The Urban Legend

College process has its ups and downs for first-generation students

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

June 4, 2016

For the past several weeks, members of the class of 2016 have anxiously opened emails with subject lines such as “Your Admissions Decision” or “Decision Now Available.” Juniors, on the other hand, are just beginning this process. Spring at Urban feels a little like the circle of life, if lif...

Roar of the Tiger Mom: a student identifies the disadvantages of Amy Chua’s parenting

Jamie Friedman, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

Imagine a childhood with no play dates or sleepovers; three hours a day of practicing violin or piano; and an expectation of straight A’s in every class. Welcome to the parenting of Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor whose new book about her parenting style, titled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, was publishe...

Urban School’s Parent Association fights for teen safety, but not without response from students

Jonathan Baer, staff writer

February 5, 2011

Over the past few months, Urban’s Parent Association has developed a parental “contract” – an agreement among Urban parents that addresses student safety, substance use and parental policy about parties. The “Parent Collaborative Agreement for Safe Teen Socializing” has triggered a wide...

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