The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

U-High Midway

The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

U-High Midway

The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

U-High Midway

Students, employees will test twice before returning from Thanksgiving
Without participation, SHIELD testing program could end
Band returns to perform at traditional Halloween parade for youngest Lab students

Band returns to perform at traditional Halloween parade for youngest Lab students

November 4, 2022

The U-High band performed for the youngest students at the Laboratory Schools at Earl Shapiro Hall for the annual Halloween...

Striving toward gender equality

Striving toward gender equality

October 26, 2022

A sea of students flows throughout the cafeteria during Club Shopping as group leaders urge people to sign up. Amid the chaos...

First Latinidad assembly celebrates diversity of Latinx culture

First Latinidad assembly celebrates diversity of Latinx culture

October 24, 2022

Highlighting the diversity of stories, cultures and experiences among the Latinx community to U-High students, Latinos Unidos...

Schedule committee presents schedule models to faculty and staff

Schedule committee presents schedule models to faculty and staff

October 21, 2022

The high school schedule committee presented four models for how to revise the daily schedule to the high school faculty...

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Help Ye get the help he needs
Help Ye get the help he needs
Peter Cox, City Life Editor • November 17, 2022

Celebrities have great influence on their fan base, and are often looked up to as role models. Nonetheless celebrities are human, and like anyone they can experience bouts...

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Supervised injection sites provide more direct care to individuals. Employees or volunteers of such organizations are competent in administering substances in a safer manner than would be possible without their assistance.
Setting up supervised injection sites would save lives
Mia Lipson, Assistant Editor • November 10, 2022

In August, California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have allowed Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco to open supervised drug injection sites. The pilot program...

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The administration has a codified responsibility to acknowledge student concerns and respond to violations of community norms.
Administrators: Denounce and address hateful actions
Editorial Board • November 3, 2022

Recently, a social media account apparently tied to a U-High student responded to questions submitted by the account’s followers by posting several statements degrading...

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Seniors Kenneth Peters and Charlotte Henderson shake hands across the volleyball net. The soccer and volleyball teams faced off in a match on Nov. 16 to raise money for the Greater Chicago Food Pantry.
Volleyball and soccer teams compete in friendly charity event
Zara Siddique, Audience Engagement Manager • November 17, 2022

The volleyball flies out of bounds and into the crowd of laughing fans. Cheers erupt on both sides of the net as players from the volleyball team and boys soccer team embrace their teammates. Students...

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While Café Lab offers a salad bar, students often gravitate toward the quicker, more convenient options at the grill.
Food Fight: Café Lab’s options clash with students' health choices, expectations
Clare McRoberts, Assistant editor • October 19, 2022

It’s lunchtime at U-High. Pans crackle at the stir fry station. Chefs toss rice noodles, edamame and tofu as a long, slow-moving line of students...

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Despite a star-studded cast list and a significant budget, Blonde ultimately takes too many inaccurate, sexist creative liberties in documenting Marilyn Monroes life.
'Blonde' fails to depict Marilyn Monroe's life, reinforces stereotypes
Victoria Washington, Reporter • October 31, 2022

In an Old Western saloon, Kay Weston sits on top of a piano: legs crossed, in a tight-fitting yellow dress as a group of cowboys watch her sing “River of No Return.” A golden haze illuminates her,...

Senior Anna Bohlen works at the set of the upcoming fall play “the Firebugs.” She serves as theater manager and plays the role of “Anna” in the production.
Sharing the Spotlight
October 21, 2022
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It’s a fun halloween-themed activity to partake in with friends or family. But if you want to improve the appearance of your jack-o-lantern, Assistant editor Clare McRoberts has a couple simple tips that will make a difference. Take your pumpkin art to the next level.
Video: Simple pumpkin carving tips can improve your jack-o'-lantern
Clare McRoberts and Mia Lipson October 14, 2022

At some point in your life, during the month of October,  you’ve probably carved a pumpkin. It’s a fun halloween-themed activity to partake in with friends or family....

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So much at risk…
So much at risk…
Téa Tamburo, Taariq Ahmed, Mia Lipson, Amy Ren, Zara Siddique, Victoria Washington, and Peter Cox October 26, 2022

Much is at stake in the election just days away. Decisions surrounding local and national issues will crucially affect our generation. From abortion rights to inflation, students...

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Every Goddamn Day, by journalist Neil Steinberg, covers one important event in Chicago history that happened every day of the year.
Book covers important event in Chicago history for every day of the year
Amy Ren, Assistant Editor • November 2, 2022

From a perpetually-active downtown to diverse neighborhoods bursting with culture to a sprawling lakefront, the city of Chicago, formally...

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