U-High Midway

With free-throw contest and school-wide rock-paper-scissors, students kick off Spirit Week

Ella Beiser, Midway Reporter

September 20, 2018

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Students stream into Upper Kovler, chatting as they make their way to their seats while old Miley Cyrus songs blast through the speakers. The Homecoming spirit assembly was run by Student Council during today’s assembly perio...

Prom to be at the Museum of Contemporary art

Emma Trone, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2018

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The Prom will be held for seniors on June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Gold Coast.  The Prom Committee sold nearly 160 tickets to seniors and their invited guests at a price of $108. Committee president Anna ...

Clubs prepare for next school year, elect leaders

Nicholas Edwards-Levin, Reporter

May 29, 2018

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As the school year comes to an end, clubs are getting ready for the 2018-19 academic year by electing new leaders.  New club board members are listed below.  Asian Students’ Association: Hongjia Chen, president; Nikita Kumar, vice president; Rama Kak...

New Dean will work with teachers to innovate

Amanda Cassel, Reporter

May 29, 2018

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U-High has hired a dean of teaching and learning to help teachers design and structure curriculums to follow current educational practices.  Noah Rachlin, currently a history and social science teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, wil...

Club will give hygiene products to homeless

Ella Beiser, Reporter

May 9, 2018

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Power Over Period is a new club whose members are working to provide feminine hygiene products to women who do not have access to them and to break the stigma around menstrual health. The club meets Wednesdays during lunch in C1...

Alumnus’ basketball jersey to be retired

Abigail Slimmon, Assistant Editor

May 9, 2018

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Basketball jersey number 32 will be retired in honor of Zeke Upshaw, a 2009 U-High graduate who died March 26. This will be the first-ever jersey to be retired. Mr. Upshaw had played for the boys basketball team all four years of high sc...

Science team takes first at state competition

Amanda Cassel, Reporter

May 9, 2018

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Finishing off the school year, Science Team placed first at state at Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering on April 14, and placed ninth at state for the Illinois Science Olympiad competition April 21 at the University of ...

Graduation speaker is Debra Gittler: alumna, nonprofit founder

Ella Beiser, Reporter

May 9, 2018

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Celebration, success and completion. 1998 U-High alumna Debra Gittler will be the featured speaker at graduation June 7. Student speakers will be Senior Class President Ayaan Asthana, Elizabeth Van Ha and Elizabeth Meyer. Ms. G...

Design Communications class compete in Egg Drop

Amanda Cassel, Reporter

May 8, 2018

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Anything but cracked. That will be the goal in a few weeks, once seniors return from May Project, for Brian Wildeman’s Design Communications class where students will compete against each other in an egg drop contest. The cla...

Student Council raises $4,672 at Labapalooza

Nicky Edwards-Levin, Reporter

May 8, 2018

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Through the first-ever Labapalooza dance marathon and fundraiser April 14, Student Council raised $4,672 for a local charity and gave away prizes, including Lollapalooza passes to one winning high school student. “This eve...

Students see stolen car driven across Midway Plaisance

Abigail Slimmon, Assistant Editor

May 8, 2018

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A suspect drove a stolen vehicle across the lower platte of the Midway during the Middle School baseball practice in an attempt to avoid pursuit by police April 17, according to a statement sent home to families by the Lab Sc...

‘American Epic’ will bring new sounds to Lab in May

Katerina Lopez, Reporter

May 8, 2018

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The “American Epic” at Lab will take place May 29-June 1 in Gordon Parks Arts Hall. The week will culminate with a concert from artist Hubby Jenkins June 1 from 7-8 p.m. His sound includes country blues, ragtime, fiddle, banjo ...

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