The Urban Legend

Free speech rights play out differently at private schools than at public schools

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

“Urban starts with freedom of speech,” said Charlotte Worsley, Assistant Head for Student Life. She was referring to the way that the Urban School administration interacts with student publications. And here is why this statement matters: while student journalists at public schools are granted freedom...

Opinion: Call for dress code observance raises questions

Opinion: Call for dress code observance raises questions

Marney Kline, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

It was the kind of memo that high school administrators send every day: On Monday, Nov. 7, authorities at the Urban School reminded students to heed the dress code after a series of armpit-revealing tank tops graced the school’s hallways. Dean of Student Life Charlotte Worsley explained in an email...

Editorial: Urban, hate speech is its own breed of violence

April 7, 2011

Recently, a 12-year-old girl asked one of us a question: “Do you think the world is coming to an end?” For many of us, in view of recent events, the answer is unclear. In recent months, members of a Kansas church have protested a military funeral, with signs reading “thank God for killing gays.”...

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