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Eight history students receive the gold medal at state, advance to nationals
Hewlett appointed to permanent role leading finance, operations
Community gathers remotely for Student Awards Assembly May 26

Community gathers remotely for Student Awards Assembly May 26

May 27, 2021

Members of the U-High community gathered on Zoom on May 26 to recognize achievement in service, citizenship, athletics and...

To bring grade together, Class of 2023 Student Council serves rigatoni pasta

To bring grade together, Class of 2023 Student Council serves rigatoni pasta

May 26, 2021

The Class of 2023 Student Council served rigatoni pasta after school on May 24 to participate in the “eat a bowl of rigatoni...

School will end without a special exam schedule

School will end without a special exam schedule

May 24, 2021

In accordance with the altered nature of this year's learning, there will be no end of year special schedule to make time...

‘Under the Stars’ themed prom to take place June 5

‘Under the Stars’ themed prom to take place June 5

May 24, 2021

Previously held in museum galleries and at Navy Pier, prom is something most seniors look forward to, and it marks the end...

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Pharmaceutical companies have important responsibilities to those who participate in their trials for coronavirus vaccines, writes reporter Samuel Back.
Vaccine trial participants deserve high priority
Samuel Beck, Reporter • June 4, 2021

As millions in the United States and around the world get vaccinated, it is easy to feel a euphoric sense of victory. However, for many others the road to normality is much...

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Vaccine passports should be required for international travel and encouraged for sporting events, writes reporter Louis Auxenfans.
Vaccine passports needed to renew daily life
Louis Auxenfans, Reporter • June 2, 2021

On May 26, it had been over a year since I last ate at a restaurant, and when I took off my mask, I still had an itching feeling to put it on again. Although I was fully vaccinated...

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Students should participate in DEI assemblies to make them more successful, writes city life editor An Ngo.
Successful DEI work requires participation from everyone
An Ngo, City Life Editor • June 1, 2021

Again and again, student DEI groups spend hours working, discussing and preparing for workshops and events, hoping that other students will engage with them. More times than...

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Junior Sid Shah competes against Lake Forest Academy on April 27. The boys tennis team advanced to state, sending two singles and two doubles teams.
Spring sport teams find success in post-season play
Meena Lee , Sports Editor • June 8, 2021

Even as the school year comes to close, U-High athletes continue to compete in post-season events. Boys tennis and girls track teams are sending players to state and baseball lost at regionals. Boys tennis: On...

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Some students complete their homework on the train to better balance their school work.
Students adjust routines to accommodate commute for in-person school
Meena Lee, Sports and Leisure Editor • May 25, 2021

For the majority of the school year, going to class for junior Will Maharry was as simple as rolling out of bed and opening his computer. But...

Documentary film by R.J. Cutler on star Billie Eilish tells the story of the idol
'Billie Eilish: The Worlds a Little Blurry' beautifully tells journey of the teenage idol
Audrey Matei, Reporter • June 1, 2021

“Billie Eilish” has become a household name in 2021. At only 19, the mega-popstar has taken the world by storm with her fluorescent green hair, baggy clothes, and unique sound. Her commercial and critical...

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Throughout the pandemic, students turned to childhood favorites like Nickelodeon
Nostalgia inspires hope
Ashley Husain, Reporter • June 3, 2021

What makes nostalgia so powerful? Why do we find ourselves going back to it? COVID-19 has placed us all in quarantine over the school year. During this time the rise of cartoons...

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Students have endured long waits, miles of driving and hectic sign-ups to get vaccinated.
Pfizer frenzy: Students feel relief, guilt, stress after vaccine
Amanda Cassel and Nicky Edwards-Levin May 5, 2021

Scrolling through Instagram stories, one image has become increasingly common — the vaccine card. But before COVID-19 vaccines became available to all Chicago residents...

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The site of the Subterranean Super Sale during its extended off-season. It’s currently more of a storage location than storefront, but old signs and ribbons still remain in preparation for the Sale’s return.
Community supports the war against cancer through second hand sale
Erich Raumann, Reporter • June 6, 2021

A few pink signs scattered around the Hyde Park neighborhood point to a “Subterranean Super Sale” just off 53rd Street. Through a nondescript...

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