A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Remembering an Icon: Four Artists Prince Inspired

May 8, 2016 6:38pm | Spencer Barnett ‘19, Op-Ed Editor

On April 21st, 2016, the music world lost one of the greatest musicians ever: Prince Rodgers Nelson. Fans all over the world have been mourning Prince’s death, with buildings everywhere being lit up in his signature shade of purple–including our own city hall. But I […]

Nina Simone and Colorism

May 8, 2016 6:35pm | Miya Matsuishi-Elhardt '19, Op-Ed Editor

When the trailers and stills from director Cynthia Mort’s film Nina first surfaced online, fans and newcomers alike were outraged by Mort’s controversial choice to use prosthetics and skin-darkening makeup to transform the film’s star, Zoe Saldana, into activist and singer Nina Simone. The issue at hand was colorism, […]

Teacher Interviews

May 8, 2016 6:33pm | C.C. Clark '18, At Large Editor

C.C.: So, what was the most memorable moment from all of your time at UHS? Doc: Hmmm…yikes. Well, the craziest day was when seniors streaked. At the student body elections, five seniors with bags over their heads, went running across the stage, in the middle […]

Trump’s Appeal

April 24, 2016 2:36am | Odelia Putterman '19, Sports Editor

You, along with many other Americans, might be wondering, “What’s Trump’s appeal?” In San Francisco, we don’t see or hear many Trump supporters, which is why it may come as a shock that Trump is doing so well in the Republican primaries. I often find […]

#Goals: Striving for Perfection through Social Media

April 24, 2016 2:33am | Hanna Kim ’17, Senior Op-Ed Editor

The honest truth is that social media is ubiquitous. It distracts us when we are trying to do homework, we use it to “cyber stalk” others, and we even use it to avoid awkward conversation. Some of us obsess over our online profiles so that […]

Model UN Personal Exposé

April 24, 2016 2:28am | Byron Hurlbut '16, Contributing Writer

Fifteen delegates sit around a U-shaped arrangement of tables, bickering over the finer points of two competing resolutions: U.N. Security Council Resolution 3.3 and U.N. Security Council 4.2. The first, led by P5 members Russia and China, has collected signatures from a strong bloc of […]

Let’s Talk About Ted: What People Aren’t Admitting About Ted Cruz

April 17, 2016 2:54am | Miya Matsuishi-Elhardt '19 Op-Ed Editor

The U.S. has been so obsessed with a particular racist Oompa-Loompa running for the Republican candidacy that we haven’t paid enough attention to the even more threatening Ted Cruz. This election has allowed the Kevin Malone look-alike to do the impossible: convince America that he’s […]