October Identities

By Maddie Sersic When we think about October, flashes of auburns, golds, oranges, and browns swirl in our minds. We are settled into school and it’s finally the perfect sweater-weather. You may feel nostalgic about trick-or-treating memories from when you were a child, or maybe you are planning the perfect Halloween costume as I write […]

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  • Welcome Back

    By Sydney Tomlinson Hi, and welcome back! I hope your school year is off to a great start so far, and I hope you’re not procrastinating your homework by reading this. (Although if you are, I understand. I’m avoiding finishing my homework by writing this.) As we transition into the new year, I want to […]

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  • Deconstructing Fear

    The science behind what scares us  Advanced English: Journalistic Literature students  My eyes are dilated and adrenaline is pounding through my veins. In that moment, I genuinely wanted to be almost anywhere else in the world. But the thing is, I paid for the experience. The haunted house is designed to produce maximum fear. Every room […]

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  • Profile on Praseeda Govindadas

    By Betsy Duck High school is by no means easy. There are exams, clubs, peer pressure, homework, and college applications, to name a few. In addition to these stresses, students are figuring out how they study best. Research has shown that most high school students have very different styles of learning and studying. While some […]

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  • Profile of Tom Fitzgibbon

    By Jordan Dalton You may know Tom Fitzgibbon as the secretive teacher of your AP European History class, or as the man you see filling up his water bottle “at least six times a day.” Maybe you know him as “Fitzy,” or as fellow teacher Derek Thomas’s comedic rival. But the truth, however shocking it […]

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  • With a Little Help: A Profile of Chuck Webster

    By Lauren Hall  “I was an inconsistent high school student to say the least.” It is surprising to hear such a mediocre self-assessment come from Chuck Webster, the head of University High School.  Webster oversees one of the best college preparatory schools in the nation, with a strong and commanding presence. But his firm commitment […]

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  • Chris Morrison: Complacency’s Worst Enemy

    By Isaac Mervis “But when I stopped learning… I realized, you know what?  I kind of liked that learning thing,” said the man driving the soccer bus, swerving, and failing, to circumvent the pothole. Chris Morrison, now teacher, soccer coach, and honorary bus driver, at University High School of Indiana, has always had a passion […]

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  • Profile of Alicia LaMagdeleine

    By Tara Brugh Sitting down at the round table in her office, Alicia LaMagdeleine leaned back in her chair and looked over my head as she reminisced on an incident that left her temporarily blind for 36 hours. She brought her hand to her chin and repeated my question to herself. “Well, I don’t remember […]

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