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Senior regrets

Senior regrets

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Larkin White One time freshman year in history class, Charisse was telling a story about how at this other school she was teaching at, some students told her when people are talking she just stares at them with no expression on their face and it’s scary. I just blurted out halfway t...

Does senior spring reduce productivity?

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior spring, as a concept, exists in most high schools across the country, but Urban’s competitive environment and trimester system makes the pandemic of senioritis take a unique form. Urban’s core values state that learning is “an active, joyful process of discovery where students are challenged t...

Snapchat era challenges generational ideas of privacy

Emma Drainsin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

May 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Over 3.5 billion Snapchats are sent every day, according to a 2017 report by statista.com. Possessing the ability to capture every moment with the touch of a button, Snapchat and other similar interfaces have become increasingly popular with teenagers. But what happens when someone doesn’t want...

Urban expands curriculum with new multidisciplinary classes

Lily Daniel, Editor of Caboose

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features

With the addition of two new multidisciplinary classes for the fall of 2018 to its already diverse catalog, Urban is pushing students to experiment with yet another style and structure of learning. Both Rethinking Poverty and Global Migration: Who, Where, Why will be offered next year. They blen...

Why we have an English teaching fellow

Eli Gordon

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Marketed with the perks of a paid salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and the chance to apprentice under top-tier high school English teachers, Urban’s English teaching fellow program offers one recent college graduate with an interest in teaching the opportunity to learn in a school environmen...

Sexual assault cases impact Urban students’ media consumption

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features

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...

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