Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Students Becky Phillips '21 and Robyn Wadsworth '21 drink Yerba Mates in the Student Center.

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly that is native to the South American Atlantic rainforest. The Guayaki company explains that the sharing of...

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...

Humans of Flik Dining

Flik Employee Jorge Romero in Salkind Center cafeteria.
By Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

Lola McAllister and Eli Gordon

May 1, 2019

In October, 2018, the Urban Legend called on the school community in an editorial to “work together to ensure that gratitude and human connection remain integral elements of our culture” by getting to know people who provide invaluable service to the Urban community but whose contributions often go ov...

Flik combines financial security with sustainable, small batch cooking

Sandwiches being prepared in the Flik kitchen in the Mark Salkind center.  By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

Lily Daniel and Tikloh Bruno-Basaing

February 3, 2019

In the past four years, the Urban community has been served by three different food providers: Urban’s own cafeteria service, an outsourced company called Fare Resources and currently, Flik Independent School Dining. While Urban has finally arrived at Flik, the difficulty of maintaining a successful bus...

Editorial: let’s do more than thank our crossing guards

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

After ASM during the first week of school, students poured out of the Salkind Center gym and down the passageway along St. Agnes. Although the crowds crossing Page Street chattered boisterously, many of them forgot to do something crucial to building a respectful school community: they did not thank J...

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