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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


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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...

Senior regrets

Senior regrets

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Larkin White One time freshman year in history class, Charisse was telling a story about how at this other school she was teaching at, some students told her when people are talking she just stares at them with no expression on their face and it’s scary. I just blurted out halfway t...

Does senior spring reduce productivity?

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 28, 2018


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Senior spring, as a concept, exists in most high schools across the country, but Urban’s competitive environment and trimester system makes the pandemic of senioritis take a unique form. Urban’s core values state that learning is “an active, joyful process of discovery where students are challenged t...

Snapchat era challenges generational ideas of privacy

Emma Drainsin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

May 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Over 3.5 billion Snapchats are sent every day, according to a 2017 report by statista.com. Possessing the ability to capture every moment with the touch of a button, Snapchat and other similar interfaces have become increasingly popular with teenagers. But what happens when someone doesn’t want...

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