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Portola Pilot

The student news site of Portola High School

Portola Pilot

The student news site of Portola High School

Portola Pilot

The proposed map for the California Senate district splits Irvine between its northern and southern regions. This redistricting drawing plan is one of the most drastic of the proposed changes to the California Assembly and the federal Senate.
Irvine Faces Redistricting as 2020 Census Data Nears
Michelle Kim, Business Manager
November 29, 2021
An FBI spy attended meetings and prayers at the Islamic Center of Irvine to identify potential terrorists, according to ABC News. “I can still confidently walk into a mosque and still confidently pray,” Muslim Student Association co-vice president and senior Abdallah Fares said. “Knowing that in the end we can protect ourselves, whether its through the legal system, whether simply just through our own confidence or our own pride in our religion.”
Orange County Muslim Americans Ask the Supreme Court to Allow Lawsuit Against The FBI
Sidra Asif, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021
To conclude the Student Advisory Board on Education conference, delegates worked on electing the next student board member, a high school senior who sits on the State Board of Education as its seventh member. Each year, SABE hosts an election process that narrows down 12 semi-finalists to the top six, and after, the SBE reduces it to one, according to Tesoro High senior Stephanie Hu.
Student Advisory Board on Education Conference Develops Policy Proposals for State Board of Education
Claudia Lin
November 9, 2021
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California’s state-wide free meal program must expand across the nation to ensure equal academic opportunity.
Extend Free School Meals Across the Nation
Local golf courses’ current preference for maximizing profits rather than supporting students has contributed to the struggles the golf teams face this year, including long commutes to games and individual fees for practices.
The “Long Drive Contest”: How Privately-Owned Golf Courses Contribute to Golf Teams’ Struggles
Sophomore Quinn Schatz asked sophomore Lisa Liu to Homecoming after second period and she was very excited to see that he took the time to cut up tennis balls for the proposal.
Personalize that Proposal
Sophomore Kaylin Wong rides her electric bike home from school along Irvine Blvd. on Oct. 6. The roadway abuts the Eastern Transportation Corridor Toll Road – the crossing where freshman Shifa Harsolia was hit while cycling home from school on Sept. 10.
Wearing a Helmet Doesn’t Prevent Biking Accidents: Being Defensive Does
Alumnus Kiyan Dhanidina and senior Khalil Dhanidina show off their Irvine United Warriors gear. Khalil Dhanidina is currently one of the captains of the hockey team.
Senior Khalil Dhanidina Skates His Way to the Top
Cara Chan and Celine Lee
November 22, 2021

Requiring agility, focus and swiftness on the ice, hockey isn’t your typical high school sport. And senior and hockey player Khalil Dhanidina...

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