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 ...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent interior of the convenience store, Jamie* eyed the glowing row of refrigerators lined up aga...

Concert hookup culture in the Bay Area prompts conversation

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

Names in this story have been changed to protect the identities of students interviewed. Content Warning: drugs, alcohol, sexual assault At a tiny party at the end of last summer, a friend I hadn’t seen for a long time told me she’d just had her first kiss. Actually, she’d had multiple....

Uncovering Urban’s Stereotypes

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

I was sitting in the car on my way to my first high school visit, and for the third time that day, I begged my mom to cancel it. I told her that I did not think Urban was the right school for me. It was a school for artsy students and druggies. Unconvinced, she dropped me off on the corner of Page and...

Guest Opinion: Two Urban students against the “Safe Teen Socializing Agreement”

Guest Opinion: Two Urban students against the

Harry Krinsky and Charlotte Blanc, Guest writers

February 8, 2011

Read the parent guest opinion on the "Safe Teen Socializing Contract" by John M. O'Connell Jr. As freshmen, we can eat on Haight Street on the first day of school. We have laptops and no Web site restrictions. We even participated in deciding on the grading policy, which will have a large impact on our hig...

Guest Opinion: An Urban parent in favor of the “Safe Teen Socializing Agreement”

Guest Opinion: An Urban parent in favor of the

John M. O'Connell Jr., Guest writer

February 7, 2011

Read the student guest opinion on the "Safe Teen Socializing Contract" by Harry Krinski and Charlotte Blanc. From the moment you were born, we, the parents, have been amazed and somewhat terrified. Our purpose is to help you be the ‘best’ person, (happy, healthy, (w)holy) you can be, doing every...

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