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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…