The Urban Legend

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2018

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal dispensaries open in San Francisco and around the Bay, issues emerge surrounding racial and economic diversity in the industry. A...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

How social class affects social life

Zella Lezak, Guest Writer

June 6, 2018

Ever since I got to The Urban School of San Francisco, I have always been impressed with the way we deconstruct parts of our identities, such as gender, sexual orientation and race, in and out of the classroom. However, the socioeconomic status of students does not seem to get as much attention outside of t...

Historic building classifications further SF housing crisis

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

May 10, 2018

San Francisco is in the midst of a housing crisis, and community organizations are making it worse. Rents are skyrocketing from already high highs to astronomic levels. Last month, the median price for a home in San Francisco hit an all-time high of $1.6 million, according to the Paragon Real Estate Grou...

Inside Investment Club

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

February 6, 2018

Every Monday at lunch, a group of Urban students gather and discuss investment strategies to manage a fund valued at more than 100,000 dollars. Urban Investment Club, as the group is called, operates under-the-radar from the general student body, with it’s proceedings unknown to those outside of the...

Deciding between saving money and riding ethically

Aiden Ryan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017

   Sexual harassment allegations. Trade secrets. A short-tempered CEO. All of these factors contribute to controversy surrounding Uber.   Uber is a transportation network founded in 2009 with employees around the world and headquarters in San Francisco. Lyft, its main competitor, also operate...

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