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From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In the early hours of July 26th, 2019, an Italian police officer was brutally stabbed and killed. He was investigating a drug deal and was undercover when the situation turned bad. There was a fight, and in the scuffle, the officer was killed. The person who committed the crime was a 19-year-old who...

Urban responds as vaping-related deaths climb to 24

Orla Meehan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

In recent months, a new wave of mysterious illnesses has been linked to Juuls, THC pens, and other vaping devices. With 1080 lung injury cases and 24 confirmed deaths, experts are calling vaping an epidemic. Juuls are a type of vape that some believe to offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes....

Is Urban Prepared for an Increasingly Hazy Future?

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Over the past few years, Northern California has been ravaged by wildfires, leaving some regions devastated and others gasping for air. Though the state’s fire seasons are expected to worsen each year, the Urban School is prepared for the threats that they pose. Driven by climate change, California’s int...

An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

Ellie Lerner, Editor of News and Opinions

October 24, 2019

Black bin, green bin, and blue bin; a wrapper here and an orange peel there. In the midst of a nationwide recycling crisis, it might be time to revisit our approach to waste sorting.  Until recently, American consumers have not had to face the repercussions of their recycling habits. For the past ...

The disappearing sounds of Haight Street: the closing of the Haight Ashbury Music Center

The disappearing sounds of Haight Street: the closing of the Haight Ashbury Music Center

Phoebe Grandi, Editor-in-Chief, Online

October 23, 2019

For the past 47 years, the Haight Ashbury Music Center, which neighbors Gus’s Community Market, has had a constant stream of musicians walking into the store and performing outside of it. However, the most noticeable feature of the store in the past few months has not been these sidewalk performance...

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

Achieving press but 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...

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