U-High Midway

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 ...

Debate duo places 20th at national competition

Amanda Cassel, Reporter

May 8, 2018

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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

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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...

Speeches next week; voting on Thursday

Max Garfinkel, Reporter

April 19, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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