The Urban Legend

Lick Wilmerding forces anonymity at girl talk

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

May 28, 2018


Filed under News

On April 13, 2018, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the fourth annual Girl Talk. In past years, Girl Talk has encouraged Urban students to write and perform pieces that abide by basic guidelines provided by...

Do emotions have a place in the classroom?

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features

We all sat in the classroom, stunned by the brutality and shock of last night’s reading. This is my Women’s United States History class, and we had just read “It Was like All of Us Had Been Raped” : Sexual Violence, Community Mobilization, and the African American Freedom Struggle, a reading tha...

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left high school and entered college there would be a sudden risk of random predators coming out of the sha...

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

The Urban School will become the first high school in the United States to join the “We Are Still In” declaration. When Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on June 1, 2017, climate change believers nationwide were ready to stay the course even if their leader would not....

Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the Urban School students gear up for Week 12 testing, students with learning differences face the additional struggle of making sure their testing accommodations are in order. This process can be intense and draining and add additional stress to an already tense time. When asked to describe the ...

Coaches offer insight into junior varsity sports

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

While Urban’s varsity games attract a lot of attention and sometimes have free food and transportation to and from, frosh-soph and junior varsity sports programs are, as frosh-soph girls’ volleyball coach Kristina Tavisora said, “a little forgotten.” However, they still serve a purpose within Ur...

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