The 2020-21 college application process: applying during a pandemic
London Breed permits reopening as SF theaters remain shuttered

November 19, 2020

In March, theaters across the country--including all AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Cinema locations--closed for what they expected to be a six to 12 week...

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...

November 19, 2020

chart As historic wildfires burned throughout California over the last few months, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an unprecedented order seeking to cut...

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Does Biden have what it takes to be strong on climate once in office?

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...

November 19, 2020

When the city-mandated lockdown first hit San Francisco, people watched as their favorite businesses boarded up their windows and locked their doors. Gone...

November 13, 2020

The continual increase in visitors to San Francisco over the past 10 years has resulted in record-breaking growth in the city’s tourism. However, COVID-19...

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January 20, 2020

Benchwarmer. It feels almost like a forbidden word. No one wants to admit that they are one. Benchwarmers practice every day, dress up on game days, and promote their games. Since the Winter season has started up at Urban, lots of people are talking...

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Social media addiction, fake news and the Social Dilemma
The new age of relatable teenage romcoms

November 19, 2020

Cliches have been the epitome of the teenage romantic comedy industry for decades, but as society demands more accurate representations of human experiences in the film sector, some directors have shifted away from cookie-cutter narratives. Perspectives on teenage romantic comedies have often been tinged with sexism due...

Urban Students Who Vape at a Higher Risk of COVID-19

October 19, 2020

Teenagers and young adults are often thought to be less at risk of adverse reactions to COVID-19. However, the growing number of teenagers and young adults who vape has potentially put them at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus. The Stanford University School of Medicine surveyed 4,351 teenagers and young adults ages...

October 19, 2020

Ninth grade at Urban is full of awkward introductions, getting lost in the corridors of the Page Street campus, staying on top of homework, and trying to find a place in the both welcoming and at times intimidating Urban community. Though beginning this year virtually is not easy for anyone, the Class of 2024 is dealing with...

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Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming...

Opinion: Cori Bush is the future of the Democratic Party

October 19, 2020

In April of 2019, I, along with Palmer Dean ‘22, had the opportunity to hear Cori Bush speak at the Castro Theater after the San Francisco premiere of Knock Down the House. The documentary...

June 10, 2020

For many members of the Urban community, the 2020 presidential primaries will be the first time they are eligible to vote and decide for themselves which candidate best represents their interests...

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Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

October 27, 2020

Name: Lucia Ferris Previous School: Creative Arts Charter Favorite Color: blue Go to book/movie/tv show: book - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The food you'll never get tired of: thai food What you...

October 25, 2020

Across 3. possibly contaminated surface 6. Alvin the _______ 7. unusually contagious individual 8. spooky night in October 12. traditional fall flavor 13. flatten the _______ 14. hybrid-learning student...

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