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Opinion: Bernie Sanders is best for the Democratic Party

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

June 10, 2020

For many members of the Urban community, the 2020 presidential primaries will be the first time they are eligible to vote and decide for themselves which candidate best represents their interests and values. However, in this election cycle, the choice of Democratic nominee goes beyond the individual...

Rethinking the Reader

Rethinking the Reader

Maya Campbell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

With forty years of history, Readers have become a staple in the Urban Curriculum. Teachers are continuously adapting Readers to fulfill students’ needs, but is it time for Readers to take another step forward? With the rising awareness of climate change and global warming, should Urban consider digital...

Siblings leaving for college; a perspective piece

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

Having a sibling who leaves for college is often very difficult. Whether you confide in them about everything or you only talk to each other at dinner time, having one less person in your house can be a big change. My brother is two years older than me and recently left for college 3,000 miles away....

The slippery slope of social media activism

Illustration of a student looking at their phone. Illustration credit: Alex Stross.

Phoebe Grandi, Editor-in-Chief, Online

December 9, 2019

Every morning I go through my followers’ Instagram stories in a pathetic attempt to wake myself up (I know that there are thousands of studies about why this is not healthy, but that is an issue for post-New Year’s Phoebe to figure out). With my eyes barely open, I swipe through birthday posts, Kacey...

Editorial: It’s time for Urban’s absence policy to align with its values and public image

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

On September 20th, the Urban School posted eleven photos of Urban students protesting alongside thousands of other Bay Area students at the San Francisco Climate Strike on the Urban School Instagram account. Despite the school’s well-earned reputation for student activism, these Instagram posts are...

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the feedback I know is inevitable: Why did you choose to cover that controversial topic? Why did you mention...

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