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. ...

Learning to speak without words

Gena Mendez, Reporter

March 22, 2017

At U-High students have the option to take an independent study. One of the available topics is sign language. For seniors Sydney Auth and Savannah Taylor, junior Ella Gordon, and sophomore Molly Adams, sign language was an in...

The road to IMEA state

Jasmyne Lawrence, Reporter

March 22, 2017

This year 11 Pioneers finaled in IMEA All-State, including seniors Rosa Rolon who played trumpet in the All-State Band, and Catie Mussey and Lianna Pfister who both competed in honors choir. Each individual went through the sam...

Fact or Fiction: Kelly Edition

Joke Adanri, Reporter

February 28, 2017

With a reputation for being one of the chillest teachers at U-High, there's no doubt a couple of rumors have surfaced about social science teacher Jim Kelly during his teaching career. To find the truth, we sat down with Mr. Kell...

National Pioneer

Drew Johnson, Reporter

February 27, 2017

Following her success at All State Honors Orchestra, senior Jessica Huber went even further by playing for The National Association for Music Education Symphony Orchestra. Huber played violin as a young child until she decided...

Outside U-High walls

Savannah Remkus, Reporter

February 23, 2017

Inside the walls of our schools, athletes are some of the most well known students that are enrolled. Many of them participate in athletics outside of school, in addition to their long hours of practice for their school’s team. “I...

Fact or Fiction: Potter Edition

Ressa Crubaugh, Reporter

February 20, 2017

Friendly French teacher James Potter has certainly had an interesting life. However, students are not always getting the facts right about him. After years of teaching at U-High, a few rumors need some clarification. In order...

Where the Ivy grows

Where the Ivy grows

February 16, 2017

Stephanie Parrot performs her dream role as The Arabian in last season's The Nutcracker.  Photo courtesy of Stephanie Parrot.

Dreams of dancing

February 14, 2017

Mapping out an independent study

Elijah Gray, Reporter

February 13, 2017

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...

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