The Urban Legend

Don’t Vote For A Celebrity in 2020

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

March 29, 2018

The candidacy and subsequent presidency of Donald Trump were shocking for a number of reasons, not least of which being his unprecedented status as a president with no government or military experience. Elected with experience only as a businessman and celebrity, Trump could be a one-off mistake that...

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

March 29, 2018

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left high school and entered college there would be a sudden risk of random predators coming out of the sha...

OPINION: We must be a generation of cognizant leaders

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

March 28, 2018

For Christmas this past year, my grandparents bought every woman in my family an automatic rape whistle. Wrapped in the unspoken expectation of eventual sexual assault, this gift terrified me. A few years ago I would have believed that an item like a rape whistle could significantly aid in preventing...

Youth civic engagement is vital to the success of our political system

Youth civic engagement is vital to the success of our political system

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017

Though it may seem that youth are voiceless until they have the right to vote, there are many ways to get involved, learn more about local politics or make one’s views on local issues heard and acknowledged. In fact, many of the issues that affect students the most, such as public transportatio...

Urban must preserve free speech in the face of extremism

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2017

The Urban School’s commitment to free speech and promotion of its core values of diversity and equality do not have to infringe on each other, even in these divided times. On the first day of every school year, Head of School Mark Salkind speaks to the Urban School’s core values, about how the scho...

Reality Hunger in the era of the alternative fact

Zachary Ngin, Guest Writer

October 24, 2017

“The life span of a fact is shrinking. I don’t think there’s time to save it,” writes David Shields in Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. In the seven years since those words were published, America has officially entered the post-truth era. The daily newspaper has become a tasteless thriller sho...

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