The Ubiquity

Violet Mbela
Hello! My name is Violet, I’m a senior and I’m so happy to be spending my final year in high school as a member of The Ubiquity! Not only did I further my writing and learn life-long skills, but the class allowed me to also reach out to students and share my voice. This class makes me feel so connected with the student body and is such a fulfilling course to take. This is a crazy year for all of us, but we can still make it count! And yes this is a complete advert, but the senior Ubiquity staff needs a legacy, so deal with it. :)

P.S. Wear a mask!!!


9.28.20 Update

This week, I spent most of my time wading through the deep sea of college applications. Despite everything I have heard about college applications and the fear thrust upon me from prior graduating classes, it really isn’t the essay itself that’ll tire you out-- it’s the physical application: ticking boxes, looking for tax returns. Having to sit down for an hour and fill out financial and personal information into multiple different college application portals is absolutely draining, and exhausting in its repetitive nature. I mean, there’s only so many times that I can fill out my favorite extracurricular activities before my brain goes fuzzy. At least the personal essay is engaging and allows students to tell a story. But the applications? I feel like I’m working a 9 to 5 and pushing paperwork for the Monopoly man. All I need is a cubicle and some office wear. I hate it.

Violet Mbela, Assistant Editor

Oct 07, 2020
Students Fight to take the SATS (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Picking Favorites (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Eat Right, Eat This (Story)
Sep 05, 2020
Consideration from the Kitchen (Story)
Sep 05, 2020
Derecho Devastates Iowa (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
The Latest in Pop Culture (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Staff Profile: Midori Foster (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Harmon’s Flimsy Hold on the First Amendment (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
QH Guild Theatre’s Upcoming Production (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
REBS Cards: What They Are and Why You Want Them (Story)
Sep 07, 2019
Law and Order: Sibling Victims Unit (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Why Winter is Better Than Summer (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2019
Bring Your Pet to School (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Pisces are Superior: Signed, a Pisces (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2019
Restocking at QH – Using Lucky Charms Bars to Poison Students: An Exposé (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
It’s the Final Countdown (Story/Media)
Nov 25, 2018
Does Homework Really help Students Learn? (Story/Media)
Nov 07, 2018
Some People Are Too Old to Vote (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Kanye for President 2020: Why We should Study Pop Culture (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2018
Club Rush or Club Rage? (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2018
Sexism in Dress Code Enforcement (Story/Media)
May 24, 2018
All Work and No Play Makes QH a Very Dull School (Story/Media)
Apr 06, 2018
Not Just Pom Poms and Skirts (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
What Has the Quartz Hill Cheerleading Team Been up to? (Media)
Mar 26, 2018
Students and Teachers React to Arming Teachers (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Course Selections and New Classes (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
Sports: Yay or Nay? (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Macbeth and Hamlet are Dirt-Poor (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Is Common Core More Harm Than Good? (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Censorship Breeds Ignorance (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Mozart vs. Manson: Should Students Do Homework with Music Playing? (Story)
Aug 25, 2017 (Story)
Aug 11, 2017
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