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No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Urban

Women occupy only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs in the world.  The science teachers at Urban have noticed a significant gender imbalance in science and math classes and have spent time as a department thinking about how to support female STEM stud...

In memoriam and appreciation of Ezekiel Singer

In memoriam and appreciation of Ezekiel Singer

Lola McAllister, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  From Matthew Casey: EZ loved unconventional thinking. In physics, he dismissed rote calculations as “garbage” or “utter junk.” And then, often with a smirk, he devised his own creative, elegant solutions. EZ had a sort of irreverent brilliance. EZ captivated us in Space C...

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Urban

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voted in favor of Prop. E, banning the sale of flavored tobacco. It went into effect on July 20, but will...

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

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 ...

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