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Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Opinion: Four-year prom is an important Urban tradition

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year, I remember spending hours online shopping for the perfect dress. I dreaded the day of prom, thinking that I would feel like an outsi...

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art

Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

This March, I payed $25 to visit the Museum of 3D Illusions, San Francisco's latest Instagram-worthy art pop-up. Visitors crowded around elaborate murals in a low-ceilinged warehouse across from Fisherman's Wharf, posing and holding out their phones at different angles to snap selfies. Once the image...

Opinion: College Athletes Deserve to be Paid

Loki Olin, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

“No one is bigger than the game.” The age-old adage serves as a reminder of humility for aspiring basketball players around the world, and the saying holds true for most athletes. However, an exception has arisen in the form of Zion Williamson, Duke University’s superstar freshman and the 2019...

Editorial: let’s do more than thank our crossing guards

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

After ASM during the first week of school, students poured out of the Salkind Center gym and down the passageway along St. Agnes. Although the crowds crossing Page Street chattered boisterously, many of them forgot to do something crucial to building a respectful school community: they did not thank J...

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