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

Prom will be hosted off-campus for first time since 2019
Seniors pursue a diverse range of May Projects
Graduation to feature food activist alumnus

Graduation to feature food activist alumnus

May 26, 2022

The commencement speaker and performers for the Class of 2022 graduation ceremony have been decided. Food entrepreneur Sam...

Justin Lim, Class of 2021: Campus memorial to be held May 26

Justin Lim, Class of 2021: Campus memorial to be held May 26

May 24, 2022

A memorial service will be held in Gordon Parks Arts Hall on May 26 for the Laboratory Schools community to commemorate the...

New nonprofit seeks to fight climate change with innovative solutions

New nonprofit seeks to fight climate change with innovative solutions

May 23, 2022

Refineries and British Petroleum fill neighborhoods. The terrible smell of burning gas is evident from a residential block...

Donor establishes fund to increase awareness of Asian culture at Lab

Donor establishes fund to increase awareness of Asian culture at Lab

May 17, 2022

An anonymous family has donated a $100,000 investment to create the Asian Culture Fund with the mission of increasing the...

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Reporter Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu argues that students should enter retreats ready to be open-minded in order to foster growth and vulnerability.
Have an open mind toward retreats to maximize impact, growth
Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu, Reporter • June 7, 2022

Campers sitting around a wooded campfire and singing cheesy songs, students talking with each other admiring a national monument, and teens within a group getting ready to...

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Editor-in-Chief Téa Tamburo argues that abortion must be looked at through a lens of accessibility and mental health, and that adoption should not be viewed as an alternative for those who want abortions.
Adoption should not be considered a panacea to abortion
Téa Tamburo, Editor-in-Chief • June 3, 2022

From the late 1970s to 2016, the Chinese government enforced a strict one-child policy that prohibited people from having more than one child. This led to unsafe abortions...

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Editor-in-Chief Clare OConnor argues that May Project should be viewed as an opportunity for students to take advantage of being a high schooler for their last days, whether that entails a project of rigor and academic value or not.
The nature of May Project has changed, and that is OK
Clare O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief • May 31, 2022

The front page story of the U-High Midway from May 13, 1969, describes a new opportunity for seniors dubbed “May Project.” “The project was developed last summer...

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Leo Pratt-Thomas competes in a regatta earlier in the season. The U-High sailing team won eighth in the National Invitational Team Racing Tournament on May 21-22.
U-High sailing team wins eighth and fourteenth in national competitions
Erich Raumann, Deputy Managing Editor • June 7, 2022

The varsity sailing team ended its spring season by sailing in two national competitions.  The U-High team ranked 14th place out of 17 competitors at the Phebe King Memorial Trophy Regatta, a fleet...

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Apps like Calm or Headspace can help people learn and practice meditation.
Meditation apps help relieve pandemic stress
Sahana Unni, Features Editor • May 19, 2022

Deep breath in. Senior Tenzin Karma, who practices Buddhism, meditates in a quiet room, early in the morning. Over the course of the pandemic,...

Greek composer Xenakiss unique music utilizes mathematics and contradicts the stereotype that classical must be calming, light or quaint.
At centenary, enjoy unconventional soundscapes of avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis
Ryan Clark, Opinion Editor • June 8, 2022

“It is an alien shard, glimmering in the heart of the West,” the music critic Ben Watson once observed of the music of the 20th-century avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis, whose centenary occured...

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Over 13 years after Barack Obama took office, the construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Woodlawn promotes civic engagement and gives new hope to Chicagos South Side.
Audio: As Obama Presidential Center takes shape, South Side has high hopes
Victoria Washington, Reporter • June 1, 2022

In 2008, Barack Obama won a historic election, making him the first African American President of the United States. His campaign, running on a central idea of “hope”...

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Chicago has various indoor and outdoor activities and adventures to try this summer.
A guide to your summer unplugged
Sophie Baker, Mia Lipson, Clare McRoberts, Zara Siddique, Ainsley Williams, and Oliver Wilson June 2, 2022

Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor activity, stuck at home on a rainy day, or looking for something new to try, there are plenty of ways to have a blast without a device...

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The First Aid Comics storefront is located at 1617 E. 55th St.
Local comic book store thrives despite pandemic
Peter Cox, City Life Editor • May 18, 2022

It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night and a man working the closing shift starts locking up. Upstairs in a backroom, behind boxes of comics, shelves...