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The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history. On Oct. 27, 11 lives were lost when a gunman open fired during Saturday morning services. Detective Sergeant Jim Glick, who was on scene during the shooting, said, “At first, I ...

Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

The Panhandle is still safe

The Panhandle is still safe

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In eighth grade, I invited a friend to my house, a change of scenery from our typical afternoons spent eating and shopping on Chestnut street. However, she told me that she did not feel comfortable being in my neighborhood. This puzzled me; at the time I did not consider my neighborhood unsafe. Sur...

Bring Back Our Girls’ “School Girl March” seeks to raise awareness about Nigerian kidnappings

Bring Back Our Girls’ “School Girl March” seeks to raise awareness about Nigerian kidnappings

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

Bring Back Our Girls, a social awareness campaign that started in California, is organizing a worldwide School Girl March today to raise awareness about the plight of 276 Nigerian girls abducted from their school by Islamic terrorists more than a month ago. According to the Bring Back Our Girls web...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month sparks conversation about healthy relationships

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


Filed under Features

It was Christmas Eve, 2013, a time when one might imagine smoke wafting out of chimneys and holiday lights glowing through the snow in Blackman-Leoni Township, located 65 miles west of Detroit. Nearby, however, there was another scene that was neither picturesque nor sentimental. Trapped under the...

Editorial: Urban, hate speech is its own breed of violence

April 7, 2011


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Recently, a 12-year-old girl asked one of us a question: “Do you think the world is coming to an end?” For many of us, in view of recent events, the answer is unclear. In recent months, members of a Kansas church have protested a military funeral, with signs reading “thank God for killing gays.”...

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