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Urban students at a coffee machine on Thursday, October 28. Photo credit: Ella Chen.

Caffeine: helpful tool or addictive drug?

Ella Chen, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Urban students often show up to their 8:30 a.m. morning class with a cup of coffee or a Yerba Mate in hand. Between long days of school, extracurriculars and limited hours of sleep, caffeine can provide...

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

When Jennifer Epstein, Health Education Teacher and Director of Outdoor Trips at Urban tells her freshmen health class to get up and go to the gym, to run around to “get high,” the classroom erupts...

This is your brain on gut bacteria

Alyssa Romo, Staff Writer February 7, 2017

   Have you ever felt your stomach drop before a big presentation? Does seeing a picture of your favorite food make your stomach growl? Does meeting eyes with that special someone in the hallway give...

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Obama sets aside $100 million for brain research

Hannah Berk, Staff Writer May 30, 2013

There are many mysteries in life, but one of the greatest is between your ears — your brain. On April 2, President Obama announced that his administration would set aside $100 million in the 2014...

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