Dreams of dancing

Dreams of dancing

February 14, 2017

Mapping out an independent study

Elijah Gray, Reporter

February 13, 2017

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Senior Emmi Chambers took her love for everything ecology outdoors last semester into her independent study. She provided much needed updates to the Illinois State University campus tree map. The tree map provides information about different types of tre...

U-High’s Aquarium

Lake Williams, Reporter

February 8, 2017

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Zach Gocker is known around school as a wrestler and a runner, but what many people may not know about him is his love for fish and biology. These shared passions led Gocker to an unique independent study. “Coach Troll and I woul...

Fact or Fiction: Corpus Edition

Leah Taylor, Reporter

February 8, 2017

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Owning over 50 pairs of shoes, attending the original Farm Aid, and running 24 half marathons, including one in California and one in Ireland, 19-year chorus teacher Chris Corpus has undoubtedly had some interesting life experiences. When...

Fact or Fiction: Hany Edition

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

December 7, 2016

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After getting asked to try out for the water polo team while doing rehab for a knee injury in a pool, history teacher Kirsten Hany has definitely lived an interesting life so far. After six years teaching at U-High and there ar...

U-Link: A helping hand

U-Link: A helping hand

November 28, 2016

Busiest Pioneers

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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“I’m tired, always tired,” is how senior Jess Huber describes her physical response to a busy schedule. The average Pioneer participates in four to five school activities. However, most students are involved in many activities...

Fact or Fiction: Dearing Edition

Bailey Larsen, Reporter

May 5, 2016

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After 18 years at U-High, Brad Dearing, the Principle of Technology and Engineering Design/CAD teacher has many stories circulating around him. Some are true and some are not. To find out the real stories we sat down with Dearing to debunk ...

GEMS in STEM

Jay Burton, Reporter

April 12, 2016

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Introducing and maintaining female interest in technology fields has long been an objective of the engineering department at U-High. Unfortunately, only about 20% of students in these classes are females. Technology teacher Cor...

Around the equator in 11 days

Noah Walker, Reporter

April 12, 2016

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  Many students dream of traveling the world. For a lucky group at U-High, their traveling dreams recently became a reality. Over spring break, Spanish four and five students embarked on an endeavor to Ecuador, Isabela...

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