The Urban Legend

How do students feel in light of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean’s murders?

How do students feel in light of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean’s murders?

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Atatiana Jefferson was murdered on October 12th, 2019. Botham Jean was murdered on September 6th, 2018. Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean. If you still don’t know their names, learn them. Then say them 20 more times. On October 23, 2019, Urban held a forum in memory of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson....

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a trend in the greater community. Within the walls of Urban, students’ and teachers’ perspectives on this infamous slump vary and contradict each other. A...

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Do Urban students know what’s in the handbook?

Do Urban students know what’s in the handbook?

November 27, 2019

“What handbook?” said Alex Uchimura ‘20 when asked if he had ever read Urban’s Student/Family Handbook. “Isn’t the handbook a Google Doc, not an actual book?” said Dustin Bobila ‘20, another Urban senior. Bobila’s question is reasonable. The Student/Parent Handbook is a PDF, and to...

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Ella Yitzhaki, a 17-year-old senior at Lowell High School, is not your average student. Since the 2012 presidential race, when she was only ten years old, politics have been Yitzhaki’s voice. Yitzhaki has met with prominent legislators including congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, whom she regards as her inspiration,...

Voices of the Climate March

Voices of the Climate March

Kyra Nagle, Arts & Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

Mackensie Park: “I went to the climate march because as people, we share this planet with a larger ecosystem of nature and animals; despite this, we have developed the idea that our luxuries are a right and not a privilege. Our actions that reflect a thoughtless consumerism are negatively affecti...

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