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Recommended safety measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission
Lab community adjusts to delay in classes, weekly testing
Pandemic restrictions impact community events

Pandemic restrictions impact community events

January 5, 2022

Recent developments in the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in increased safety protocols, new restrictions and a modified...

Community-wide COVID-19 testing to delay in-person classes to Jan. 10

Community-wide COVID-19 testing to delay in-person classes to Jan. 10

December 30, 2021

In-person classes have been delayed to Jan. 10 following new university guidelines to implement weekly COVID-19 testing for...

Hiring issues for Extended Day Program persist

Hiring issues for Extended Day Program persist

December 17, 2021

The Laboratory Schools continue to face issues hiring substitute teachers and staff for the Extended Day Program as part...

New law addresses youth mental health

New law addresses youth mental health

December 16, 2021

Over 2.5 million youth in the U.S. have severe depression, and multiracial youth are at greatest risk, according to Mental...

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Due to the transmissibility of the omicron variant, American schools should consider a hybrid learning model to manage the contagion, writes Health and Wellness Editor Noa Appelbaum.
Schools should revert to hybrid model, lessen exposure to omicron variant
Noa Appelbaum, Health and Wellness Editor • January 20, 2022

In less than a month since its initial discovery in South Africa, COVID-19’s latest variant, omicron, has replaced Delta as the dominant strain of the virus in the United...

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People who are not affected by offensive mascots should not interfere with the process of getting rid of them, writes Assistant Editor Colin Leslie.
Natives should have a say in changing Native American mascots
Colin Leslie, Assistant Editor • January 14, 2022

Across amateur and professional sports, teams are receiving pushback for their use of Native Americans as mascots, but this pushback is being met with resistance from people...

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As the wellness survey continues to change to meet the needs of the student body, it must differentiate among racial groups in order to better understand and address problems facing specific demographic groups, writes content manager Sahana Unni.
Wellness survey misrepresents racial profile of U-High student body
Sahana Unni, Content Manager • January 12, 2022

 The results of the 2021 health and wellness survey released Nov. 17 misrepresent the U-High student profile.  A pie chart displayed data concerning the racial diversity...

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After the extended break,  where classes were delayed until Jan. 10, U-High athletes return to their sports with stricter mask-wearing and social distancing expectations.
Athletics resume with same rules, more adherence
Peter Pu, Editor-In-Chief • January 11, 2022

With athletic team practices and physical education classes resuming Jan. 10 and competitions resuming Jan. 17, students are responsible for meeting stricter mask-wearing and social distancing expectations....

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Murky moods. After months of isolation, seasonal depression can cause even more sadness, fatigue, and low motivation.
Seasonal depression darkens students' moods
Meena Lee, Sports Editor • December 17, 2021

With cloudy days and early sunsets, many U-High students are used to going through the day without seeing the sun. This shortened amount...

Fana Huess released her debut collection of songs in 2020 which explores heartbreak though emotive lyrics and soulful singing.
R&B album “Hues” exemplifies heartbreak
An Ngo, City Life Editor • January 20, 2022

In 2020, newcomer singer-songwriter Fana Hues released her debut collection of songs titled “Hues,” where she reflected on her past unsuccessful relationships and sang of the short but sweet highs...

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Students at the University of Chicago Charter School, Woodlawn Campus, first returned to in-person learning after school closure in March 2020. The school is located at 63rd Street and University Avenue.
Audio: UChicago charter school students face lingering effects of distance learning
Peter Pu, Editor-In-Chief • December 7, 2021

When UChicago Charter School, Woodlawn Campus, returned to in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year, students encountered a few bumps along the way. Students who took...

Throughout the pandemic, students turned to childhood favorites like Nickelodeons Avatar: The Last Airbender for the comfort and escapism offered by nostalgia.
Nostalgia inspires hope
Ashley Husain, Reporter • June 3, 2021
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Legacy of Lab: 125 Years
Legacy of Lab: 125 Years
Peter Cox, Amy Ren, Sahana Unni, and William Tan December 16, 2021

Since 1896, the Laboratory Schools have cultivated communities of scholarship, curiosity and creativity. In commemoration of  Lab’s 125th year, the Midway asked students,...

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After experiencing renovations, the Pullman Clock Tower is now the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center, and part of the Northern Front Erecting Shops.
Pullman: A monumental neighborhood
Louis Auxenfans, Assistant Editor • December 15, 2021

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