U-High Midway Audio

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Friday Apr 08, 2022

In order to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, Aaron Kim and Mahi Shah needed to earn at least one qualifying bid from debate tournaments this year. They earned two bids when they arrived at the semifinals of both the Dowling Catholic and Gonzaga tournaments earlier this year. 

Friday Feb 25, 2022

The U-High tradition of Art in the Dark the night before ArtsFest returned in full force on Wednesday February 23, with students performing on everything from drums to electric bass for three full hours, from start to close.   Most students only see the performers’ final product, not all of the work going on behind the scenes. The student performers prepare in a variety of ways, all with the hopes of putting on a polished show for their peers.

Thursday Feb 17, 2022

On Feb. 10, senior retreat returned for the first time since 2020. Seniors boarded the buses at 7:30 a.m. and departed at 7:45 for the 3-plus-hour trip to Galena, Illinois, where they stayed with their friends in townhomes, participated in three structured activity periods and ate meals together as a class.

Thursday Jan 13, 2022

Nearly all students and faculty returned to campus from winter break on Monday, Jan. 10, with the promise of redoubled safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant. Students have expressed mixed opinions about the return to school. While many students feel that the new mandatory testing, masking and distance protocols are sufficient to make them feel safe, others feel concerned for their health throughout the school day. 

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

When UChicago Charter School, Woodlawn Campus, returned to in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year, students encountered a few bumps along the way. Students who took jobs during the pandemic had to shift hours or find new jobs. Students encountered social shock as they were surrounded by their peers for the first time since March 2020. Music source: “Jupiter” by Silent Partner via Royalty Free Music.

Tuesday Oct 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.

Wednesday 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. 

Thursday 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?

Thursday 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.

Thursday 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.

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