Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.
November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

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

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...

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

Illustration of cinematic poster for best picture winner
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,...

20 Great Reads of 2015

 Giuseppe Milo on Flickr
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...

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Clarke Weatherspoon introduces workshops on Monday at all school meeting.
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...

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.
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...

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