The Urban Legend

Mario Savio: Student revolutionary turned Urban math teacher

Mario Savio hands out flyers at a protest.

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

December 2, 1964. Mario Savio, a young man the newspapers describe as “slender, 6-foot-1, sloping at the shoulders, clad usually in baggy slacks and a heavy jacket,” stands in front of a throng of UC Berkeley students, delivering what would become one of the most famous speeches of the sixties. He...

Friday marks 50 years since the John F. Kennedy assassination; moment in history still relevant to today’s Urban School students

Dan Murphy and LeRoy Votto holding newspapers from the day after the Kennedy assassination

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

It is a day that lives in the nation’s memory: This Friday, Nov. 22, will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy’s assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was a monumental moment in United States history. Not only did the Kennedy Assassination spark countless conspiracy theories ...

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

January 17, 2011

On Jan. 4, after only a month of debate, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published their ruling on the case determining the constitutionality of Proposition 8. In their official ruling, Judges Reinhardt, Hawkins, and N.R. Smith stated, “we cannot consider this important constitutional...

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