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Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

December 20, 2018

Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens...

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

December 11, 2018

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...

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Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East
San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

November 1, 2018

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education...

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Kian Kafaie ‘19 reflects on summer Arctic adventure
New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

December 19, 2018

Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues San Francisco has faced in the last few decades and this year could be pivotal in addressing it. Although there are...

Urban ramps up security for new school year

October 26, 2018

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors...

Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

October 26, 2018

On Aug. 25, 2018, John McCain passed away after a long and distinguished political and military career. McCain’s 45 year career as a congressman will continue to influence...

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June 6, 2018

“That’s not woke.” My heart sinks a little when I hear that sentence. In today’s political climate, the word “woke” causes anxiety for a variety of reasons. While...

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The changing face of Urban athletics: Urban’s new athletic trainer

November 12, 2018

On the afternoon of Oct. 24, 2018, the Urban girl's varsity tennis team, along with a couple high achieving JV players, set their hopes on beating Convent of the Sacred Heart...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School,...

Urban Swimming team’s positive attitude

May 28, 2018

Last place. It isn’t a place that many high school teams would like to accept, but for Urban’s swim team, accepting a loss does not mean accepting defeat. Some credit...

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WashU Professor details three steps to becoming happier
Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

December 19, 2018

This December, Urban may become the first school in San Francisco to implement Meatless Mondays if the trial for the new menu is proven successful. Out of concern for the...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

December 19, 2018

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal...

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll...

Jennifer Starkweather’s artist residency comes to an end

November 2, 2018

  Throughout the past year, Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather and her frequent collaborator Amanda Hughen have not only been working their day jobs, but...

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Answers to Crossword: Horrorible Authors

October 25, 2018

Games Page Answers

June 6, 2018

Urban Legend Crossword: Colorful Characters

March 28, 2018

Games Page Answers

February 6, 2018

The Urban Legend Crossword returns: Whose House?

November 15, 2017

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