The Urban Legend

Reflecting on Urban, 5 Years Later

Lindsay Welch (Urban Class of 2011), Guest Writer

June 8, 2016


Filed under Features

It has been 5 years since I received my Urban School diploma, as I proudly shook Charlotte’s hand onstage at Stern Grove. I remember little about that day, other than the sundress I wore, the bouquets of flowers I received, and the pictures I took with my friends. When I was in high school, I...

EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016


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   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing up to imitate black culture, naming the theme “wigga,” a combination of “white” and a racial slu...

Project XQ Fuels New Version of Public School System

Project XQ Fuels New Version of Public School System

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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According to the organization’s website, the Super Schools project, created and facilitated by Project XQ, is “a movement to rethink America’s schools.” The group claims that while countless aspects of American society have been revolutionized, public schools have been left behind. To remedy this, P...

A major misconception: Urban alumni reflect on the importance of a college major

Katie Jonckheer and Olivia Mitchel

January 28, 2016


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Choosing a college major is the most critical decision in life, right? Not necessarily. Moving through high school, it’s not unusual for students to feel increasingly daunted by the task of selecting their course of study. Finding the “perfect” college is in and of itself a stressful process,...

Urban’s social media subculture: Finstas

Jack Gallo, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Features

Finsta: its short for fake-Instagram. According to Instagram’s official website, the photo-based social media app consists of over 400 million users sharing more than 80 million photos a day. Popular among teens and young adults, certain privacy settings allow for users to post photos more confiden...

Urban School alumna Phoebe Gloeckner writes “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” resonates with students 40 years later

Urban School alumna Phoebe Gloeckner writes “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” resonates with students 40 years later

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“I hate the Urban School so much … It’s an ‘alternative’ private school, a rich hippie school. In other words, I don’t belong there in any way. It’s pretty small, only 150 kids or so. I don’t like sitting on the floor instead of at a desk, I don’t like calling the teachers by their f...

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