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Battle of the Bands 2018

Irvine’s Youth Action Team (YAT) hosted its 25th annual Battle of the Bands competition at Heritage Park Community Center on Feb. 23 from 6:30‒10:30 p.m. The Monks of Funk, a jazz band comprised of Northwood and University High School students, placed first after a performance

Sounds of spring: concert week

Three consecutive Spring Concerts March 6-8 showcased the growth that has occurred in both the instrumental and vocal programs since the beginning of the school year. This year’s string of concerts started off on a good note with The Sound of Spring vocal concert on

Artist of the Month: Elizabeth Zietz

Senior Elizabeth Zietz’s vibrant and cheerful personality make her popular among her high school peers. But there’s more to Zietz than her friendly smile; her intensity and virtuosity behind the piano has earned her a reputation among the nation’s greatest student musicians, having been prestigiously

Year-round schools cover all seasons—and bases

The concept of a long summer break is believed to have roots in the agrarian calendar. Students and their families needed summer months to prepare crops for autumn harvest, so it was unreasonable to expect them to continue attending school during that time of year.

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DACA: Undocumented kids, uncertain futures

Since it was founded, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has been defined by a singular mission statement—to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants. Yet, just last month, the Trump administration revised the USCIS’s mission statement to lawful enforcement of our