The Urban Legend

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Clarke Weatherspoon introduces workshops on Monday at all school meeting.

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Urban will be hosting a series of workshops to discuss race issues in the United States and in our own smaller community. According to Clarke Weatherspoon, who introduced the workshops to the school during all school meeting on Monday morning. Weatherspoon wrote that the meetings...

EDITORIAL: Gender binary decisions all wrong for Urban School students selecting next year’s leaders

EDITORIAL: Gender binary decisions all wrong for Urban School students selecting next year's leaders

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Every year, for the last 26 years, Urban has elected co-presidents to lead all-school meetings, plan events, and guide the student committee. And every year, according to a rule in force since 1988, Urban has elected one boy and one girl. The voter survey we’re sent asks us to choose our favorite...

OPINION: Too much homework plagues Urban

OPINION: Too much homework plagues Urban

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Homework sucks. It’s not a revolutionary opinion, but no one at Urban is addressing it. Maybe it’s because we have completely accepted the idea that homework is supposed to dominate our lives. Or maybe we feel too powerless to change Urban’s educational system. Whatever the reason, it is...

Friday marks 50 years since the John F. Kennedy assassination; moment in history still relevant to today’s Urban School students

Dan Murphy and LeRoy Votto holding newspapers from the day after the Kennedy assassination

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

It is a day that lives in the nation’s memory: This Friday, Nov. 22, will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy’s assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was a monumental moment in United States history. Not only did the Kennedy Assassination spark countless conspiracy theories ...

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