AJ Jolish's Poem

An honor beyond the words on the page: featuring AJ Jolish, one of Urban’s newest published authors

Maya Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor April 16, 2021

On March 25, 2021, the Urban community received news that three Urban students’ would soon have their work featured and published in the Marin Poetry Center High School Anthology 2021 alongside other...

SFUSD draws frustration by prioritizing renaming over reopening

Clementine Daniel, Editor in chief, Print March 28, 2021

  This story is split into 2 parts, The Renaming gives concrete details about the bay area schools being renamed and the criteria. The Students section shares student opinions and reactions...

Biden’s administration picks: the historic nominees

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative January 20, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has long-held the promise that he will choose a Cabinet that “looks like America.” With this pledge in mind, Biden is building a diverse administration including Cabinet officials,...

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.

Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

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Urban Students Who Vape at a Higher Risk of COVID-19

Simon Hereford, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Teenagers and young adults are often thought to be less at risk of adverse reactions to COVID-19. However, the growing number of teenagers and young adults who vape has potentially put them at a higher...

The joys and sorrows of Tinder

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print May 11, 2020

I admit that I started writing this story with some hesitation. It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use dating apps, and many students are embarrassed to publicly share such an intimate part...

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