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Chinese teacher Juei-Chuan Hung heads to school wearing a hoodie he made in response to hate crimes against Asian Americans. “I am wearing this hoodie because I was a little frustrated at how slow our school responded to the Asian hate crimes that [have] happened [in the past year] while the pandemic hit,” Hung said.
Standing Up To Racism
By Phineas Mahlum April 5, 2021

Students and faculty at University Prep came together on March 25 to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community during a year where NBC reported hate crimes against Asian Americans are up 149 percent. This fishbowl-formatted discussion, hosted by the “Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union”, came a week after Robert Aaron Long a white man, murdered six Asian American women in Atlanta....

Senior Wally Bargeron checking his Pomona College acceptance Status.
The Next Step
Graduating Seniors reflect on their application process
By Phineas Mahlum April 5, 2021

With seniors starting to receive college admissions decisions, they now have a month to weigh schools and decide where they want to go. “I predict a lot of students will be wait listed as colleges try to figure out how many students will decide to go to their college this spring,” Associate Director of College Counseling Britten Nelson said. COVID-19 has completely changed this year’s application...

Women’s History Month offers an opportunity for reflection and acknowledgment as the fight for gender equity continues.
Supporting Gender Equity
Women’s History Month: A time for conversation
By Annabel Wickham, Reporter • April 5, 2021

The month of March celebrates women’s accomplishments and perseverance. In addition, this celebration of women is an opportunity to acknowledge the issues that are still present today as women continue to battle gender inequity.  Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau feels that it is extremely important to have strong female representation within University Prep, especially now that the...

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 Sophomres Sydney Goitia-Doran and Delia Rossi share a laugh during lunch on campus while Director of Upper School Joel Sohn takes attendance. Students eat socially distanced outside in the faculty parking lot.
Schedule Changes ... Again
By Sarah Burns, Reporter • April 6, 2021

The newest schedule of the year was implemented on March 10, which sparked a wide range of opinions among students and teachers. The full day schedule consists of three 95-minute...

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Boys’ Varisty tennis duo Eli Pruzan and Carter Cast play South Whidbey
in front of supporters on March 18, 2021.
Varsity Tennis Dominates
By Nick Rosenthal, Reporter • April 5, 2021

Earlier in the season the UPrep varsity boys tennis team hosted the South whidbey falcons at laurelhurst park. On this date, Wednesday March 18th, the UPrep varsity boys tennis...

Senior Colton Anderson practices at a varsity ultimate frisbee
POD on Dec. 3.
Precautions For Practice
December 14, 2020
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