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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.

5 minutes outdoors can drastically improve your mental health

5 minutes outdoors can drastically improve your mental health

May 17, 2021

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.

Since time away, students outgrew school clothes

Since time away, students outgrew school clothes

May 17, 2021

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.

Esports team allows students who play video games to participate in school sports

Esports team allows students who play video games to participate in school sports

May 17, 2021

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.

Back in action: CYSO resumes live rehearsals after enduring a long year

Back in action: CYSO resumes live rehearsals after enduring a long year

May 16, 2021

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.

Spectrum co-presidents discuss LGBTQ+ identity at Lab

Spectrum co-presidents discuss LGBTQ+ identity at Lab

April 15, 2021

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.

Create, connect, console: Teens find comfort in music

Create, connect, console: Teens find comfort in music

April 13, 2021

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.

Second pandemic spring break feels closer to normal

Second pandemic spring break feels closer to normal

April 9, 2021

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.

Your living canvas: Students share experiences getting tattoos

Your living canvas: Students share experiences getting tattoos

April 8, 2021

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. 

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