Quarantine Cooking

Orla Meehan, Caboose and Outreach Editor

May 22, 2020

With quarantine canceling our usual lives, we are all looking for new ways to fill our time, and get off the couch. Here is a food haul from members of the Urban community who have been experimenting with the art of cooking. Courtney Rein: Rein, the English Department Chair and an English Teacher...

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...

No more cashiers: Amazon Go is changing the way we shop

Amazon Go store on 300 California St., San Francisco.
By Lena Bianchi, Design Editor.

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

February 28, 2019

Most of the time, grabbing an item off the shelf of a grocery store and walking right out the door without checking out, is stealing. However, at Amazon Go, this is the only way to purchase items. Amazon Go is a different type of corner store-supermarket that allows their customers to enter by using an ...

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...

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...

Puerto Rico post Maria: “feed the islands, not the exports”

This Sept. 23, 2016 photo shows a produce stand inside El Departamento de la Comida farmers market and organic restaurant that sells locally grown produce in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The most recent statistics from the governor's office show farm income grew 25 percent to more than $900 million from 2012-2014 while the amount of acreage under cultivation rose 50 percent over the past four years, generating at least 7,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Lily Daniel, Caboose Editor

November 16, 2017

In the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, sustainable farming organizations in Puerto Rico such as El Departamento de La Comida are attempting to encourage a shift away from the country’s dependence on imports towards sustainable food practices. Over a month since the hurricane first hit t...

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