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The Student News Site of University Prep

The Puma Press

The Student News Site of University Prep

The Puma Press

Wynne Johnson hands award-winning author Chanel Miller a microphone to read a portion of her book “Know My Name” written in 2019. They stand in front of an audience of students, speakers, parents and staff in UPrep’s newly built ULab.
A Change in Tide
By Sydney Woogerd and Naz Kuti March 1, 2024

After more than a year of dedication and work, the “Waves-of-Change” themed Student Organized Consent Conference made its big splash on Feb. 10 in UPrep’s newly constructed...

Artist senior Talia Weiss proudly stands next to her mobile after repairing it twice.
Vandalism Strikes Community
By Max Cook March 1, 2024

During the recent winter intensive, a Jewish inspired mobile was vandalized. Its strings, which held Jewish symbols, were cut and creased.  The mobile showcased a Nazar amulet...

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Streat works with students to prepare for a debate during practice.
Coach Corey

It’s just before a middle school debate tournament, and one of the students is beginning to panic. They’re feeling the pressure of competition, and with so much thought of...

Ninth grader Noah Roth cuts steel at the robotics club meeting after school. The group has been a passion of his for a long time. “I’ve been doing it for a third of my life. I’ve been doing it for all of my UPrep career, and I plan on continuing to do it. It’s just been my touch point for everything I’m doing with UPrep.” Roth said.
Expanding Abilities

With the opening of the ULab, there are many places to explore throughout the new building: one of them, located front and center on the second floor, is the new makerspace. Along...

New Kid On The Block
New Kid On The Block

ULab Grand Opening  Almost a decade after announcing plans to develop a new building, students have been welcomed into the ULab. The first big change to campus since the development...

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Junior Sara Jackson reaches for a pass during the senior night game against South Whidbey.
Slam Dunk Season
By Graham Thomson March 1, 2024

  After being sent to the losers bracket in the conference playoffs, the Pumas fought to survive against Granite Falls, to whom they lost twice earlier in the season. In...

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Junior Sophia Spagnola jumps for the tip-off against Bush
Tip-Off
By Sol Starin, Copy Editor • February 29, 2024

After a playoff run last year, The University Prep Girls Basketball team looks for yet another successful season. As the season kicks off, varsity...

Seattle Sounders stadium, Lumen Field before their quarterfinal match against LAFC
A Performance to Forget 
February 29, 2024
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Streat works with students to prepare for a debate during practice.
Coach Corey
By Katharine Evans and Jahya Hinkel March 1, 2024

It’s just before a middle school debate tournament, and one of the students is beginning to panic. They’re feeling the pressure of competition, and with so much thought of...

Hello! My Name Is...
Hello! My Name Is...
October 13, 2023
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People Don’t Know How to Have Proper Discourse
People Don’t Know How to Have Proper Discourse
By Max Cook March 1, 2024

Having difficult conversations about politics or any charged issue is tough, but we still must remain polite in how we show up. Younger generations are losing the ability to have...

The Barrier to Success
December 11, 2023
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