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People of the White Privilege Conference

People of the White Privilege Conference

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


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The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is an annual event that fights back against white supremacy and toxic masculinity. It was founded in 1999 and has continued annually for 20 years, teaching thousands about racism and white nationalism. This year the conference was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from Marc...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Lily Daniel, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2019


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While the media often laces stories of the Mexico-United States border with violence, starvation, and complete desperation, it fails to acknowledge the many women in need of reproductive healthcare, contraception and legal support after crossing the border. Miscarriages due to violence at the border, ...

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

March 28, 2019


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Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” have been taken out of the winter English 2A curriculum, but why? In May of 2018, aut...

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

This December, the Urban school Green Team hosted a school clothing swap in which Urban students donated clothes and were able to choose items to add to their wardrobe from one another’s donations. “The goal,” said Elsie Lipson ‘20, the leader of the clothing swap on Green Team, “[was] to brin...

Controversy continues to surround the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Controversy continues to surround the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

February 24, 2019


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In 2015, after being known as the San Francisco General Hospital for more than 100 years, the institution was renamed after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, who donated $75 million to the hospital. Now known as the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), the name change ...

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