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According to the Associated Press, Barrett is the first justice not to receive a single vote from the minority political party in the Senate.
A New Court
Students react to Justice Barrett's confirmation
By Abby Headstrom, Copy Editor • December 14, 2020

“I fear for their lives.” Librarian Leah Griffin was referring to minority groups, and specifically those protected by the Affordable Care Act, who may be affected by Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Oct. 26. Griffin is an advocate for local legislation, such as her most recent endeavor advocating for Washington State’s sex education bill that passed on Nov....

Sophomore Katharine Jackson measures the length of her cloth while making a blanket for the homeless on November 13th’s Service Day.
Service Requirements Pause
UPrep waives service hour requirements due to COVID-19
By Dane Bandow, Reporter • December 14, 2020

Director of Diversity and Community E-Chieh Lin announced that University Prep will not be requiring service hours for graduation until King County goes into Phase 3. Phase 3 is essentially when things begin to open up, and gatherings of more than 10 people are permitted. Her announcement acknowledged students’ confusion regarding service requirements for this year. Prior to this announcement,...

Image: Elena Tello (left)  and Ana Montes (right) perform Flamenco
Apart But Together
Fostering spaces to connect with each other at a critical time
By Siona Wadhawan, Reporter • December 14, 2020

Amid an ongoing pandemic, the tribulations of online school, uprisings across the world for Black Lives, and a recent presidential election, the UPrep community is dealing with a lot, all from a distance. For affinity group members such as junior Adriana Hernandez from Latine Student Union, hosting meetings online has been challenging, especially since it is her first year as leader. “Trying to...

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Menshutkina and her team sell soap, stickers and mocktails at a pre-pandemic event for The CitrusWay.
The Citrus Movement
By Anika Shashidhar, Managing Editor, • December 14, 2020

During her freshman and sophomore years at boarding school in Bristol, England, junior Katrina Menshutkina collaborated with five of her classmates to create The CitrusWay. “My...

Freshman Haydn Gleason does homework at her desk at home.
Re-Evaluating Grades
December 14, 2020
Zoom screenshot of the Washington State Students Demand Action Virtual Field Office team.
Activists Call for Gun Laws
December 14, 2020
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Senior Colton Anderson practices at a varsity ultimate frisbee
POD on Dec. 3.
Precautions For Practice
By Matthew Sage and Frank Higley December 14, 2020

University Prep adopted a new POD system for school sports as a replacement for the fall season, minimizing the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. A single POD consists of no...

Freshman Beruk Sims jumps over mini hurdles at practice. The track team held a masked practice on October 14.
October 29, 2020
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