The Urban Legend

Urban students struggle to prioritize sleep

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Filed under Features

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...

Sickness plagues students, but not their attendance

Olivia DiNapoli, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Filed under Features

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...

New anti-smoking campaigns use shock value to target teens’ tobacco use

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Filed under Features

A woman looks at the camera, rasping through a prominent hole in her throat. She takes the viewer through her morning routine: Putting in her teeth, putting on a wig, and placing a walnut sized hands-free device in her throat...

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

Filed under News

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 practice booklets to prep...

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