Fact or Fiction: Ortega Edition

Emma Stroh, Reporter

November 14, 2018

A favorite amongst upperclassmen, Spanish teacher Tisha Ortega is known for her humor and antics in the classroom. So it should not be surprising that there are numerous stories and myths swirling about her name.  To find out t...

Eagle Scouts at U-High Fly High

Lauren Van Plew, Reporter

April 4, 2018

The Eagle Scout status is the highest ranking possible for Boy Scouts,a youth development organization that provides programs for boys that build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and ...

Grades aren’t the only thing driving NHS Students…

Christiana Thompson, Reporter

November 8, 2017

This year, a whopping 46 students partake in National Honor Society (NHS), an organization where school service events are a focal point. “They become more and more selfless as the year goes on.” National Honor Society ...

All the World’s a Stage for Thespians

Natalie Thomison, Reporter

November 7, 2017

Students of the theater department traveled to Scotland this past summer to perform their original show “___ Happens” in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest theater arts festival. This was the second grou...

Rising star

Rising star

May 11, 2017

More than just teachers

Elijah King, Reporter

May 9, 2017

It’s 2017, and productive leisure is the new free time as demonstrated by Technology Education Chair Brad Dearing and Physical Education Chair Maria Pessman. Dearing and his wife have owned and operated Dearing Country Farms ...

A close call becomes a call to action

Billy Mote, Reporter

April 19, 2017

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 basketball standou...

Life after graduation

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

April 10, 2017

  “Any BACC class is super helpful,” senior Jessica Baker said. “Don’t be scared being on a different schedule.” Seniors Jessica Baker, Benjamin Guttschow, Jasmyne Lawrence, and Nathaniel McKinney take clas...

The power of family

Billy Mote, Reporter

March 29, 2017

It seems to be a proven fact that tragedy brings people and teammates together. The U-Crew and supporters gathered together on Friday, February 24th to celebrate the recovery of sophomore basketball standout Kai Bates Diop, who a ...

Minimum wage

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

March 28, 2017

  Whereas most students work in chain restaurants, movie theaters, or babysit, U-High students are unique in their ability to work in places like Edible Arrangements, Artful Designs, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. ...

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