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Lab to parents: We commit to fall 2021 return
University appoints Lab director with history in elite schools
Parents protest in-person delays despite updates from administration

Parents protest in-person delays despite updates from administration

February 26, 2021

Frustrated at the lack of transparency and inconsistent messages regarding the return to in-person learning, parents sent...

Despite students feeling overworked, teachers won’t change curricula for hybrid

Despite students feeling overworked, teachers won’t change curricula for hybrid

February 25, 2021

Nearly three in four students say they are given too much coursework, and over half say they are doing worse academically...

In-person learning: Majority of students take hybrid option

In-person learning: Majority of students take hybrid option

February 24, 2021

Almost 60% of every high school grade has opted for hybrid learning. According to results of the survey completed by families...

Final director candidates submitted to university, but names not released

Final director candidates submitted to university, but names not released

February 24, 2021

Two final, unnamed candidates for Laboratory Schools Director have been selected and sent to top University of Chicago administrators,...

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Before taking to social media to criticize something unfamiliar, true fans of the genre should consider that rather than an insult, Bridgers’ performance was an homage to countless legends before her, write reporter Caledonia Abbey.
Misogyny within and surrounding the music industry must stop
Caledonia Abbey, Reporter • March 5, 2021

For years, rock musicians have been idolized for subversive and reckless behavior, becoming a quintessential part to the genre.  Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire, Kurt...

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Rather than making an exaggerated statement, Mr. Che played into misleading information already heavily circulating the internet and social media, writes content manager Noa Appelbaum.
'Saturday Night Live' joke plays into false, dangerous misconceptions
Noa Appelbaum, Content Manager • March 4, 2021

“Israel is reporting that they vaccinated half of their population, and I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half.” Michael Che, role-playing as a news anchor for Weekend...

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 Losing social connection is harmful and students need to fight to keep communicating despite new barriers, writes reporter Clare O
Hybrid, remote students should maintain communication with each other
Clare O'Connor, Reporter • March 3, 2021

After almost a year of distance learning, on March 8 some U-High students will begin a hybrid learning system that will bring each hybrid-learner to the campus for two days...

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Oculus Quest offers user-friendly virtual reality system
Liam Seiler, Reporter • March 5, 2021

Imagine a sleek, black headset with multiple camera lenses and ergonomic wireless controls that fit in the hand perfectly. Its boot up sequence briefly flashes the company logo and plays an upbeat chime...

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Connections for Abused Women and Their Children faced a great strain on its already limited services when the pandemic
Local domestic abuse shelter under strain from pandemic
Téa Tamburo, Content Manager • February 24, 2021

“I felt hopeless and afraid. My self-esteem plummeted the longer I stayed with him. I lost any dignity that I had,” a domestic abuse survivor...

"Rango" follows the story of a chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp. Once a house pet, Rango finds himself stranded in the desert and finds his way to a town named Dirt.
Blending two oversaturated genres, ‘Rango’ gives hope for each of their futures
Peter Cox, Reporter • March 2, 2021

Animated talking animal movies are currently a dime a dozen. The same is also historically true of the western genre. Considering this oversaturation it would be fair to assume both of these genres would...

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Guest speaker Hasan Kwame Jeffries talks to students about the history of protest and its meaning today.
Reclaiming #BlackLivesMatter: BSA urges students to participate in thoughtful, genuine anti-racist work
Meena Lee, Content Manager • January 24, 2021

 On Jan. 13, the BSA hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly virtually. With the theme of reclaiming the Black Lives Matter hashtag, the assembly tied in the national...

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Gun violence deaths in Chicago nearly doubled in 2020.
Gun control: complicated issue for students, Americans
Krishita Dutta, Nicky Edwards-Levin, and Berk Oto February 16, 2021

When it comes to additional gun control in the United States, arguments have been tossed back and forth among the public for decades. From mass shootings to the Second Amendment...

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Street art covers the wall of a building in Pilsen, one of Chicago
Chicago's Latinx communities face unique challenges combating pandemic
Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief • February 16, 2021

With citywide COVID-19 positivity rates beginning to fall at last, for many the end of the pandemic seems within reach. However, positivity rates...

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