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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...

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...

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

Ethnic Studies: required yet flawed
Ethnic Studies: required yet flawed
December 2, 2021

  The Los Angeles Times published an article titled “Governor Newsom vetoes high school ethnic studies bill” on Sept. 30, 2020. Almost a year later, the headline now...

Adopt, don’t shop this holiday season
Adopt, don’t shop this holiday season
Maya Passananti December 2, 2021

  Of all 52 weeks in a year, the two leading up to Christmas Day set a record for the most animal adoptions and purchases, according to WTHI-TV. The holiday season is...

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...

Festive destinations to create lasting memories
Festive destinations to create lasting memories
Maya Passananti December 2, 2021

 This holiday season, and Winter Break, is the perfect time to spend with friends and family, creating memories that are unforgettable. Many attractions are also decorated in...

DIY gifts this holiday season: a guide
DIY gifts this holiday season: a guide
Tien Bui and Angela Rebolledo December 2, 2021

During the holiday season, gifts can be a great way to express your fondness and appreciation to your loved ones. Handmade gifts can be tailored to your receiver, sending the message...

Courtesy of Maya Passsananti
Bringing back spooky season spirit this Halloween
Mannat Bawa October 21, 2021

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...

Meet the new Irvine High teachers
Meet the new Irvine High teachers
Evelyn Kuei October 21, 2021

Ashleigh Frazer - English Teacher What is something you are looking forward to this school year? I am looking forward to helping students...

Senior Isabella Feng Junior Anika Kanitkar and Junior  Megan Lai pose for a photo in their Democracy Summer shirts.
Pursuit in politics with Representative Katie Porter
Meghaa Saravanan October 21, 2021

Running from meeting to meeting and working closely alongside California's 45th congressional district Representative Katie Porter, Senior Isabella...

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...

IHS sports return with Vaquero pride
IHS sports return with Vaquero pride
Aanya Sharma and Alexis Tran October 21, 2021

IHS sports return with Vaquero prideAanya Sharma, Alexis Tran(Best viewed on a computer)CHEERCheerleaders will continue preparing for the end of football season, upcoming basketball...

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