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Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

On Aug. 25, 2018, John McCain passed away after a long and distinguished political and military career. McCain’s 45 year career as a congressman will continue to influence our country, even after his passing.   John McCain’s political presence within the Republican party gave him a platform ...

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

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

October 25, 2018

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

  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

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

October 25, 2018

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...

New teachers reflect on joining the Urban community

Sydney Riemer, Web Editor

October 1, 2018

This year Urban welcomed 14 new faculty and staff members, ranging from math and English teachers to a new Director of Learning Services. As they continue to become integrated into Urban’s community, many have described their experiences during their first few weeks and though there have been a fe...

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

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...

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