New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

Uncovering the upcoming Urban One Acts

Sam Johnson, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

One Acts, a favorite Urban tradition, is just around the corner as Urban approaches the end of the spring term. One Acts are student-written and directed one-act plays that take place every spring and are widely popular within the Urban community. As well as being directed, written, and produced by Urban se...

Take summer fun to the next level

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Well, Urban, it’s that time of year again and summer is just around the corner. No idea what you’re going to do? Upset and confused at the prospect of no homework? Feel abandoned, or rather, suspended, in a void with no foreseeable way out? Look no further than just below this sentence. I present...

Urban’s Aim High program changes middle school lives

Urban's Aim High program changes middle school lives

Hannah Sears, Staff writer

April 15, 2011

It’s Thursday morning in an 8th grade history class at St. Cecilia Middle School. As the teacher discusses a Holocaust survivor who visited the class the day before, four kids giggle quietly. They aren’t laughing at the subject matter, but they are clearly not paying attention either. Four year...

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