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California implements Real ID after 13 years

California implements Real ID after 13 years

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

October 25, 2018

As of October 1st, 2020, all adults over the age of 18 must have a state-issued Real ID if they wish to board an airplane, enter a federal facility, or access a military base. Like current driver’s licenses, Real IDs display name, driver’s license number, date of birth, expiration date, signature, and...

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...

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

Sophia Vahanvaty and Katherine Weltzien

June 7, 2018

California continues to be at the forefront of the national debate on vaccines, as those who argue for individual rights have repeatedly come to a head with those who advocate for individuals’ communal responsibilities. In 2015, the California legislature decided to take a decisive stance on the i...

Inside the minds of Uber drivers

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief, Visuals

June 6, 2018

Alex* arrived at Page and Masonic at 2:50 pm, the perfume of the old woman he had just dropped off at Whole Foods lingering in his black Toyota Camry, to pick up his next client: me. Instead of commencing an awkward silence, Alex became the first of several Uber/Lyft drivers to be interviewed on my journey...

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Polygonal art of various states

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018

Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

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

Infographic of Carob Dioxide emissions per capita of the most polluting countries.

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 16, 2017

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....

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