4 Urban Juniors Run Weekly 8.46 Miles in Response to Police Brutality

Callum Yeaman, Sports Editor

October 19, 2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, an innocent 46-year-old African American man accused of using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill, America was left in a state of outrage and indignation. Urban students Max Miller, Hadley Griffin Schmidt, Kol Bassuk and Quentin Bone decided they would not accept further...

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Illustration of cinematic poster for best picture winner

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

20 Great Reads of 2015

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Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Clarke Weatherspoon introduces workshops on Monday at all school meeting.

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Urban will be hosting a series of workshops to discuss race issues in the United States and in our own smaller community. According to Clarke Weatherspoon, who introduced the workshops to the school during all school meeting on Monday morning. Weatherspoon wrote that the meetings...

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear panelists' responses to questions on white privilege.

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's "Appreciations Wall" that contained slang derived from the N-word. In response to this incident, members of the school have take...

Week planned by MultiCulti sheds light on multiculturalism at the Urban school

Students  on MultiCulti lead a discussion on how to be an ally. Photo by Olivia Mitchel

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

The Urban community values differences. The school creates safe spaces for each individual to be honest and open about their experiences. Throughout the year, Urban students and faculty hold open discussions relating to social issues including social class, race, and sexual orientation. However, the...

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