The Urban Legend

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...

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...

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018


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Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

HIPE survey deconstructs stereotypes about substance use at Urban

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Coming from a sheltered suburban middle school in the Peninsula where it seemed that nobody used substances, I knew nothing about The Urban School’s culture of partying and substance use. So, when seniors talked on a panel about their experiences with drugs and alcohol and when sophomores in my Spani...

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