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Thanks for Voice on Sexual Assault Dear Bethany, I read the article “Local Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault” in the Urbana Town Courier and found it thoroughly interesting. Today, sexual assault is such a prevalent problem yet nobody talks about…

Jingle All the Way to the Library

By Melissa Minsker The holiday season has arrived at the Urbana Regional Library. It’s always a frantic time, but why not gather the family and kick off your celebrations by joining your neighbors for some festive fun? Come on out…

Field Hockey Journal

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MPSSAA Championship Field Hockey Official Chrissy Makosy is pictured here (right) with her coaching partner Jami Campbell (left) on Urbana High School’s new Legacy Field.

By Chrissy Makosy I began my officiating journey fresh out of high school back in 1986. After trading in my cheerleading pom poms for a field hockey stick my sophomore year at Linganore High School, I played on the hockey…

Experiencing the History of the Americas

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Urbana High School students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Americas and European History classes enjoy an afternoon at the American Indian Museum.

By Sirad Hassan On Oct. 9, first-year students of Urbana High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program spent a morning exploring the National Museum of the American Indian. The Washington, D.C., museum presents many artifacts and historical figures in an interactive…

Influence of a Coach

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Urbana High School Principal Jay Berno was an athlete and coach long before he became UHS’ principal. Here Berno competes in a triathlon on May 23, 1993, at age 43. He came in first place. Berno competed in Centennial Lake Park.

By Jay Berno When you look in the mirror, you see a face that you have known all your life. But it is not the real you, the true you. The real you is that inner person directly responsible for…