U-High Midway

Amanda Cassel
Amanda Cassel is an editor-in-chief for the U-High Midway and a member of the Class of 2021. She joined the Midway staff as a reporter in Beginning Journalism in the 2017-18 school year. Amanda’s favorite parts of Midway are exploring the U-High community through interviews and getting to work with everyone on the staff. She is also a dancer and on student-faculty at the Hyde Park School of Dance. Outside of school, she also likes to play games with her family, read and run.


Award: 2020 IJEA All-State Journalism 2020 Team


Amanda Cassel, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 07, 2021
Discussions, reactions, relaxing activities fill school day after Capitol insurrection (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
Class optional, school work suspended after chaos erupts in Capitol (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
Director Steve James shares Chicago’s diverse experiences, identities in series ‘City So Real’ (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Midway to take hiatus for winter break (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Guide to watching important states on election night (Story)
Oct 28, 2020
Virtual panel to inform participants about upcoming presidential election (Story)
Oct 25, 2020
Virtual wellness: Sustained distance learning disrupts patterns, engagement (Story)
Oct 24, 2020
For U-High voters, equality/discrimination is top issue (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
U-High students overwhelmingly choose Biden (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
For news engagement day, editors share favorite media outlets (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Lab alumna wins Nobel Prize in Physics (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Faculty examines learning structures, DEI issues in summer professional development (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2020
Editors pledge diverse, comprehensive coverage (Story/Media)
Jul 31, 2020
Back-to-Lab plan dictates grades 3-12 remote in the fall (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
94 teachers at risk for 2021-22 layoff (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
Gone the distance: Deborah Ribbens retires as U-High coach after 18 years (Story)
Jun 01, 2020
Lab community protests police brutality, racism throughout Chicago (Media)
May 20, 2020
Paul Gunty: Math teacher, swim coach known for his coolness under pressure retires (Story)
May 18, 2020
Stuck-at-home boredom makes hair dyeing an exciting pastime (Story)
May 16, 2020
Senior mementos, graduation gear distributed with car line for virtual graduation (Story)
May 15, 2020
Seinfeld stand-up fails to compete with comedy of classic ‘Seinfeld’ (Story)
May 06, 2020
Teachers adjust assignments to minimize academic dishonesty (Story)
May 06, 2020
Abelmann has left, Magill returning as interim (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
Hacked Zoom call prompts investigation, increased security (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
Social Justice Week will take place via Zoom April 20-24 (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
Juniors begin college process remotely (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
At forum, students discuss racist incident, consider future actions (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Following University lead, administration cancels dozens of events (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Weekend racist incident prompts administrative message (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Curricula evolve in response to calls for diversity (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Racing for the nomination (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
Swipe and scroll (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
MCA explores water’s effects on human life (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Daniel Bobo-Jones to be reinstated at U-High (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Community responds to student post of racist image with spaces for discussion, healing (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Memoir explores survivor-attacker narrative (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Understanding the need: With clubs, churches, service sites, students volunteer to help in communities (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
Happiness podcast rises in popularity, success (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Friends should exercise empathy, not competition (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
LGBTQ+ employee group holds visibility events (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Clouded truth: Teen vaping (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Students reconnect with family abroad (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Unisex locker room installed to meet ADA standards (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
Wellness survey results show little change (Story)
Jun 08, 2019
Middle school reprints yearbook due to offensive hand signs (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2019
Embodiment of Lab retires (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
A treasure hunt for local art (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2019
Faculty Alumni reflect on how they came back to Lab (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2019
Catalogers, curators, learners, teachers (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Thrifting: Nearly New (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Since bigotry stems from ignorance, education is key (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
New English sub mixes style and curriculum (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Second annual Kistenbroker family artist in residence program takes on culinary focus (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Illinois House races mirror national conversations (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Second meeting on wellness survey has greater student turnout but overall fewer in attendance (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Administrators to leave in June (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Seeking improved job chances, students take CPR classes early (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Students find that despite Van Dyke verdict, Chicago justice system has long way to go (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Far from home, Jordanian student stretches comfort (Story)
May 29, 2018
New Dean will work with teachers to innovate (Story)
May 09, 2018
Science team takes first at state competition (Story)
May 08, 2018
Design Communications class compete in Egg Drop (Story)
May 08, 2018
Debate duo places 20th at national competition (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
All shapes and slices (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Fall assembly recognizes accomplishments (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
World Language Week is March 5-9 (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
JSA reads novel about Holocaust groups (Story)
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