The Urban Legend

Sexual assault cases impact Urban students’ media consumption

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration

April 3, 2018


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As #MeToo becomes one of the most used hashtags and black dresses are worn to a televised award show to protest sexual harassment, women are gaining more access to global support and platforms to speak up and share their experiences with sexual assault in their careers. Over the past few months, the v...

Do emotions have a place in the classroom?

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

March 29, 2018


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We all sat in the classroom, stunned by the brutality and shock of last night’s reading. This is my Women’s United States History class, and we had just read “It Was like All of Us Had Been Raped” : Sexual Violence, Community Mobilization, and the African American Freedom Struggle, a reading tha...

Student usage of the Juul concerns Urban School health department

Lola McAllister, Editor-in-Chief, Design

March 28, 2018


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   Posters adorn Urban’s walls with messages such as “don’t be a fuul, put down the juul,” with warnings of erectile dysfunction and the dangers of nicotine addictions. They make it clear that members of our community are aware of, and perhaps taking action against, the Juul (stylized as the JUUL)...

Have frequent mass shootings become an inevitable violence in the U.S.?

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

February 13, 2018


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On a Friday morning in December of 2012, I was home from school sick and sitting in my kitchen as I watched the news. At the age of 13, I was an avid CNN watcher, keeping up with every natural disaster and news story that hit. But, on this Monday, sitting in my pajamas, the story that hit was unimagin...

We talk.

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

February 6, 2018


Filed under Health

When I first came to Urban my sophomore year, I never considered introversion or extroversion to be a large factor of the high school experience until I heard a rumor that “Urban is a school for extroverts.” As an anxiety-ridden young transfer, it lead me to believe that students who were ambivert...

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

You know you have won Urban when your high school research paper is assigned reading for Dan Matz’s History of South Asia class. Hannah Dreier’s (‘04) research paper she wrote as an Urban junior stood its own despite being sandwiched between the founding documents of India and historical analyse...

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