The Urban Legend

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher...

Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly that is native to the South American Atlantic rainforest. The Guayaki company explains that the sharing of...

Behind the Scenes: ‘Matilda”s Process

Behind the Scenes: ‘Matilda”s Process

Maya Cambell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

This year members of Advanced Theater have plunged into action as they prepared to perform Urban’s Fall Production, “Matilda”. While the audience is presented with a final product, much goes unknown and unrecognized during the preparation of a production like this one. As student-led One Acts...

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose, and Online Editor

October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves and others. A homemade stick and poke tattoo, otherwise known as a DIY tattoo, involves only ...

Stigma limits use of mental health services at Urban 

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

A regular sight around Urban: dark eye bags and hands gripping onto cold brew as if their glass Starbucks bottle is a lifeline. The 420 students who attend Urban are stressed and overworked.  Kaern Kreyling's brown plush couch, colorful walls, and inviting purple orchids provide a calming escape f...

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