The Urban Legend

Urban’s Aim High program changes middle school lives

Urban’s Aim High program changes middle school lives

Hannah Sears, Staff writer

April 15, 2011


Filed under Features

It’s Thursday morning in an 8th grade history class at St. Cecilia Middle School. As the teacher discusses a Holocaust survivor who visited the class the day before, four kids giggle quietly. They aren’t laughing at the subject matter, but they are clearly not paying attention either. Four year...

Race to Nowhere: documentary targets impact of America’s achievement Culture

Jamie Friedman, Staff writer

April 5, 2011


Filed under News

Playing in 48 states with more than 500 screenings, “Race to Nowhere” is giving viewers a lesson about the harmful effects of America’s achievement culture on high school students. The 85-minute documentary follows the lives of students as they try to maintain balance between hard work and pressure....

Urban Legend staff hosts press conference with principal and vice-principal of the Affiliated High School of China Academy of Art

Urban Legend staff hosts press conference with principal and vice-principal of the Affiliated High School of China Academy of Art

March 30, 2011


Filed under Arts and Culture

Staff members host a press conference with the principal and vice-principal of the Affiliated High School of the China Academy of Art. This was the staff's first experience interviewing non-English speakers with a translator. Subscribe to the Legend's YouTube channel to see the rest of the interview....

The Urban Legend staff invites students to write for the paper

October 28, 2010


Filed under Opinions

Arthur Miller once said, “a good newspaper should be a nation talking to itself.” Our goal as a staff is to help Urban talk to itself, to be what our mission statement calls a “vehicle of student freedom of expression and a public forum for The Urban School community.” But we feel that the...

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