Pandemic appears to strengthen friendships but weaken community

Ben Katznelson, Opinions Editor March 28, 2021

In this unusual year, interpersonal relationships have changed in unprecedented ways. Personal relationships have been forced behind screens, friendships have proven more difficult to forge and maintain,...

Politics vs. science: the politicization of COVID vaccination

Ben Katznelson, Opinions Editor November 19, 2020

The topic of COVID-19 has been dominant in most discussions relating to the 2020 election within both major political parties. In the last few months of the race, President Donald Trump promised that a...

Student body split on returning to in-person school

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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