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

Seventeen juniors qualify for National History Day Contest
New class gives opportunity for heritage speakers to learn Spanish
Middle, high school to start later in 2023-24

Middle, high school to start later in 2023-24

May 9, 2022

School for middle and high school students will begin at 8:30 a.m. starting in the 2023-24 school year, Laboratory Schools...

Analysis: Oil price fixing

Analysis: Oil price fixing

May 6, 2022

Senior Peter Stern pulls into a gas station on his way to school to refill his car. He drives past a sign displaying gas...

Student Council officers answer questions for next year

Student Council officers answer questions for next year

May 5, 2022

After a week of campaigning, a day of voting and hours of anticipation, the student body elected a new student government...

Issues arise at Social Justice Week workshops

Issues arise at Social Justice Week workshops

May 4, 2022

Despite reminders from teachers and workshop leaders, U-High community norms for sensitive discussions were violated several...

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The Editorial Board argues that cultivating the observance of community norms throughout the school year will make Social Justice Week a more fruitful and harmonious experience for its participants.
Community norms must be followed for successful Social Justice Week
Editorial Board • May 11, 2022

As the Midway sees it… During Social Justice Week, each workshop begins with a cursory reminder of the U-High community norms, a list of 12 discussion standards which include...

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Reporter Chloe Alexander argues that the pretext of safety precautions does not justify the Title 42 restrictions on immigration.
Title 42 unjustly targets immigrants
Chloe Alexander, Reporter • May 5, 2022

More than 4 million people are trying to leave Ukraine and are being welcomed into other countries. Meanwhile in another part of the world, people from South America and the...

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Musicians should not be silenced despite their apparent patriotism, argues assistant editor William Tan.
Don’t punish Russian musicians for Putin’s wrongdoings
William Tan, Assistant Editor • May 4, 2022

In a recent tweet, Russian violinist Galiya Zharova expressed disappointment at being barred from the 2022 Sibelius International Violin Competition after months of intense...

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Zoe Stephens dribbles the ball past a defender from Regina Dominican in the Varsity Girls Soccer game on April 25.
Audio: Putting teamwork first, girls soccer team finds success in communication, camaraderie
Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu, Reporter • May 17, 2022

On May 13, the girls soccer team won the IHSA 1A Regional Championship, beating Morgan Park Academy 8-0. As the team celebrates its achievement and moves into the postseason, its success is in part due...

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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,...

“Honeymoon with My Mother” offers the story of a man who finds himself on a journey with his mother, but the movie never truly delivers on the deeper topics that it explores.
‘Honeymoon with My Mother’ is no vacation
Clare McRoberts, Reporter • May 23, 2022

The bride and groom stand at the altar, friends and family gazing at them, when a red car screeches up. A man jumps out and whisks away the bride-to-be, leaving the groom stunned and mortified. It is a...

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Many sophomores volunteer with the Hyde Park Refugee Project, which helps newly arrived refugees acclimate to the United States and neighborhood.
Audio: Student volunteers work with refugees through local nonprofit
Sandra Mordi, Reporter • May 18, 2022

Settling in Hyde Park poses many challenges for refugees, and in a church in Hyde Park, among other places, they utilize tutoring, ESL programs and other forms of aid. Much...

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Staying safe in the sun
Staying safe in the sun
Anathea Carrigan, Audrey Matei, Audrey Matzke, and Téa Tamburo May 10, 2022

The negative health effects of tanning came to the forefront of public concern in the 1980s, as studies were published correlating the use of indoor tanning beds with higher...

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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...