The Urban Legend

New Senior Spirit Committee brings back Urban pride

Class of 2012 showing Urban pride at a soccer game.

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Chanting at soccer games while decked out out in blue and white body paint and going to dances in full-on costume, four years ago, the class of 2012 set a high standard for Urban pride. However, this palpable school spirit has died out in the past three years. “I’ve seen the decline of upperclassmen...

REVIEW: The Urban School’s “Affinity Show” marks growth, highlights room for change

Affinity show participants and group leaders pose for the camera after vocal warmups and bonding activities.

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

The SWEAR Show has undergone a makeover. Until this year, SWEAR, or Students for Women’s Equality and Rights, has put on an annual spoken-word performance inspired by Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”. This spring, SWEAR leaders Mabel Taylor and Sophie Kovel teamed up with other affinity c...

Chess club leads a recreational revolution among Urban students

Chess club leads a recreational revolution among Urban students

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

Zach Thomson (’13) patiently waits until Cody Siler (’13) moves his knight, then pounces with his queen and jolts back in his chair with a wide grid. “Checkmate!” he yells. With the arrival of spring and clearer weather, students are now flocking to Urban’s garden to do more than just eat...

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