USC Forensics travels to the State Tournament

Vijay Viswanathan, Features Editor

March 24, 2011

When most Upper St. Clair students think of a team traveling to States, they think of the 2006 PIAA State Champion Football Team or the 2008 PIAA State Champion Varsity Tennis Team. However, one successful team, which is often...

Punxsutawney Phil is an American icon

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

March 11, 2011

Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog that has allegedly lived in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, for the past 125 years. While it is simply a common animal, Phil has now become part of a rich meteorological tradition. The San Francisco Chr...

Keep Calm and Carry On: A History

Brent Heard, Guest Writer

February 24, 2011

The British have never been the touchy-feely types. Often characterized by their “stiff upper lip,” Britons have often relied on pragmatism and old-fashioned determination to solve problems (http://www.phrases.org.uk). In 1939, the British Ministry of Information was founded and charged with th...

What to do before Finals Week

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2011

Finals week, chiefly composed of three days of final exams, instills fear and dread among many Upper St. Clair High School students.  Considering that final exams are 10% of one’s grade, they do hold a considerable weight in...

USC Forensics looks forward to a new season

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

January 24, 2011

In recent years, the Upper St. Clair Forensics team has achieved moderate success at tournaments. However, with the new talents of the Class of 2014 joining the team, USC Forensics is hoping for a new and improved squad. With...

IvyAlly guides students into the Ivy League

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

January 24, 2011

During high school, one topic that dominates the minds of every student is post-graduate plans. However, a surprising number of students are clueless when it comes to the college application process. For this reason, a new website...

Sweater December takes control of USC wardrobes

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

December 10, 2010

Every December, ambitious Upper St. Clair students take part in a festivity known as “Sweater Month” or “Sweater December.” The eventual goal is to wear a sweater every day in the last month of the year. Sweater December...

USC students go to watch space shuttle launch

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

November 18, 2010

From November 1st to 4th, three Upper St. Clair scholars travelled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to watch an epic event: the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. Because of the historical significance of the shuttle’s launch, thi...

American economy hopes for a strong holiday shopping season

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2010

With the holiday season just about a month away, the U.S. retail industry and the entire American economy is hoping for a strong holiday shopping season.  The holiday shopping season, traditionally considered to be the period...

Students wearily return to Upper St. Clair High School

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

November 18, 2010

With summer’s tantalizing breath leaving students irritable, students had mixed feelings about the new fall semester of school at USC. Some were excited to see their friends every day. Others dreaded the continuous barrage of...

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