• Rising star

    Rising star

    Drew Johnson, Reporter

    May 11, 2017

    From the age of three, senior Savannah Remkus has put her heart into gymnastics. This sport has brought her to a dream to reality: she will be an All-Arounder for the Illinois State University gymnastics team. Remkus will be attending as a Division I athlete and continuing to live out her dream. ...

    Savannah Remkus will continue her gymnastics career at Illinois State University.

    Reiman, Amy

  • Farm day

    Farm day

    Elijah King, Reporter

    May 9, 2017

    On April 24, 2017 many lives were changed, including my own. Best friends Maria Pessman and Brad Dearing teamed up to take us on an eye-opening field trip to Dearing Country Farms located in The Middle of Nowhere, Illinois. A lucky many from Pessman’s personal fitness class joined forces with Proctor’s...

    Photo by Sarah Park

  • Fact or Fiction: Doellman Edition

    Fact or Fiction: Doellman Edition

    Joke Adanri, Reporter

    April 27, 2017

    Biology teacher Melissa Doellman is undoubtedly a well-liked teacher here at U-High, so there's no doubt that within the five years she’s been teaching that some rumors have spread about her. To find out the truth we sat down with Doellman and asked her herself. Fiction: “She knows how to p...

    Biology teacher Melissa Doellman encourages freshman while they participate in the 2016 Greek Olympics.

  • 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

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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Rising star

Rising star

Drew Johnson, Reporter

From the age of three, senior Savannah Remkus has put her heart into gymnastics. This sport has brought her to a dream to reality: she will be an All-Arounder for the Illinois State University gymnast...

May 11, 2017No Comments

More than just teachers

May 9, 2017

Fact or Fiction: Doellman Edition

Fact or Fiction: Doellman Edition

April 27, 2017

A close call becomes a call to action

April 19, 2017

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  • Unforgettable

    In the movie "Unforgettable" the main character, Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson), was in an abusive relationship with Michael Vargas (Simon Kassianides)....

  • Farm day

    Farm day

  • The worst album of 2017

    “AZD” (pronounced acid) is Darran Cunningham’s sixth studio album under the pseudonym Actress. The announcement of “AZD” from Ninja Tune Rec...

  • Lamar is born storyteller

    Listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album “DAMN” painfully reminded me about how much  mainstream music needs better rappers. Released just one m...

  • Fate of the Furious: Continuing the series

    “Fate of the Furious” is just another addition to the ever growing saga of Fast and Furious movies and makes absolutely no attempt to be anything ...

  • Get Out: A Sharp Blend of Horror and Satire

    Awkward situations are always difficult, but they are nothing compared to the sheer insanity that unfolds during a single visit to the main character'...

  • A new version of a tale as old as time

    “Beauty and the Beast” is Disney’s most iconic classic. After being the first animated film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and the fi...

  • No tomorrow

    “Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much t...

  • The Lego Batman Movie: A crazy ride for kids and adults alike

    Legos combined with Batman. What else could people ask for? The Lego Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay, utilizes good humor, a good plot, and the ...

  • Satirical News: more important than ever in today’s political culture

    Nearly everyone has heard of them. From Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver, to the (underrated) Daily Show newbie Trevor Noah, or the ever-angry Bill M...

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