OPINION: Did Miley Cyrus’s 2013 Video Music Awards twerking controversy deserve the mainstream media’s attention?

Cyrus performs

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

At the 2013 Video Music Awards, popular performer Miley Cyrus twerked (a provocative dance involving the shaking of the butt) in front of a national audience of millions, causing uproar over the twittersphere, Reddit, and Facebook, where users decried Cyrus’ performance (warning: sexually suggestive content) as pop culture’s new low. Respected news sites replace...

High school students and self-publishing: Oh, the places your writing can go

Kyra Bergsund, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

If you yearn for more than just the attention of a teacher's eyes and the subsequent rubric slapped on top of a labored-over composition, the due date in your American Romanticism or Recent America class need not be the end of the production line. Outside the walls of Urban's intellectuals and...

Strictly Come Dancing: Urban’s newest physical activity class swings into action

Swing dancers strut their stuff in Golden Gate Park. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Little Koshka.

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

December 28, 2011

Nov. 28-It was a fairly routine morning assembly when ten members of the Urban community walked in front of the school and started dancing to Slim and Slam’s “Jump Session.” Laughs turned into interested stares as the group swung their way across the stage with smiles on their faces. Urban’s...

Prominent Chinese artist detained

The Unilever Series: Sunflower Seeds ©Ai Weiwei 2010

Cody Siler, Staff Writer

April 7, 2011

Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and architect, has disappeared since being detained by the authorities at the Beijing Airport on April 3. Ai, whose “Sunflower Seeds” installation is on display at the Tate Modern gallery in London, has been called China’s “most famous artist.” Ai h...

Feb. 10 Urban School Senior Art Show draws most contributors ever

Sarah Maccabee, Staff writer

February 9, 2011

The Urban Art Show is always an eagerly anticipated school event, and this year’s Feb. 10 show is no exception. With 26 students taking part in the Advanced Visual Arts Seminar, this year’s show has the highest number of participants ever. The first official winter art show was started in 2004,...

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