Character Skills Snapshot now a criteria in admissions

Nora Benmamoun, Editor

November 18, 2017

Filed under Features, News

This will be the first year that Uni is using the Character Skills Snapshot by the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as a criteria in the application process. The Character Skills Snapshot is supposed to provide Uni with...

Uni Students Unite to Help a Uni Grad

Stella Faux, Writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under Alumni, News

In October, Uni’s club ‘Students for a Better World’ raised $465 to send to Chinquapin Prep Academy, a 6-12 college preparatory school for gifted low-income and minority students in Highlands, Texas, a town in greater Housto...

Tyler Oakley visits UIUC

Zona Hrnjak

November 12, 2017

Filed under News

On Thursday, November 9, Tyler Oakley visited the University of Illinois for a discussion about the LGBTQ community, his work with the Trevor Project, and his Youtube platform. The event took place from 7-8pm at the Illini Union ...

Students dress up for Halloween!

Saahithi Maturi, Editor

November 7, 2017

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Wearing costumes to school is a yearly tradition that students greatly enjoy. On Halloween day students dressed up to show off their costumes and participate in the costume contest during lunch. Subfreshman Stefania Dzhaman as Coralin...

Dodgeball Tournament sans Sutton

Mallika Luthar, Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

This year’s annual Dodgeball Tournament was Habitat for Humanity Club’s first fundraiser since Social Studies teacher, Bill Sutton, the club’s founder, retired. The event, which took place in Kenney Gym, raised $747 and ...

Approving New Clubs at Uni

Paul D'Angelo, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Filed under News

The state of new clubs at Uni is at a standstill. While Student Council develops new bylaws for their Constitution of what constitutes a club, individuals hoping to start a club are currently unable to officially do so. Stude...

Rahi Miraftab-Salo breaks scoring record

Mallika Luthar, Editor

October 11, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Sports

As the 2017 boys soccer season starts to come to a close, Senior Rahi Miraftab-Salo has one more victory-- breaking the boys soccer career goal scoring record. The previous record was held by Patrick Wong (Class of 2013) at 9...

StudCo votes to disband Coding Club

Raya Gandhi, Author

October 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News

In a rare occurrence for Student Council, representatives voted to disband Coding Club. This vote came after weeks of discussion between Coding Club, Girls Who Code, teachers, students, and Student Council. The October 5 meeting...

New Uni website coming around winter break

Reed Phillips, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Uni’s website is due for a new look around winter break. The new site is developed by the World Wide Web class, led by computer science teacher Joel Beesley. Beesley says the new site should “provide a new vision into Un...

Administration hands Coding Club decision back to Student Council

Nora Benmamoun and Annette Lee

October 1, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

It is now up to Student Council (StudCo) to explore the next step regarding Girls Who Code and Coding Club, as well as the larger issue of club approval. At the Sept. 28 StudCo meeting, the controversy surrounding Uni’s two...

Alumni Profile: Melinda Taub

Umar Hanif, Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Alumni, News

In her time at Uni, Melinda Taub, from the Class of 2001, participated in theater, Russian club, and Interact for a Better World. Two weeks ago, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. Taub, along with he...

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