Urban Student’s Motivation During Quarantine

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

Several weeks into Virtual Urban, many students are struggling to find motivation during the school day, whether it is completing homework assignments or studying for tests. Students have expressed that their classes are boring without the commotion of people talking over one another or laughing at jokes...

Urban’s One Acts adapt to new, virtual format

Alex Stross, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Everyone knows and loves the One Acts festival, an Urban theater tradition that takes place every year during the spring term. Seniors write and direct their own single-act plays that their fellow Urban students perform in. Despite Urban’s decision to continue virtual school for the remainder of the...

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Sophia Gibson, Features Editor

May 22, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, much of the world’s population has had to restructure their daily lives. In the Bay Area, the shelter in place order has forced adults to work remotely from home, and children to learn online. As families are constantly forced together, change in family dynamics...

The US experiences a surge in social distancing protests

Maya Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

The shutdown of many non-essential businesses and the implementation of social distancing protocols by local officials have left a number of citizens in distress. As a result, individuals worldwide have taken to the streets, protesting, together, the stay-at-home orders with the hopes of returning to...

Urban faculty reflects on reformed grading system

Ben Katznelson, News Editor

May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean, announced on April 16 that Urban’s grading system had been overhauled for the spring term. In his email, Ruth described the new grading...

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