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Bring Back Our Girls’ “School Girl March” seeks to raise awareness about Nigerian kidnappings

Bring Back Our Girls’ “School Girl March” seeks to raise awareness about Nigerian kidnappings

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls, a social awareness campaign that started in California, is organizing a worldwide School Girl March today to raise awareness about the plight of 276 Nigerian girls abducted from their school by Islamic terrorists more than a month ago. According to the Bring Back Our Girls web...

College counselors are center stage as college admissions decisions approach

College counselors are center stage as college admissions decisions approach

Ella McLeod, Editor-in-chief: News

March 3, 2014

In one month most Urban seniors will receive their college admissions letters.  Where they get in depends on their grades, test scores, extracurriculars, family legacy, and who was helping them — specifically, the all-important college counselor. While Urban has two full-time college counselors,...

Urban School students head to India — catch their blog

Urban School students head to India — catch their blog

David Immerman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

A group of 15 Urban students, along with 11th and 12th grade Dean Dan Matz and Director of Outdoor Trips Sarah Fontaine, landed in Mumbai, India at approximately 2:50 a.m. Mumbai time (12 p.m. local time) on Dec. 14. The trip attendees will follow a rigorous itinerary throughout their three-week ...

Editorial: Where is Urban’s middle class?

Unsigned editorial

November 6, 2011

Not many of us like to show off extreme wealth. Similarly, not many want others to know that they fall below the poverty line. However, over the past few years at Urban, we’ve observed an interesting phenomenon involving many of our peers who genuinely think that they are part of the largest socioeconomic...

Race to Nowhere: documentary targets impact of America’s achievement Culture

Jamie Friedman, Staff writer

April 5, 2011

Playing in 48 states with more than 500 screenings, “Race to Nowhere” is giving viewers a lesson about the harmful effects of America’s achievement culture on high school students. The 85-minute documentary follows the lives of students as they try to maintain balance between hard work and pressure....

Administration attempts to prevent laptops thefts at The Urban School of San Francisco

Administration attempts to prevent laptops thefts at The Urban School of San Francisco

November 2, 2010

Unidentified thieves stole two laptops from Urban’s student center in September, prompting a swift response from administrators and students. According to Charlotte Worsley, dean of student life, the laptops were stolen between the hours of 2:40 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 1 and Sept. 10, during...

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