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Students in the Drawing/Mixed Media art class in 2021. Photo credit: Kate Randall.

Quantifying creativity: should Urban grade art classes?

Eliot Solomon, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

Art is subjective, so naturally, it is difficult to grade. Since its founding, Urban has been well known for the arts and has a wide range of art classes. Therefore, grading art is taken very seriously....

In memoriam of Anthony So

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative March 28, 2021

From Courtney Rein: Anthony started every 2A class with a wild, inspiring, deep quote, usually from whatever he was reading (he was VORACIOUS and all-encompassing in his reading); they ranged from...

Mason Hunts stone.

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll see 14 sophomores, juniors, and...

Painting created by Nina Criswell for the Winter Art Show in the fourth floor hallway on Feb. 15, 2018.

Winter Art Show graces Urban walls with a night of wonder

Kian Nassre, Editor In Chief, Visuals April 3, 2018

Ten weeks of artistic processes, countless hours of dedicated work and eternities of thought produce the annual tradition of the Winter Art Show. The yearly display is the culmination of the Advanced...

Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear panelists responses to questions on white privilege.

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's...

GALLERY: Urban’s Stone Carving class creates elegant sculptures out of an unforgiving medium

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer June 6, 2014

Stone Carving has traditionally been an 11-week, Urban Advanced Studies (UAS) course taught by art teacher Kate Randall every spring. Next year, it will be taught during both the fall and winter terms...

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