The Urban Legend

EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016


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   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing up to imitate black culture, naming the theme “wigga,” a combination of “white” and a racial slu...

India: How our lens shapes our experience

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016


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As I flew across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Bangalore, my head was filled with the images of India I had internalized during my History of South Asia class. These visions included destitute children in the streets, an open discord between Hindus and Muslims, and young people whose choices ...

Urban students worry about the issue of theft

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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  Like many private schools, Urban strives to create a small, close-knit, and safe environment. This isolated culture creates what is commonly called a “bubble,” or a fortunate situation isolated from reality. Ample funding for the school is used to forge an environment that intends to foster intellec...

Urban students must commit to commitments

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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   Today at Urban, it’s not uncommon to see a student rushing from a B period class to a lunchtime club, back to class, then straight to an after school sport, without finishing the C period homework that was due yesterday. Overcommitting and being unable to effectively manage each activity is not ben...

The Urban Quitting Conundrum

Emma Draisin

October 1, 2015


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“Quitters never win” and “It’s always too early to quit” are common expressions people hear everyday. The idea that someone who quits is bound for failure is a common belief within our culture, ultimately making people feel stuck and required to continue an activity. But what if someon...

EDITORIAL: Urban’s grading system needs to change

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015


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We all know the drill. On the Friday two weeks after term, Urban students log in to PCR a few minutes before 5 PM and refresh their browsers until the latest course report appears. The stress of opening up course reports and frantically scrolling through them to catch a glimpse of the letter grades ...

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