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Summer plans during COVID-19

Mira Chandriani, Staff Writer

June 21, 2020

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe, shelter-in-place rules have been implemented in order to contain the outbreak. Despite restrictions being reduced, many people’s summer plans have drastically changed. “The coronavirus crisis has constant readjusting of expectations and a constant roller...

Democrats and Republicans clash over mail-in ballots amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Zadie Winthrop, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

On the first Tuesday of November in 2008, 2012, and 2016, I was late to school. This morning is reserved for a family trip to the polls, and my parents’ every-election-year speech about the value of democracy. To my family, and many other Americans, voting is a privilege and right which we hold d...

Seniors consider gap years amidst coronavirus pandemic

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away to college in August or September. But just as the coronavirus pandemic has done away with traditional end-of-high-school rituals, it has introduced uncertainty...

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Sophia Gibson, Features Editor

May 22, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, much of the world’s population has had to restructure their daily lives. In the Bay Area, the shelter in place order has forced adults to work remotely from home, and children to learn online. As families are constantly forced together, change in family dynamics...

The US experiences a surge in social distancing protests

Maya Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

The shutdown of many non-essential businesses and the implementation of social distancing protocols by local officials have left a number of citizens in distress. As a result, individuals worldwide have taken to the streets, protesting, together, the stay-at-home orders with the hopes of returning to...

Is coronavirus good for the environment?

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India, macaque monkeys traversing through Lopburi, Thailand, and coyotes venturing into new areas of San Francisco have attracted media attention across the...

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