The Urban Legend

Urban faculty reflects on reformed grading system

Ben Katznelson, News Editor

May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean, announced on April 16 that Urban’s grading system had been overhauled for the spring term. In his email, Ruth described the new grading...

Seniors take classes to explore what’s next

Alyssa Romo, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

In the spring term of each school year , the Urban School offers exclusively senior courses that explore topics not included in the Urban curriculum called Senior Spring classes: One Acts, Cal Studies, Research and Action Project, and Art as a Daily Practice. Among these, RAP and Art as a Daily Practice...

An annoying sophomore’s take on his “favorite” Urban classes

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 18, 2017

Computer Science 1 & 2 My name for it: there are 10 types of people in this world, people who get binary and people who don’t. Computer Science is rather hard to explain, so I will define some of the terms that you may run into. Recursion: If someone says “you’re dumb,” then takes it...

From Computer Science to Global Lit Nigeria: How the Urban school’s electives come to be

Students in the Global Lit: Nigeria English Class.

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

  From Modern Middle East to Infectious Disease, Urban’s curriculum boasts a strong course catalogue of diverse elective offerings. Each course comes to fruition with a process much more complex and interesting than first apparent.   The process starts in different ways depending on the depar...

Don’t flip out: Urban tries a new approach to classes and homework

Don't flip out: Urban tries a new approach to classes and homework

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

February 17, 2012

It was a warm Monday evening. Birds were swooping and chirping outside my windowsill. The net of the basketball hoop was swaying in the breeze. I was thinking of all the videogames I could be playing. Unfortunately, I had missed a day of school and had to do both my homework and somehow reconstruct...

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