Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Infographic of deaths and injuries in school shootings in 2018, sorted by region. Source: Education Weekly.
By Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

In 2015, after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 where one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died, the TSA released a video detailing the most effective ways to survive a shooting in a business or school. In the video, the TSA coined the catchphrase: Run, hide, fig...

Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

Illustration of Tree of Life synagogue, by Loki Olin, Features Editor

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

This article is expanding on another online article about the Pittsburgh shooting. While this article focuses more on the effects that the shooting had on Urban students, the article online expands more on the roots of anti-Semitism and how experts outside of Urban view the shooting. For additional co...

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

Illustration relating various mass shootings in the United States, by Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Gregory Bush entered a Kroger—a chain supermarket—in Jefferson City, Kentucky, and shot two African Americans named Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones. Afterward, Bush exchanged gunfire with an armed citizen. When the police arrived, he tried to flee but was captur...

Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

Haight Street shooting tests Urban School’s new lockdown procedures

Haight Street shooting tests Urban School's new lockdown procedures

Hannah Gorman and Megan Madden, Staff writers

February 9, 2011

An unidentified man was shot in the back Wednesday one block south of The Urban School, prompting a lockdown as well as a test of Urban's new emergency procedures. The shooting took place at at 1:20 p.m. at Fred’s New Lite Supermarket, located at 1416 Haight Street, on the corner of Haight and Masonic...

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