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Education More Than a Test Thanks to Kristy Crawford for her July article on the Urbana woman who reluctantly gave up teaching because our approach of “teaching to the test” is failing to educate our children effectively. We would like to…

Are Apps Good For Babies?

By Robyn Monaco Is there a parent among us who hasn’t downloaded an “educational” app for our baby or toddler? I did for a flight from Baltimore to Rapid City, S.D., with a four-hour layover in between. It seemed like…

Ultimate Frisbee Gains Popularity in Urbana

Photo | Rishub Nahar

Ultimate Frisbee is a growing sport in Urbana and a recent game included (from left to right) Soham Roy, Nicholas Danner, Bhasswanth Portalanka and Navneeth Babra.

By Rishub Nahar On a summer evening in Urbana, you’ll find swirling disks cutting through air and whistling through space outside Centerville Elementary School. You can see about 30 sweat-drenched players pumping endless adrenalin, massive arrays of skills and personalities…

Becoming a Hawk: A Coach’s Story

By Kathryn Linehan I first came to Urbana High School (UHS) in 2010 as an assistant coach for the Hawk’s varsity girls basketball team. At the time, I was a longtime friend and former teammate of then head coach, Jessica…