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Voices of the Climate March

Voices of the Climate March

Kyra Nagle, Arts & Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

Mackensie Park: “I went to the climate march because as people, we share this planet with a larger ecosystem of nature and animals; despite this, we have developed the idea that our luxuries are a right and not a privilege. Our actions that reflect a thoughtless consumerism are negatively affecti...

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

May 31, 2019

A few years ago, cell phones were the newest frontier for teenage independence. With the increasing popularity of apps like Find My Friends, however, parents have turned teens’ cell phones into location trackers. Out of 53 Urban students who responded to a schoolwide survey regarding location track...

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

May 25, 2019

AP tests. The very phrase is uttered increasingly often due to their escalating role in the U.S. But while the Urban School of San Francisco may feel the pressure to conform to the increased presence of AP testing nationwide, it also feels the drive to preserve its depth-over-breadth teaching style. Advanced Pla...

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Sally Cobb, Staff writer

May 22, 2019

Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed signing an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, specifically for children of un...

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