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The disappearing sounds of Haight Street: the closing of the Haight Ashbury Music Center

The disappearing sounds of Haight Street: the closing of the Haight Ashbury Music Center

Phoebe Grandi, Editor-in-Chief, Online

October 23, 2019

For the past 47 years, the Haight Ashbury Music Center, which neighbors Gus’s Community Market, has had a constant stream of musicians walking into the store and performing outside of it. However, the most noticeable feature of the store in the past few months has not been these sidewalk performance...

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Loki Olin, Features Editor

October 26, 2018

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors to the Page Street entrance are now locked throughout the school day and are monitored by a security guard sporting a gleaming badge...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Iced coffee. Boba tea. Smoothies. Every time someone purchases one of these refreshing drinks, they are also purchasing a straw. Set to come into effect in July 2019, San Francisco’s newly passed plastic straw ban will make the usage of plastic straws in all stores and restaurants illeg...

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

October 25, 2018

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voted in favor of Prop. E, banning the sale of flavored tobacco. It went into effect on July 20, but will...

Summer ’17: the Urban way

Summer ’17: the Urban way

Tallula Ricciardi and Zoe Lusk

October 24, 2017

It’s a chilly San Francisco morning in the dead of summer. One Urban student is hard at work in a white lab coat, while another is slumped on his couch in his ravioli-stained pajamas. For some, relaxation was their primary concern. Others used last summer to pursue academic and personal passions. Rile...

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