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The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

U-High Midway

The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

U-High Midway

Sahana Unni

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief

Sahana Unni is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as an editor-in-chief. She began journalism as a ninth grader in the 2020-21 school year and has since appreciated the exposure to different ideas and perspectives. Her favorite story she has written is about the Jane Collective, a group of women who provided safe abortions before the procedure was legalized in the early 1970s. Outside of journalism, Sahana enjoys creative writing and reading, while also serving as an editor-in-chief of the Renaissance literary magazine and a captain of the Mock Trial team.

Awards:

2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Honorable mention, online package

2022 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Cultural feature, certificate of merit, "‘Bridgerton’ effectively represents Indian culture"

2022 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, St. Louis convention: Honorable mention, feature writing

2020 National Scholastic Press Association Fall Best of Show: Sixth Place, Election Reporting (contributor), “As trailblazer for multiple identities, Harris inspires students”

All content by Sahana Unni
Lori Petrie, bookseller at 57th St. Books, enjoys her job and interacts with customers. She loves the comfort of the bookstore and brings warmth to all who walk in.

Brightening bookstores: Lori Petrie

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2024
UNATTENDED BELONGINGS. At least six students have reported thefts from their unattended backpacks. Items such as cash and debit cards have been stolen, and school officials are alerting the community to take precaution.

Multiple thefts reported this month

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2024
Some students stay inside hiding from the cold, while others head outside to enjoy the winter weather. Among these outdoor activities in sledding. Sledding is a timeless activity many students enjoy as it creates more opportunities for thrill, fun and friendship.

Sledding brings fun in snowy weather

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2024
At Lips Chicago on May 19, during a drag show and dinner, drag performer Priscilla Rock dances amid flashing, colorful lights as viewers offer cash.

Dazzling drag city

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2023
A Good Job: Margarita Casas

A Good Job: Margarita Casas

Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2023
Before abortion became legal in the early 1970s, seven members of the Jane Collective were arrested for conspiracy to commit a felony after getting caught performing abortions. In total, around 11,000 women benefitted from this service.

From pre to post-Roe v. Wade

Sahana Unni, Features Editor
October 25, 2022
Features editor Sahana Unni argues that while Ken Griffin made a generous contribution to Lab, he shouldnt be honored in such an ironic way.

New auditorium name at odds with values

Sahana Unni, Features editor
September 28, 2022
Melody of passion: Maurice Neuman

Melody of passion: Maurice Neuman

Sahana Unni, Content Manager
March 28, 2022
The U-High girls tennis team won the state championship over the three-day event from Oct. 21-23. Senior Emma Baker became the first girl at U-High to have won an individual state championship in tennis.

Girls tennis wins state championship

Sahana Unni, Content Manager
October 27, 2021
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