U-High Midway

Ella Beiser
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.


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”

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

Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 06, 2021
Class optional, school work suspended after chaos erupts in Capitol (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Midway to take hiatus for winter break (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Federal judge denies request to end in-person learning, leaves decision to arbitration (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Teachers work extra to handle new demands of distance learning (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
Teachers should consider cutting curriculum to increase learning (Media)
Dec 03, 2020
Faculty seeks court order to suspend in-person learning (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” revitalizes a strong and important Chicago story (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Positive COVID-19 case at in-person school (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Seniors prepare to go to polls, eager to represent youth vote (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
For news engagement day, editors share favorite media outlets (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Students publish stories of discrimination, call for administrative action (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2020
Get to know Lab’s new teachers and counselors (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Editors pledge diverse, comprehensive coverage (Story)
Jun 29, 2020
Tuition increase partially rolled back (Story)
May 31, 2020
Photos: Downtown Chicago experiences protests, damage (Story)
May 18, 2020
Rosa McCullagh: Trailblazer, inspiring math teacher, colleague retires (Story)
May 10, 2020
Meditation, stress reduction incorporated into physical education curriculum (Story)
May 01, 2020
Omar Siddiqui and Adi Badlani elected all-school president and vice president (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
Remote Social Justice Week a success, says co-leader (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
We all have to do our part in social distancing (Story/Media)
Apr 19, 2020
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, students maintain connections and productivity (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Students with Disabilities club leads teacher workshops to support students (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Celebration of life to be March 12 (Story)
Feb 23, 2020
Photo: Senior getaway provides fun, relaxation (Story)
Feb 23, 2020
Suburban commuters experience positives, negatives (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
To protest, dancers must sit (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Black Students Association hosts annual Blacksgiving event (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
U-High reps attend diversity, inclusion conferences (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
P.E. department says athletics are not suitable substitute (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
MLK day speaker chosen, student auditions open (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Student fashion designer makes it work (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Boys soccer team places first at state (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Mobile mindfulness (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Clouded truth: Teen vaping (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
IDs of parents, certain students possess after-hours privileges (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Fall Sports (Story)
Jun 07, 2019
Lab community bids farewell to seniors (Media)
May 13, 2019
New principal selected (Story)
May 02, 2019
Free press, not free news (Story/Media)
Apr 22, 2019
Principal candidate visits campus (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Artist work pushes boundaries, transcends canvas (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Photo: Social Justice Week workshops (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Social media acts as an echo chamber for your opinions (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Turn it up — get moving (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Bobo-Jones claims discrimination and retaliation (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Debate team trains at Lane Tech meet (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Jazz Band holds fall concert (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2018
Roll with it: Hyde Park sushi shops provide wide variety of flavors (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
U-High students attend CGI event over the weekend (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
YA novel shares message of police brutality, heritage (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
With free-throw contest and school-wide rock-paper-scissors, students kick off Spirit Week (Story)
May 09, 2018
Club will give hygiene products to homeless (Story)
May 09, 2018
Graduation speaker is Debra Gittler: alumna, nonprofit founder (Story)
May 07, 2018
Club to provide hygiene products in bathrooms (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Model UN places first at Northwestern (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Quick Q: Olympics (Story)
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