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Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Sitting up on pillows and lying down on blankets, Urban School students focus on their breath while directing positive thoughts at people they love in a practice called “heartfulness.” This is a Being at Urban class, which Urban School sophomores and juniors are now required to take for one trimes...

Urban students struggle to prioritize sleep

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

At 12 a.m., an Urban student gets into bed, sleeping just seven hours before the alarm rings, waking her for another long day of school and homework. Seven hours is not enough but it’s the most she can get. She knows sleep is important for her health but she is unable to change anything in her routine,...

Sickness plagues students, but not their attendance

Olivia DiNapoli, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

It’s 7 a.m. on a weekday, and you’re beginning to feel sick. Your choice is seemingly simple: either miss a day of school to recover or try your best to bear the illness and journey to Urban. But perhaps the choice is not as easy as you had thought. You have a quiz, an in-class essay, a lab, or a...

Urban School students struggle with sleep deprivation

Urban School students struggle with sleep deprivation

Jamie Friedman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

After studying for a math test, science test, and Spanish presentation, you fall asleep at 2:30 a.m. Waking up exhausted and stressed, you wonder where the balance is between working hard and getting enough sleep. Anne Vetter (’11), says she receives “less than eight hours of sleep a night, (which)...

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