Category: Academics

AAVE AIN’T NO JOKE PT 1

A question was asked, “Why do Black people use the word ‘you’ in the wrong context? Such as ‘you ugly’ instead of ‘you’re ugly’.” It’s not wrong; it’s actually called a copula deletion. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek…

Girls in STEM

“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering,” declared President Barack Obama in the February of 2013. “We’ve got half the population that is…

Class Color Day Disaster

Every year Urbana High School goes all out for Spirit Week.  The students at UHS assign a day of the week for class color day because the school no longer endorses it. This is all because the Class of 2014…

Senior Year Reflection

Senior year: the year I’ve been waiting for since I left Franklin Middle School for Central High School. Rising-freshman Kerry-Ann wanted to get through high school easily before transitioning to an amazing college. I maintained that naïve mindset as an…

Fall Sports Senior Nights

Senior nights in sports have come to be more than just a respectful recognition for the elders of the team. They have come to symbolize certain athlete’s immense dedication, loyalty and love for their sport, but also a time of…

Homeschooling

Currently, in the United States there are around two million kids who are being homeschooled. Students who are homeschooled believe they are more up to learning more on their own than they are in public school. Because some say it…

UHS Deans Crack Down on Dress Code

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the shorts are getting shorter, and the Urbana High School deans are cracking down on dress code infractions. The UHS Student Handbook states, “Student pants must rest at least on…