The Urban Legend

Is coronavirus good for the environment?

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India, macaque monkeys traversing through Lopburi, Thailand, and coyotes venturing into new areas of San Francisco have attracted media attention across the...

Catching up on the race for the presidency

(L-R) Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez discusses the Conflict of Interest Rule at the Center for American Progress with Congressperson Xavier Becerra, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Congressperson John Sarbanes, and Congressman John Delaney on April 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Department of Labor

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Kian Kafaie ‘19 reflects on summer Arctic adventure

Illustration of an iceburg, by Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

Kyra Nagle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

While many students attended summer camps or held summer jobs, Urban student Kian Kafaie ‘19 was part of a summer program called Students on Ice (SOI). The 2018 program focused on ocean literacy, sustainable development goals, climate change adaptation, and truth and reconciliation “with the...

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

Infographic comparing meat industry subsidies to fruit and vegetable industry subsidies. Source: Meatanomics. Infographic by Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

This December, Urban may become the first school in San Francisco to implement Meatless Mondays if the trial for the new menu is proven successful. Out of concern for the dire state of the environment, Urban student Ella Rosenblatt ‘19 brought the idea of Meatless Mondays to the school administratio...

Jennifer Starkweather’s artist residency comes to an end

Jennifer Starkweather's artist residency comes to an end

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

November 2, 2018

  Throughout the past year, Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather and her frequent collaborator Amanda Hughen have not only been working their day jobs, but they have also been engaged in a special environment-focused artist residency at Recology. Recology is the private company th...

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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