The Urban Legend

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a trend in the greater community. Within the walls of Urban, students’ and teachers’ perspectives on this infamous slump vary and contradict each other. A...

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the feedback I know is inevitable: Why did you choose to cover that controversial topic? Why did you mention...

Letters to the Editor (Issue 2, 2019-20)

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 1, 2019

“The horoscopes were original, creative, and comical. I hope the entire Urban community can appreciate them.” — Melia Fillipow ‘20 Dear Melia, I also loved the horoscopes, and I am glad they appealed to the Urban community’s great sense of humor. — Loki “This is no joke, I actually...

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll see 14 sophomores, juniors, and seniors standing in a line focused and dedicated to carving away at their individual stones. ...

Winter Art Show graces Urban walls with a night of wonder

Winter Art Show graces Urban walls with a night of wonder

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...

OPINION: We must be a generation of cognizant leaders

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

March 28, 2018

For Christmas this past year, my grandparents bought every woman in my family an automatic rape whistle. Wrapped in the unspoken expectation of eventual sexual assault, this gift terrified me. A few years ago I would have believed that an item like a rape whistle could significantly aid in preventing...

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