The Urban Legend

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

February 11, 2020

“As we prepare students for college, we celebrate the vitality of adolescence and the abundant possibilities for intellectual growth and personal achievement during these four years,” states the final sentence of Urban’s Mission and Core Values statement. This statement’s compelling words have...

Students who Songwrite

Stephen Dawes '21. Photo credit: Clementine Daniel

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

There are numerous immersive music courses offered at Urban, focusing on a variety of complex musical techniques that range from Chamber Orchestra to Music Production and Engineering. Students can focus on developing their understanding of music theory and their instrument as well as compositional techniques;...

Rejected: how Urban seniors react to college decisions

Photo taken by Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose and Online Editor, in January of 2020.

February 11, 2020

As Urban seniors finish up their college applications, the stress of being rejected or accepted to their dream schools sets in. Many students who applied Early Decision and Early Action have already heard back from their schools, and some of them have not been accepted. While the majority of Urban students...

Siblings leaving for college; a perspective piece

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

Having a sibling who leaves for college is often very difficult. Whether you confide in them about everything or you only talk to each other at dinner time, having one less person in your house can be a big change. My brother is two years older than me and recently left for college 3,000 miles away....

California’s game-changing law allows payment of college athletes

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

October 29, 2019

On Monday, Sep. 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB-206, a bill that will allow athletes at California colleges to profit off the commercial use of their names, images, and likenesses. Newsom signed the bill on television as a guest on “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” an HBO series produced by N...

Past and present Urban School students reflect on what it means to “Go Greek”

Past and present Urban School students reflect on what it means to “Go Greek”

August Ackley, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Every year, we hear about seniors graduating from high school and “going Greek” in college. All of a sudden, when you log onto Facebook, you see pictures of your friend surrounded by thirty others dressed in formal attire in front of a house with bold Greek lettering across the front. But what does...

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