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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...

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

VOSS bottled water is now sold in Urban cafeterias. Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Digitally modified photograph of members of the freshman class of Congress pose for a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Interior of a thrift store on Haight street. By Ellie Lerner, staff writer.

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

This December, the Urban school Green Team hosted a school clothing swap in which Urban students donated clothes and were able to choose items to add to their wardrobe from one another’s donations. “The goal,” said Elsie Lipson ‘20, the leader of the clothing swap on Green Team, “[was] to brin...

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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