4 Urban Juniors Run Weekly 8.46 Miles in Response to Police Brutality

Callum Yeaman, Sports Editor

October 19, 2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, an innocent 46-year-old African American man accused of using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill, America was left in a state of outrage and indignation. Urban students Max Miller, Hadley Griffin Schmidt, Kol Bassuk and Quentin Bone decided they would not accept further...

Urban students lead the charge in the Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign

Maya Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor

October 19, 2020

Activism is “acting on empathy...giving voice to those that are marginalized, those that are often disenfranchised,” says Cassie Eng, co-leader of the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) affinity space at Urban. On June 15th, 2020, 90 interns and 12 coordinators logged on to a Zoom call and awaited instructions...

Performative activism: how white savior mentality is taking over the BLM Movement

Orla Meehan, Caboose Editor and Managing Editor, Creative

October 19, 2020

Since George Floyd’s murder, Urban students’ social media platforms have transformed into spaces where people advocate for human rights, share what they feel passionate about, and encourage peer growth. Though social media activism is a useful method for spreading awareness within the Urban commu...

Summer anti-racist groups: what they did and how to get involved

Clementine Daniel, Editor in chief, Print

October 19, 2020

On June 9th, 2020, just days before the end of spring term, faculty members Samantha Littlejohn, Ben Slater, and Courtney Rein sent an email to the student body “on behalf of all who want to help our community work against racism and anti-Black violence.” Their goal was to bring together faculty and students to continu...

Catching up on the race for the presidency

(L-R) Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez discusses the Conflict of Interest Rule at the Center for American Progress with Congressperson Xavier Becerra, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Congressperson John Sarbanes, and Congressman John Delaney on April 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Department of Labor

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Ella Yitzhaki, a senior at Lowell High School, poses for a photo. Photo credit: Callum Yeaman.

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Ella Yitzhaki, a 17-year-old senior at Lowell High School, is not your average student. Since the 2012 presidential race, when she was only ten years old, politics have been Yitzhaki’s voice. Yitzhaki has met with prominent legislators including congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, whom she regards as her inspiration,...

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