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Catching up on the race for the presidency

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Do Urban students know what’s in the handbook?

Do Urban students know what’s in the handbook?

November 27, 2019

“What handbook?” said Alex Uchimura ‘20 when asked if he had ever read Urban’s Student/Family Handbook. “Isn’t the handbook a Google Doc, not an actual book?” said Dustin Bobila ‘20, another Urban senior. Bobila’s question is reasonable. The Student/Parent Handbook is a PDF, and to...

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Ella Yitzhaki, a 17-year-old senior at Lowell High School, is not your average student. Since the 2012 presidential race, when she was only ten years old, politics have been Yitzhaki’s voice. Yitzhaki has met with prominent legislators including congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, whom she regards as her inspiration,...

Voices of the Climate March

Voices of the Climate March

Kyra Nagle, Arts & Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

Mackensie Park: “I went to the climate march because as people, we share this planet with a larger ecosystem of nature and animals; despite this, we have developed the idea that our luxuries are a right and not a privilege. Our actions that reflect a thoughtless consumerism are negatively affecti...

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

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