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What happens if you Google crazy state laws

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 14 views
Filed under Features, Humor, Photos, Top Stories

It all began when I heard something bizarre on an old episode of Bones: apparently premarital sex is illegal in Virginia. My first thought was no way. There is no way that in the 21st century, the state of Virginia does not allow premarital sex. So I did what any curious teenager would do when they...

Urban School students discuss their experiences with socioeconomic status

April 18, 2017 • 38 views
Filed under Features

  The Month of Understanding (MOU) at Urban is a month dedicated to providing “Urban with an opportunity to focus on and highlight multiculturalism at school, remembering that the work is year-round,” according to the Urban website. In January 2017, as a part of MOU, students in the Urban leadership group Multi ...

A lesser-known hearing disorder abuzz

Olivia Mitchel, EIC of Magazine
April 15, 2017 • 60 views
Filed under Features

For misophonics like myself, meals are as much about sound as they are about taste. Each night, when I sit down at the dinner table, I prepare myself for an unrelenting symphony of slurping, smacking, and crunching. Even the subtlest of sounds seem amplified, inhabiting a space deep within my ear cana...

The Urban School’s hidden culture of language learning

The Urban School’s hidden culture of language learning

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017 • 117 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

At the Urban School, a hidden culture of language learning thrives outside of Urban’s foreign language program. Since over 45 percent of Bay Area residents primarily speak a language other than English at home, it’s no wonder that Urban students speak a wide array of languages outside of school an...

The future of San Francisco as a sanctuary city

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017 • 141 views
Filed under Features

32 years ago, San Francisco became the 13th sanctuary city after then-mayor Dianne Feinstein signed a resolution protecting the increasing amounts of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants. This past year, sanctuary cities reemerged into the national conscience after becoming a major talking point of the 20...

Analysis of antioxidant marketing

Analysis of antioxidant marketing

Ana Gorski, Head Factchecker
February 8, 2017 • 175 views
Filed under Features, Health, Top Stories

The term “antioxidants” is a common asset endorsed in marketing as a remedy for ridding the body of damaged cells. It’s popular for food labels to market products as a panacea by citing buzzwords such as “antioxidant infused” and “cleansing.” Not all Urban students buy into these claims....

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