GALLERY: Urban’s Stone Carving class creates elegant sculptures out of an unforgiving medium

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

June 6, 2014

Stone Carving has traditionally been an 11-week, Urban Advanced Studies (UAS) course taught by art teacher Kate Randall every spring. Next year, it will be taught during both the fall and winter terms as well as in the spring term. In addition, it will not be a UAS class. Students in Stone Carving choose...

GALLERY: Humans of Haight

Niki King Fredel, Lily Dodd, and Olive Lopez

June 5, 2014

The "Humans of Haight" photo gallery hopes to capture the essence of the characters of Haight Street. It is inspired by the photography website, Humans of New York. The photos were taken by Niki King Fredel with reporting assistance from Olive Lopez and Lily Dodd. This is the first installment in th...

REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” overwhelms but entertains

Niki King Fredel

March 20, 2014

It is complicated, quirky, and aesthetically pleasing. It is a flashback within a flashback, stretching across three eras: the ‘80s, ‘60s, and ‘30s. The cast is large and star-studded, with each character hugely important in some way to the execution of the movie. The plot is, at its simplest ...

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Captain Phi...

Cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation – what’s the difference?

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Rapper Lil Debbie says that she’s “just a white girl in this world” and that she is just as entitled to rap as anyone else is. But others see her music, attitude, and lifestyle as offensive and an example of cultural appropriation — a white girl sampling and stealing from black culture. Which...

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