Drake Jellison and Radioactive Coal

[Insert Harry Potter theme] Now, I might just be scientifically sheltered, starved and otherwise oblivious, but this was serious news to me. ‘This’ being this–> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste Er, before I get to the Journalism-muse-science business, it’s best that I give you a nice excuse so you don’t fire me and/or say mean things to me in school […]

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  • How 9/11 Impacted Patriotism

    By Jake Thurman  Every year around September 11, most of us undoubtedly spend time discussing and reflecting on the events as they occurred in New York, Washington DC, and Summerset County, Pennsylvania. We are all familiar with the profound tragedy, the heroic tales of self-sacrifice, and the uplifting stories of a wounded nation coming together. […]

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  • What Does It Mean to Be a Trailblazer?

    For my last piece here on The U Post, I was asked to write about the graduating seniors. But I guess you could say I’m channelling my inner Sara Bareilles here because I’m not gonna write you a “senior story.” I could re-hash the things we’ve accomplished, but to be honest, that’s what this week—especially Friday’s Prize […]

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  • Trying to make you think. Trying too hard.

    Just think about this for a second. How many breaths do you take in every minute? No, stop that. Measuring while you’re reading is cheating. No, I mean it. Stop. If you don’t, I’ll… Um… I… NO! I digress, you probably didn’t know off the top of your head, nor do you remember each breath […]

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  • Why I Love Parks & Recreation

    There’s something inherently happy about a tiny horse. And by tiny horse, I don’t really mean a pony, although I have nothing against a good pony. I mean a miniature horse, like Li’l Sebastian from Parks and Recreation. Yesterday was the inaugural Happiness Day at University High School, and to me, this made-up holiday is […]

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  • A UHS Mascot: To Be or Not To Be?

    Mascots are physical representations of school pride. University may be spirited, but we lack this symbol of hope and enthusiasm. Larger schools – like Carmel and Park Tudor – use the characteristics of animals to portray a vision of their school. Animals like panthers and wildcats represent a winning spirit and the hope to win. […]

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