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Seniors consider gap years amidst coronavirus pandemic

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away to college in August or September. But just as the coronavirus pandemic has done away with traditional end-of-high-school rituals, it has introduced uncertainty...

Is coronavirus good for the environment?

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India, macaque monkeys traversing through Lopburi, Thailand, and coyotes venturing into new areas of San Francisco have attracted media attention across the...

Looking to the future: California’s plans to reopen after Coronavirus

Sydney Riemer, Editor-in-Chief, Online

May 18, 2020

It has been nearly sixteen weeks since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in the United States and more than two months since California’s stay-at-home order began on Tuesday, March 17th. Though not hit as hard as many other states, California was one of the first states...

Democrats and republicans clash over mail-in ballots amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Zadie Winthrop, Managing Editor

May 17, 2020

2020-05-15 10.48.01 On the first Tuesday of November in 2008, 2012, and 2016, I was late to school. This morning is reserved for a family trip to the polls, and my parents’ every-election-year speech about the value of democracy. To my family, and many other Americans, voting is a privilege and ri...

The Economic Effects of the Coronavirus

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

April 24, 2020

In the week of March 28, 6.9 million Americans filed for unemployment, a record number in that time span. The short term effects of COVID-19 have already been devastating, but an economic breakdown around the world that’s centered around the United States is coming. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down...

Different Countries Respond to the Pandemic

Maya Campbell, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 has overtaken the world in just a few short months. The once seemingly small outbreak in Wuhan, China has quickly invaded the rest of the world, impacting travel plans, politics and the daily lives of millions. This unprecedented time has called on leaders to make quick decisions and enact...

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