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The slippery slope of social media activism

The slippery slope of social media activism

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...

Letters to the Editor (Issue 2, 2019-20)

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 1, 2019

“The horoscopes were original, creative, and comical. I hope the entire Urban community can appreciate them.” — Melia Fillipow ‘20 Dear Melia, I also loved the horoscopes, and I am glad they appealed to the Urban community’s great sense of humor. — Loki “This is no joke, I actually...

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my passcode and, without a second thought, held my finger down on Instagram and Snapchat and clicked the tiny X...

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...

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