The Urban Legend

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

Inside teacher offices

Inside teacher offices

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

January 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a teacher’s office looks like? Do their offices match their personalities? Watch this video highlighting a few stories behind Urban teacher offices.

Jennifer Starkweather’s artist residency comes to an end

Jennifer Starkweather’s artist residency comes to an end

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

November 2, 2018

  Throughout the past year, Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather and her frequent collaborator Amanda Hughen have not only been working their day jobs, but they have also been engaged in a special environment-focused artist residency at Recology. Recology is the private company th...

Future of the Urban Theater Department

June 7, 2018

Fran After 41 years with the Urban Theater Department, Frances Evens is wrapping up her final show. Before she came to Urban, Evens describes her life as being “in line with the skill [she] needed for this job… I was in preparation,” she said. With her mother’s help, she began doing theater in ...

Breaking down grading at The Urban School

Vivien Manning

February 6, 2018

Walking through Urban at 5pm on Friday the day grades are released, the anxiety is palpable. Grades, especially the only letter grade we’ve seen all term, can feel so momentous. As a senior, I’ve certainly engaged in the culture of stress around grades. I never really made a distinction between my ...

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