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A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

February 11, 2020

“As we prepare students for college, we celebrate the vitality of adolescence and the abundant possibilities for intellectual growth and personal achievement during these four years,” states the final sentence of Urban’s Mission and Core Values statement. This statement’s compelling words have...

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

Does senior spring reduce productivity?

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 28, 2018

Senior spring, as a concept, exists in most high schools across the country, but Urban’s competitive environment and trimester system makes the pandemic of senioritis take a unique form. Urban’s core values state that learning is “an active, joyful process of discovery where students are challenged t...

Winter Art Show graces Urban walls with a night of wonder

Painting created by Nina Criswell for the Winter Art Show in the fourth floor hallway on Feb. 15, 2018.

Kian Nassre, Editor In Chief, Visuals

April 3, 2018

Ten weeks of artistic processes, countless hours of dedicated work and eternities of thought produce the annual tradition of the Winter Art Show. The yearly display is the culmination of the Advanced Art Seminar, a seniors-only arts class run by Visual Arts teacher Jennifer Starkweather. Once students...

Seniors take classes to explore what’s next

Alyssa Romo, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

In the spring term of each school year , the Urban School offers exclusively senior courses that explore topics not included in the Urban curriculum called Senior Spring classes: One Acts, Cal Studies, Research and Action Project, and Art as a Daily Practice. Among these, RAP and Art as a Daily Practice...

GALLERY: Members of the class of 2015 reveal insights about their time at Urban

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

As members of the class of 2015 prepare to leave Urban, they also reflect on what they have experienced in the past four years. Senior Spring is a special time when seniors are able to have a more objective perspective of their pasts so that they may think about who they want to be in the future. From bad haircuts to...

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