Inside the 2019 Winter Art Show

Aisha Catena Foster 19' Winter Art Show. By Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 18 dedicated Urban artists will gather in the Page Street building to present their installations which have been weeks in the making as a part of the Winter Art Show. The Winter Art Show class runs annually during Winter term, providing Seniors with an “opportunity to deepen an ...

REVIEW: Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” depicts dramatic, dark side of suburban adolescene

Gia Coppola's directoral debut,

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

If being a teenager is marked by drama and exaggeration, the movie “Palo Alto”depicts it well. “Palo Alto”is directed by Gia Coppola and based on short stories by actor James Franco, who graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996. Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts, “Palo Alto” depicts the darker sides of teen life: Sex, drugs, friendship, a...

REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” overwhelms but entertains

Niki King Fredel

March 20, 2014

It is complicated, quirky, and aesthetically pleasing. It is a flashback within a flashback, stretching across three eras: the ‘80s, ‘60s, and ‘30s. The cast is large and star-studded, with each character hugely important in some way to the execution of the movie. The plot is, at its simplest ...

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Captain Phi...

Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather’s exhibit “Valediction” bids farewell to Bay Bridge east span

Hughen and Starkweather's Drawing

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Jennifer Starkweather, a visual arts teacher at Urban, is saying farewell in her own way to the old east span of the Bay Bridge, a part of the San Francisco skyline since 1936. “Valediction,” a series of drawings using gouache, pencil, and ink, was being exhibited until Oct. 19 at Electric Works, a ga...

The She’s take on center stage

Urban's Sami Perez ('13) and Sinclair Riley ('13) play on May 4th at The Fillmore.

Aideen Murphy, Staff Writer

May 30, 2013

Blue lights sweep the stage. The energy in the room is rising, like a tidal wave building up momentum. Four girls emerge from backstage, and suddenly, the sound swells into a roar. Each member is dressed in different and quirky clothing styles, exuding an alternative vibe. The band begins playing...

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