Local proposition to lower voting age fails by small margin

Katie Jonckheer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Voting is an integral part of American society. In the wake of the 2016 election season, many have been analyzing, studying  and dissecting its complexities. Although the presidential election may be taking up media coverage...

Protest Is Patriotism

Jack Cogen, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Urban recognizes that democracy does not start and end in the voting booth. On November 9, 2016, 159 Urban students walked out of school to peacefully protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. I did...

Who are you helping?

Diego Lopez

November 1, 2016

Imagine an Instagram picture of an Urban student surrounded by a bunch of small children in a third world country, the caption reads: “So thankful for this trip, these kids changed my life”. These service trips to exotic i...

Preserving academic freedom within safe spaces

Olivia Mitchel, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 26, 2016

   Discomfort is a universal experience: a state of emotional pain that leaves one unsettled, insecure and hurt. Unpleasant as it may be, I believe it’s necessary to face discomfort in order to develop both intellectually ...

Why I’m with her

Skylar Baker, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016

"Since her first presidential campaign in 2008, I've viewed Clinton as someone who exemplifies the very things my family has raised me to value: female empowerment, generosity, open-mindedness, and moderation."

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