The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


Juniors Crystal Youanes, Melia Poulis, and Reeta Gappy pose behind a cider mill frame for a photo shoot.

StuCo’s Fall Festivities

Grace Jenkins, Reporter October 28, 2023

Upon entering the courtyard and seeing the copious amounts of donuts and pumpkins, student council members became ecstatic to see their ideas finally come to life. A cider mill, made by students for students,...


Christian Witte, Reporter October 20, 2023

“It’s America’s fastest growing sport,” junior Matteo Galui said.   Pickleball season has hit the Utica community with full force, captivating students and fac- ulty alike. Players of all skill...

Chieftain Charity Week

Chieftain Charity Week

Demetri O'Neill, Reporter October 15, 2021

During the week of Oct. 25, a special event will take place that gives students an opportunity to give, while also providing an opportunity for the school to give back to the community. Teacher Andrea...

Senior Nick Talerico after being recognized during the fall sports assembly on Competition Day.

Homecoming haunts the halls

Haley Grooms and Parker Hopkins November 1, 2019

Students spend hours at night perfecting the perfect outfits for one specific week out of the year. Creating the unique competition day shirt, spirit day outfits, and homecoming attire are all distinct...

Gifts from Student Council

Allie Massey, Online reporter October 29, 2019

As an unexpected and kind gesture, student council decided to make gifts for the teachers to give to them at parent teacher conferences. The members of student council wanted to show the teachers of...

Spooky scary spirit rock

Spooky scary spirit rock

Simmi Singh, Online Reporter October 2, 2019

Utica High kicks off the spooky season with decorating the spirit rock. Student Council has painted the rock in dedication of this year's homecoming theme "Haunted Victorian." The rock has many sentimental...

Spirit Week possesses students

Spirit Week possesses students

Aspen Halbhuber, Online Reporter September 17, 2019

In less than one week, on Monday, Sept. 23, Homecoming Spirit Week will be here to haunt the school. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for these spooky six days. Monday is "Haunted Havoc,"...

Club Fair to be held in school

Davan Palmer, Online Reporter September 16, 2019

The club fair will be held school on Tuesday, September 17th, during all lunches. The 14 club lineup includes a few larger clubs like Student Council, NHS, and Book Club, as well as smaller ones like Girls...

Lip Sync Battle Rescheduled

Lip Sync Battle Rescheduled

Oliver Gamez, Online Reporter April 16, 2019

Utica High School’s Lip Sync Battle was cancelled due to not enough students signing up. But don’t fret; it’s rescheduled for Thursday, May 2. "I'm kinda sad about not enough people wanting to...

Student Council decides new Homecoming theme

Hannah Piasecki, Design Editor June 6, 2018

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, most students are probably looking forward to the rapidly approaching day when the school year ends and summer begins. The beginning of summer also marks a...

The 2015 homecoming court poses for a picture after they are announced at the competition assembly.

Homecoming week competition date moved

Elizabeth Cetnar, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2017

"Nobody does it like Utica," associate principal Peter Paulon said. Paulon was speaking of competition day - the infamous day of fun for the students of Utica High School. A day of games, school and...

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The Winter Dance: How Did It Go?

Hannah Piasecki, Guest Reporter March 3, 2017

The music was booming and resonating as the blue light glowed in the main gym. The Winter Dance had begun and could potentially become a new tradition here at Utica High School. The second consecutive...

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