Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

Illustration of Tree of Life synagogue, by Loki Olin, Features Editor

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

This article is expanding on another online article about the Pittsburgh shooting. While this article focuses more on the effects that the shooting had on Urban students, the article online expands more on the roots of anti-Semitism and how experts outside of Urban view the shooting. For additional co...

The Panhandle is still safe

The Panhandle is still safe

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

May 10, 2018

In eighth grade, I invited a friend to my house, a change of scenery from our typical afternoons spent eating and shopping on Chestnut street. However, she told me that she did not feel comfortable being in my neighborhood. This puzzled me; at the time I did not consider my neighborhood unsafe. Sur...

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer

April 16, 2011

On March 11, a 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Seven days later, Leah Schummer (’14) and Marina Chen (’14) were selling cupcakes, cookies and other treats to raise money for the citizens in Japan affected by this tragedy. They raised a total of $774.67 from three bake sales. “My mom i...

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