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UHEF & Uni News

Ivan Finkle, Class of 1950, was born in the Bronx the year these images of Uni were taken

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For the first time in my life, I really wish I’d worked harder in physics. If I had, I would surely have been able to ask Ivan Finkle, class of 1950, more intelligent questions about the work he did in physics.  But I did the best I could to find out about the life of an important member of the Uni High Education Foundation. Ivan was born in the Bronx in 1933.  This year was a fateful year for the future of humanity, and the events of that year would […]

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May, 2019

Where Have All The Spark Plugs Gone?

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When you learn about or encounter something too young, you’re likely to get it all mixed up. I read Catcher in the Rye when I was eleven, and I thought it was about a boy who swears too much. And when I was around the same age, my mother used to enjoy making me say ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny just to hear me struggle with all those syllables (I do the same thing to my kids). When I asked her what that meant, I did not quite glean that it was […]

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Jan, 2019

Don’t You Forget About Us…or The Value of Public Education: Class of ‘86

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A couple of things happened over the Winter break.  One, it was announced that the teachers in LAUSD would probably be going on strike, and, two, my friend Kimberly Steinman, Class of ’86, posted some pictures of our days at Uni on Facebook.  My eye was drawn to the pictures where I saw myself or my friends, people I had known since Emerson –and some I even remember from Westwood Elementary. I imagined Uni as a giant aquarium, with all of us fish swimming around it.  If the aquarist were […]

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Dec, 2018

David Cheatom Leads

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As the librarian, I must confess I am not as avid a sports fan as the previous (and more skilled) writer of this report.  At some point this year, I began to realize that junior David Cheatom, as one of the three captains of the varsity basketball team, is big man on campus who plays guard and forward for our beloved Coach Ackerman.  From my perch on the third floor of the Administration Building in the library, David was not on my radar as our campus superstar speaks, and this speaks to […]

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Oct, 2018

Girls Volleyball Advances to the Finals

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After winning SIX games in a row, girls Volleyball has advanced to the semi-finals with 18-13 winning record so far this season. Congratulations are in order to Coach Randick, Coach Alvarado, and of course the Girls Volleyball Team!

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Oct, 2018

Homecoming: All Dance, No Game

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On October 5, Uni’s Junior Varsity Football team took down Venice with a 40-0 win. Sadly, our varsity Homecoming game was canceled due to rain. Was Hamilton scared off by our JV’s crushing victory the week before?  We will never know as Hamilton is not available for the make-up game. However, the dance must go on, and it did.  School spirit week was kicked off last Monday with college sweatshirt day and a performance by the drill team in The Grove.  By Friday, the gym was decorated with Hollywood Stars honoring […]

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Sep, 2018

Uni Beats Rancho Dominguez High School

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Congratulations to our football team on their first win against Rancho Dominguez HS! They turned things around with a decisive win of 53-13.  Highlights: Uni had two interceptions.  Daryl Smith, running back,  scored two back-to-back touchdowns after a flag.  Anthony Smith, wide receiver, scored a touchdown on an 80-yard pass. Congratulations go out to our varsity girls volleyball team, who secured a 3-1 victory over LACES Friday as well.

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Sep, 2018

Welcoming Claudia Middleton

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Below you can read the message from Uni’s new principal Claudia Middleton, who was welcomed back to Uni with standing ovation from the staff, most of whom remember her wonderful work during the year she was our assistant principal.  There are even a few staff who remember her from her earlier days working here in the nineties. “It is with great pleasure that I reunite and reintegrate myself into the University High School family.  I have been at Uni for approximately 10 years in my educational career. My initial work […]

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Aug, 2018

Alumni Inspire Researchers of the Future

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Uni Beats the International Pass Rate for A.P. Seminar Uni’s first crop of Advanced Placement researchers returned from a summer of preparing for our new A.P. Research class.  Last year all of these students completed the pre-requisite year-long course, A.P. Seminar, in which they explored assigned topics through a variety of lenses.  Led by their teacher, Nancy Phear, Uni students beat students internationally with a pass rate of 87%, surpassing the international pass rate of 82.2%.  Students from all over the world in American Schools and Department of Justice schools […]

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Jul, 2018

Thanks to our April, May and June contributors!

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[Posted July 2, 2018] The mission of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds for the continued support of Uni’s academic, athletic and performing arts programs. Created in 1985 to counter the effects on Uni of budget cuts across the L.A. Unified School District, more than $1 million has been raised to assist faculty and students. Anyone can contribute: 103-year-old Hal Cunningham, who attended the school when it was known as Warren G. Harding High, joined the ranks of donors in 2014 and helped out again in 2015! […]

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