• The Artist Corner: Katie Reeves

    The Artist Corner: Katie Reeves

    Sarah Park, Reporter

    February 13, 2017

    “When I was younger, I liked to pretend that I knew how to draw. I used to draw horses and they were pretty awful. I was never interested in art until sophomore year," Reeves said. "I took Art Fundamentals with Mr. Henning and it was a really good experience. He was a really good teacher.” “The...

    Photo by Sarah Park

  • Witnessing history at Inauguration and Women’s March

    Witnessing history at Inauguration and Women’s March

    Billy Mote, Reporter

    February 10, 2017

    January 20th, 2017 was not a normal Monday for sophomore Nathan Clay and senior Kellen Amble. Both students traveled with their families to watch the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Thousands of Americans traveled to the country’s capital to see the historic day...

    The US Capitol was draped in American flags for the inauguration of Donald Trump.

    Photo courtesy of Kellen Amble

  • “Okay ladies now let’s get in formation.”

    “Okay ladies now let’s get in formation.”

    Joke Adanri, Reporter

    February 9, 2017

    Millions of people gathered all across the world on Saturday January 21st to march the streets of their cities as concerned citizens standing up for human rights. According to the Atlantic an estimated 3.3 to 4.6 million people attended these marches globally, including several students who partic...

    Photo courtesy of Ella Zona

  • Three decades of U-High

    Three decades of U-High

    Janelle McDowell, Reporter

    February 9, 2017

    For teaching the longest at U-High, Michael Sondgeroth and Lester Hampton have impacted this school and the people within it. “It was just the expectations here, the same expectations we put on our students, are placed on our faculty,” math teacher Mi Sondgeroth said. “We expect our students...

    P.E. teacher Lester Hampton

    Photo by Janelle McDowell

  • The Artist Corner: Austin Spaulding

    The Artist Corner: Austin Spaulding

    Kait Ludwig, Reporter

    February 8, 2017

    "Everything I have done this year has revolved around word play. The Under-Werewolf was inspired by a speech I heard where a guy kept using clothes puns," Spaulding said. "Afterwards I started thinking of my own and I thought of underwear and a werewolf and it became the underwear wolf." "For the...

Farewell to a class act

Dylan Panizo, Reporter

Jeffery Hill, the lab schools superintendent, announced last week that next year he will be taking a job in Morton District 709 as the superintendent. Hill has been with the lab schools for twelve years now, which include...

March 10, 2017No Comments

Keeping our students safe

Dylan Panizo, Reporter

For every 10,000 people in Illinois, there are 21.63 registered sex offenders, according to Reboot Illinois. This number is significantly higher than the 14.3 national average, which poses a safety threat to young people...

February 27, 2017No Comments

Witnessing history at Inauguration and Women’s March

Witnessing history at Inauguration and Women’s March

Billy Mote, Reporter

January 20th, 2017 was not a normal Monday for sophomore Nathan Clay and senior Kellen Amble. Both students traveled with their families to watch the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump....

February 10, 2017No Comments

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A close call becomes a call to action

Billy Mote, Reporter

Tragedy became a unifying force as the school came together to support one Pioneer during his recovery. The U-Crew and supporters gathered together on Friday, February 24th to celebrate the recovery of sophomore basketbal...

April 19, 2017No Comments

  • Closing the Cornbelt February 23, 2017
  • Sectional Champs & State Bound February 6, 2017
  • Lessons learned from Intercity December 8, 2016
  • Passing down a legacy April 8, 2016

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A close call becomes a call to action

Billy Mote, Reporter

Tragedy became a unifying force as the school came together to support one Pioneer during his recovery. The U-Crew and supporters gathered together on Friday, February 24th to celebrate the recovery of so...

April 19, 2017No Comments

Life after graduation

April 10, 2017

The power of family

March 29, 2017

Minimum wage

March 28, 2017

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