Student body split on returning to in-person school

Ben Katznelson, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2020

The realities of COVID-19 have raised many questions about the future of Urban, with regard to how long our schooling will remain virtual and whether we should push for a return to normalcy. Such uncertainties have driven students to ask themselves: would it be responsible to return to school, and could...

Opinion: College Athletes Deserve to be Paid

Loki Olin, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

“No one is bigger than the game.” The age-old adage serves as a reminder of humility for aspiring basketball players around the world, and the saying holds true for most athletes. However, an exception has arisen in the form of Zion Williamson, Duke University’s superstar freshman and the 2019...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What's Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

End the rule against athlete participation in One Acts

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 10, 2018

For the past eight years, Urban’s rules have prohibited students who play spring sports from participating in the annual One Acts Festival. Not only are students with an existing athletic commitment forbidden from auditioning for One Acts, those who leave their sport in order to participate are bar...

The Panhandle is still safe

The Panhandle is still safe

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

May 10, 2018

In eighth grade, I invited a friend to my house, a change of scenery from our typical afternoons spent eating and shopping on Chestnut street. However, she told me that she did not feel comfortable being in my neighborhood. This puzzled me; at the time I did not consider my neighborhood unsafe. Sur...

EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016

   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing up to imitate black culture, naming the theme “wigga,” a combination of “white” and a racial slu...

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