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Achieving press put not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Achieving press put not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented, not everyone knows how much of an effect it will have on the criminal justice system. However, despit...

San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019

On September 15, 2015, the owners of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors announced plans to build their dream arena, which will be situated in San Francisco, across the bay from their current home in Oakland, CA. About a year-and-a-half later, Oakland-based NFL team the Raiders announced plans to move...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

New papal edict attempts to address long history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

New papal edict attempts to address long history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

On March 29, the Papacy in Vatican released a new papal edict against the sexual abuse happening in its own churches, making it mandatory for Vatican City officials or its diplomats around the globe to immediately report allegations of sexual abuse to authorities or  face possible jail time. While man...

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Tallula Ricciardi and Sally Cobb

February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day government shutdown began because the U.S. Congress and President Trump could not come to an agreement on an appropriations bill to fu...

Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

This article is expanding on another online article about the Pittsburgh shooting. While this article focuses more on the effects that the shooting had on Urban students, the article online expands more on the roots of anti-Semitism and how experts outside of Urban view the shooting. For additional co...

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