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Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor in Chief of the Newspaper

June 19, 2018


Filed under Features

With incense wafting through the windows and wares spilling onto the sidewalk, Things Lucky is hard to miss, especially for the dozens of Urban students who pass it while walking to school or heading to Haight Street during lunch. Despite its proximity to Urban, many students have never ventured inside, and...

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

Sophia Vahanvaty and Katherine Weltzien

June 7, 2018


Filed under Features

California continues to be at the forefront of the national debate on vaccines, as those who argue for individual rights have repeatedly come to a head with those who advocate for individuals’ communal responsibilities. In 2015, the California legislature decided to take a decisive stance on the i...

Freshman Cassie Eng: Changing the World One Backpack at a Time

Freshman Cassie Eng: Changing the World One Backpack at a Time

Tallula Ricciardi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

    Cassie Eng (‘22) is a perfect example of a local hero and a student changemaker. After all, how many freshmen do you know with their own charities? When she was only 11 years old, Eng started her own charity—which she calls Cassie’s bag of dreams—with Josh Mahinay, the ...

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco

Molley Bradley, Guest Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features

The upcoming mayoral election on June 5, 2018, comes at a major turning point for San Francisco. As the city faces widespread criticism on a number of issues such as homelessness, drug use, the rising cost of housing, and dirty city streets, one question arises: who will lead San Francisco towards a be...

Inside the minds of Uber drivers

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief, Visuals

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features

Alex* arrived at Page and Masonic at 2:50 pm, the perfume of the old woman he had just dropped off at Whole Foods lingering in his black Toyota Camry, to pick up his next client: me. Instead of commencing an awkward silence, Alex became the first of several Uber/Lyft drivers to be interviewed on my journey...

Love is in the Urban air

Love is in the Urban air

Lola McAllister and Tikloh Bruno-Basaing

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features

When the current seniors were freshman, Young Men’s Group (YMG) and Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) hosted a forum to discuss Urban’s notorious hookup culture. It’s not hard to imagine this event: the Blue Rooms stuffed with students at lunch, each corner crammed with uninfo...

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