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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

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...

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018

Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

It all began when I heard something bizarre on an old episode of Bones: apparently premarital sex is illegal in Virginia. My first thought was no way. There is no way that in the 21st century, the state of Virginia does not allow premarital sex. So I did what any curious teenager would do when they...

Sarah Palin deletes Twitter posts in light of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting

Cody Siler, staff writer

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin has come under fire for her political rhetoric following the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was targeted in an infographic that appeared on Palin’s website in 2010. A mentally unstable man identified as Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on Giffords and the crowd...

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