Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Loki Olin, Features Editor

October 26, 2018

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors to the Page Street entrance are now locked throughout the school day and are monitored by a security guard sporting a gleaming badge...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Ben Shostak (‘19) kicks a ball during an Urban boys’ varsity soccer game. Taken by Doug Ko on September 22, 2017.

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School, University High School, and Marin Academy, have already made this move to the winter, leaving Urban to compete in a fall league wit...

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Iced coffee. Boba tea. Smoothies. Every time someone purchases one of these refreshing drinks, they are also purchasing a straw. Set to come into effect in July 2019, San Francisco’s newly passed plastic straw ban will make the usage of plastic straws in all stores and restaurants illeg...

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...

E-Scooters roll into the limelight

Loki Olin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

The E-Scooter, which bears a striking resemblance to its predecessor, the Razor scooter, has proven its worth on San Francisco streets in a variety of ways. The E-Scooter has been observed drastically shortening the trek from Street Taco back to the Page Street Campus, providing Urban students with a...

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