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A Final Farewell to UC High

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By Sydney Patchett


   Thanks to my best friends for always sticking by my side–UC was a fun time, probably the most fun we could have possibly made it. Whether we were up to no good, or hanging out studying, my friends made high school a little more bearable. Love you guys, and thank you to my teachers for always being the coolest. Thanks to my cat and dog too, don’t know what I would have done without them. It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see ya later, Peace out UC!

By Kaliah Felcher

Opinions Editor

   You know what? The past four years have passed by much faster than I thought it would. I can still remember freshman year, and how every day for the first week I missed my K-8 friends so much I teared up randomly in Geometry, and Earth Science, and in Art 1-2, too. I can look back and smile, because I know now that by the next week, I’d have a handful of new friends and the little sprout of confidence I’d need to survive the next four years. I’ve grown, and even though a part of me — the part that’s so afraid of change — wants to cling tighter to this era of my life, I know it’s time to move on. So, goodbye UC and goodbye Journalism Club. Thank you for sheltering me and helping me grow up.


By Julia Murphy

Staff Writer

   Dear School, Staff, Besties, Groupies, Friends, and People I Have Never Talked To Before,

There have been many positives and negatives to this obstacle we call high school. And even though many of you, including myself, will say you will never miss this place, eventually you’re going to miss this. You’re going to want high school back and you’re going to wish these days in these halls didn’t go by so fast. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory, and, let me tell you, high school will be a very hard memory to forget. Thank you to all the people who didn’t give up on me and believed in all of my crazy dreams.


By Dorian Uson


   The past four years have been crazy. Even though I have only spent the past three of them at UC, UC has helped me grow so much as a person Thank you everyone at UC that has had any effect on my life, whether it was helping me or not. Thank you to the friends that have stuck by me through all the craziness that has happened.. Thank you to Ms. Bristol, Ms.Schmitten, and Mr. Paredes for getting me through high school. It’s been crazy UC, but life’s about to get crazier. Good luck to everyone still not graduating. No matter how hard it gets, just know you can do it.


By Kailey Withers

Photograph Editor

   These past four years at UC High have definitely some for the books and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Coming in as a freshman, I knew maybe five people that came here with me from CPMA — five people I didn’t really know. For a while, I felt alone and lost. Eventually, I joined Journalism and made so many friends that I will never forget. Being a part of something so big and meaningful has helped shape me into the person I am today. I want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of my high school experience and I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.


By David Welsh

Staff Writer

   When I first pulled up to this school as an antisocial little punk two years ago, I didn’t know what the hell was going on, or how to talk to people, or anything else that would make me a functional human being. Luckily, I caught on to those things real quick, and I’m actually looking forward to life and the path that lies ahead for me. I’ll be going to MESA next year, transferring to a UC and eventually becoming an animal venom researcher, looking for ways to cure disease using things that are better known for causing slow, agonizing deaths. Or maybe I’ll be living under a bridge selling magic beans out of my van. In conclusion, peace out girl scouts, I’m out this b*tch.


By Jessica Almario

News Editor

   The past four years here at UC High were the biggest learning experience for me. I came from a different part of town, and I had to get used to a whole new environment while not knowing anyone. I’ve learned about myself and met wonderful people. I must admit, I’ve faced a lot of failures, but I’ve learned that I can always turn things around if I’m willing to work for it. I still have a long way to go, but things will only get better from here. UC High, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with you, but thanks for toughening me up.


By Kees Van Daelen

Staff Writer

   The past four years of high school has been the best four years of my life thus far. I got the chance to compete in many different sports, meet new people, and start friendships that I hope to last a lifetime. I think in the past four years I have grown tremendously as a person. I learned what values I find important and will carry what I learned with me throughout college. The biggest lesson I learned is that as long as you have a positive outlook on the future and work hard for what you want, you can accomplish a lot in this life.


By Kaylee Williams

Features Editor

   Graduating high school is bittersweet. I walked into my freshman year counting down the days until graduation and now that it’s here, it feels surreal. The one good thing about UC High its teachers. Without Teachers like Ms.Bristol, Mr.Compagne, and Mr.Pores I would not be on the path that I am on today. Although I won’t miss high school I know I’ll look back on the memories and experiences I’ve had in high school forever. t was fun while it lasted, goodbye UC High.


By Debi Rahmanan

Staff Writer

   So long to the good times and the bad times. Times I’ve spent in solitude and in company. Days of excitement along with days in bed. Reasonable classes followed by heavy procrastination. Memories of watching pep rallies and laughing in the halls.

These past four years at UC High have been long, but I’ve got an ever longer road ahead. I’ll see you on the other side.


By Jason Eisengart

Staff Writer

I’m out this piece, y’all. Catch ya on the flip, zeeks!


In Memoriam: Goodbye to a Senior Unable to Write His Own Goodbye

   On January twenty seventh, we lost a great writer. Not just a great writer, but a great young man, a great brother, and a great friend. Matthew Michalek was taken from us all too soon. Thriving in our journalism class for a mere five months, Matthew had touched all of us, either through his political standpoints, or through the language of news print. I remember fondly our first couple of weeks in journalism; we were like newborn babes, suckling at the teat of knowledge and struggling to figure out the format of a proper news article, scrambling desperately to find a halfway decent thing to report about. But as in all things we attempt, Matthew and I triumphed as Rome triumphed against Carthage in the second Punic War. Alas, death and taxes are the only certainties this world allows. And while Matthew is not taxes, he is also not dead. Few things in life are guaranteed, but I promise the legacy of Matthew “Matty J” Michalek will carry on through the spirit of the paper. And although he was five hundredths of a percent worse than I, the magnificent Jason Eisengart, he will remain five hundredths of a percent number one in our hearts. Farewell Matthew, and God bless you.

In memory,

Matthew “Matty J, Macklickaclack, Mattjew, Michhalik, Matt-hue, Micaylik, Michael, Michael-Michaels” Michalek.

               – By Jason Eisengart

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