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2018 midterms could double the number of African American governors in American history

2018 midterms could double the number of African American governors in American history

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Former NAACP leader Ben Jealous, former Georgia Assembly Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are all running for Governor in Southern states in 2018. All of them are liberal Democrats. And most notably, all of them are aiming to set history by being the first Afri...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Politics, Top Stories

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

2018 Voter guide

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under News

While some people believe that voting in local elections is less important than voting for president, local politics can actually have a greater impact on an individual’s life. Because of this, I encourage anyone who is 18 or older to vote on June 5, when San Francisco residents will vote for their n...

Lick Wilmerding forces anonymity at girl talk

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

May 28, 2018


Filed under News

On April 13, 2018, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the fourth annual Girl Talk. In past years, Girl Talk has encouraged Urban students to write and perform pieces that abide by basic guidelines provided by...

Oil companies admit contribution to climate change

Loki Olin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under News

In an effort to avoid doling out billions of dollars to the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, five multinational oil companies have been forced to confront the scientific implications of fossil-fuel consumption. An ongoing lawsuit filed by the two cities yielded an unforeseen result when the targ...

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