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LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

Lola McAllister and Kian Nassre

June 2, 2019

Do you wonder what a secret filing cabinet, a very bad demonstration of physics, and a LEED EBOM rating have to do with Mark Salkind? Are you curious about how Urban has transformed in the past few decades from a school in the realm of the alternative to a highly competitive beacon of learning? Do you...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School, University High School, and Marin Academy, have already made this move to the winter, leaving Urban to compete in a fall league wit...

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

March 29, 2018

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left high school and entered college there would be a sudden risk of random predators coming out of the sha...

Urban Legend Crossword: Colorful Characters

Urban Legend Crossword: Colorful Characters

Kian Nassre, Editor In Chief, Visuals

March 28, 2018

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. ...

Coaches offer insight into junior varsity sports

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

While Urban’s varsity games attract a lot of attention and sometimes have free food and transportation to and from, frosh-soph and junior varsity sports programs are, as frosh-soph girls’ volleyball coach Kristina Tavisora said, “a little forgotten.” However, they still serve a purpose within Ur...

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