Uni students take home Exploravision victory

Nathalie Stein, Editor

May 7, 2019

On March 1, two Exploravision teams at Uni learned of their victories: one in the 7-9 age division, and one in the 10-12 division. While Uni has often won in Exploravision, the success in multiple age divisions is a first. ...

Students rise to the occasion in Habitat bake-off

Nathalie Stein, Editor

February 25, 2019

On Monday, February 11, Uni’s Habitat for Humanity club hosted its annual fundraising bake-off in Uni gym. The event raised around $380 for Habitat’s affiliate in Clarksdale, Mississippi. All students could enter their baked goods i...

New bell system installed

Nathalie Stein, Editor

January 29, 2019

The beginning of second semester always brings changes. This year, that change took the form of a brand-new bell system. Instead of the traditional bell, the new system consists of a long tone and a ding-dong- listen here. I...

Latest sophomore history cheating scandal changes class policies, but will it affect culture?

Annette Lee and Nathalie Stein

November 28, 2018

Sophomore history class policies will see a significant shift after teacher Chris Butler learned of cheating during exams. Butler first became aware of students cheating with smartwatches after a parent reached out to him....

Thanksgiving food sale raises money for local food pantry 

Charlie Smith, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 19, Food Pantry Club held a Thanksgiving food sale in the kitchen to raise money for the Wesley Food Pantry.  This is Food Pantry Club’s one fundraiser they do every year. They also package food for the s...

College questions answered at sophomore coffee talks

Danielle Burgstrom, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

The sophomore coffee talks are meetings held by the SSO to help Uni sophomore parents better understand everything about applying to colleges. Students are not allowed to attend these meetings. The meetings act as a preparati...

Making our voices heard: Anya Kaplan-Hartnett on political activism

Charlotte Ebel, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

As our country becomes increasingly politically divided, more youth are becoming politically involved. Joining this national movement are many local students, including a number of students here at Uni. Anya Kaplan-Hartnet...

Get to Know: Dr. Camacho

Nathalie Stein, Editor

October 2, 2018

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Uni Faculty Organization informs parents of negotiation updates

Nathalie Stein, Editor

September 18, 2018

On Sept. 7, the Uni Faculty Organization (UFO) hosted a meeting to inform parents of new developments in ongoing contract negotiations with the University of Illinois. Held in Urbana’s Independent Media Center at 5 p.m, the UFO bo...

Faculty Spotlight: Mike Adams

Nathalie Stein, Editor

April 9, 2018

Mike Adams is Uni’s financial officer, and possibly the most important faculty member you’ve never heard of. He’s responsible for much of the day-to-day functions of Uni that keep it going and which we, the students, rar...

Students walk out in memory of Florida shooting

Nathalie Stein, Editor

March 15, 2018

At 10 AM on Wednesday, nearly the entire student body walked out of school and onto Uni’s courtyard to mourn the lives of the seventeen people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which occurred...

Uni High Governing Board seeks to define itself and prioritize student voices

Nathalie Stein and Abraham Han

March 15, 2018

When the strategic vision task report was released in the spring of 2017, many Uni students felt it failed to adequately include the voices of current students. But the newly-formed governing board is focused on prioritizing the ...