Siblings leaving for college; a perspective piece

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

Having a sibling who leaves for college is often very difficult. Whether you confide in them about everything or you only talk to each other at dinner time, having one less person in your house can be a big change. My brother is two years older than me and recently left for college 3,000 miles away....

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher...

Voices of the Climate March

A San Francisco student, Calista Nicholson '21, and Elijah Leshnick '21 protest at the Climate March on Friday, September 20, 2019. Photo Credit: Phoebe Grandi.

Kyra Nagle, Arts & Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

Mackensie Park: “I went to the climate march because as people, we share this planet with a larger ecosystem of nature and animals; despite this, we have developed the idea that our luxuries are a right and not a privilege. Our actions that reflect a thoughtless consumerism are negatively affecti...

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

October 25, 2018

Women occupy only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs in the world.  The science teachers at Urban have noticed a significant gender imbalance in science and math classes and have spent time as a department thinking about how to support female STEM stud...

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