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Argentine ants at Urban

Argentine ants at Urban

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Sports Editor

May 4, 2019

Over the past few months, skinny black trails of ants have appeared around our school—in our trash cans, lockers, and dining spaces. These ants are a result of the wet and rainy weather this winter, which forces ants to come indoors to get away from the outside moisture in search of shelter and food. Com...

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Lily Daniel, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2019

While the media often laces stories of the Mexico-United States border with violence, starvation, and complete desperation, it fails to acknowledge the many women in need of reproductive healthcare, contraception and legal support after crossing the border. Miscarriages due to violence at the border, ...

Spanish reality TV show contestant shares her experience

Spanish reality TV show contestant shares her experience

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

May 4, 2019

Every time I turn on the TV, I find myself looking at an ad for another reality TV show that didn’t exist the day before. With over 750 unscripted television series on prime time television, it makes it difficult for any TV viewer to look past them altogether. Many hobbies, activities, and professions hav...

Humans of Flik Dining

Humans of Flik Dining

Lola McAllister and Eli Gordon

May 1, 2019

In October, 2018, the Urban Legend called on the school community in an editorial to “work together to ensure that gratitude and human connection remain integral elements of our culture” by getting to know people who provide invaluable service to the Urban community but whose contributions often go ov...

People of the White Privilege Conference

People of the White Privilege Conference

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is an annual event that fights back against white supremacy and toxic masculinity. It was founded in 1999 and has continued annually for 20 years, teaching thousands about racism and white nationalism. This year the conference was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from Marc...

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

March 27, 2019

Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” have been taken out of the winter English 2A curriculum, but why? In May of 2018, aut...

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