The Urban Legend

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene woman leaping with arms outstretched set against a glaring lavender background, seem to be on every bus, train, telephone pol...

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

With 26 competitive teams and a wide range of physical activities that occur during class periods and after school, sports are an integral part of the Urban experience. According to Urban’s website, more than 65 percent of students participate in a team sport, while others participate in other ath...

No more cashiers: Amazon Go is changing the way we shop

No more cashiers: Amazon Go is changing the way we shop

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Features

Most of the time, grabbing an item off the shelf of a grocery store and walking right out the door without checking out, is stealing. However, at Amazon Go, this is the only way to purchase items. Amazon Go is a different type of corner store-supermarket that allows their customers to enter by using an ...

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

This December, the Urban school Green Team hosted a school clothing swap in which Urban students donated clothes and were able to choose items to add to their wardrobe from one another’s donations. “The goal,” said Elsie Lipson ‘20, the leader of the clothing swap on Green Team, “[was] to brin...

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Features

In 2015, after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 where one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died, the TSA released a video detailing the most effective ways to survive a shooting in a business or school. In the video, the TSA coined the catchphrase: Run, hide, fig...

Five pizzas every San Franciscan should try

Five pizzas every San Franciscan should try

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Whenever my mom travels for work, my dad and I embark on what we call our “Pizza Odyssey.” Basically, we have tried almost every good pizza place in San Francisco. Sorry deep dish or NY slice fans, but I have a bias toward Italian thin crust pizzas. And now, for the benefit of the Urban community,...

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