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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


Filed under Arts and Culture

  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


Filed under News

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...

Concern for national science funding in the face of the new administration

Blake Case, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under News

Scientific coalitions nationwide, including the Society for Freshwater Science, The American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Geographers, are concerned that the Trump administration poses not only a threat to research dependent on federal funding, but also objectivity in the face of...

CLIMATE: Urban School responds to COP21 and climate change

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Features

The November 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France, was a major stepping-stone on the path to fighting climate change. Consented to by 195 nations, this voluntary agreement proposed goals to keep global temperature rise this century no more than 2 degrees Celsius, but ...

Ending the drought one drip at a time

Ending the drought one drip at a time

Ilana Brandstetter, Features Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Despite the Urban community’s pride as environmentalists, few students have made significant changes in the midst of California’s worst drought in reported history. Diana Silvestri (’15), a member of Green Team, noticed a lack of knowledge underneath our big talk. “We can throw big words like...

Whack weather: Drought on one coast, snowstorms on the other

Whack weather: Drought on one coast, snowstorms on the other

Marie Bergsund and Jacob Winick

March 3, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to know our weather is whack. Here in San Francisco, our summer is winter, and our hot days fall somewhere between fog-filled August and no-sun November. A little sunshine in February never hurt anyone, right? Well, it may not be that simple. The year 2013 was California’s...

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