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Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my passcode and, without a second thought, held my finger down on Instagram and Snapchat and clicked the tiny X...

Opinion: Four-year prom is an important Urban tradition

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year, I remember spending hours online shopping for the perfect dress. I dreaded the day of prom, thinking that I would feel like an outsi...

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

Historic building classifications further SF housing crisis

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

May 10, 2018

San Francisco is in the midst of a housing crisis, and community organizations are making it worse. Rents are skyrocketing from already high highs to astronomic levels. Last month, the median price for a home in San Francisco hit an all-time high of $1.6 million, according to the Paragon Real Estate Grou...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review: A new take on an old formula

Jack Cogen, Editor, Opinions

January 23, 2018

Warning: this review will attempt to spoil as little as possible of Episode VIII, but will spoil most of the previous films in the series.   “Let the past die; kill it if you have to.” Kylo Ren’s line in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is emblematic not only of the t...

Protest Is Patriotism

Jack Cogen, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Urban recognizes that democracy does not start and end in the voting booth. On November 9, 2016, 159 Urban students walked out of school to peacefully protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. I did not attend the protests because of a commitment at my Service Learning site,...

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