The Urban Legend

Lick Wilmerding forces anonymity at girl talk

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

May 28, 2018

On April 13, 2018, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the fourth annual Girl Talk. In past years, Girl Talk has encouraged Urban students to write and perform pieces that abide by basic guidelines provided by...

The Urban School and Lick Wilmerding co-host fourth annual Girl Talk

Ana Gorski, Head Fact Checker

May 30, 2017

  Snaps of agreement resounded through the theater in collective understanding as those who identified with the female experience shared their stories. On Friday, April 21, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the...

Urban mother discusses legal work in safety for sex workers

Urban mother discusses legal work in safety for sex workers

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2016

Last month, the Urban community welcomed Minouche Kandel, mother of Izak Sheinfield-Kandel (‘17) and Maya Sheinfield-Kandel (‘19), to speak about her work as the Director of Women’s Policy in the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. Kandel spoke at an open meeting led by SWEAR (Students...

Powerful anti-trafficking film engages Urban community

Powerful  anti-trafficking  film  engages  Urban  community

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

“Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen,” reads a description of the 2014 narrative feature film, “SOLD.” Adapted from Patricia McCormick’s novel originally published in 2006, the film chronicles the life of Lakshmi, a young girl who must leave her village in Nepal to work in Happiness House...

Dress code controversy arises again

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

The dress code, a subject that has been rehashed many a time at Urban, is once again a common topic of conversation. With warm back-to-school weather comes short cutoff shirts and bare bellies, are inevitably accompanied by disciplinary emails from school administrators. Two main issues emerge in these...

REVIEW: The Urban School’s “Affinity Show” marks growth, highlights room for change

REVIEW: The Urban School’s “Affinity Show” marks growth, highlights room for change

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

The SWEAR Show has undergone a makeover. Until this year, SWEAR, or Students for Women’s Equality and Rights, has put on an annual spoken-word performance inspired by Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”. This spring, SWEAR leaders Mabel Taylor and Sophie Kovel teamed up with other affinity c...

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