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Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

2018 Voter guide

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


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While some people believe that voting in local elections is less important than voting for president, local politics can actually have a greater impact on an individual’s life. Because of this, I encourage anyone who is 18 or older to vote on June 5, when San Francisco residents will vote for their n...

Lick Wilmerding forces anonymity at girl talk

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

May 28, 2018


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On April 13, 2018, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the fourth annual Girl Talk. In past years, Girl Talk has encouraged Urban students to write and perform pieces that abide by basic guidelines provided by...

Oil companies admit contribution to climate change

Loki Olin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


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In an effort to avoid doling out billions of dollars to the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, five multinational oil companies have been forced to confront the scientific implications of fossil-fuel consumption. An ongoing lawsuit filed by the two cities yielded an unforeseen result when the targ...

Homework survey results inform teaching practices

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

March 29, 2018


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Complaints about excessive homework are a constant presence in the Urban School’s hallways. But how much truth is there to these claims? Led by Geoff Ruth, the Academic Dean, the school administration began to answer this question with data collected through homework surveys: schoolwide surveys tha...

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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In the wake of former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s unexpected death in December  2017, a special election for mayor will be held this coming June. With eight candidates, including prominent city politicians like London Breed and Jane Kim, the mayoral race has brought a slough of politically incline...

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