The Urban Legend

Demystifying woke

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

June 6, 2018


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“That’s not woke.” My heart sinks a little when I hear that sentence. In today’s political climate, the word “woke” causes anxiety for a variety of reasons. While the purpose of the word is to empower communities and raise awareness to systems of oppression, it can cause anxiety in an intelle...

End the rule against athlete participation in One Acts

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 10, 2018


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For the past eight years, Urban’s rules have prohibited students who play spring sports from participating in the annual One Acts Festival. Not only are students with an existing athletic commitment forbidden from auditioning for One Acts, those who leave their sport in order to participate are bar...

Historic building classifications further SF housing crisis

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

May 10, 2018


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San Francisco is in the midst of a housing crisis, and community organizations are making it worse. Rents are skyrocketing from already high highs to astronomic levels. Last month, the median price for a home in San Francisco hit an all-time high of $1.6 million, according to the Paragon Real Estate Grou...

The Panhandle is still safe

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

May 10, 2018


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In eighth grade, I invited a friend to my house, a change of scenery from our typical afternoons spent eating and shopping on Chestnut street. However, she told me that she did not feel comfortable being in my neighborhood. This puzzled me; at the time I did not consider my neighborhood unsafe. Sur...

EDITORIAL: Urban, We Need to Talk About #MeToo

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018


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The second half of 2017 and these early months of 2018 have been characterized by the anti-sexual abuse movement #MeToo as well as Time’s Up, a legal fund with similar goals set up after Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes. TIME Magazine chose the women who broke the silence on sexual abu...

Don’t Vote For A Celebrity in 2020

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

March 29, 2018


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The candidacy and subsequent presidency of Donald Trump were shocking for a number of reasons, not least of which being his unprecedented status as a president with no government or military experience. Elected with experience only as a businessman and celebrity, Trump could be a one-off mistake that...

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