U-High Midway

Debate duo places 20th at national competition

Amanda Cassel, Reporter

May 8, 2018

Filed under Briefs

The debate team of Michael Hellie and Dheven Unni placed 20th at the Tournament of Champions, held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington April 28-30. The duo was the first U-High team to rank among the top 25 debate teams ...

Club to provide hygiene products in bathrooms

Ella Beiser, Reporter

May 7, 2018

Filed under Briefs

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...

Speeches next week; voting on Thursday

Max Garfinkel, Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Petitions for Student Council petitions are due today in anticipation of next week’s election. For all-school positions, 60 signatures are needed, with 40 for class president or vice president, and 20 for class Cultural Unio...

Gala brings in record $3.3 million for aid

Nikhil Patel, Midway Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Attendees at the Connections gala event March 3 raised more than $3.3 million — a record — which will be put toward financial aid and the athletics department. Since the $2.5 million needed for Jackman Field was reached prio...

Science team places second at Envirothon

Abigail Slimmon, Midway Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

The varsity science team placed second and the junior varsity team placed fourth at Envirothon April 11 at the Danada House in Wheaton. Envirothon is a competition centered around environmental science and conservation, which includ...

Model UN places first at Northwestern

Ella Beiser, Midway Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Scoring particularly well in the individual awards, the Model UN team members also received Best Large Delegation honors at Northwestern University, their final conference of the year, last weekend. “We were really excited to...

Swastika scratched in middle school restroom

Olivia Cheng, Midway Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

On April 6, students reported a swastika scratched into a middle school bathroom stall. Dean of Students Ana Campos notified the students, teachers and parents of the graffiti via Schoology and email. In her message, she said that ...

Some staff background checks postponed

Michael Rubin, Managing Editor

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

As of April 2, the process began for Lab employees hired since July 2007 to undergo fingerprint-based background checks to comply with state law, but a plan to fingerprint employees hired before that date has been suspended f...

Jackman turf field will pose no health threat

Katerina Lopez, Midway Reporter

April 19, 2018

Filed under Briefs

After months of disagreement, a committee of administrators and teachers has decided to install an alternate synthetic turf on Jackman Field. This specific type of turf poses no safety concern, according to Christopher Jones, Lab Scho...

Spring Fling replaced with dance marathon

Olivia Cheng, Reporter

March 8, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Due to low Spring Fling attendance year after year, Student Council will instead host a dance marathon for all Lab students, from nursery to high school students. The event, held  Saturday, April 14, will benefit Chicago no...

Diversity committee holds daylong retreat

Grace Zhang, Reporter

March 8, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Insensitivity to students’ identities is a common problem as identified by the Diversity Advisory Committee at a daylong retreat Feb. 5. The group met to analyze interview transcripts with students about their experiences around...

Alumni Relations director resigns

Ivan Beck, Assistant Editor

March 8, 2018

Filed under Briefs

Effective immediately, Christopher Jones, associate director of school for finance and operations, will serve as interim executive director of alumni relations and development. This appointment is in response to the resignation...

The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Briefs