The Urban Legend

The Urban School shows spirit at pep rally

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

October 18, 2017

   Spirit day at The Urban School on Friday kicked off with a pep rally in the garden, the main event being the chance for students to ‘pie’ their favorite teachers. As students showed their Urban spirit by making signs for the upcoming sports games, face-painting, and signing up for a raffle for...

Deciding between saving money and riding ethically

Aiden Ryan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017

   Sexual harassment allegations. Trade secrets. A short-tempered CEO. All of these factors contribute to controversy surrounding Uber.   Uber is a transportation network founded in 2009 with employees around the world and headquarters in San Francisco. Lyft, its main competitor, also operate...

Spanish language exchange trip to happen in 2018

Emma Draisin, Staff writer, Features Editor

April 25, 2017

   In the next academic year, 2017-2018, a third language exchange trip will be added to the international trip rotation: a Spanish immersion trip to various places around southern Spain. This trip is the brainchild of Urban School Spanish teachers Mary Lee and Esteban Speier. Since its conception in...

From Computer Science to Global Lit Nigeria: How the Urban school’s electives come to be

From Computer Science to Global Lit Nigeria: How the Urban school’s electives come to be

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

  From Modern Middle East to Infectious Disease, Urban’s curriculum boasts a strong course catalogue of diverse elective offerings. Each course comes to fruition with a process much more complex and interesting than first apparent.   The process starts in different ways depending on the depar...

Teacher Coaches Reflect On what they have learned

Teacher Coaches Reflect On what they have learned

Diego Lopez, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016

When Urban’s varsity soccer team won NCS in November, head coach Danny Cardoza was as focused on his A period Spanish class as he was on the game. Cardoza is one of the few teacher-coaches at Urban including Charisse Wu, History teacher, coach of girls volleyball and assistant coach of girls varsit...

Urban welcomes new staff and teachers

Diego Lopez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

This year, we have five new staff members ranging from technical support to service learning. As we welcome them into the Urban community, the following profiles aim to provide background information to prompt our conversations with these new faces. Unfortunately, Tess Varley, the new chamber music t...

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