The Urban Legend

Preserving academic freedom within safe spaces

Olivia Mitchel, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 26, 2016

   Discomfort is a universal experience: a state of emotional pain that leaves one unsettled, insecure and hurt. Unpleasant as it may be, I believe it’s necessary to face discomfort in order to develop both intellectually and socially. Everyday discomfort often arises unexpectedly, however, in an ac...

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...

EDITORIAL: Urban discussions need to be about dialogue rather than shutting each other down

EDITORIAL: Urban discussions need to be about dialogue rather than shutting each other down

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

Urban puts effort into creating open spaces for discussing and learning outside of the classroom. For example, MultiCulti holds the annual Month of Understanding, and various clubs hold forums and panels to make space for important topics worthy of conversation that otherwise would not fit into school life. As Urban’s Core Values state “We honor the uniqueness o...

Pussy Riot arrested for hooliganism by Russian authorities, appeal postponed

Pussy Riot arrested for hooliganism by Russian authorities, appeal postponed

Jessie King Fredel, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

Videos of the now-infamous Russian feminist band Pussy Riot’s performance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ in February show three women wearing colorful balaclavas and dresses, jumping around stage, and screaming lyrics that have been heard around the world. The 1-1/2 minute “punk prayer” ...

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