Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia...

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...

Urban Looks to Change Homework Policy

Urban Looks to Change Homework Policy

Emma Draisin, Staff Writer March 23, 2016

Complaints of a stressful homework load are common at Urban, but soon this may change. The Urban faculty has recognized that having a homework load so overwhelming that it necessitates a “catch up day”...

Eating a Corncake, in an Elevator, in Vietnam

Eating a Corncake, in an Elevator, in Vietnam

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer January 31, 2016

   It was the beginning of her senior year and Sophie Weir (‘15) was slowly burning out. Her senior fall, notorious at Urban for college apps, standardized tests, and a general ambiance of stress,...

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...

More students at The Urban School begin early SAT and ACT prep, but how early is too early?

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer November 14, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, my parents arrived home from a junior parent college meeting bearing a thick folder stuffed with information about the ACT and SAT. A few days ago, I placed an order for three...

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