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Hawk Fest 2.0 Revives Hawk Pride

By Ridhi Chaudhary After its success last year, Urbana High School (UHS) hosted its second annual Hawk Fest on April 26. More than 2,500 attendees enjoyed an afternoon full of games, club-sponsored events, and (of course!) mouthwatering food. The event…

Urbana High School Annual Art Show

Photo | Surovi Laxmi Bain

Urbana High School senior Sarah Blocher stands in front of her artwork, which was displayed in UHS’s front lobby during the annual student art exhibit.

By Surovi Laxmi Bain On May 16, Urbana High School (UHS) students exhibited their work in the art department’s annual end-of-year art show in the front lobby of the school building. To UHS senior Sarah Blocher, 18, this event was…

Urbana Choirs Hit New York City

Photos | Pamela Schipper

On April 4, the Urbana High School Concert Choir (pictured here), the Chamber Ensemble and the Show Choir competed in the Heritage Music Festival Competition at New York City’s Riverside Church. The UHS groups brought home three gold superior ratings and a choral sweepstakes trophy.

By Monika McCormick On April 4, the Urbana High School choirs — Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble and Show Choir — participated in the Heritage Music Festival in New York City. A total of 68 musicians performed at the Riverside Church…

Show and Tell: Katie Blake

Photo | Eleanor Crawford

“The Sun God” is a portrayal of the Japanese sun god, Amaterasu, drawn by Katie Blake, a freshman at Urbana High School.

By Eleanor Crawford Whether utilizing pen, colored pencil, charcoal or oil pastel, Katie Blake of Urbana High School (UHS) says her favorite thing about making art is “that I always have room to improve.” Blake, currently a freshman at UHS,…