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Puerto Rico post Maria: “feed the islands, not the exports”

Puerto Rico post Maria: “feed the islands, not the exports”

Lily Daniel, Caboose Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

In the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, sustainable farming organizations in Puerto Rico such as El Departamento de La Comida are attempting to encourage a shift away from the country’s dependence on imports towards sustainable food practices. Over a month since the hurricane first hit t...

California declares state of emergency due to hepatitis A outbreak

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

On October 13, 2017, California Governor Edmund Gerald Brown declared a state of emergency due to the recent hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California in order to secure sufficient hepatitis A vaccines, according to a press release from the California Department of Public Health. To date, the outbreak...

Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the Urban School students gear up for Week 12 testing, students with learning differences face the additional struggle of making sure their testing accommodations are in order. This process can be intense and draining and add additional stress to an already tense time. When asked to describe the ...

Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Students and teachers react to new Being at Urban classes

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Sitting up on pillows and lying down on blankets, Urban School students focus on their breath while directing positive thoughts at people they love in a practice called “heartfulness.” This is a Being at Urban class, which Urban School sophomores and juniors are now required to take for one trimes...

Zero waste entrepreneur encourages everyday environmentalism

Zero waste entrepreneur encourages everyday environmentalism

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

   The Huffington Post called her a concerned environmentalist. Teen Vogue called her an eco-warrior. Lauren Singer just calls herself someone who “gives a sh*t.”    This 26-year-old social media star has a message: being sustainable and waste-free is not expensive.   After being inspi...

You can just take notes: examining gender roles in STEM classes at The Urban School

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Amid a national conversation about female underrepresentation in advanced science and technology classes, many Urban students and faculty see stereotypes about women in STEM persisting in course enrollment and classroom dynamics. While many female students go into life sciences or chemistry, a discre...

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