When in Rome
                  When I wend to Rome, instead to taking pictures of monuments and ruins, I focused on the people and scenery of Italy. 

Otto Brown: Student or Administrator

Otto BrownStudent or Administrator?  Otto Brown is a senior U-High student. He has served on student council for two years, he is a member of the disciplinary review board and the assembly committee. He is a part of the handbook committee and was a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Committee. He is an active member of the student body which has brought him a reputation.

Through his experience he has built connections with the faculty and administration of the school. he says they have personal relationships but "they are here to do a job and so am I." He is not afraid to bring up hard topics with teachers or admins because he talks to them so much. he says "its easier to talk about something hard when its your 140th time talking to them instead of your first."

 But how close he is to the faculty and administration can alienate him from his fellow student. He hears it in the hallway or directly to his face. They call him a H…

Graffiti: Street Art or Vandalism?

Graffiti Street Art or Vandalism? While driving around Chicago, it is not hard to find murals on the walls of buildings and bridges. Many are beautiful and took a lot of time to create. They serve as a way to give some color to a neighborhood. While driving past some of my favorite murals, the Hubbard Street Murals, I began to notice the tagging and defacement on the walls.  

Some have even been painted over to cover up graffiti.

Another Mural in Hyde Park was also defaced.

Many people think of this kind of this when they hear about grafitii artists. They see the sketchy allys and industrial buildings.

But Graffiti can be beautiful and give color to communities just like the commissioned murals.


Going out and looking of Graffiti like that made me see the skill and beauty in everyday Graffiti.

Chicago has strict policy on graffiti and paints over it frequently, but should we censor these artists. They create just as beautiful art as the people payed to by the city. I believe that le…

Security at The University of Chicago

Security at The University of Chicago The University of Chicago is a very safe school. Campus and the surrounding neighborhood is below the city average for crime.  The University police force is the third largest campus police in the nation. Throughout campus there are 123 "emergency phones," almost one for every corner. Cameras are mounted on top of almost all the emergency phones. Clearly safety is a top priority for the University, but when is enough, enough?

One of the many emergency phones

 These Emergency phones are all over. The distance between two are no more then two blocks. They do lower crime in areas with them, but it comes at a cost. Everywhere you walk you are being watched. Privacy is compromised in the wake of safety.

Charlotte, one of the many security guards at Lab, agreed to an interview. "I do make a difference, because the daily regiment and focus that I have keep the students safe. Its when I get lazy is when my job means less and less"