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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 ...

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,...

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

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

Loki Olin, Features Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

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

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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

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

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

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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