The Urban Legend

Disaster response: then and now

Disaster response: then and now

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

October 13, 2017


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   In the wake of a series of historic natural disasters in North America, the Urban community has provided no forums educating students on the effects of natural disasters that have occurred since the start of school. Historically, Urban’s response has been a combination of student-driven fundraising ...

Gus Vardakastanis, beloved owner of Gus’s Market, dies at 57

Gus Vardakastanis, beloved owner of Gus’s Market, dies at 57

Zoe Lusk and Tallula Ricciardi

September 28, 2017


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    The Urban community was rattled early Friday morning when news broke that Gus Vardakastanis, the man behind Gus’s market, was killed in a hit and run Thursday night, September 21st. Vardakastanis started Gus’s Market, also known as Haight Street Market, with his wife Georgia in 1981, after...

Concern for national science funding in the face of the new administration

Blake Case, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


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Scientific coalitions nationwide, including the Society for Freshwater Science, The American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Geographers, are concerned that the Trump administration poses not only a threat to research dependent on federal funding, but also objectivity in the face of...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, News, Top Stories

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent interior of the convenience store, Jamie* eyed the glowing row of refrigerators lined up aga...

Deciding between saving money and riding ethically

Aiden Ryan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


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   Sexual harassment allegations. Trade secrets. A short-tempered CEO. All of these factors contribute to controversy surrounding Uber.   Uber is a transportation network founded in 2009 with employees around the world and headquarters in San Francisco. Lyft, its main competitor, also operate...

The Urban School and Lick Wilmerding co-host fourth annual Girl Talk

Ana Gorski, Head Fact Checker

May 30, 2017


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  Snaps of agreement resounded through the theater in collective understanding as those who identified with the female experience shared their stories. On Friday, April 21, Urban’s Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) club and Lick Wilmerding’s Organization of Women (LWOW) club hosted the...

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