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Quarantine Cooking

Orla Meehan, Caboose and Outreach Editor

May 22, 2020

With quarantine canceling our usual lives, we are all looking for new ways to fill our time, and get off the couch. Here is a food haul from members of the Urban community who have been experimenting with the art of cooking. Courtney Rein: Rein, the English Department Chair and an English Teacher...

Since school shutdowns, SF students face drastically different educational experiences

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

The Urban School of San Francisco officially closed on March 12th, and just 4 days later, Lowell High School, the largest public high school in San Francisco, shut its doors on March 16th due to Covid-19 concerns. Virtual learning and assignments started up for Urban students on March 17th. Despite having...

Urban faculty reflects on reformed grading system

Ben Katznelson, News Editor

May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean, announced on April 16 that Urban’s grading system had been overhauled for the spring term. In his email, Ruth described the new grading...

The joys and sorrows of Tinder

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 11, 2020

I admit that I started writing this story with some hesitation. It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use dating apps, and many students are embarrassed to publicly share such an intimate part of their lives. For those reasons, I chose to keep my interviewees — all of whom are seniors —...

Guest Writer: Maya Olin ’18

Maya Olin, Guest Writer

April 24, 2020

On the morning of Monday, March 16, I swiveled back and forth at my desk in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) River Base rations room in Vernal, Utah, unsure of how to proceed. Bags of food prepared to feed thirteen 17- to 26-year-old semester students for a 15-day canoe expedition surrounded...

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