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Head of School Ronnie Codrington-
Cazeau frequently enjoys reading in the comfort of her home.
New Year, New Leadership
By Annabel Wickham and Sydney Goitia-Doran October 29, 2020

This school year brings two new administrators to guide University Prep through 2020’s uncharted territory. New Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau has worked in education for 29 years. While working at The Evergreen School, she heard about a job opportunity at UPrep. “When I came to visit after getting the job, I realized I could just feel myself here,” Codrington-Cazeau said....

Commissioner of Public Land Hilary Franz and Mayor of Malden, Washington Chris Ferrel embrace in front of a destroyed post office. The town of Malden was completely burned to the ground in a few hours following the fires that erupted on Labor Day.
West Coast Fires
By Phin Mahlum, Reporter • October 29, 2020

Wildfires setting millions of acres ablaze across the west coast forced UPrep students to stay inside for days on end in late September due to hazardous smoke. Senior and cross country runner Max Lagunoff had to change his schedule due to the toxic smoke. “We were not supposed to run outside as the AQI [air quality index] was unhealthy, meaning a lot of the team did not run at all, making a huge...

Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Contentious Election
By Anika Shashidhar, Managing Editor, uprepmedia.com • October 29, 2020

As Nov. 3 nears, polls open up and voters cast their ballots, University Prep upper schoolers feel the pressures of this election. Senior Lucas Sherman is phone banking for Arizona Senator Mark Kelly’s campaign and encouraging others to vote since he will not be 18. “Given all of the crises in our country now, I believe that this is one of the most important contemporary elections,” Sherman...

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With the transition to  online learning, the musical will perform online rather than in Founders Hall this semester.
Zoom Upstage Left
By Frank Higley, Reporter • October 29, 2020

Theater directors across the world face a unique problem this year: with theaters unsafe to use, they must rethink what form their shows will take. University Prep fine arts...

The male runners for UPrep
A Running Routine
September 23, 2020
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
May 17, 2020
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Sports Equipment in front of a “Black Lives Matter” Poster. Professional athletes have played a big role in ongoing racial justice protests.
Shots, Strikes, and Solidarity
By Siona Wadhawan, Reporter • October 29, 2020

From Naomi Osaka to  NBA player George Hill, athletes all over the sports world showed their solidarity amid a moment of reckoning in the United States. “Black Lives Matter”...

Freshman Beruk Sims jumps over mini hurdles at practice. The track team held a masked practice on October 14.
ATHLETES 0-1, COVID 1-0
October 29, 2020
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