The Urban Legend

Editorial: Bay Area responds wisely to Boston Bombings with successful Bay to Breakers race

May 30, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

You never believe it will happen to you, being in a city during an attack. Until it actually does. A surreal mix of confusion, excitement, and fear pulses through your body. Sirens roar past. The main thought bouncing around inside...

Editorial: Changing the mindset on mental health in America

March 20, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

It was a cry for help from a mother who doesn’t want to be part of the next Newtown. “No one wants to send a 13-year-old to jail,”wrote Liza Long, a blogger whose son is mentally ill, on

Editorial: Death of Paterno reminds us to end child abuse

Jason Cinti, Staff Writer

February 11, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

It’s tough to turn on the television these days without hearing the name of Joe Paterno, former Penn State head football coach, who passed away at age 85 on Jan. 22 in the aftermath of a child sex abuse scandal. What we do...

Editorial: Where is Urban’s middle class?

Unsigned editorial

November 6, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Not many of us like to show off extreme wealth. Similarly, not many want others to know that they fall below the poverty line. However, over the past few years at Urban, we’ve observed an interesting phenomenon involving many...

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