U-High’s Aquarium

Lake Williams, Reporter

February 8, 2017

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

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

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...

Director of the U-Link Nancy McCain shines her welcoming smile.

U-Link: A helping hand

November 28, 2016

Busiest Pioneers

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

November 16, 2016

“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

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 ...


Jay Burton, Reporter

April 12, 2016

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

  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...

Bienvenue à U-High

Brian Fry, Reporter

April 12, 2016

This week, U-­High welcomed 20 French students to submerge themselves in a culture different than their own. This is the first time French teacher Jim Potter has brought students from France to U­-High, though they have...

Fact or fiction: Henning edition

Bailey Larsen, Reporter

April 7, 2016

Art teacher, Mike Henning has had quite a few myths center around him since he started teaching at U-High in 1992. Despite the rumors flying through the student body, Henning said he had no knowledge of the stories students tell ab...

Seniors taking initiative

Amanda Martin, Reporter

March 31, 2016

“It’s a step in the right direction,” is how senior Madison Sapp describes her experience this year participating in the CNA (certified nurse assistant) class at the BACC (Bloomington Area Career Center). The BACC off...

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