Humans of Haight

Photo of Ruth
February 11, 2020

Being on top of Mount Whitney after doing the John Muir trail at 14495 feet above sea level and I got there the night before and I was sitting there with my sacred pipe and I was smoking my herbs......

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice
December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70...

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

Haight Ashbury Music Center displays liquidation banners. Photo credit: Phoebe Grandi.
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...

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year
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...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety
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...

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban
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...

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