U-High Midway

New course will focus on genocide

Grace Zhang, Assistant Editor

February 8, 2018

The Road to Genocide is a new year-long course to be taught in 2018-19 by Susan Shapiro which will analyzes the origins and development of the concept of genocide. According to Ms. Shapiro the course is important because “we all...

Math team disappointed with 4th

Mira Costello, Midway Reporter

February 8, 2018

Despite two students receiving perfect scores, the Math Team placed fourth at a recent contest. At a North Suburban Math League competition Jan. 31 at Walter Payton College Prep, Fiona Abney-McPeek, freshman, and Charles Chen, jun...

Debate team receives fifth bid to the Tournament of Champions

Talia Goerge-Karron, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018

After a month off, the debate team won two more bids to the Tournament of Champions in the opening weekends of winter quarter. At the Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum Jan. 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee, seniors Michael Hellie and ...

Submit Social Justice Week workshop, speaker ideas by Feb. 7

Iván Beck, Assistant Editor

January 19, 2018

The social justice committee is now accepting workshop, T-shirt design and button design submissions through Feb. 7, for Social Justice Week, which will take place April 12-16. The theme is “WE ARE,” an acronym for Woke, E...

Asian Students’ Association hosting New Year food celebration

Sam Fleming, Chicago Life Editor

January 19, 2018

For the celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year, which is from Feb. 15-17, Asian Students’ Association will host a three-day festival to welcome the Year of the Earth Dog. ASA members will serve a different cuisine each day of the fe...

New alumni relations director to replace interim director

Natalie Glick, Deputy Editor

January 19, 2018

Nora Hennessy has been named Laboratory Schools executive director of alumni relations and development. She began Jan. 17 and replaces Alice DuBose, who has been working as interim director for two years. Most recently, Ms. He...

Back to the ‘20s with winter formal “Great Gatsby” theme

Katerina Lopez, Reporter

January 19, 2018

With a “Great Gatsby” theme, the winter formal dance will be held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ida Noyes Hall. Student Council has hired a new DJ for the dance, called DJ Enigma. Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 ...

Violinist qualifies for state music competition

Leah Emanuel, Arts Editor

December 14, 2017

Sophomore Jessica Huang qualified for the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Orchestra for violin. Jessica will rehearse with the orchestra for three days in Peoria, then will perform with the group on Jan. 27, 2...

Lab plans to fund student educational, service trips

Abby Slimmon, Reporter

December 14, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take a trip with your fellow classmates to see, do or learn about something educational? Here is your chance. Ned Reece, Lab’s director of auxiliary services, wants U-High students to know that if th...

Student Council proposes sports to count for P.E.

Jacob Posner, Features Editor

December 14, 2017

Student Council has initiated a discussion with the administration about whether participation in a sport could replace a P.E. unit. On behalf of the Student Council, Michael Rubin met with Athletics Director David Ribbens to expl...

Two staff members retire, one leaves Lab for new job

Grace Zhang, Assistant Editor

December 14, 2017

Three staff members will have departed Lab by the end of this month. Yolanda Corona will retire after 34 years at Lab. Nancy Withrow, the procurement and finance manager in the business office, will retire Dec. 19 after working a...

Math Team finds further success at competitions

Priyanka Shrijay, Opinion Editor

December 14, 2017

According to coach Joseph Scroll, the Math Team went to two competitions this month: an Illinois Math League competition on Dec. 12 for which scores have not yet been released and a North Suburban Math League competition on Dec...

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