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

Helpful or Harmful? Community debates proper usage of AI writing software
Photography teacher leaves Lab after winter break
BSA leaders abruptly end MLK assembly with walkout to protest discrimination

BSA leaders abruptly end MLK assembly with walkout to protest discrimination

January 12, 2023

Updated Jan. 19: The text for the Black Students' Association speech given at the MLK Assembly on Jan. 12 has been linked...

In alternate reality game, 7th graders find new ways to explore climate change

In alternate reality game, 7th graders find new ways to explore climate change

January 11, 2023

Visualize a world where everything is underwater. How would a student arrive at school? Imagine a planet where there is no...

Students react with mix of optimism and frustration to schedule changes

Students react with mix of optimism and frustration to schedule changes

January 6, 2023

High school students reacted with a mix of optimistic and frustrated views on the 2023-24 high school schedule, with some...

Science Olympiad performs well at first competition of season

Science Olympiad performs well at first competition of season

December 15, 2022

The Science Olympiad team had a strong showing at the Neuqua Valley High School Invitational Dec. 10-11, where the varsity...

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Low-income communities and low rates of maternal labor participation correlate with child care deserts, while COVID-19 and underfunding further the disparity.
Closing the gap within childcare disparity requires education and advocacy
Chloe Alexander, Assistant Editor • February 2, 2023

As a private school, Lab offers after school childcare programs for young students. This type of access isn’t available for other people, even just blocks away from Lab....

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As artificial intelligence continues to develop, its usage in a school environment must be addressed, and distinct boundaries need to be established by teachers to prevent crossover into academic dishonesty.
It's time to establish boundaries for AI use
Editorial Board • January 20, 2023

As the Midway sees it… Everyone’s seen the dystopian movies — the ones with robot takeovers, machines gone rogue and the human subjugation that follows. They succeed...

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Beloved artists and creators are increasingly using their platforms to normalize hateful, toxic, highly damaging views and practices.
Supporting 'Hogwarts Legacy' condones transphobia through J.K. Rowling ties
Erich Raumann, Deputy Managing Editor • January 19, 2023

At first glance, the ordering website for the upcoming video game Hogwarts Legacy looks like any other, with flattering screenshots of gameplay and a few paragraphs of text...

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Students and athletes, in particular, use pilates to practice mindfulness and get exercise.
Student athletes use Pilates, mindfulness as a form of exercise
Taariq Ahmed, Reporter • February 7, 2023

Breathe in … and out. Breathe in … and out. A deepening visualization of a positive, relaxing environment is illustrated inside the mind...

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Despite being a movie about a deeply uncanny killer doll, “M3GAN” focuses more on dark comedy and subverting troupes then pure horror.
'M3GAN' combines humor and horror to tell relevant, engaging story
Amon Gray, Sports and Leisure Editor • February 6, 2023

The shot of the door frame widens to reveal M3GAN, a human-like doll. She stands stiffly upright. Her fixed expression is cold and her eyes are vacant. Her voice is stilted and robotic. She is here to...

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(Video) Passion for podcasting: Senior finds fulfillment, wins accolades with finance podcast
(Video) Passion for podcasting: Senior finds fulfillment, wins accolades with finance podcast
Audrey Matei, Arts Editor • February 6, 2023

At least once a month, Kriti Sarav logs into a Zoom call, ready to talk with a complete stranger — sometimes for over an hour. With a microphone recording above her head...

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Is it really the most wonderful time of year?
Is it really the most wonderful time of year?
Jaya Alenghat, Krishita Dutta, Haley Maharry, Erich Raumann, and Téa Tamburo December 7, 2022

It’s the season of holidays, celebrations and gatherings. Almost everyone has something to celebrate, brightening the colder months. While a diversity of holidays are...

So much at risk…
So much at risk…
October 26, 2022
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Though the Chicago municipal election isnt until Feb. 28, early voting opened on Jan. 26.
How you can register and vote in the Chicago municipal election
Amy Ren, Assistant Editor • February 8, 2023

Voting is now open for Chicago mayor, treasurer, clerk, city council and the new police district council. New and previous voters can check...

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