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,...

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

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...

Urban Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite

March 22, 2016
It's unhealthy to worship this awards show that people consider ‘the definitive ranking of a good movie’ when there's clearly a racial and gender bias there, ... it's run by a bunch of old white guys” said Ryan Barnett, (‘19).

Urban’s White Privilege Awareness club drafts newsletter to spread understanding

May 30, 2013

White Privilege Awareness, an Urban club, is launching an outreach project at Urban that will include a newsletter, set to launch in June. Mabel Taylor (’14), the leader of WPA, said she wants ”to...

Speaker at MLK assembly brings up issues of racism in school

Where do we go from here? Speech by MLK, illustration from Wordle.com
February 6, 2011

It was a startling statement: “Everyone needs a nigger Jim,” said Damali Ayo, speaker at Urban’s Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly. Ayo led one of the many discussions and workshops around...

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