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Robotics holds meeting in person to collaborate on projects
Laboratory Schools enrollment remains stable despite distance learning
Teachers adapt assessments to promote academic integrity

Teachers adapt assessments to promote academic integrity

November 9, 2020

Generation Z knows its way around the internet. In just seconds, most U-High students could pull up any number of obscure...

Junior, senior classes to hold in-person events on campus

Junior, senior classes to hold in-person events on campus

November 4, 2020

After spending months away from the school and their peers, the Junior and Senior Classes will be allowed on campus in order...

Despite lifted requirement, many sophomores engage in service

Despite lifted requirement, many sophomores engage in service

November 3, 2020

Although sophomores do not have service learning requirements this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, some students have...

In-person sophomore retreat emphasizes service learning despite limited attendance

In-person sophomore retreat emphasizes service learning despite limited attendance

November 2, 2020

Sophomore retreat was held on Oct. 28 in Kovler Gym with a focus on service and community, but many students did not attend...

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Students are overwhelmed and teachers must recognize this by giving less work, writes content manager Noa Appelbaum.
Drained to exhaustion by online learning, students should be given less school work
Noa Appelbaum, Content Manager • November 15, 2020

I began to feel the adverse effects of online school while doing homework one night during our second week. My mind a relentless murmur of the same fatigue that seemed to...

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First time voters know more than anyone that voting matters, writes Health and Wellness editor Grace Holleb.
First-time voter understands the importance of this powerful tool
Grace Holleb, Health and Wellness Editor • November 10, 2020

On Oct. 29, my 18th birthday, I stood in line outside Lincoln Park High School for two hours alongside my twin sister, ready to cast my vote in the 2020 election.  As...

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The Day of the Dead should remind people that death is not just a statistic, but the loss of a real life, and we should use this day to reflect on that.
Día de los Muertos provides a timely, universal message
Julian Ingersoll, Co-Arts Editor • November 1, 2020

The moment October begins, it seems that the spooky season grips everyone and everything. Families dig out fake cobwebs, companies begin Halloween-themed ad campaigns and...

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Lab sailors competed at Columbia Yacht Club under the school
Determined Lab sailors perform well in independent competitions
Adrianna Nehme, Assistant Editor • November 16, 2020
A strong team dynamic and determination from members has allowed the sailing team to perform well at regattas this year. With the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic the sailing team, which operates at the Columbia Yacht Club but competes under Lab’s name, will be funded by Lab during the spring rather than the fall.
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On an average day, Americans are on their phones for 5.4 hours according to ZDNet.
The Social Dilemma: The truth behind the screen
Nicky Edwards-Levin, Editor-in-Chief • October 29, 2020

Looking outside, the apocalypse seems near. Masks are worn, wildfires rage and businesses board up their windows. Online, many people search...

Traditionally, SET receives and distributes submission forms in a colorful box located in the Sherry Lansing Theater. This year, the entire process and subsequent production will be conducted remotely.
SET seeks student submissions for virtual production
Peter Pu, News Editor • November 20, 2020

The Student Experimental Theater board is accepting content submissions and crew applications for the February virtual production. Nov. 30 is the deadline to submit scripts, dances and musical pieces from...

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Lab should use its curriculum to counteract systemic racism, Features Editor Olivia Griffin writes.
Lab must proactively counteract systemic racism
Olivia Griffin, Features Editor • October 15, 2020

The outrage surrounding Breonna Taylor’s death is warranted and necessary. Yet, the main lesson we must take away from Hankison’s conviction is that we are not doing enough...

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After five days of ballot counting, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the Presidential and Vice Presidential races.
Following Biden-Harris win, students, faculty excited
Caledonia Abbey, Ryan Clark, Caroline Hohner, Meena Lee, Adrianna Nehme, and Téa Tamburo November 7, 2020

After Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected President and Vice President Nov. 7, the Midway spoke to members of the U-High community about their reactions.  Emma Ciesla,...

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Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin were the keynote speakers for the virtual event “DECODE,” hosted by the Chicago Literacy Alliance Oct. 1-2. 
Chicago nonprofits aim to dismantle systemic inequalities by improving literacy rates
Lucia Kouri, Co-City Life Editor • November 3, 2020

For the experts on the frontlines of Chicago’s youth literacy crisis, the key to dismantling systematic inequality among Chicago youth is connecting...

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