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Students crowd in Café Lab for first in-person club shopping since 2019
Hiring shortage impacts Extended Day Program
28 students join U-High; financial support remains stable

28 students join U-High; financial support remains stable

September 10, 2021

U-High welcomed 20 ninth graders, four sophomores, three juniors and one senior for the 2021-22 school year. While enrollment...

Seniors gather for picnic, final walk of historic campus

Seniors gather for picnic, final walk of historic campus

June 9, 2021

Under the heat of the beaming sun on Scammon Garden, seniors gathered for lunch and a few honors on June 9 in their last...

Midway to take break over the summer

Midway to take break over the summer

June 9, 2021

Dear readers, The Midway’s 97th year has been marked by fantastic journalism from covering breaking news to the widespread...

Students gather for ’Under the Stars’-themed prom on June 5

Students gather for ’Under the Stars’-themed prom on June 5

June 8, 2021

This year’s “Under the Stars”-themed prom took place on June 5 from 8-10:30 p.m. Surrounded by blue light, students...

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Pharmaceutical companies have important responsibilities to those who participate in their trials for coronavirus vaccines, writes reporter Samuel Back.
Vaccine trial participants deserve high priority
Samuel Beck, Reporter • June 4, 2021

As millions in the United States and around the world get vaccinated, it is easy to feel a euphoric sense of victory. However, for many others the road to normality is much...

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If the United States wants to be taken seriously as an advocate for human rights, we can not be unconditional advocates for war criminals.
America's funding of Israel supports injustice
Berk Oto, Editor-in-Chief • June 3, 2021

Beginning on May 10, Israeli police injured more than 300 worshippers by firing rubber bullets and tear gas near the Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem. Palestinian militant...

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Vaccine passports should be required for international travel and encouraged for sporting events, writes reporter Louis Auxenfans.
Vaccine passports needed to renew daily life
Louis Auxenfans, Reporter • June 2, 2021

On May 26, it had been over a year since I last ate at a restaurant, and when I took off my mask, I still had an itching feeling to put it on again. Although I was fully vaccinated...

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Soccer coach Josh Potter speaks to his team during a practice on Sept. 21. Mr. Potter recently received two awards from his alma mater.
Potter recognized for coaching
Colin Leslie, Assistant Editor • September 22, 2021

Soccer coach Josh Potter received two honors from his alma mater, Northwestern College: a hall of fame nomination and a coach of the year award. Mr. Potter, who graduated in 2016, accepted the honors...

PHOTO: Varsity boys soccer
PHOTO: Varsity boys soccer
September 10, 2021
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Students realize they are well-equipped to adjust to academic changes and are able to finish work despite unusual circumstances.
School year made students realize their resilience in face of adversity
Noa Appelbaum, Clare O'Connor, Colin Leslie, and Krishita Dutta June 3, 2021

This year has given everyone perspective on just how soon things can change, and many students have learned that they can adapt and prosper in...

Documentary film by R.J. Cutler on star Billie Eilish tells the story of the idols rise to fame.
'Billie Eilish: The Worlds a Little Blurry' beautifully tells journey of the teenage idol
Audrey Matei, Reporter • June 1, 2021

“Billie Eilish” has become a household name in 2021. At only 19, the mega-popstar has taken the world by storm with her fluorescent green hair, baggy clothes, and unique sound. Her commercial and critical...

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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

What makes nostalgia so powerful? Why do we find ourselves going back to it? COVID-19 has placed us all in quarantine over the school year. During this time the rise of cartoons...

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Students have endured long waits, miles of driving and hectic sign-ups to get vaccinated.
Pfizer frenzy: Students feel relief, guilt, stress after vaccine
Amanda Cassel and Nicky Edwards-Levin May 5, 2021

Scrolling through Instagram stories, one image has become increasingly common — the vaccine card. But before COVID-19 vaccines became available to all Chicago residents...

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The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will feature nearly 30 free performances over Sept. 25-26.
Jazz Festival returns to Hyde Park
An Ngo, City Life Editor • September 22, 2021

For a 15th year, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival will return to fill the neighborhood with music and highlight Chicago’s unique culture Sept. 25-26.  Last...

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