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Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Editorial: let’s do more than thank our crossing guards

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

After ASM during the first week of school, students poured out of the Salkind Center gym and down the passageway along St. Agnes. Although the crowds crossing Page Street chattered boisterously, many of them forgot to do something crucial to building a respectful school community: they did not thank J...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

End the rule against athlete participation in One Acts

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 10, 2018

For the past eight years, Urban’s rules have prohibited students who play spring sports from participating in the annual One Acts Festival. Not only are students with an existing athletic commitment forbidden from auditioning for One Acts, those who leave their sport in order to participate are bar...

EDITORIAL: Urban, We Need to Talk About #MeToo

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

The second half of 2017 and these early months of 2018 have been characterized by the anti-sexual abuse movement #MeToo as well as Time’s Up, a legal fund with similar goals set up after Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes. TIME Magazine chose the women who broke the silence on sexual abu...

EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016

   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing up to imitate black culture, naming the theme “wigga,” a combination of “white” and a racial slu...

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