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The Urban Legend

The test you don’t want to blow

The test you don’t want to blow

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Before entering the Fall Dance at the Urban School, excitement surrounded the students as they took photos, painted sparkles on their face, and prepared for the space-rave-themed dance, all while waiting in line to be breathalyzed by an Urban faculty member. Since 2011, Urban has required every student...

The challenges of teaching at Urban: a veteran perspective and a new teacher perspective

Lola McAllister, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Students and parents of students enrolled at Urban were asked to rank 20 factors that helped determine their high school decision. The top two responses were related to Urban’s faculty. According to Urban’s 2016 admissions survey, sent by the Urban admissions team, 83 percent of Urban families ra...

Prom 2017

Zoe Meneghetti, Editor-In-Chief of News

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Features

Suit jackets draped around the edges of chairs, wrappers of red velvet cupcakes crumpled on the white tablecloth, and clusters of high-heels nudged in the corners of the floor set the scene of the Urban School’s 2017 prom night. Walking into the venue, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, it was impossible to mis...

Urban diets

Lily Daniel, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Features

As kale chips have gone from a crunchy hipster trend to a San Francisco corner store staple, it seems as if healthy and clean dietary choices are taking over the world. While approximately 3.2 percent of Americans eat a vegetarian diet, according to a study by Harris Insights and Analytics, a market researc...

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Kian Nassre, staff writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. However, in spite of the law’s fame (or infamy depending on your political views,) many do not even know what Obamacare does. Considering the Republican bill in Congress that seeks to repeal and...

Greenaction addresses environmental issues in residential development of Bay Area

August Ackley, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features

  On April 23, 2017, representatives from Greenaction, an environmental justice organization, came and spoke to the students of the Urban School of San Francisco students during an All-School Meeting. Brian Butler, Greenaction Community Organizer & Policy Advocate, along with Lisseth Ramos and Ca...

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