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

Interior of a thrift store on Haight street. By Ellie Lerner, staff writer.

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

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

Infographic of deaths and injuries in school shootings in 2018, sorted by region. Source: Education Weekly.
By Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

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

A bi-weekly special pizza at Pizzetta 211 in the Richmond district, by Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

February 16, 2019

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,...

Passage of Prop C may not be enough to solve SF homelessness crisis

Supporters of Prop C near the Urban School. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

Loki Olin, Features Editor

December 20, 2018

San Francisco’s wealthiest citizens represent the peak of American prosperity. In fact, becoming a member of San Francisco’s top one percent requires a higher annual income than any other city in the United States. An attractive destination for business owners and entrepreneurs alike, San Franci...

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

Illustration of homelessness in San Francisco, by Lena Bianchi, Design Editor.

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues San Francisco has faced in the last few decades and this year could be pivotal in addressing it. Although there are numerous organizations working to combat homelessness, the homeless population of San Francisco only decreased by 0.5% between 2015 and 2...

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

Supporters of Prop C near the Urban School. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

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...

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