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Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018


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What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018


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Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens of states was shifted in ways that will affect us for years to come. But first things first: what exactly happened? Democrats ...

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history. On Oct. 27, 11 lives were lost when a gunman open fired during Saturday morning services. Detective Sergeant Jim Glick, who was on scene during the shooting, said, “At first, I ...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018


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On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 2, 2018


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What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


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Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

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