The Urban Legend

A new family and home in rural Ecuador for Urban School alumnus

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

While most graduating seniors pack their bags and head to college, Urban alumnus Amelia Wohlers, class of 2016, chose to wait until the fall of 2017 to begin her studies at University of British Columbia. During her gap year, Wohlers traveled to a rural community outside the town of Cotacachi in northe...

Reflecting on Urban, 5 Years Later

Lindsay Welch (Urban Class of 2011), Guest Writer

June 8, 2016

It has been 5 years since I received my Urban School diploma, as I proudly shook Charlotte’s hand onstage at Stern Grove. I remember little about that day, other than the sundress I wore, the bouquets of flowers I received, and the pictures I took with my friends. When I was in high school, I...

A major misconception: Urban alumni reflect on the importance of a college major

Katie Jonckheer and Olivia Mitchel

January 28, 2016

Choosing a college major is the most critical decision in life, right? Not necessarily. Moving through high school, it’s not unusual for students to feel increasingly daunted by the task of selecting their course of study. Finding the “perfect” college is in and of itself a stressful process,...

Alum Zach Shedd talks to students about his work, gives advice

Zach Shedd speaks to Urban students about his life as an artist.

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2014

With a grey cardigan and brown oxfords, Urban alum Zach Shedd (’03) could have easily passed for an Urban teacher. On October 3, he came to talk to students during E5 and lunch. Even though he offered a disclaimer, saying, “I’m fairly young … I feel stupid about giving advice,” Shedd offered...

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