Book Review: Lost on China’s Whirlwind Roads

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Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 1, 2015

Electricity flickers across the earth, triggering the annihilation of old China — 9.9 tons of dynamite. They are building a new Economic Development Zone in Zhejiang Province, and they’ve already leveled exactly 108 mountains and hills. A foreman says they’ve blasted 1.2 million cubic meters of thi...

Urban School alumna Phoebe Gloeckner writes “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” resonates with students 40 years later

Urban School alumna Phoebe Gloeckner writes

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

“I hate the Urban School so much … It’s an ‘alternative’ private school, a rich hippie school. In other words, I don’t belong there in any way. It’s pretty small, only 150 kids or so. I don’t like sitting on the floor instead of at a desk, I don’t like calling the teachers by their f...

“Just Mercy” and “The New Jim Crow” explore the complexity of incarceration

Emmy Hicks-Jablons, Staff writer

October 14, 2015

It is likely, that at some point over the summer, you encountered the omnipresent problem of mass incarceration in America. Perhaps you pondered the significance of incarceration while staring into the fierce and tired eyes that appear during the “Orange is the New Black” theme song, or while listening to the hauntingly dissonant chords of the “Serial” podca...

Book review: “The Warmth of Other Suns”

Ian Shapiro, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Isabel Wilkerson’s book, ”The Warmth of Other Suns,” describes the Great Migration — the migration of black Americans from the South to the North and West during the early to mid 20th century — through the lens of those who experienced it firsthand. The story is told from the perspectives of thre...

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