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Return to classroom prompts reflection amongst Urban teachers

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

Students have finally returned to the classroom, fewer and fewer extracurricular activities remain in the confines of Zoom, and both students and teachers feel the buzzing energy of a school environment....

Urban community reflects on its response to AAPI-hate: “it was long overdue”

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States of America has seen a consistent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The March 16 shooting in Atlanta...

Buying better: the fashion industry’s moral and environmental dilemma.

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

Walking down Haight Street, even walking around Urban, we all see a riot of color and culture. Everyone is dressed head to toe in the various colors of the rainbow, in styles ranging from funky oversized...

COVID-19 pandemic upends frontline worker families.

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disconcert and upend families across the globe, essential workers bear the heavy weight of worries as they stand on the frontline of the pandemic. The world is settling...

Legend Gratitudes

Lingerr Senghor: I am grateful for my incredible colleagues, especially those in the English Department. And Liverpool F.C, the greatest team in the world. And my magnificent Nigerian Lit class :) Sarah...

The new age of relatable teenage romcoms

The new age of relatable teenage romcoms

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Cliches have been the epitome of the teenage romantic comedy industry for decades, but as society demands more accurate representations of human experiences in the film sector, some directors have shifted...

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