Urban’s community prepares for a hybrid future

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

As Urban continues to familiarize itself with the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is challenged with trying to maintain safe conditions while simultaneously providing the hands-on, collaborative education which Urban so values. In an all-school email sent on August 5th, Head of School Dan Miller,...

SF high schools alter schedules and curriculums due to COVID-19

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative

October 19, 2020

Instead of returning to the classroom for a new school year this fall, students across the Bay Area have found themselves learning from their homes. This new reality of Virtual School brings an added twist of altered schedules and curriculums, forcing schools throughout San Francisco to modify and redesign...

Homework survey results inform teaching practices

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

March 29, 2018

Complaints about excessive homework are a constant presence in the Urban School’s hallways. But how much truth is there to these claims? Led by Geoff Ruth, the Academic Dean, the school administration began to answer this question with data collected through homework surveys: schoolwide surveys tha...

Sci-Fi or Sci-Fact? Urban science department discusses

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

By Lily Dodd The science department is passionate about many things. Among them: The San Francisco Giants, moths, Batman, science (of course), ski jumping, moths, time travel, sea otters, movies, and moths. Today we combine two of those wonderful passions, science and movies, and learn which popular...

Lack of snow in Tahoe delays annual ski trip; students bummed

The lack of snow was apparent in a photo taken at Squaw Valley on Jan. 14. The ski season this year will not compare to lats year, when snow was abundant and the season lasted from November until early July. Photo by Jessie King Fredel.

Tessa Petrich, Staff Writer

February 23, 2012

Excited skiers and snowboarders flocked to Lake Tahoe this winter and found dry dirt runs instead of fresh powder. During the winter of 2010, Squaw Valley reported more than 10 feet of snow during the start of the season, but this season saw only about two feet of snow on most slopes. The lack of...

Don’t flip out: Urban tries a new approach to classes and homework

Don't flip out: Urban tries a new approach to classes and homework

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

February 17, 2012

It was a warm Monday evening. Birds were swooping and chirping outside my windowsill. The net of the basketball hoop was swaying in the breeze. I was thinking of all the videogames I could be playing. Unfortunately, I had missed a day of school and had to do both my homework and somehow reconstruct...

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