Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher...

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Unknown individual placing book back on shelf of Alexandria library. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

March 28, 2019

Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” have been taken out of the winter English 2A curriculum, but why? In May of 2018, aut...

Urban trips offer opportunity to broaden their perspectives

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

May 28, 2018

Whether by seeing ancient churches and Picasso’s masterpieces, or exploring museums in a center of literary talent and civil rights activism, the two upcoming trips to Spain and Mississippi offer students a way to augment their learning through real world experiences. While The Urban School has take...

The Urban School’s use of slang is definitely raw

Jason Cinti, staff writer

April 13, 2010

According to Oliver Klingenstein (’11), Gabe Ruimy (’11) and Adam Wolf (’11), the new slang word of the week is: “Freezie.” What does this word even mean? When asked to use it in a sentence, Klingenstein replied; “Hey dude, I am hella sweaty from basketball practice. I’m gonna dip home...

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