Student body split on returning to in-person school

Ben Katznelson, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2020

The realities of COVID-19 have raised many questions about the future of Urban, with regard to how long our schooling will remain virtual and whether we should push for a return to normalcy. Such uncertainties have driven students to ask themselves: would it be responsible to return to school, and could...

The intersection of wealth and community

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

To be rich at Urban is to be dripping in money anywhere else. Urban is a wealthy school, costing $48,941 per year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full time employed American makes $44,720 per year. Attending Urban costs $4,000 more than the average American makes per year. Living...

How do students feel in light of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean’s murders?

Illustration of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean. Illustration credit: Izzie Ballon.

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Atatiana Jefferson was murdered on October 12th, 2019. Botham Jean was murdered on September 6th, 2018. Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean. If you still don’t know their names, learn them. Then say them 20 more times. On October 23, 2019, Urban held a forum in memory of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson....

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Line art from the 2018-2019 Yeti. Illustration by Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor

May 10, 2019

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene woman leaping with arms outstretched set against a glaring lavender background, seem to be on every bus, train, telephone pol...

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