Recess provides many benefits for students

Maya Greer, Writer

May 18, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

As finals draw near, stress increases as students do their best to prepare for their end-of-the-year exams. Not all stress is bad, and up to a certain point, it can be beneficial, driving a person to do their best. But once stre...

Cheers and Jeers

Lia Dankowicz, Writer

May 18, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

The 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close and the spring 2017 Gargoyle staff has compiled a list of what we believe are the highs and lows of this school year, or rather, the Cheers and Jeers. Cheers March to the Mosque ...

Bio Club Guppies

Martin Dalling

May 16, 2017

Filed under Features

You probably haven’t missed the two large aquarium tanks in the library, but if you have or don’t know the reason for why they’re there, Bio Club’s newest project in genetics has been to create an illini colored guppy....

Mental health issues present extra challenge to Uni students

Maya Greer

May 12, 2017

Filed under Features, News

Uni students, like any other students, have a variety of mental health problems, but students say that Uni’s competitive environment makes it hard to admit any mental health problems they might have for fear of being perceive...

One must be Dhar-ing

Grace Qiu

May 9, 2017

Filed under Alumni, Features

Vilas Dhar has forged his own path in order to fully integrate his passions with his skills by being willing to defy expectations and taking risks. Dhar left the successful law firm he founded with his brother when it didn’t ma...

Uni’s largely privileged population creates potentially unwelcome climate for lower income students

Umar Hanif, Writer

May 9, 2017

Filed under Features, News

Uni’s long struggle to achieve diversity has become as much of a staple of the school as its century-old building or eighth-grade class. Uni has had and continues to have problems when it comes to accurately representing...

These pizza places can’t be topped

Martin Dalling, Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Gourmet Gargoyle, Opinion

There are many different pizza places on campus and finding the best one is hard. So my friends and I tried out three different places to find the best. We tried Mia Za's, a classic campus spot, which had good toppings and was...

Should there be a 5th year of languages at Uni?

Lia Dankowicz, Writer

April 19, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Soon-to-be subfreshmen filling out the forms to attend Uni have one difficult choice they must make: choosing a language. Every Uni student is required to spend a minimum of two years learning one of the five offered foreign o...

A Little Clubbing Never Hurt Anybody

Lia Dankowicz, Writer

April 19, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase Carousel

With nearly 50 clubs for its approximately 300 students, Uni High has nearly twice as many clubs as Urbana High School has for over a thousand students. It is quite simple to start a club at Uni, requiring only a sponsor and t...

Students and teachers take issue with aspects of task force report

Umar Hanif, Martin Dalling, and Maya Greer

April 17, 2017

Filed under Features, News

Throughout the past week, Uni students and faculty alike have responded to the recently released Strategic Task Force Final Report. The report, which outlined various recommendations for Uni in terms of its academic affairs a...

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