The Urban Legend

Urban students worry about the issue of theft

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

  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

   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

“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

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 ...

High expectations for participation hinder students’ grades

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

There are 15 minutes left of class when my teacher asks the students a question. After 30 seconds, only one student raises his hand. The teacher continues eyeing the room as she nearly begs for another student to put their hand up. My teacher aggressively asks the student with his hand raised to give...

How Twitter has changed Urban’s social culture

Alex Hoskins, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

If you want to see real Urban drama, log onto Twitter. Over the past few years, students have created a virtual community that allows them to challenge cultural norms and enjoy popular media. While this can be seen in the hallways at school, there is something special about the way Urban students in...

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