The Urban Legend

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...

“Love Panel” contributes to diversification of love at Urban

Loki Olin

February 28, 2018

Behind the candy grams and raffles of Love Week lies a serious question which Peer Resource has brought to the forefront of students’ minds through their organization of the Love Panel: What does it mean to love? At lunch on Tuesday, nine Urban teachers shared personal advice and experiences of love ...

HIPE survey deconstructs stereotypes about substance use at Urban

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Coming from a sheltered suburban middle school in the Peninsula where it seemed that nobody used substances, I knew nothing about The Urban School’s culture of partying and substance use. So, when seniors talked on a panel about their experiences with drugs and alcohol and when sophomores in my Spani...

Urban students struggle to prioritize sleep

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

At 12 a.m., an Urban student gets into bed, sleeping just seven hours before the alarm rings, waking her for another long day of school and homework. Seven hours is not enough but it’s the most she can get. She knows sleep is important for her health but she is unable to change anything in her routine,...

Uncovering the upcoming Urban One Acts

Sam Johnson, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

One Acts, a favorite Urban tradition, is just around the corner as Urban approaches the end of the spring term. One Acts are student-written and directed one-act plays that take place every spring and are widely popular within the Urban community. As well as being directed, written, and produced by Urban se...

New anti-smoking campaigns use shock value to target teens’ tobacco use

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

A woman looks at the camera, rasping through a prominent hole in her throat. She takes the viewer through her morning routine: Putting in her teeth, putting on a wig, and placing a walnut sized hands-free device in her throat so that she can speak clearly. Then she ties a scarf around her neck to cover...

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