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

New students feel welcomed to the U-High community
COVID-19 worries decrease despite Chicago’s infection rate
Club shopping changes outreach format

Club shopping changes outreach format

September 19, 2022

Every year, students partake in a club shopping event during lunch, but this year, club leaders presented 30-second promotional...

Student Council offer agendas on mental health and curriculum feedback

Student Council offer agendas on mental health and curriculum feedback

September 16, 2022

Key ideas for this year’s Student Council aim for more acknowledgement and clarification of mental health policies and...

Vox Pop: Ninth graders share worries, excitement for high school

Vox Pop: Ninth graders share worries, excitement for high school

September 13, 2022

For rising ninth graders at Lab, the first year of high school can have both its worries and its rewards. Eight U-High freshmen...

COVID-19 rules loosened, but not lifted

COVID-19 rules loosened, but not lifted

September 12, 2022

No masks, no sitting on dots, no weekly spitting in tubes. The fourth school year affected by COVID-19 is vastly different...

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While the administration has made steps towards decreasing stress, more systematic revamping need to be done.
Workload policies need effective enforcement system
Editorial Board • September 30, 2022

As the Midway sees it… Homework has become the subject of increasing scrutiny, as students and parents in the community have lamented the excessive workload placed on the...

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In this vox pop, we ask U-High students how they deal with the cancellation of celebrities or brands.
Vox Pop: How students deal with celebrity drama
Kajus Nakas and Zara Siddique September 29, 2022

Question: When a celebrity/company is revealed to have values or taken action that you consider problematic, how do you let that knowledge affect your consumption of their...

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Editor-in-Chief Clare OConner argues that while students might not mean to offend when using the R-word, it still can be extremely harmful.
Students: Saying the R-word hurts others
Clare O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief • September 27, 2022

The first time I was called the R-word was in second or third grade.  At the time, I only had a vague understanding of what the word meant. I was struggling with several...

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Ninth grader Daniel Chang poses with his driver. He cannot compete on the team in his first year at U-High due to temporarily enrolling at Naperville North High School and their golf team after the school year started. Daniel was recently ranked third in Illinois for the Class of 2026 following recent tournaments.
Golfer among top in state not allowed on team
Mia Lipson, Reporter • September 28, 2022

Since he was 6 years old, walking around the golf course with his dad, Daniel Chang has developed an interest in golf. Today, having become one of Illinois’ best high school players, he cannot...

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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,...

Despite superb visuals and a massive budget, the writing of Amazon Primes Rings of Power is subpar.
Visuals stun, yet 'Rings of Power' underwhelms
Audrey Matei, Arts Editor • September 27, 2022

The past decade has brought a fantasy-television renaissance with the smashing success of “Game of Thrones” and its successors. Sprawling worlds of dragons, magic and kings have enthralled audiences...

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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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Convention attendees mill around the lobby of McCormick place. The event took place from Aug. 5-7 and offered a variety of activities including sale of memorabilia, signings, panels and more.
Finding fandom: Comic exposition lets people share their interests
Amon Gray, Sports and Leisure Editor • September 28, 2022

When I stepped into the lobby of McCormick Place Aug. 6, I immediately saw a hastily put together Captain America, a meticulously crafted Master...