The Urban Legend

How Twitter has changed Urban’s social culture

Alex Hoskins, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

If you want to see real Urban drama, log onto Twitter. Over the past few years, students have created a virtual community that allows them to challenge cultural norms and enjoy popular media. While this can be seen in the hallways at school, there is something special about the way Urban students in...

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Urban will be hosting a series of workshops to discuss race issues in the United States and in our own smaller community. According to Clarke Weatherspoon, who introduced the workshops to the school during all school meeting on Monday morning. Weatherspoon wrote that the meetings...

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's "Appreciations Wall" that contained slang derived from the N-word. In response to this incident, members of the school have take...

History teacher Clarke Weatherspoon to become new freshman-sophomore dean at The Urban School

History teacher Clarke Weatherspoon to become new freshman-sophomore dean at The Urban School

Hannah Sears

June 10, 2011

Head of School Mark Salkind announced May 31 that Clarke Weatherspoon, an Urban history teacher, will become 9th and 10th grade dean next fall, replacing English teacher and dean Greg Monfils, who will return to full-time teaching. The change came about because Monfils felt he needed a change in ...

Urban students, teachers watch Egypt events unfold

Urban students, teachers watch Egypt events unfold

Adrienne von Schulthess, Staff writer

February 12, 2011

For days now, Urban students and teachers have watched Egypt, wondering how the mass protests would end. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down on Feb. 11, giving the military control of the country, according to The New York Times. Upon hearing of his resignation, “(t)ens of thousands...

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