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“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” makes poignant point during hurricane season

August Ackley, EIC of Digital Content

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January, following a documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth” that came out in 2006. Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk took on the sequel to the original movie. Shenk was also the cinematographer of...

Prom 2017

Zoe Meneghetti, Editor-In-Chief of News

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Features

Suit jackets draped around the edges of chairs, wrappers of red velvet cupcakes crumpled on the white tablecloth, and clusters of high-heels nudged in the corners of the floor set the scene of the Urban School’s 2017 prom night. Walking into the venue, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, it was impossible to mis...

MultiCulti brings a new crowd to the MultiCulti Week events

August Ackley, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

  Every fall, the leadership group Multi Culti, comprised of leaders of each affinity space, organizes Multi Culti Week, a week of forums and panels aiming to promote multicultural life at The Urban School and engage a diverse range of students. Affinity spaces are lunchtime clubs that are “clo...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, News, Taboo, Top Stories

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent interior of the convenience store, Jamie* eyed the glowing row of refrigerators lined up aga...

A closer look at the annual Urban Film Festival

Aiden Ryan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

Illicit substances. Fearsome beasts. Cucumbers. All of these topics and more are featured in this year’s Urban School Film Festival, an event run by video production, video/photography Teacher Kelli Yon and students interested in filmmaking. The purpose is to highlight Urban students’ video production...

Urban student creates film exploring use of Adderall

Vivien Manning, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Uncategorized

  Urban student Will Hoppin (’18) decided to closely examine ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and the use of Adderall in what has morphed into a film that explores his own and others’ relationship with Adderall. The film, titled “Amphetateens,” is told from Hoppin’s perspec...

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