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UHEF & Uni News

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Apr, 2018

Legendary appeals judge Stephen Reinhardt ‘48 passes at 87

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[Posted April 5, 2018] One of the nation’s most noteworthy judges, Stephen Reinhardt, Class of 1948, died on March 29 of a heart attack. He was 87. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas said, “We have lost a wonderful colleague and friend. As a judge, he was deeply principled, fiercely passionate about the law and fearless in his decisions.” A member of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1980, when he was nominated by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Reinhardt was known as the “liberal lion” of the Court; […]

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Apr, 2018

Want to make a difference for Uni? The UHEF is looking for you!

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[Posted April 2, 2018] Now in its 33rd year, the Uni Hi Education Foundation is looking to expand and invigorate its operations heading into the 2018-19 academic year, as Uni changes its status to become an Affiliated Charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. That means YOU have the opportunity to join the Foundation and help support Uni during this transitional period and join others who have helped join alumni together, raise money and provide programs and services which are not available from the District. The UHEF has […]

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Mar, 2018

Uni graduation was a magnet for stars in the studio-system days

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[Posted March 25, 2018] No end to the comments about celebrities who went to Uni, especially during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, when Uni was often the preferred high school for graduation of studio-taught, contract-player teenagers. Louise (Kosches) Iscoe ‘46 sent a note to us and remembered: “After so many years (1946), I have fun looking back on Uni and reading your newsletter. When I read about the stars who attended graduation, I thought about my graduation. One day, at a rehearsal, the door opened and six young […]

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Mar, 2018

Uni boys basketball team finishes second in City Division 1

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[Posted March 20, 2018] Uni’s 2017-18 boys basketball team will long be remembered for an outstanding season that ended with a 26-6 record and a second-place finish in the City Division 1 playoffs. Coach Steve Ackerman’s squad was 23-4 in the regular season, losing only to City champion Westchester and runner-up Fairfax, both of whom happened to be in the Western League. Uni was seeded fourth in the Division I playoffs and reached the final against third-seeded Washington Prep on March 3 at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The game was […]

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Mar, 2018

New Charter-School petition for Uni filed

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[Posted March 15, 2018] The proposal for Uni to become an affiliated charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District has taken a major step forward with a new petition to the District, submitted on January 30. The term of the proposal is for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023 and is available for inspection here. The projected enrollment for the four-grade (9-12) program would be 1,625, slightly less than Uni’s current enrollment of 1,798. Why? In a nutshell, according to the petition: “Despite its academic, programming, community-partnership, […]

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Mar, 2018

More on that famous ‘58 Grad Night Party!

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[Posted March 10, 2018] Someone has got to do a book or documentary on the Class of ‘58 graduation and grad night party … you know, that one with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.? Ted Tanaka wrote in with more on the amazing celebration of a class which included Frank’s daughter, Nancy Sinatra: “I was there, invited by S’58 Elsie Tominaga. I was a Uni Imperials of W’57, only about 165 in the class. Pali Hi site grounds were just starting to be leveled before opening in ’61. “I clearly remember […]

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Mar, 2018

10th Uni Health & Fitness Fair Coming April 25th

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[Posted March 1, 2018] Uni’s annual Health & Fitness Fair is coming up on April 25, with a full array of activities, including educational seminars, information booths and – of course – food prepared by Uni students from Kerri Eich’s International Foods program. It’s free to attend and coincides with Uni’s Open House on that date. The event takes places from 5-7 p.m. at the East Gym (the old Girl’s Gym as many remember it). If you’d like to get more involved, there are sponsorship opportunities available – fully tax-deductible […]

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Feb, 2018

Meet the Cast: “Grease” Opens on April 18

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[Posted February 25, 2018] The cast of Uni’s upcoming production of Grease is set and the show is being widely anticipated on campus. No wonder: it’s one of the most popular musicals in production across the country. Although originally written in Chicago in 1971, with specific ethnic references to that city, it is best known from Paramount’s 1978 film that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson (Sandy Dumbrowski in the musical) in their senior years at fictional Rydell High School. The Uni cast: Eugene […]

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Feb, 2018

‘68 City Cross Country Champ Steve Baum Passes at 66

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[Posted February 15, 2018] One of the outstanding athletes in Uni history, Steve Baum, lost his unhappy battle with cancer on February 5, at the age of 66. What made Baum so important was his impact on others. From being a would-be basketball star who figured out quickly that he should choose another sport, Baum made himself into a champion, under the tutelage of Uni coach Dick Kampmann, and a paradigm that Coach K would use for decades to motivate others. Baum explained the transformation at the unveiling of the […]

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Feb, 2018

Uni the backdrop for a 1971 U.S. mental health film!

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[Posted February 7, 2018] Uni has been the scene of much filming since its opening in the 1920s, including many feature films. But it was also used by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health in 1971 for a troubling, 29-minute film called “Social Seminar: Brian at Seventeen.” According to the description, the film “Presents an adolescent’s view of his educational needs and how school is and is not fulfilling them. Gives a perspective of his educational experience, his parents and life in general.” The film doesn’t have much to […]

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