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Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday

Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday

October 19, 2021

Columbus Day has become a controversial holiday, as the national conversation around colonization has shifted in recent years. It was the first time in two years the parade took place with participants and spectators expressing a range of viewpoints about the event — and the holiday as a whole. Many activists suggest changing the holiday into one to celebrate the Indigenous people of the Americas, while others reassert the importance of Italian pride by celebrating Christopher Columbus.

Erosion and Repairs: Chicago’s old lakefront is disappearing

Erosion and Repairs: Chicago’s old lakefront is disappearing

May 26, 2021

The Chicago lakefront is one of the city’s greatest prides, full of beautiful walks, places to hang out, and of course, to swim in. For many Lab students, the lakefront is an iconic location to meet friends to play and relax on the century old limestone blocks lining the shore. 

Nostalgia inspires hope

Nostalgia inspires hope

May 20, 2021

What makes nostalgia so powerful? Why do we find ourselves going back to it? COVID-19 has placed us all in quarantine over the school year. During this time the rise of cartoons watched during this time as skyrocketed, but why?

UChicago cellist, contemporary artist breaks boundaries with concert series

UChicago cellist, contemporary artist breaks boundaries with concert series

May 20, 2021

University of Chicago artist-in-residence and cellist Seth Parker Woods has made it his life’s work to showcase and perform contemporary works of living composers. He has recently performed a Sound/Sites concert series based on his new solo show, “Difficult Grace” with U-Chicago Presents on Feb. 26 and May 7. Hear Dr. Woods talk about his inspiration for the series and the eclectic pieces on the program.

Organizing virtual performance brings differences, challenges

Organizing virtual performance brings differences, challenges

May 20, 2021

Putting on a theater production can be challenging at the best of times, but adding in the additional factor of a global pandemic can cause a lot of changes for a normally social, fun and creative performance routine.

COVID Cafeteria: Precautions in Café Lab have changed the environment

COVID Cafeteria: Precautions in Café Lab have changed the environment

May 19, 2021

Due to the coronavirus precautions, the physical environment of the cafeteria has changed, replacing the once-crowded tables with individual desks set six feet apart creating physical and mental separation between students.

While getting driver’s licenses, students learn about adult responsibilities and freedoms

While getting driver’s licenses, students learn about adult responsibilities and freedoms

May 19, 2021

Driving for the first time on your own is a scary yet liberating milestone for young adults. Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage into adulthood with many benefits. The ability to grab your keys, hop into the front seat and drive wherever you want is a privilege, but at the same time, driving offers the opportunity for serious danger. As U-High students receive their licenses, they begin to experience the freedoms and responsibilities of becoming an adult.

Pandemic has unexpected effect on first-time drivers

Pandemic has unexpected effect on first-time drivers

May 19, 2021

Driving during the pandemic is a win-lose situation. People can get eased into driving when fewer cars are on the roads, but this can create bad habits if they get used to no-consequence driving.

Learning to drive allows teenagers to gain independence and enter adulthood

Learning to drive allows teenagers to gain independence and enter adulthood

May 17, 2021

Whether learning to drive is a scary or fun experience, most can agree that there are many benefits to the activity. This entails gaining independence, confidence, and even giving a glimpse of adulthood to teenagers.

GOAT: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

GOAT: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

May 17, 2021

Who is the GOAT? It's Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James. Two U-High seniors, each with an allegiance to one of the legendary basketball players, make their points and defend who they think is the Greatest of All Time.

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