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.
The pandemic has posed challenges for everyone, including high school students. However, it has also given many teenagers the opportunity to expand their interests, and many of these hobbies have led to more time spent outdoors. While seemingly trivial, walking through a park, skateboarding to a store, or playing Spikeball can yield unparalleled aid to mental ailments.
Many students have hit growth spurts over the pandemic that have caused them to outgrow their typical school clothes, and with the majority of students return to school in person, the amount of clothes that need to re-accumulated is substantial.
It may just sound like a few friends playing video games together, but it was actually a practice session for the varsity “League of Legends” team at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The esports team offers an opportunity for students not inclined toward physical activity to experience the world of competitive team sports.
After going one year without collective rehearsals, students, conductors, and staff at CYSO say they emerged from the pandemic with an even greater appreciation and love for live ensemble music.
The results of the 2020 health and wellness survey revealed that nearly 40% of all U-High students indicated that they were not exclusively romantically or sexually attracted to the binary opposite gender. Cali Abbey (she/her) of the U-High Midway speaks with Lia Garvey (she/they) and Itzel Rojas (she/they), the co-presidents of Spectrum, about what this means for the U-High community.
In a stressful world, music provides teenagers with a safe space. Songs express feelings and experiences, helping teens navigate their emotions and providing them a creative outlet.
From concerts to holiday celebrations, the pandemic put a pause on many traditions for students and their families including the somewhat trivial yet nevertheless important pastime of vacationing for break. After a year of staying at home with family and remaining socially distanced with friends, several U-High students took the opportunity of a lull in COVID-19 cases and optimistic news surrounding vaccinations to plan safe travels for themselves and their families over spring break.
Tattoos are extremely popular in today's society, and they'll be on your skin forever. We see them on celebrities, activists and even your neighbor. A handful of U-High students have taken great interest in the idea of tattoos, how to get them to get them and why.