MultiCulti week spreads awareness of activism through art

December 1, 2015

The theme: “Activism through the arts.” The vibe: “Celebration and pride.” The overarching question: “What do you value?” This is what Shafia Zaloom, health teacher and MultiCulti faculty leader, wrote to the bulletin board on the morning of Monday, October 19th. Every year, MultiCulti ho...

2015 Winter Art Show wows

2015 Winter Art Show wows

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

The 2015 Winter Art Show drew over 100 affirmative RSVPs on Facebook, and generated a buzz heard throughout the halls for a week prior. When the crepe paper hiding the wall installations was peeled back, Urban’s collective talent became apparent to anyone in attendance. Along with the numerous tradition...

Are dancers at the Urban School artists or athletes?

Dancers in the Urban Community participate in various types of dance outside of school.

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

How do we define an athlete? Most never question the athleticism behind common sports like basketball, soccer, or cross country. But dancers seem to be isolated in a realm of their own. Since not all dancers pursue dance competitively, it can be difficult to label dance as a sport. Martin Austin(‘16), who is...

The brain behind The Oxbow School tells all

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

Imagine a school where you can make art to your heart’s content, do your homework by a river, grow your own food, and have your creativity valued as much as your academic skills. Welcome to The Oxbow School. In 1997, Ann Hatch, along with leading California vineyard operators Robert and Margri...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition uses Alcatraz to retaliate against lack of freedom of speech

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

52 years after it held America’s worst criminals, Alcatraz is now home to the internationally renowned work of China’s famous art activist, Ai Weiwei. In 2011, Weiwei was secretly detained for 81 days in China, due to vocal criticism of his government, and he is still unable to leave the country...

Alum Zach Shedd talks to students about his work, gives advice

Zach Shedd speaks to Urban students about his life as an artist.

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2014

With a grey cardigan and brown oxfords, Urban alum Zach Shedd (’03) could have easily passed for an Urban teacher. On October 3, he came to talk to students during E5 and lunch. Even though he offered a disclaimer, saying, “I’m fairly young … I feel stupid about giving advice,” Shedd offered...

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