U-High Midway

After a year of separation, sophomores connect during retreat
Debate team succeeds despite virtual challenges
Model UN team starts season strong

Model UN team starts season strong

October 18, 2021

Model United Nations sent ninth graders and sophomores to a training Model UN conference at Carl Sandburg High School on...

Students decorate U-High’s first floor boys bathroom

Students decorate U-High’s first floor boys bathroom

October 5, 2021

The boys bathroom is a place most people consider to be boring — most do their business and then leave.  But as of...

Homecoming occurs with record attendance

Homecoming occurs with record attendance

October 2, 2021

A line stretching out the entrance of Gordon Parks Arts Hall the evening of Sept. 25 contained eager students anticipating...

Students choose Café Lab payment methods for convenience

Students choose Café Lab payment methods for convenience

September 29, 2021

The return to in-person school means long lunch lines at Café Lab are back for credit card users who accept the annoyance...

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The way that news moves on from crises and tragedies without every returning back to ongoing human misery is a problem, writes Assistant Editor Clare OConnor.
Rapid news cycles conceal human suffering
Clare O'Connor, Assistant Editor • October 7, 2021

In August, as the United States struggled through its hasty military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the crisis in Afghanistan dominated my Instagram timeline, my recommended...

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The military exit from Afghanistan was a good choice, but it shouldnt dull us to the continuing need for humanitarian aid in the region, writes Deputy Managing Editor Téa Tamburo.
U.S. must still aid Afghanistan after withdrawal
Téa Tamburo, Deputy Managing Editor • October 6, 2021

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, 19 members of al-Qaeda, a group in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, hijacked four commercial airplanes. Two of the planes were flown into...

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Teachers should make accommodations for the difficulties of transitioning back to in-person learning.
Overwhelmed students need help
Editorial Board • October 5, 2021

As the Midway sees it... Seemingly overnight, U-High has returned to its pre-pandemic state of affairs with all the concomitant feelings of hectic business to which U-High...

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Sophomore Santana Romero, left, subs into the game for junior Audrey Matei on Oct. 20. For the annual Dig Pink game against DePaul College Prep, the volleyball team raised over $2,500 in donations to the Side Out Foundation.
Donations from annual Dig Pink volleyball game surpass goal
Audrey Park, Assistant Editor • October 22, 2021

The volleyball team has raised more than $2,500 through online donations and T-shirt sales for the annual Dig Pink fundraiser. The funds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a nonprofit that funds research...

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Students feel an increase in stress with the sudden change in workload.
In-person school heightens anxiety
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor • October 6, 2021

Like her peers, Maya Mubayi’s days last school year were filled with numerous free periods and time to pursue extracurricular activities. But...

Open House Chicago allows the public to explore and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of Chicagos most architecturally interesting buildings.
Explore new areas of the city with Open House Chicago
Amy Ren, Reporter • October 14, 2021

From numerous suspension bridges, a national shrine and the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago boasts many pockets of history, and during Open House Chicago, you can tour these hidden gems...

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Organizers hold up the “Columbus Day Parade” sign at the corner of State Street and Wacker Boulevard at the beginning of the parade route on Monday, Oct. 11. The organizers were preceded by a marching band.
Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday
Téa Tamburo and Audrey Matei October 19, 2021

The Columbus Day parade took place downtown in the Loop, early afternoon of Monday, Oct. 11. Under overcast skies small crowds of people gathered behind barricades...

Throughout the pandemic, students turned to childhood favorites like Nickelodeons Avatar: The Last Airbender for the comfort and escapism offered by nostalgia.
Nostalgia inspires hope
Ashley Husain, Reporter • June 3, 2021
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Users face challenges identifying facts from misinformation in consuming mass amounts of information each day.
Fact or Fiction: Determining truth from falsehood
Peter Pu, Audrey Park, Erich Raumann, and William Tan October 7, 2021

One of the primary issues of the digital age is determining truth from falsehood. Skills of reasoning and media literacy have become more relevant than ever before. 

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Organizers hold up the “Columbus Day Parade” sign at the corner of State Street and Wacker Boulevard at the beginning of the parade route on Monday, Oct. 11. The organizers were preceded by a marching band.
Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday
Téa Tamburo and Audrey Matei October 19, 2021

The Columbus Day parade took place downtown in the Loop, early afternoon of Monday, Oct. 11. Under overcast skies small crowds of people...

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