Urban’s community prepares for a hybrid future

Urban’s community prepares for a hybrid future

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

As Urban continues to familiarize itself with the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is challenged with trying to maintain safe conditions while simultaneously providing the hands-on, collaborative education which Urban so values. In an all-school email sent on August 5th, Head of School Dan Miller,...

The joys and sorrows of Tinder

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 11, 2020

I admit that I started writing this story with some hesitation. It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use dating apps, and many students are embarrassed to publicly share such an intimate part of their lives. For those reasons, I chose to keep my interviewees — all of whom are seniors —...

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a trend in the greater community. Within the walls of Urban, students’ and teachers’ perspectives on this infamous slump vary and contradict each other. A...

Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Students Becky Phillips '21 and Robyn Wadsworth '21 drink Yerba Mates in the Student Center.

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly that is native to the South American Atlantic rainforest. The Guayaki company explains that the sharing of...

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Shafia Zaloom displays her new book, Sex Teens, and Everything in Between on Friday, September 3, 2019. Photo Credit: Shafia Zaloom.

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

Sophia Vahanvaty and Katherine Weltzien

June 7, 2018

California continues to be at the forefront of the national debate on vaccines, as those who argue for individual rights have repeatedly come to a head with those who advocate for individuals’ communal responsibilities. In 2015, the California legislature decided to take a decisive stance on the i...

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