut-out was dress coded, but not by Astor. Those errors have been fixed in this version.  By BETHANY HUANG Arts and Entertainment Editor...

Protecting UHS: Who is Officer Porter?
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Protecting UHS: Who is Officer Porter?

By NODOKA HONDA Staff Writer Although most Irvine residents would not turn their heads at the sight of a police officer, the students of UHS have amiable relations with one of their own: the school resource officer (SRO), Officer Melissa Porter. Porter originally worked in Los Alamitos for four years before transferring to the Irvine Police Department...

Bike: a poem
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Bike: a poem

By LING LIN Staff Writer The bike he once rode to school – its metal was rusted from years of use, right brake broken after a sideways fall, reflectors stolen at a shopping center, front tire burst and patched – The three times he fell from it matched the three scars on his leg. The...

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Seniors Shout for Spirit: Spirit Week 2016

By: MADELINE CHOU & ANDREW NGUYEN Staff Writers Dress-Up Days Students school-wide showed up in their red, white and blue best to start up this year’s first dress up day: ‘Merica Monday. Students were spotted with patriotic gear ranging from stars-and-stripes hats to some “pretty snazzy looking flag pants” as Jamie Han (Sr.) so eloquently put....