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All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations

All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations

Loki Olin, Features Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture

From Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, some of the most influential performers of recent decades have been linked to accusations of sexual assault and domestic abuse. In many cases in the past, off-stage controversies have shattered artists’ reputations and significantly diminished their popularity. Mo...

2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement

2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

“[The #MeToo movement] started a conversation,” said Shafia Zaloom, Urban Health Teacher. “I think that it is a great example of how social media can be used in constructive and productive ways to create a sense of solidarity amongst people who before may have been silenced.” 2018 was filled wi...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

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...

EDITORIAL: Urban, We Need to Talk About #MeToo

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions

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...

Sexual assault cases impact Urban students’ media consumption

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features

As #MeToo becomes one of the most used hashtags and black dresses are worn to a televised award show to protest sexual harassment, women are gaining more access to global support and platforms to speak up and share their experiences with sexual assault in their careers. Over the past few months, the v...

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left high school and entered college there would be a sudden risk of random predators coming out of the sha...

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