Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Various European landmarks in France and Italy. Illustration Credit: Loki Olin

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

White workers hold 81 percent of United States restaurant management positions, and “a disproportionate amount of these male,” according to a survey of 133 fine dining restaurants by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United. La Cocina hopes to change that. Located in San Francisco’s Mission Di...

Focus: Urban’s equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Focus: Urban's equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Jenna Waldman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2011

On a recent October morning, Duncan Magidson (’12) stood up in the St. Agnes gym and smoothly presided over Urban’s all-school meeting as student body co-president. It was a long way from where Magidson began his career at Urban, as a shy, nervous freshman who thought he was on academic thin ic...

Focus: Urban’s endowment growing but still behind other Bay Area schools

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

Last year, nearly 42 percent of applicants to Urban requested financial aid. So it was no surprise when a recent Legend survey found that 34 percent of Urban students — the single-largest group of respondents — wanted more financial aid over improvements such as new facilities and more teachers. Urban’s...

Focus: At a school that talks about everything, economic status difficult to discuss

Jamie Friedman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

Urban students converse about race. They discuss gender. They express views on ethnicity. They share thoughts on sexual orientation. There’s only one topic that Urban students shy away from: economic status. “It’s obviously no longer socially accepted to be racist, but for some people it’...

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