Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Sitting up on pillows and lying down on blankets, Urban School students focus on their breath while directing positive thoughts at people they love in a practice called “heartfulness.” This is a Being at Urban class, which Urban School sophomores and juniors are now required to take for one trimes...

Concert hookup culture in the Bay Area prompts conversation

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

Names in this story have been changed to protect the identities of students interviewed. Content Warning: drugs, alcohol, sexual assault At a tiny party at the end of last summer, a friend I hadn’t seen for a long time told me she’d just had her first kiss. Actually, she’d had multiple....

Free speech rights play out differently at private schools than at public schools

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

“Urban starts with freedom of speech,” said Charlotte Worsley, Assistant Head for Student Life. She was referring to the way that the Urban School administration interacts with student publications. And here is why this statement matters: while student journalists at public schools are granted freedom...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month sparks conversation about healthy relationships

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

It was Christmas Eve, 2013, a time when one might imagine smoke wafting out of chimneys and holiday lights glowing through the snow in Blackman-Leoni Township, located 65 miles west of Detroit. Nearby, however, there was another scene that was neither picturesque nor sentimental. Trapped under the...

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