The Urban Legend

Seniors consider gap years amidst coronavirus pandemic

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away to college in August or September. But just as the coronavirus pandemic has done away with traditional end-of-high-school rituals, it has introduced uncertainty...

Looking to the future: California’s plans to reopen after Coronavirus

Sydney Riemer, Editor-in-Chief, Online

May 18, 2020

It has been nearly sixteen weeks since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in the United States and more than two months since California’s stay-at-home order began on Tuesday, March 17th. Though not hit as hard as many other states, California was one of the first states...

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;...

Human rights activist describes being held prisoner in Egypt

Picture of the home page of Human Rights Watch

Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer

April 15, 2011

As Egypt erupted in protests, the man whose job it is to ensure that the victims of political violence are recognized was being held captive in the military compound of Camp 75. “The military, police, state security, and thugs bashing in windows” was how Dan Williams, senior emergencies r...

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