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Multiple thefts reported this month
Changes in AT Chemistry empower students, contribute to welcoming classroom environment
Asian Students’ Association commemorates diversity of the Asian American experience in first assembly

Asian Students’ Association commemorates diversity of the Asian American experience in first assembly

February 12, 2024

With the theme of “Exploring the Diversity of the Asian American Experience Through a Contemporary Lens,” the Asian Students’...

Program of studies features new classes, grading explanations

Program of studies features new classes, grading explanations

February 9, 2024

The 2024-25 Program of Studies features new grading purpose statements and new course offerings in six departments. Grading...

Betsy Noel, equal opportunities director and Title IX coordinator, accepts UChicago position

Betsy Noel, equal opportunities director and Title IX coordinator, accepts UChicago position

February 6, 2024

Betsy Noel, Lab’s equal opportunity services director and Title IX coordinator, has accepted the position of director of...

Administrator selected as new middle school principal

Administrator selected as new middle school principal

February 5, 2024

Administrator Zackary Livingston will be Lab’s next middle school principal. Mr. Livingston has been principal at Zion-Benton...

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TikTok should pay Universal Music Group; promote small artists
TikTok should pay Universal Music Group; promote small artists
Juliana Daugherty, Reporter • February 26, 2024

TikTok and Universal Music Group have decided to end their financial contract with each other, resulting in the removal of some of the biggest artists' music being removed...

The Editorial Board argues that U-High students must understand the significant political gravity of this event and how it sets the stage for the future of the country.
Students: Don't ignore the election
Editorial Board • February 22, 2024

The confusing statistics. The varying news commentary from analysts. It can be a lot.  All it takes is another depressing headline to remind students of the inescapable...

Features Editor Clare McRoberts argues that tipping removes professionalism from a job and reduces it to a quest to charm passersby who have little or no real knowledge of the profession.
The customer isn’t always right; compensate fairly
Clare McRoberts, Features Editor • February 15, 2024

As you enter a coffee shop, you’re greeted with the friendly face of a cashier. A kind word. A smile. Maybe they even compliment your shirt. Their chipper attitude uplifts...

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CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY. Local tennis coach Tyron Mason interacts with the Kenwood community as he coaches. He builds relationships with his students along with the neighborhood, becoming a well-known figure in the area.
Coaching with care: Tyrone Mason
Jaya Alenghat, City Life Editor • February 20, 2024

As long as it's not snowing, raining or freezing, anyone walking past the Kenwood Community Park tennis courts will see the same coach with his signature lawn chair, camped out on the courts for the day,...

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Zyn pouches are oral nicotine products that users put under their upper lip, visually concealing them. They come in flavors ranging from citrus to coffee. In Illinois, a person must be 21 to purchase any tobacco or nicotine products. All flavored liquid nicotine products are illegal in Cook County. However, Zyn patches are not liquid until moistened in the user’s mouth.
Students use Zyn nicotine products, despite discouragement
Audrey Park, Editor-in-Chief • February 9, 2024

Editor’s note: Students spoke to the Midway on the condition of anonymity due to age restrictions for the products mentioned. Both students...

Health-related plans are some of most common New Years resolutions. In order to maintain them, experts say the key is slow but steady improvement.
Resolutions that stick
January 17, 2024
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In art classes like studio art, students are allowed to express themselves in different ways — this is the art teachers main goal.
Through classes, art teachers aim to grow art appreciation
Light Dohrn, Assistant Editor • February 26, 2024

“And you give really meaningful assignments.”  Lower school art teacher Allison Beaulieu reads this final sentence once, then again, smiling to herself. She folds up the letter from one of her...

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A culture of toxic masculinity encouraging sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination prompts thoughts and concerns from those who identify as male at U-High, especially in spaces like the boys locker room.
U-High community reflects upon toxicity within male-centric spaces
Taariq Ahmed and Edward Park January 22, 2024

With all its maroon lockers and wooden benches, the boys locker room anticipates the swarm of boys about to arrive as their P.E classes conclude. Doors swinging open, students...

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Its all about the gray areas
It's all about the gray areas
Mia Lipson, Audrey Park, and Sahana Unni January 25, 2024

Freedom Flare Up
Freedom Flare Up
December 8, 2023
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Lori Petrie, bookseller at 57th St. Books, enjoys her job and interacts with customers. She loves the comfort of the bookstore and brings warmth to all who walk in.
Brightening bookstores: Lori Petrie
Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

Walking through the bright red door and descending down narrow stairs into the cozy nook covered ceiling to floor in books, customers of 57th...

SPREADING SMILES. Sajal Patel, owner of the Subway on 59th Street, is always eager to put a smile on new and returning customers. She converses with a customer asking about their personal life while making their sandwiches, bringing a smile on their face.
Subway smiles: Sajal Patel
February 23, 2024
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