U-High Midway

Jacob Posner
I first joined the Midway during the spring quarter of my freshman year in the Accelerated Beginning Journalism program. Since then I have served as a reporter, assistant editor and  features editor. My favorite aspects of journalism are writing, learning about people and seeing my ideas through to publication. It’s very satisfying to think of an idea, and then, after weeks of hard work, see it appear in the Midway. My favorite story to work on was “Finding Faith” because I got to learn about worldviews very different from my own. In addition to working for the Midway, I am also involved in theater, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chicago Youth Journal of Science.


2019 National Scholastic Press Association Digital Story of the Year: Honorable mention, podcast, "The Bubble"

2019 National Scholastic Press Association Social Justice Reporting: Honorable mention, "The Bubble"

2018 Quill & Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contests: Third place, political writing

2018 Journalism Education Association National Write-off Contests, Chicago: Honorable mention, feature writing

2017 Journalism Education Association National Write-off Contests, Seattle: Honorable mention, sports writing

Jacob Posner, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019
Administration assesses discrimination allegation, seeks opportunity for greater equity (Story)
May 07, 2019
Here’s why The Midway won’t publish the college list this year (Story)
May 07, 2019
Low turnout affects Labapalooza (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Seniors find order, relaxation in tidying up (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Teach passion for learning, not toxic competition (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Podcast: The Bubble (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Not straight, not seen (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Senior lounge: Loud, mostly guys and not very clean (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Students take second iteration of health and wellness survey (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
School placed on soft lockdown (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
City clerk, treasurer, council members to be elected (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Faculty vote shows no confidence in Weber (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Community in protest (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Learning to deal with distractions (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Parents vent frustration about administration’s disconnect from student needs (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2019
Daniel Bobo-Jones no longer teaches at Lab effective today (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Sled the City (Story)
Dec 08, 2018
Recipe for Relationships (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Community reacts: Lab’s sexual education must evolve to match student realities (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Freshmen discover community in identity clubs (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
80 members of Lab community present at open meeting (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Weighted Words (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Survey results highlight need for change (Story)
Sep 15, 2018
Spirited, whole-day event marks reopening of Jackman Field (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
11 new faculty and staff members join U-High (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Lab’s new food-service provider is here for a year (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Editors promise an in-depth, relevant Midway (Story)
May 29, 2018
11 non-high school faculty, staff leaving Lab (Story)
May 29, 2018
Parents: Tell your kids to find a college they love (Story)
May 29, 2018
‘Fortnite’ draws non-gamers, entering mainstream (Story)
May 09, 2018
South Side’s next chapter: Obama Presidential Center (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Trapped in an ideological box (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Arguing way to the top, debate duo achieves historic U-High success (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Art allows self discovery, confidence (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Students miss less school than teachers say they do (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
1968 Milestones (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Student Council proposes sports to count for P.E. (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Allergies shouldn’t restrict chance for new experiences (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Title IX coordinator here to protect students (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Freshman class is largest ever (Story)
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