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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...

Amid the pandemic, private schools across the country have considered Small Business Administration relief. UPrep decided against taking out a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan.
Independent Schools Weigh Federal Recovery Loans
By Beatrice Cappio, Editor-in-chief • May 18, 2020

Anticipating greater financial aid need and lower consumer confidence, independent schools are not immune to growing financial burdens associated with the pandemic.  While federal lawmakers aim to keep small businesses and nonprofits afloat, some private institutions, including University Prep, have considered whether to take advantage of government-funded recovery programs. As reported in the...

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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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