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20 Great Reads of 2015

20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

Book Review: Lost on China’s Whirlwind Roads

Book Review: Lost on China’s Whirlwind Roads

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 1, 2015

Electricity flickers across the earth, triggering the annihilation of old China — 9.9 tons of dynamite. They are building a new Economic Development Zone in Zhejiang Province, and they’ve already leveled exactly 108 mountains and hills. A foreman says they’ve blasted 1.2 million cubic meters of thi...

Trip week, spring break begin at Urban School of San Francisco — catch you on the flipside

Trip week, spring break begin at Urban School of San Francisco — catch you on the flipside

April 13, 2013

It's official — we're leaving. Spring has sprung, and that means that Urban School students will be heading out of the classroom and the Legend newsroom for awhile. Trip Week begins April 15. Urban school students will be going to Joshua Tree National Park, the Marin Headlands north of San Fran...

From classroom to newsroom: A look at Urban School journalists who have turned pro

From classroom to newsroom: A look at Urban School journalists who have turned pro

Marney Kline, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

Today, everyone and their dog can harness the power of the Internet to be journalists. Professor Marc Cooper of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California put it in a pithy way last April. “We (journalists) work with, not for, those formerly known...

Ling sisters urge student journalists to value freedom

Ling sisters urge student journalists to value freedom

By Jonathan Baer, Jessie King Fredel, Jamie Friedman, Annakai Geshilder, Marney Kline and Cody Siler

April 15, 2011

A packed auditorium of student journalists listened Friday as Laura and Lisa Ling described their experiences with using journalism to give a voice to those who lack one. As two out of only six Asians in their high school, the Ling sisters decided early on that they wanted to use journalism to explore...

“Soloist” author urges student journalists to explore “the human condition”

“Soloist” author urges student journalists to explore “the human condition”

Jonathan Baer, Annakai Geshilder, Marney Kline, Jessie King Fredel, Jamie Friedman and Cody Siler

April 14, 2011

Best-selling writer Steve Lopez urged 4,000 student journalists at a spring convention in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday to dig for stories that matter. “I could drive to any street, park the car, get out and find a story,” said Lopez, a modest-looking, silver-haired man dressed in a suit jacket...

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