The Urban Legend

Ed Lee dead at 65

Diego Lopez, Editor in Chief of Online

December 12, 2017


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This morning at 1:11 am Ed Lee passed away from a heart attack at the age of 65. In a statement breaking the news, the mayor's office said, “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San...

McDonalds closing offers possibility of affordable housing

Vivien Manning

November 29, 2017


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At an open meeting dedicated to the imminent closure of the McDonald’s on Haight Street, a panel of affordable housing experts detailed the plans and considerations for the new space, as well as the complexities of affordable housing in San Francisco. The panel, held in the Park Branch public libra...

Urban parent searches for stepbrother after North Bay fires

Jack Cogen, Editor, Opinions

November 16, 2017


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In the middle of The Urban School’s fall trimester, the San Francisco sky filled with a haze of smoke and ash, the locally visible impact of the Napa Valley fires that have destroyed over 7,500 buildings according to the Los Angeles Times. This disaster hit far closer to home for Urban than other re...

The Urban School introduces PAs during the school day

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

November 16, 2017


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This Fall, U Periods were introduced to the Urban School weekly schedule as a way to relieve the stress of academic life through non-graded courses about subjects students are interested in, including physical activities. Students made U Period selections last spring. Physical Activity U Period...

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 16, 2017


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The Urban School will become the first high school in the United States to join the “We Are Still In” declaration. When Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on June 1, 2017, climate change believers nationwide were ready to stay the course even if their leader would not....

San Francisco and The Urban School strive to meet Zero Waste goal by 2020

August Ackley, EIC of Digital Content

November 16, 2017


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In August, 2017, the San Francisco Department of Environment and Recology announced that items once considered waste, including plastic bags and plastic wrap, can now be recycled. The Department of Environment called these changes “the most significant changes to the city’s recycling program sinc...

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