The Urban Legend

Why I’m with her

Skylar Baker, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016


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"Since her first presidential campaign in 2008, I've viewed Clinton as someone who exemplifies the very things my family has raised me to value: female empowerment, generosity, open-mindedness, and moderation."

Why I support Donald Trump

Latté Hutchinson, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016


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"Though agreeing with some of Trump’s tactics is rare at Urban, I think it is important to stand up for what I believe in despite the social consequences"

Urban Students Rush into Calculus

Emmy Hicks-Jablons, Staff Writer

June 8, 2016


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It is nearly impossible to go through your Junior year of high school without hearing the words; “Will this look bad for college?” At Urban, this question is particularly present during the beginning of the Spring trimester, as students select courses for the next school year. This course select...

Where Nobody Says “Shhh”

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

June 7, 2016


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   Public library. If you were asked to associate a sound with the term, a certain throaty hissiness might come to mind, the muffled humiliation of a librarian’s shush. Or maybe you’d hear the constant scurry of turning pages or the harsh beep of the automated checkout. Lying in the same realm of sensatio...

Emotions Play Vital & Underrated Role in Classroom

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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The first attack occurred on July 30, 2015 during the gay pride parade in Jerusalem. Six people were stabbed and one — a sixteen year-old Israeli girl named Shira Banki — died from her wounds. Less than a night later in West Bank, two Israeli settlers burned the home of a Palestinian family to the ...

Dependency on tech translates outside classroom

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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Looking back on the high school application process, I find myself classifying the bulk of the essay prompts under the umbrella of influential figures, past challenges, and personal growth. Amidst this abundance of mundane, personal prompts, one written prompt, prior to a high school interview, stood ...

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