The Urban Legend

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Features

If you walk down the hallway at the Urban School, you’ll see rows of dark blue lockers just like any other high school, but one thing might stand out: there are almost no locks.   At Freshman Orientation, each student is given a locker number, code, and combination lock. These locks, however, oft...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll see 14 sophomores, juniors, and seniors standing in a line focused and dedicated to carving away at their individual stones. ...

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Loki Olin, Features Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors to the Page Street entrance are now locked throughout the school day and are monitored by a security guard sporting a gleaming badge...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School, University High School, and Marin Academy, have already made this move to the winter, leaving Urban to compete in a fall league wit...

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