U-High Midway

Mira Costello

Mira Costello, News Editor

I joined the U-High Midway staff in my freshman year as a reporter in the Beginning Journalism program, served as an assistant editor, opinion editor and news editor. The writing aspect piqued my interest, but since learning the nuances of journalistic technique, I have come to appreciate the dedication required for fair, free and holistic reporting. Outside of journalism, I enjoy practicing classical and jazz piano, playing tennis, studying neuroscience and eating gummy worms.


2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Digital Gold Circle: Third place, first-person experience

2019 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Washington, D.C.: Superior, feature writing

2019 Quill & Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contests: Honorable mention, personal column

2018 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Chicago: Excellent, yearbook copy/captions: clubs

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GOING FOR THE GLOW.   Students dance and socialize at the homecoming dance Sept. 28 in Upper Kovler Gymnasium. Keeping with the theme “Glow Up,” Student Council provided paper and glow-in-the-dark ink to students throughout the week to write letters that could be read at the event. Glow sticks and colored-light accessories were also provided.

Photo: Homecoming week

October 11, 2019
SUPPORTING FORMER FACULTY. Senior Sohil Manek hangs a poster to support science teacher Daniel Bobo-Jones, who was terminated Jan. 8. Alex Stevanovich, a senior who helped organize the show of support, said, “I wanted to say, ‘Hey Mr. Jones, we appreciate you.’”

Community in protest

January 25, 2019
STAYING IN SHAPE. One of many in the U-High workout facility, junior Zain Jansen does a lat pull
down Dec. 4. The room is usually packed with students breaking a sweat on different machines and
laughing while trying out new workouts with their friends. Zain goes almost everyday after school to
both stay fit, and have fun with his friends.

Socializing & Sweating

December 11, 2018
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