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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  • Memorial Day

    This spring, I traveled to Europe in an effort to learn more about our country’s history, specifically the events and battles in which we participated during World War II. Gazing out from the reinforced window of this German bunker on the beaches of Normandy, with a view marred by copious amounts of barbed wire, I […]

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  • Why Homeland Is Must-Watch Television

    The most review-worthy fall premiere show is hands-down the second season of Homeland on Showtime. This R-rated show deals with most of the normally avoided dinner table topics: politics, sex and violence. So, if you’re too young to be watching shows with those themes, Homeland is not for you. Now, if you are interested in […]

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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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