LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Polygonal art of various states

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018

Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

Infographic showing some of the strange state laws in the US, made by Kian Nassre, Head of Infographics.

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

It all began when I heard something bizarre on an old episode of Bones: apparently premarital sex is illegal in Virginia. My first thought was no way. There is no way that in the 21st century, the state of Virginia does not allow premarital sex. So I did what any curious teenager would do when they...

The future of San Francisco as a sanctuary city

Infographic of sanctuary cities in the United States, made by Kian Nassre.

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

  32 years ago, San Francisco became the 13th sanctuary city after then-mayor Dianne Feinstein signed a resolution protecting the increasing amounts of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants. This past year, sanctuary cities reemerged into the national conscience after becoming a major talking point of the 2...

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