The Urban Legend

Demystifying woke

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

“That’s not woke.” My heart sinks a little when I hear that sentence. In today’s political climate, the word “woke” causes anxiety for a variety of reasons. While the purpose of the word is to empower communities and raise awareness to systems of oppression, it can cause anxiety in an intelle...

Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the Urban School students gear up for Week 12 testing, students with learning differences face the additional struggle of making sure their testing accommodations are in order. This process can be intense and draining and add additional stress to an already tense time. When asked to describe the ...

From Computer Science to Global Lit Nigeria: How the Urban school’s electives come to be

From Computer Science to Global Lit Nigeria: How the Urban school’s electives come to be

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  From Modern Middle East to Infectious Disease, Urban’s curriculum boasts a strong course catalogue of diverse elective offerings. Each course comes to fruition with a process much more complex and interesting than first apparent.   The process starts in different ways depending on the depar...

Next generation of science class

Next generation of science class

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS,) created in 2013 by 26 states, represents the consensus on scientific education of world-class scientists, the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The framework o...

Urban School students start the day right with healthy breakfasts

Urban School students start the day right with healthy breakfasts

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Features

It is 8:10 in the morning, and Urban students are turning as much attention as they can muster to their A-period teachers. Take Brooke Roberts’ A-period history class. Like all high schoolers, the students there are sleep-deprived and groggy, but there’s one problem they don’t have: Most of...

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