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Winter sports update
Winter sports update
Aanya Sharma January 20, 2022

Winter sports updateAanya Sharma January 20, 2022Boys BasketballBoys Basketball started their season with a win against Orange High School...

Esports round two: Valorant
Esports round two: Valorant
Evelyn Kuei December 2, 2021

As athletes return to the field, Irvine High’s esports team returns online for another year of competitive gaming.  English teacher Ashleigh...

Address violence to avoid desensitization
Address violence to avoid desensitization
January 20, 2022

  In 2021 alone, the United States experienced 31 school shootings, according to Education Week.  From the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 to the Oxford...

Illustrated by Maya Passananti
Should school be shortened to four days a week?
January 20, 2022

Illustrated by Maya Passananti
Should finals be held before or after winter break?
December 2, 2021

Y2k fashion and pop culture: top trends of 2021 (and 2022 predictions)
Y2k fashion and pop culture: top trends of 2021 (and 2022 predictions)
Tien Bui January 20, 2022

1. Baked feta pasta The baked feta pasta dish was so popular that the hashtag #FetaPasta had more than 1.1B views on TikTok. What made the dish so appealing? The easy effort....

Dominating headlines: here’s what happened in 2021
Dominating headlines: here’s what happened in 2021
Angela Rebolledo January 20, 2022

2021 in review: entertainment
2021 in review: entertainment
Meghaa Saravanan January 20, 2022

Tis the season to express gratitude
'Tis the season to express gratitude
Tien Bui and Angela Rebolledo December 2, 2021

 As the holiday season approaches, after a long unprecedented holiday season the past two years, this season serves as a great reminder to express gratitude and give back to our...

Dr. Hurst works with seniors Timothy Chen, Hannah Lee and Lucas Choi to install Purpleair sensors.
Search for solutions: Dr. Hurst works with students to monitor air quality
Una Santos January 20, 2022

What inspires a Spanish teacher and a group of seniors to work together? Their passion for the environment and the study of it. Irvine High...

Top: Crystal Hinman, Erin Chung, David Nguyen, Shelby Crowe and Shawnna Shore. 
Middle: Aiden Sun, Angie Baik, Annie Schwarzbart, Kailey Schmidt and Remy Kreuzer. 
Bottom: Hafsa Shaik, Jakob Autajay, Sari Nakajima, Riddhi Kumar and Kyle Chittenden.
Semester recap, look into the future
Maia Zhu January 20, 2022

Student Responses: Q: What is something you are looking forward to next semester? Anything, in particular, you are excited about? A: “I’m...

Bottom: Selsdon Mowbray (Lily Mathey), Belinda Blair (Shamini Balasubramanian)
Top: Brooke Ashton (Sarah Adams) and Freddie Fellowes (Standy Johnson)
Noises Off: backstage shenanigans and lovers’ quarrels
Una Santos December 2, 2021

Stories within stories are used by famed writers like Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte and even Geoffrey Chaucher. In the case of "Noises Off", a play...

Image Courtesy of Derek Venlet
Irvine Performing Arts back under the spotlight
Una Santos and Meghaa Saravanan December 2, 2021

Irvine Performing Arts back under the spotlightMeghaa Saravanan, Una Santos(Best viewed on a computer)Courtesy photo of VIMBMarching Band“What...

Seniors Racheal Bae and Ananya Someshwar displaying their childrens book
Sailing to self-discovery
Meghaa Saravanan December 2, 2021

After months of re-drawing illustrations and late-night phone calls, seniors Racheal Bae and Ananya Someshwar published the children’s novel...

Winter sports update
Winter sports update
Aanya Sharma January 20, 2022

Winter sports updateAanya Sharma January 20, 2022Boys BasketballBoys Basketball started their season with a win against Orange High School on Nov. 19 and have a current league...

Esports round two: Valorant
Esports round two: Valorant
Evelyn Kuei December 2, 2021

As athletes return to the field, Irvine High’s esports team returns online for another year of competitive gaming.  English teacher Ashleigh Frazer and Special Education...

Fall athletes triumph in  CIF
Fall athletes triumph in CIF
Aanya Sharma December 2, 2021

Athletes and coaches of Football, Girls Volleyball and Boys Water Polo all advanced to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) for the first time. Football “I believe...

Start valuing mental health in sports
Start valuing mental health in sports
Alexis Tran October 21, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, public figures such as tennis player Naomi Osaka and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles opened up about their mental health. Osaka announced at the French...

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