U-High Midway

Ella Beiser

Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief

Ella Beiser is a member of the Class of 2021 and one of the editors-in-chief for the U-High Midway. She has been on staff since her freshman year during the 2017-18 school year. Ella’s favorite thing about journalism is interacting with sources and collaborating with members of the staff. When she is not in the newsroom, Ella loves playing soccer, hanging out with friends and listening to NPR.

Awards:

2021 National Scholastic Press Association COVID-19 Coverage: First Place, print news/feature, “Chicago’s Latinx communities face unique challenges combating pandemic”

2020 National Scholastic Press Association Fall Best of Show: 10th Place, Social Justice Reporting (with Nicky Edwards-Levin), “Students publish stories of discrimination, call for administrative action”

2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards: Second Place, News Writing, “To Protest, Dancers Must Sit”

2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards: Second Place, Sports News (with Nicky Edwards-Levin and Christian Gluth), “First Time for First Place”

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, news story, “To Protest, Dancers Must Sit”

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, single-page story package (with Julian Ingersoll, Berk Oto, Ace Zhang), 96.2 p12 Whole new headspace

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Second place, sports news story, P.E. department says athletics are not suitable substitute

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Second place, front-page design, 96.7, March 12, 2020

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Honorable mention, feature story, Suburban commuters experience positives, negatives

2019 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards: Certificate of Merit, Alternative Story Form (with Grace Zhang), “Seasons Streamings”

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A year ago today, Lab closed for an extended spring break. This week students and teachers finally returned in-person.

One year of distance

March 13, 2021
Michael Bruner cooks with his daughter.

Michael Bruner

September 10, 2020
Janina Hanson holds a Peruvian baked good.

Janina Hanson

September 10, 2020
David Hartigan holds up a Sudoku puzzle. Sudoku is among is favorite acitivites.

David Hartigan

September 10, 2020
Heavenly Hicks, right, exploring a historical site.

Heavenly Hicks

September 10, 2020
Stephan Golas

Stephan Golas

September 10, 2020
Fatema Burhani paints on a bench. While she does enjoy painting, solving jigsaw puzzles is her pandemic hobby of choice.

Fatema Burhani

September 10, 2020
Mobile mindfulness

Mobile mindfulness

October 11, 2019

Fall Sports

September 30, 2019
Turn it up — get moving

Turn it up — get moving

February 14, 2019

Quick Q: Olympics

February 8, 2018
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