U-High Midway

Actors, directors visit English classes for virtual panel about ‘Seven Guitars’ play
New group engages in anti-racism work through discussion, protest
Pennington, Bickham to lead Student Council

Pennington, Bickham to lead Student Council

April 30, 2021

In an election April 30, students gave a vote of confidence to three of their peers with long histories in student government...

Later start time put on consideration

Later start time put on consideration

April 27, 2021

In the first weeks of May, the high school and middle school will embark on a process to consider adopting a later school...

BRAVE conference to facilitate conversations on racial, ethnic identity

BRAVE conference to facilitate conversations on racial, ethnic identity

April 27, 2021

Students can sign up for this year's Becoming Racially Aware and Valuing Ethnicity conference that will take place on May...

Teachers go extra mile to maintain equity

Teachers go extra mile to maintain equity

April 26, 2021

When hybrid learning was announced in January, math teacher Julia Maguire began to brainstorm how to give in-person and remote...

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Lab has made a commitment to resuming in person learning at the start of the next school year and they must not deviate from that plan, writes reporter Jack Hurst.
Stick to the plan: Return to in-person learning this fall
Jack Hurst, Reporter • May 5, 2021

Having just passed the one-year anniversary of distance learning, the effects it is having on the nation’s high schoolers can be seen in the increase of suicide attempts....

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Although axing final exams may seem like yet another cut into an already lean curriculum, it is far more important for teachers to prioritize equity, academic integrity and the student experience.
Dear teachers, please don't give us final exams
Editorial Board May 3, 2021

As the Midway sees it…    With 23 weeks of distance learning, a sharp pivot and seven weeks of hybrid learning, the 2020-21 school year has been an experiment...

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By knowing that they have purposefully improved themselves, people will be more satisfied not only with their body but also with their mentality, writes reporter Carolyn Gao.
Be more active in self-love, embracing one’s body
Carolyn Gao, Reporter • April 28, 2021

During the pandemic, the struggle with weight has inched its way into the lives of countless people, with reports from the American Psychological Association (APA) showing...

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Senior Hunter Heyman keeps a goalie stance while anticipating a shot during a practice at Jackman Field March 3. Heyman
Soccer captain builds team chemistry to fight through unusual season
Lucia Kouri, City Life Editor • May 1, 2021
In a year unlike any before, Hunter has taken the lessons that he learned in past years to become a leader who prioritizes team chemistry even in the most isolated of times. 
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Measuring up masks: The best facial protection available
Measuring up masks: The best facial protection available
Julian Ingersoll, Arts Co-Editor • April 28, 2021

Phones, purses, jewelry — and now surgical masks. The pandemic has taken many things from us, but one thing that it gave us was a new accessory...

A model of Marvel
'Marvel'-ous Museum: Comics exhibit shares super history of publishing giant
Amy Ren, Reporter • April 26, 2021

Crisp but age-yellowed comics, gently lit by warm lights, hang on the walls of a darkened hallway. At the end is a statue of a superhero, and behind it lurks a costume-covered mannequin. “Marvel:...

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Spectrum hosts a bake sale during 2019.
Spectrum co-presidents discuss LGBTQ+ identity at Lab
Caledonia Abbey, Reporter • April 23, 2021

The results of the 2020 health and wellness survey revealed that nearly 40% of all U-High students indicated that they were not exclusively romantically or sexually attracted...

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Test Tension: Cheating and hybrid learning
Test Tension: Cheating and hybrid learning
Amanda Cassel, Lucia Kouri, and Colin Leslie March 17, 2021

Until March of 2020, assessments were taken with pen and paper and under a time limit and with the watchful eye of a teacher. But, with the transition to distance learning,...

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The 57th street Metra station, located just blocks away from U-High, continues to run amidst the pandemic.
Students change daily commute, reduce reliance on public transportation
Noa Appelbaum, Content Manager • April 23, 2021

Last year, Maya Atassi rode the train every day from her home in the west suburbs, feeling a sense of independence as the train surged along...

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