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 ...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Sources: Politico, the Census Bureau, the Hood Incubator (a POC-focused cannabis business accellerator). Infographic by Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2018

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal dispensaries open in San Francisco and around the Bay, issues emerge surrounding racial and economic diversity in the industry. A...

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...

Health, biology, and literature offer teachable moments on weed

Sabrina Werby, Staff Writer

November 2, 2010

California’s marijuana debate is smoking hot. But while politicians, law enforcement, and voters struggle to decide the future of marijuana, students at Urban address the same issues in their classrooms. Urban’s health curriculum covers marijuana basics. “There is a lot of misinformation about...

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