The Urban Legend

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

Illustration of homelessness in San Francisco, by Lena Bianchi, Design Editor.

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues San Francisco has faced in the last few decades and this year could be pivotal in addressing it. Although there are numerous organizations working to combat homelessness, the homeless population of San Francisco only decreased by 0.5% between 2015 and 2...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Sources: Politico, the Census Bureau, the Hood Incubator (a POC-focused cannabis business accellerator). Infographic by Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2018

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal dispensaries open in San Francisco and around the Bay, issues emerge surrounding racial and economic diversity in the industry. A...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

New students…Who dis?

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Urban has over a hundred new students wandering around its halls, so to acquaint the community with a few of these unfamiliar faces, some new students shared interesting facts about themselves and how they are transitioning into Urban.   Name: Sophia Gibson   Grade: 9 Previous school: Star of t...

E-Scooters roll into the limelight

Loki Olin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

The E-Scooter, which bears a striking resemblance to its predecessor, the Razor scooter, has proven its worth on San Francisco streets in a variety of ways. The E-Scooter has been observed drastically shortening the trek from Street Taco back to the Page Street Campus, providing Urban students with a...

Oil companies admit contribution to climate change

Loki Olin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018

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...

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