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The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

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 ...

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Urban hosts workshops to reflect on national racial issues

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Urban will be hosting a series of workshops to discuss race issues in the United States and in our own smaller community. According to Clarke Weatherspoon, who introduced the workshops to the school during all school meeting on Monday morning. Weatherspoon wrote that the meetings...

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's "Appreciations Wall" that contained slang derived from the N-word. In response to this incident, members of the school have take...

Week planned by MultiCulti sheds light on multiculturalism at the Urban school

Week planned by MultiCulti sheds light on multiculturalism at the Urban school

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

The Urban community values differences. The school creates safe spaces for each individual to be honest and open about their experiences. Throughout the year, Urban students and faculty hold open discussions relating to social issues including social class, race, and sexual orientation. However, the...

REVIEW: “Django,” “Lincoln” offer different approaches to portrayals of race, morality, slavery

REVIEW: “Django,” “Lincoln” offer different approaches to portrayals of race, morality, slavery

Jessie King Fredel

February 21, 2013

As the presidential election slowly fades from the country’s consciousness, it is replaced by another set of elections: Qwards season. “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” are two of the most talked-about films of the season, marking an Obama-era exploration of the politics of race and America’s...

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