Roar of the Tiger Mom: a student identifies the disadvantages of Amy Chua’s parenting

Jamie Friedman, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

Imagine a childhood with no play dates or sleepovers; three hours a day of practicing violin or piano; and an expectation of straight A’s in every class. Welcome to the parenting of Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor whose new book about her parenting style, titled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, was publishe...

The Urban School should have a physical education class

The Urban School should have a physical education class

Annakai Geshlider, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

As I scaled a 30-foot wall, searching desperately for tiny colored handholds to grip with my sore fingers and trying not to get caught in the ropes, I looked at my belayer way down below and laughed. I was so glad to finally be getting exercise after a series of long lethargic weeks. Tapping at a...

Urban School Teens Give Thoughts On Choice to Drink

Urban School Teens Give Thoughts On Choice to Drink

Marney Kline, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

Welcome to high school: it’s middle school on steroids. The workload, the people, the parties – it’s all amped up just a notch or two. And at some point, all students are confronted by temptations that conflict with the law, their families’ values, and their own moral beliefs. Decisions loom...

Urban School’s Parent Association fights for teen safety, but not without response from students

Jonathan Baer, staff writer

February 5, 2011

Over the past few months, Urban’s Parent Association has developed a parental “contract” – an agreement among Urban parents that addresses student safety, substance use and parental policy about parties. The “Parent Collaborative Agreement for Safe Teen Socializing” has triggered a wide...

News analysis: Same-sex marriage hearing probes meaning of an institution

the Legend staff

December 17, 2010

A team of Legend writers listened to the final arguments in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 6 in San Francisco and prepared the news analysis below. A video of the hearings is available here.  Also, be sure to check out the Urban Legend's impressions of the protest outside the courthouse and...

Popular demand not best way to shape news, student journalist says

Sabrina Werby, Staff writer

November 12, 2010

On April 16, Tim Harrower, a well-known newspaper designer and author of “Inside Reporting,” Urban’s current journalism textbook, was the keynote speaker at the National Scholastic Press Association’s high school journalism convention in Portland, Ore. His presentation was about “grabbing eyeballs...

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