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Thousands of people marched down the streets of Seattle to protest police brutality against black people.
Uprep Students Protest to Support Black Lives Matter
By Olivia Poolos, Editor-in-chief • June 8, 2020

Since May 29, thousands of people, including some University Prep students, have crowded the streets of Seattle to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality against black Americans.  Floyd was an African American man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police. A passerby shot a video that circulated on the internet that showed former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck...

New opportunities for college to compete could change how future applicants approach the college admission process.
Changing the Game
By Anna Inghram, Copy Editor • May 20, 2020

As the result of a recent Department of Justice investigation, colleges across the United States have gained new opportunities to compete for students. For decades, the path of the college admissions process has remained largely unchanged, but future applicants may find themselves in uncharted territory.  In November 2017, the U.S. DOJ began investigating the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices...

Assistant Head of School and Director of Upper School Ken Jaffe ends a tenure at UPrep that lasted more than two decades. Jaffe says he’ll have time to learn new things and possibly look for another job.
So Long, Farewell
By Abby Headstrom, Reporter • May 18, 2020

Ken Jaffe After 22 years at University Prep, Assistant Head of School and Director of Upper School Ken Jaffe will be stepping down from his position at the end of the school year. Jaffe began considering the future of his career starting in the middle of 2019. “I’ve been [at UPrep] a long time, and at a certain point you start wondering, for both yourself and the school, whether it’s time...

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Senior Thank Yous
Senior Thank Yous
By The Class of 2020 • May 18, 2020

Editor's Note: Submissions have been edited for explicit content but not for conventions. All notes completed before the May 1 deadline will appear in the print issue. Azita Shirinzadeh Ms....

The Class of 2019 poses for a photo at their graduation last June. Traditionally, the outgoing senior class graduates in a June ceremony at McCaw Hall.
Where's the Gown?
May 18, 2020
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A student sifts through a list of summer programs found on the University Prep website. UPrep has a large assortment of resources available to students for finding summer opportunities.
Summer in Limbo
By Aidan Lee, Photo Editor • May 18, 2020

From college counselors recommending part-time jobs at a grocery stores to parents pushing programs on college campuses, rising seniors at University Prep are encouraged to spend...

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Signing Off

Signing Off

May 18, 2020

Journalists at their best are bringers of light within their communities. As...

The Final Address

The Final Address

May 18, 2020

So this is the end of the road. University Prep, thank you for everything....

UPrep’s New Leader

UPrep’s New Leader

May 18, 2020

The only right way to start this is to thank my fellow executives — Michael,...

Diversity on a Pedestal

Diversity on a Pedestal

May 18, 2020

Our senior physics class had a unit on race, and to wrap up the unit, our teacher...

We Need Activism Not Slacktivism

We Need Activism Not Slacktivism

April 3, 2020

From the Parkland shooting to Trump’s impeachment, we all remember that time...

End Academic Entitlement

End Academic Entitlement

April 3, 2020

To the chagrin of some and the relief of others, we will not be at University...

Shopping Smarter

Shopping Smarter

March 6, 2020

Each morning when we choose what clothes to wear for the day, we decide how...

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The Student News Site of University Prep
The Student News Site of University Prep