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Photos: Community members hold candles for COVID-19 memorial service
In-person gatherings to allow for socializing and activities
Discussions of in-person learning continue with no finalized decisions

Discussions of in-person learning continue with no finalized decisions

January 18, 2021

Update Jan. 19, 2021, 9:10 p.m.: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the administration had concluded...

Assembly honors Martin Luther King Jr., emphasizes active activism

Assembly honors Martin Luther King Jr., emphasizes active activism

January 13, 2021

The Martin Luther King Jr. assembly Jan. 13 organized by the Black Students’ Association featured speakers presenting themes...

Discussions, reactions, relaxing activities fill school day after Capitol insurrection

Discussions, reactions, relaxing activities fill school day after Capitol insurrection

January 7, 2021

After the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, student leaders, faculty and administration held several spaces for...

Class optional, school work suspended after chaos erupts in Capitol

Class optional, school work suspended after chaos erupts in Capitol

January 6, 2021

Classes Jan. 7 are optional for students with parental consent, and teachers may opt to cancel classes following the...

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The law enforcement response to the attack on the Capitol demonstrates a need to acknowledge and scrutinize the white supremacist roots of our country, writes Midway content manager Téa Tamburo.
Insufficient response to attack on Capitol perpetuates white supremacist values
Téa Tamburo, Content Manager • January 20, 2021

Last June, the Illinois national guard was stationed outside my apartment complex, in anticipation of violence following Black Lives Matter protests. Having a Humvee and a...

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Ella Beiser, Amanda Cassel, and Nicky Edwards-Levin January 20, 2021

Dear Readers, Last night, we learned that a story about returning to in-person learning that was published on Jan. 18 contained incomplete reporting and did not meet our...

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After the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, students had to choose between attending optional classes or taking the day off to focus on their mental health.
Optional classes: a step forward in prioritizing student mental health
Editorial Board • January 18, 2021

As notifications about an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol popped up on phones Jan. 6, the high school administration acted quickly, first excusing students and faculty from...

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Junior Spencer McKula strides forward across his lane during a Dec. 12, 2019 meet at Latin. Due to continual postponement of winter sports this season, boys swimming has been one of many teams held on standby until further notice.
Winter sports delays leave athletes in limbo
An Ngo, Assistant Editor • January 15, 2021
Winter sports athletes have been left in limbo as their season has been continually postponed since November by the Illinois High School Association.
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Students had hoped to use winter break as an opportunity to rest and catch up on classwork, but many returned to school feeling as if nothing had changed.
Students struggle to recharge over winter break
Grace Holleb, Features Editor • January 13, 2021

Traveling with family to relax in a warm destination, gathering with friends to celebrate the holidays or enjoying a time with no school work...

Taylor Swifts
Taylor Swift's second album of the year 'Evermore' shifts away from her light hearted pop scene
Téa Tamburo, Content Manager • January 8, 2021

In 2019, photographs of seven palm trees and seven stairs hinted at the release of Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album, “Lover.” For days, or even weeks, Swift had fans anticipating the drop of a...

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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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Chicago Children
Chicago Children's Choir continues providing community for singers remotely
Amon Gray, Assistant-Editor • January 23, 2021

Over the past year, Chicago Children’s Choir singers have delivered melodies to the ears of people all around Chicago and beyond – not through...

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