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June 4, 2021

California's 35 state prisons currently house more than 93,000 incarcerated people. In 2006, the state’s prison population peaked at 173,000 people,...

June 4, 2021

Read the four incarceration-related bills in their entirety: VISION Act - https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB937 Dignity...

June 3, 2021

COVID-19 has had a widespread impact on American society, and as our world slowly returns to normal, little remains unchanged. One of the most extreme...

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Return to classroom prompts reflection amongst Urban teachers

June 4, 2021

Students have finally returned to the classroom, fewer and fewer extracurricular activities remain in the confines of Zoom, and both students and teachers...

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June 4, 2021

Launched in 2017 by journalist and entrepreneur Hamish McKenzie, Substack is a newsletter publishing platform aimed at small publications and independent...

June 4, 2021

After a year of uncertainty and apprehensive hope, the California Department of Public Health officially approved outdoor, COVID-19 compliant graduation...

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June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the 2020-2021 school year, yet other ASM traditions like 9th grade and transfer introductions remained. Dawn...

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June 4, 2021

Ifemelu, the main character of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes a blog titled “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black.” Americanah is a story of migration, love and loneliness, but this blog title sums up what I found to be the...

June 4, 2021

In late March 2021, creative posters, declarations of commitment to the Urban community and endless Blues puns flooded the Co-President Election Zone on Schoology. Nine candidates from the class of 2022 ran for the position of student body president for the upcoming school year. In the end, the Urban student body elected Ben...

Students reflect on anti-sexual violence social media movement

May 10, 2021

On March 3, Sarah Everard, a 33-year old marketing executive, was murdered by a male police officer on her 50-minute walk home to her apartment in London. Following this tragedy, a wave of outrage swept the United Kingdom and beyond, inspiring efforts to keep the female-identifying population safe. Everard’s murder has encouraged...

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June 4, 2021

The college process is a time of stress, pressure and maturing. It’s the beginning of adult life, and money is something that becomes all too real as students apply to and decide on colleges....

Opinion: SF must evolve past the automobile

May 10, 2021

The average San Franciscan spends 83 hours every year looking for parking. That’s more than two full work weeks. During those 83 hours, $1,735 of wasted fuel is burned, generating carbon dioxide...

January 20, 2021

Kamala Harris was the San Francisco District Attorney (DA) from 2004 to 2011 and the California Attorney General (AG) from 2011 to 2017. The DA is an elected position that determines which arrests...

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Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

October 27, 2020

Name: Lucia Ferris Previous School: Creative Arts Charter Favorite Color: blue Go to book/movie/tv show: book - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The food you'll never get tired of: thai food What you...

October 25, 2020

Across 3. possibly contaminated surface 6. Alvin the _______ 7. unusually contagious individual 8. spooky night in October 12. traditional fall flavor 13. flatten the _______ 14. hybrid-learning student...

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