The Urban Legend

Seniors write and direct annual one acts

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

Since the mid 1980s, Urban School students have had the chance to put on their own plays at through the One Acts class. One Acts is a class taken by seniors, where they are given the opportunity to write,  cast and direct their own plays in the Gumption Theater. All students at the Urban School, regardless...

An annoying sophomore’s take on his “favorite” Urban classes

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 18, 2017

Computer Science 1 & 2 My name for it: there are 10 types of people in this world, people who get binary and people who don’t. Computer Science is rather hard to explain, so I will define some of the terms that you may run into. Recursion: If someone says “you’re dumb,” then takes it...

GOP’s Obamacare replacement passes House of Representatives

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 13, 2017

  On Thursday, May 4, the American Health Care Act passed the House of Representatives 217 to 213. The vote came just one day after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) announced that the House would hold a vote for the bill.   The vote was largely along party lines, with all 192 Democrat me...

Tavon Tanner, a bullet, and what happened on the streets of Chicago

Tavon Tanner, a bullet, and what happened on the streets of Chicago

Zachary Ngin, Guest Writer

May 2, 2017

Chicago Tribune Tavon Tanner, a bullet, and what happened on the streets of Chicago E. Jason Wambsgans Winner for Feature Photography "He wanted to see the bullet. For weeks, he had felt it, a bump and an ache, lodged just below his left shoulder. Sometimes other kids asked if they could touch it, and he'd say yes, but not too hard."  Go » ...

The Eviction epidemic

The Eviction epidemic

Zachary Ngin, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

  Nonfiction The New Yorker The Eviction Epidemic Matthew Desmond Winner for General Nonfiction A masterpiece of storytelling and social justice journalism: "Not everyone living in a distressed neighborhood is associated with gang members, parole office...

Zachary Ngin, Guest Writer

May 2, 2017

What We’re Reading Every week, Urban's library leaders bring you great reads from around the web. They may include essays, journalism, humor, multimedia, fiction, and poetry. We hope that these pieces will inform, entertain, resonate, and start conversations. This week, I am highligh...

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