Homecoming is No Homerun

Utimes Staff

October 23, 2013

As each school year begins, the homecoming celebration ensues. From the first week of school, student council is busily planning a dance, parade, pep rally and spirit week. In addition, the fall sports teams and clubs begin designing...

Handling the Fear Factor

March 27, 2013

By Michael Johnson The beads of sweat coalesce on your forehead and your heart is pounding an SOS in your chest.  Surely, there must be a fire in the building or an approaching tornado.  No, it's just another standardized...

Arming Teachers

Arming Teachers

February 26, 2013

Media Bombards Teens with Sex

Asia Garrison and Madeline Lewis, Guest Writers

January 17, 2012

It is the year 2011, and we face a problem that wasn’t even a topic of discussion twenty years ago. The topic is sex. Sex is something we can’t escape or get around nowadays. Its presence in the media is prevalent in popular...

Ending Violence in our School is Worth the Fight

Michael Johnson, Editorial Writer

January 10, 2012

In these times when reports of the “knockout game” are consuming the headlines, how are we to view episodes of physical violence at school? Is school violence a fact of life, an inevitable product of teenage hormones and immature...

A Case For Uniforms

Caroline Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2011

Uniforms are not created as a quintessential solution for all school problems, but they do help create a better environment with more pride in schools and an appreciation of a person as a whole. We live in a materialistic world...

A Case Against Uniforms

Michael Johnson

October 3, 2011

The looming threat of school uniforms has reared its ugly head at University City High School.  What crisis is this visible display of conformity supposed to solve?  The empirical evidence does not support the delusion that...

Is the Cost of Education too High?

Ethan Farber

March 21, 2011

Let’s face it—we’re in a recession.  It is a recovering recession, but a recession nonetheless.  Since the stock market crash of 2008, prices have been down, companies have filed for bankruptcy, loans have been scarce,...

“Re”-districting provides nothing new

Elliot Wilson

February 10, 2011

Let’s face some unfortunate facts about our school’s achievement gap. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released astonishing figures: 91% of U. City’s white students are proficient in...

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