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

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016

   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

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

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

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

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

“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...

Recreational reading loses prevalence among busy high school students

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Remember those reading logs you got in middle school? Those glorious days when your homework was to spend a substantial amount of time with the book of your choice? No annotations necessary, no passage analyses, just you and your book. To most high school students, that all seems like a distant memory...

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