EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

March 23, 2016

   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing...

Annual junior trip to Joshua Tree coming to an end

Annual junior trip to Joshua Tree coming to an end
December 2, 2014

Sunburns, rocks, and tradition: These defining parts of Joshua Tree may be left in the desert dust as Urban explores other options for the annual junior class trip. When Urban was smaller, all students...

Ending the drought one drip at a time

The California drought is so severe that many beautiful lakes like Shasta Lake are drying up.
November 19, 2014

Despite the Urban community’s pride as environmentalists, few students have made significant changes in the midst of California’s worst drought in reported history. Diana Silvestri (’15), a member...

Whack weather: Drought on one coast, snowstorms on the other

San Francisco, CA: The San Francisco skyline, taken from the top floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel on Mission Street in downtown San Francisco.
March 3, 2014

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to know our weather is whack. Here in San Francisco, our summer is winter, and our hot days fall somewhere between fog-filled August and no-sun November. A little sunshine...

Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather’s exhibit “Valediction” bids farewell to Bay Bridge east span

Hughen and Starkweather's Drawing
December 4, 2013

Jennifer Starkweather, a visual arts teacher at Urban, is saying farewell in her own way to the old east span of the Bay Bridge, a part of the San Francisco skyline since 1936. “Valediction,” a series...

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

New Bay Bridge east span bike path
November 14, 2013

With a dead end as its only destination and no access to San Francisco, the new Bay Bridge bike path could have been a tough sell. But visitors to the eight-mile path, located alongside the eastern...

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