The Urban Legend

Students at Pitzer college spark debate on appropriation of hoop earrings

Students at Pitzer college spark debate on appropriation of hoop earrings

Lily Daniel, Caboose Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

After a group of Latino students at Pitzer College expressed their frustration with white students wearing hoops on a free speech wall on March 4th, Urban students of color began to voice their opinions on hoops as cultural appropriation. Jacquelyn Aguilera (Pitzer ’19), one of the students who paint...

Going the distance: a look at commuting students

Lena Bianchi, Head of illustration

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

During the time it might take one to get ready for school, going through one's leisurely routine, many fellow students from outside of the city have been awake for hours in order to catch the bus and make it to school on time. While many students at The Urban School live in San Francisco or have grown ...

The test you don’t want to blow

The test you don’t want to blow

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Before entering the Fall Dance at the Urban School, excitement surrounded the students as they took photos, painted sparkles on their face, and prepared for the space-rave-themed dance, all while waiting in line to be breathalyzed by an Urban faculty member. Since 2011, Urban has required every student...

The challenges of teaching at Urban: a veteran perspective and a new teacher perspective

Lola McAllister, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


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Students and parents of students enrolled at Urban were asked to rank 20 factors that helped determine their high school decision. The top two responses were related to Urban’s faculty. According to Urban’s 2016 admissions survey, sent by the Urban admissions team, 83 percent of Urban families ra...

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...

Urban diets

Lily Daniel, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Features

As kale chips have gone from a crunchy hipster trend to a San Francisco corner store staple, it seems as if healthy and clean dietary choices are taking over the world. While approximately 3.2 percent of Americans eat a vegetarian diet, according to a study by Harris Insights and Analytics, a market researc...

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