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Boys Soccer looks to build off of win against Sage Hill
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Boys Soccer looks to build off of win against Sage Hill

[For the full photo gallery, click here.] By LUCAS WANG Staff Writer UHS Boys Soccer opened its season on December 2 with a scoreless draw against Huntington. The upcoming season looks promising with this year’s new talent, and the team is looking to improve upon last year’s fourth place Pacific Coast League finish. Captain Riley...

Girls Basketball off to strong start to the season
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Girls Basketball off to strong start to the season

[For the full photo gallery, click here.] By CHRISTIAN ZARAGOZA Staff Writer The UHS Girls Basketball team began the season remarkably well, winning its first three games. The girls defeated Dana Hills with a score of 52-34, San Clemente with a score of 61-40 and El Dorado with a close score of 41-37. The team’s...

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Wrestling looks to build off of previous season’s success

By SANJIT DEEPALAM Copy Editor After Wrestling finished second in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) last year behind Irvine High School (IHS), the boys hope to improve on their previous success to finish first this year. “We were second in league last year and we hope to improve on that and make a run for first,”...

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Why students should not overload on AP classes

By ARIANA APOSTOL-DOOLEY Staff Writer It is difficult to fathom how anyone could advise taking fewer Advanced Placement (AP) classes when pressures to be admitted to a “good college” are higher than ever. But what if a student loves English and history and has no interest in taking AP Calculus? Should he or she still...

Delving into DHH: Jovaneh Gutierrez
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Delving into DHH: Jovaneh Gutierrez

By ERIN KIM Staff Writer A friendly face at school, part-time anchor on Univision, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) representative on ASB, Jovaneh Gutierrez (Sr.) seems to represent the DHH community at UHS. Although many students may know his face, few know his story and the facets of the DHH community he explores....

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Girls Golf sends two to second round of CIF

By LEXI LIM Staff Writer Ellen Takada (Sr.) and Samantha Cabunag (So.) are among the 36 golfers who advanced to the second round of the CIF playoffs, reaching the cut-off score of 76. Nodoka Honda (Fr.) also qualified for CIF, but narrowly missed the cut-off score required to reach the next round. Honda started off...

Meet Dr. Tocco, the new DHH interim principal
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Meet Dr. Tocco, the new DHH interim principal

By ERIN KIM Staff Writer This year, UHS welcomes Dr. Frank Tocco (Principal), the new DHH interim principal. He has been working in this position since August and plans to continue for a few more months. Although Tocco will only be at UHS temporarily, he still has much to offer during his term, including his four...

After string of tough matches, Girls Tennis bounces back on Senior Day
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After string of tough matches, Girls Tennis bounces back on Senior Day

[For the full photo gallery, click here.] By TRISTAN MALHOTRA Sports Editor After losing against the two highly-ranked teams Corona Del Mar High School (CDM) and Peninsula High School (PHS), Girls Tennis responded with a resounding victory over Irvine High School (IHS) on Senior Day. The Trojans faced CDM, ranked first in the county, fresh...

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Girls Golf claims 3 of 7 Pacific Coast League CIF spots

By LEXI LIM Staff Writer Girls Golf sent the most individual golfers from all of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) teams to compete for the CIF championship in league finals. Ellen Takada (Sr.) shot 146, which placed her in 3rd behind two girls from Corona Del Mar High School (CDM). Samantha Cabunag (So.) and Nodoka...

Boys Water Polo claims first league victory in Game of the Week
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Boys Water Polo claims first league victory in Game of the Week

[For the full photo gallery, click here.] By SANJIT DEEPALAM Copy Editor Boys Water Polo claimed its first league victory in the Game of the Week (GOW) against Northwood High School (NHS) following a tough loss to Beckman High School (BHS). The game against BHS was one of missed opportunities. The team was not successful at...