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Senior athletes take on National Collegiate Athletic Association
Senior athletes take on National Collegiate Athletic Association
Maia Zhu and Aanya Sharma April 28, 2022

With less than forty days left of their last year of high school, seniors have begun narrowing down their college considerations. For some, this...

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Baeza
CIF recognizes beach volleyball, Irvine’s first team
Aanya Sharma April 28, 2022

Olympians and collegiate athletes play beach volleyball—and now—Irvine High athletes can play competitively as well.  California Interscholastic...

Art by Maya Passananti
Does fast fashion have a sustainable future?
April 28, 2022

Critically think, don’t Google
Critically think, don’t Google
Evelyn Kuei April 28, 2022

  Alvin Toffler, an American writer, futurist and businessman wrote in his book Future Shock years ago forewarning that “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be...

War on education strikes again: suppression overbears censorship
War on education strikes again: suppression overbears censorship
April 28, 2022

  Since January 2021, 35 states have introduced 137 bills attempting to censor school curriculums, according to National Public Radio.  The United States’ current...

How to destress during exam season
How to destress during exam season
Vy Nguyen April 28, 2022

With the upcoming weeks filled with preparing for finals and Advanced Placement (AP) exams near, there is stress and anxiety in the air. While it’s easy to get caught up in the...

Ways to prepare for upcoming exams
Ways to prepare for upcoming exams
Alexis Tran April 28, 2022

As final exams and Advanced Placement (AP) exams approach, students might be wondering how they should juggle studying, managing their time wisely and lowering their stress levels. Here...

Lady Vaqueros defying expectations
Lady Vaqueros defying expectations
Aanya Sharma and Una Santos March 3, 2022

Paving the way: powerful and impactful women in the world
Paving the way: powerful and impactful women in the world
Evelyn Kuei March 3, 2022

Delegates discuss as they try to find a compromise for a resolution.
Gavel is struck: Model United Nation brings home committee awards
Una Santos April 28, 2022

A gavel is struck—a resolution has passed. No, this is not a court hearing; it’s a typical conference for delegates at Model United Nations...

Irvine Highs Virtual Enterprise in front of the Concrete Jungle before their competition.
Virtual enterprise takes on Big Apple
Evelyn Kuei and Angela Rebolledo April 28, 2022

After hours of research, hectic board meetings and financial planning, this year’s Virtual Enterprise (VE) students have become the first team...

Senior Shrey Gupta, Junior Bardia Safari and Senior Eric Lee
Fun funding: Students open banking app
Meghaa Saravanan March 3, 2022

Three, two, one. You have now successfully set up your nonprofit bank account—ready to start making an impact and Fundsy, created by seniors...

Senior Lorenzo Isacs, playing Billy Flynn, and Chicago ensemble practice the ending of Razzle Dazzle during rehearsals on Feb 11.
Behind the scenes: Chicago prepares for opening night
Vy Nguyen March 3, 2022

The stage is empty, the quiet chatter starts to fade as the curtain draws and the music starts. Performers step onto the stage—it’s show...

Director of Photography Senior Josephine Lee frames her shot to begin rolling camera.
Peep inside Irvine Television
Tien Bui March 3, 2022

From bi-monthly productions, all-nighters and 24-hour challenges, Irvine High Television Video (iTV) is doing it all. The crew is back in...

Senior athletes take on National Collegiate Athletic Association
Senior athletes take on National Collegiate Athletic Association
Maia Zhu and Aanya Sharma April 28, 2022

With less than forty days left of their last year of high school, seniors have begun narrowing down their college considerations. For some, this consideration includes athletic...

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Baeza
CIF recognizes beach volleyball, Irvine’s first team
Aanya Sharma April 28, 2022

Olympians and collegiate athletes play beach volleyball—and now—Irvine High athletes can play competitively as well.  California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) officially...

Karen Briseño demonstrates how to take a shot from the crease for her players.
Irvine alumna: Spanish teacher and lacrosse coach
Alexis Tran March 3, 2022

The first Irvine High School (IHS) girls lacrosse team started in 2008 and assistant girls lacrosse coach and Spanish teacher Karen Briseño was on it.  Coach Briseño’s...

Courtesy of Conner Cruz.  Cruz (left) and Troy Santiago (right) rock climb together.
Juniors climb towards new ambitions
Aanya Sharma March 3, 2022

For juniors Conner Cruz, Samantha Lai and Troy Santiago, being 30 feet above the ground while solely relying on their physical strength is a daily occurrence. “Since I was...

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