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Urban Legend newspaper, website wins big at California Press Women awards ceremony

Urban Legend newspaper, website wins big at California Press Women awards ceremony

Ian Shapiro, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

The Urban Legend staff won 21 awards on May 12 at the awards ceremony for the California Press Woman’s annual High School Communications Contest, held at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The event started with a presentation by author and acclaimed journali...

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

Marie Bergsund and Aleah Jennings-Newhouse

November 14, 2013

With a dead end as its only destination and no access to San Francisco, the new Bay Bridge bike path could have been a tough sell. But visitors to the eight-mile path, located alongside the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, seem to have found other reasons to enjoy its many possibilities, from biking, walk...

California high-speed rail: moving too fast?

California high-speed rail: moving too fast?

November 7, 2013

You’re craving a slice of San Francisco sourdough, but you live in Los Angeles. You’ve been invited to a Malibu wedding, but you are staying in San Francisco. Unless you’re willing to commit to a five-hour drive in unreliable traffic, or an expensive plane ticket, it is very difficult to cross...

History unfolding: Are Occupy protests the new civil rights movement?

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Call it a flashback: When the Occupy movement hit San Francisco, it brought back memories of Vietnam, sit-ins, the sexual revolution, the rise of feminism – the glory times that self-proclaimed “old hippie” Rick Fletcher loved. In a full-body, green jumpsuit, with a matching Army hat, the grey-bearded Flet...

Focus: Urban’s equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Focus: Urban’s equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Jenna Waldman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2011

On a recent October morning, Duncan Magidson (’12) stood up in the St. Agnes gym and smoothly presided over Urban’s all-school meeting as student body co-president. It was a long way from where Magidson began his career at Urban, as a shy, nervous freshman who thought he was on academic thin ice...

University of California tuition hikes provoke concern, outrage

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

As public universities all across the nation begin classes for the 2011-12 school year, the University of California system faces financial challenges of epic proportions. On July 27, in a letter addressed to UC students and their parents, Mark Yudof, president of the University of California, made...

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