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New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

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. ...

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...

The Urban Legend Crossword returns: Whose House?

The Urban Legend Crossword returns: Whose House?

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 15, 2017

Clues Answers   Are you sure you want to look at the answers?   Are you 100% certain?   You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you?   Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.   ...

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...

Frankenstein: an Urban Legend summary

Frankenstein: an Urban Legend summary

Blake Case, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Frankenstein opens with the usher, Peyton Sarrail (‘18), reenacting M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. She switches between a ponytail-clad valley girl, detailing the plot, to sighing, sweatshirt-clad teenager to an enthusiastic and thoughtful librarian-type. She continues as costumed servants undress and r...

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