The 2020-21 college application process: applying during a pandemic

The 2020-21 college application process: applying during a pandemic
November 19, 2020

Each year an estimated 69.8% of high school seniors across the United States begin their college application process; it is the culmination, for many, of four years of challenging classes, extracurriculars,...

Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.
November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban
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...

Students who Songwrite

Stephen Dawes '21. Photo credit: Clementine Daniel
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...

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...

Siblings leaving for college; a perspective piece

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...

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