The Urban Legend

Letters to the Editor (Issue 2, 2019-20)

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 1, 2019

“The horoscopes were original, creative, and comical. I hope the entire Urban community can appreciate them.” — Melia Fillipow ‘20 Dear Melia, I also loved the horoscopes, and I am glad they appealed to the Urban community’s great sense of humor. — Loki “This is no joke, I actually...

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

College myths: busted

February 8, 2017

Urban students have a variety of perceptions about college, ranging from “they only care about the SAT/ACT scores” (Olive Rynberg-Going, ‘18) to “it’s just a stream of constant pain until all the applications are done” (EZ Singer, ‘19).  However, considering that students continue to apply...

Is Urban Educating Us?

Is Urban Educating Us?

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

February 5, 2016

Each day at Urban, my peers leave me in awe. They have diverse interests, take advanced classes, speak multiple languages, and hold the future in their palms. They dance so quickly to the rhythm of the school day that they often collide in the stairwell. They have the grace to immediately forgive and for...

Follow-up on Goucher’s video applications: high acceptance rates for diverse group of creative students

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

After the test run of Goucher’s video application, the results are in. The video application was introduced to applicants last fall as an optional alternative to more conventional application processes like the Common Application and the Universal College Application, which are both accepted by Goucher admi...

Goucher College introduces alternative video applications

Goucher College introduces alternative video applications

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2014

What would you say if you had two minutes to determine your college acceptance? Goucher College, a private liberal arts school in Baltimore, MD, has recently released a new video application as an alternative to the more conventional options. The video app is just one of three options at Goucher, alon...

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