U-High Midway

Mira Costello
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

Mira Costello, News Editor

Dec 20, 2019
Daniel Bobo-Jones to be reinstated at U-High (Story)
Dec 07, 2019
Hallmark movies: cookie-cutter and white (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
A whole new angle: teen models take control of their image (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Photo: Homecoming week (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Middle school teachers instill confidence (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
2018-19 Midway places among top 49 student publications (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Bobo-Jones arbitration decision remains months off (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Students continue to stand with Bobo-Jones (Media)
May 13, 2019
Meatless made mainstream (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Website promotes body positivity (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
U-High Midway wins Gold Crown Award (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Recording studio class offering: an opportunity for everyone (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Students maintain friendships with former teachers (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Bobo-Jones grievance goes to arbitration (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Community in protest (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
New hire will sub for Jones (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Socializing & Sweating (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Science team takes first at Olympiad (Story)
Dec 08, 2018
Recipe for Relationships (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
First major snowfall complicates travel (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Minority leads in popular films break ground (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
It’s OK not to know how to help with an eating disorder (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Students have mixed reactions to survey presentation (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Photo: Fall Theater Production (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Midterms will shape legislative output, admin (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Administrators to leave in June (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Spikeball sparks popularity due to its simplicity (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Hot issues ignite class debates (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
With soccer game, restored Jackman Field makes debut Saturday (Story)
May 07, 2018
U-High students tackle challenging, magical musical (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Math team disappointed with 4th (Story)
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Mira Costello