New Year, New Mindset

By Ariana Katz The ball has been dropped and here we are with yet another year upon us. A year that each and every one of us has the full potential to shape and create whichever way we choose. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get all sentimental about how we should all sit in a […]

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  • Thoughts on Soon-to-be Endings

    By Emily Gardner When everything is culminating, you start to reminisce about everything that got you to this point. Every decision you made ultimately put you here (along with the choices of others muddling that up a little bit). Every relationship you formed and broke, every friendship, even the ones that didn’t last. You begin […]

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  • Reflections on Journalism

    By Lucia Ponader Indiana University High School Journalism Institute- July 2016 A dim hum of excited energy. People talking all at once, yet nobody really saying anything. Quick glances here or there; silent judging of how the next week will progress. The atmosphere, thick with nerves and questions, filling the room. I was in the registration […]

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  • Adventure on the Water: Summer ’16

    By Audrey Lupton I walked slowly down the rock embankment, following the light from my headlamp.  I held my two dry bags tightly under one arm and a tent and ground pad under the other. My attention was split between the fear of whatever was rustling in the bush next to me and listening to […]

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  • NSLC: Summer of Politics

    By Molly Risk This past summer, I traveled to to American University, located in Washington, DC, to attend a leadership conference. It was the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) program for Political Action and Public Policy. I had signed up for this program months in advance, yet as the date approached, I was really beginning […]

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  • Free Spirit Reflections: Fifty New Faces

    By Sydney Tomlinson I have a friend in every state in the U.S, plus the District of Columbia. That wasn’t the case a few short months ago, and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to say it today. How does one make fifty friends from across the nation, from Alaska to Alabama and everywhere […]

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  • UHS Novel Writing

    By Jordan McQuiston You may have heard of the Great American Novel. It’s a term that has been applied to such works of literature as Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Well, despite the fact that none of the novels written in UHS Novel Writing class this summer were quite to […]

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  • 2016 JEA/NSPA Convention

    By Grace Rozembajgier This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2016 JEA National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis with some fellow U-Post and UHS yearbook members. Joined by more than 4,000 students from across the country, we learned and were inspired by professional journalists on the ins and outs of the […]

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  • Facing Fears at the Grand Canyon

    By Lucia Ponader Over the summer I was able to take a trip to one of the most exquisite national treasures in America. My family and I went to the Grand Canyon. We were able to be there for the fourth of July, and we were in the canyon to celebrate 100 years of national […]

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  • My Summer ’16: Michigan Opportunity

    By Jon Gray My summer break was spent up on the shore of Lake Michigan, specifically in the town of Petoskey. I make the eight-hour drive almost every year, and I stay up at my grandparents’ cottage in Bay View, a smaller offshoot of Petoskey itself. The neighborhood is a tightly-wound community based around Methodist […]

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