Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

Infographic of the number of entries into the United States via legal points of entry in 2017 versus the total populations of the US, Mexico, and Central America. Source: Customs and Border Patrol, United States Census Bureau.
By Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Lily Daniel, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019

Amidst the recent government shutdown and the trials of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for smuggling drugs into the U.S., President Trump’s petition for building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border has grown intensely. Despite his campaign promise to build the multibillion-dollar wall in 2016, the wall ...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

Supporters of Prop C near the Urban School. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

February 6, 2018

You know you have won Urban when your high school research paper is assigned reading for Dan Matz’s History of South Asia class. Hannah Dreier’s (‘04) research paper she wrote as an Urban junior stood its own despite being sandwiched between the founding documents of India and historical analyse...

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