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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Gregory Bush entered a Kroger—a chain supermarket—in Jefferson City, Kentucky, and shot two African Americans named Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones. Afterward, Bush exchanged gunfire with an armed citizen. When the police arrived, he tried to flee but was captur...

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who self exiled to the United States for fear of getting arrested because of his public opposition to the Saudi government and to the ideals of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). On Oct. 2, 2018, Khashoggi disappeared at the Saudi Arabian consulate ...

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