1: Explanation posted below. The answer is "Third Punic War," and the password to the video is "thirdpunicwar."
2: All of the books in the backpack are from sophomore year (Great Gatsby, Honors Chem, Latin 2, etc.) besides the Macroeconomics textbook. Also, the planner says "Read p.137" for a 3rd period music class (other assignments are "practice for audition" and "print music") on a Thursday even though there is no 3rd period on Thursdays. These two items ("Items: 2") clearly don't belong, especially since 137 is the only odd number out of all the numbers in the planner ("Look for the odd one out"). Connecting these two items implies that the solution has to do with p.137 of the macroeconomics textbook, and this further implies that the "C L W" in the note stands for "Column Line Word." Each of the five rows in the table in the note represents a word; combining these words together yields the phrase "capital of the United States," which is Washington D.C. - thus, the password to the Google account is "washingtondc."
3: The email from the teacher in the Gmail account tells the student to "connect the dots" and "follow the images towards wherever they may point you." Each image on the Google Drive corresponds to a location at Uni, and connecting the locations yields an arrow that points towards Room 222 (Mr. Michalak's room). Because the image that corresponded with Room 222 was a picture of the side door, the fourth clue was hidden in the gap between the door and the doorframe. (The hint is supposed to mean, "Look closely at the location denoted by the picture that the arrow points towards.")
4: The main point to grasp for this clue is that there are only a few ways to concisely indicate a specific teacher (first/last name, initials, room number, subject, telephone extension). Since there are four pictures in the clue (Challenger space shuttle disaster, food pyramid, February 29th, Ancient Rome), and four numbers in each teacher's telephone extension, it could have been possible to immediately notice the connection between the two. However, a much simpler way to solve the clue is just to try every possibility (connect the words into a phrase, take the first letter, etc.) until realizing that each image has a specific number associated with it (7 people died on the Challenger, 6 major food groups, 4-year cycle of leap years, 7 hills/kings of Rome). 7647 is Mrs. Fox's telephone extension, so the answer to the clue is Mrs. Fox.
Congratulations to everyone who tried to solve the clue! We hope that all of you had fun running around school and catching imaginary hackers. Don't forget to go to formal - tickets this week are only $60 w/ ASB, $75 w/o ASB, and $75 at the door.
Congrats to Kanyes Thaker for solving Part 4! Full solution will be posted soon
extra tip(s): look carefully and don't let people see what you're doing
extra hint: reading the Sherlock Holmes novels might also help
Earlier today, someone (for whatever reason) commented their solution to the first clue, then attempted to "cover it up" with another comment (see screenshot below for reference). This clearly interferes with the contest, so to make this process as fair as possible, here is the solution to Clue 1 - we wish you the best of luck in continuing your hunt for the final solution. For those of you who had already solved the first clue, and thus lost your fairly gained advantage due to this issue, I would like to apologize on behalf of the person who chose to share their solution. I really never thought I would have to say this, but please don't comment/post your solutions to the clues. If similar issues arise in the future, we'll make sure to take steps to prevent them from interfering with what was meant to be a fun, fair experience for everyone - but for now, happy solving! -UHS JCL
Congratulations to Keyan for solving Part 3!
Congratulations to Kelly and Jonathan Huang for Solving Part 2!