The Urban Legend

Kian Kafaie ‘19 reflects on summer Arctic adventure

Kian Kafaie ‘19 reflects on summer Arctic adventure

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

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

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...

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

Blake Case, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

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...

CLIMATE: Urban School responds to COP21 and climate change

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

The November 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France, was a major stepping-stone on the path to fighting climate change. Consented to by 195 nations, this voluntary agreement proposed goals to keep global temperature rise this century no more than 2 degrees Celsius, but ...

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