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Historic building classifications further SF housing crisis

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Arts and Culture

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


Filed under Opinions

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,...

Why I support Donald Trump

Latté Hutchinson, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions

"Though agreeing with some of Trump’s tactics is rare at Urban, I think it is important to stand up for what I believe in despite the social consequences"

Student brains are more than a science experiment and a standard scale

Student brains are more than a science experiment and a standard scale

Marie Bergsund, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Features

If you’ve ever taken a science class, you know that an experiment requires a dependent variable, an independent variable, and a control. The most important component is the control. If you’re testing how long it takes for a rat to run through a maze but one rat is given an hour, and the other rat...

Gay athletes pushed to persevere at Sochi games

Olivia Morfit, Staff writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Opinions

This year’s Olympics posed the tough decision of attendance to gay athletes. Essentially, they had to decide whether or not to allow their moral principles to overrule their athletic dedication. As an athlete, I have had to make similar decisions, and I’ve made the wrong one. I’ve never been...

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