Editorial: It’s time for Urban’s absence policy to align with its values and public image

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

On September 20th, the Urban School posted eleven photos of Urban students protesting alongside thousands of other Bay Area students at the San Francisco Climate Strike on the Urban School Instagram account. Despite the school’s well-earned reputation for student activism, these Instagram posts are...

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the feedback I know is inevitable: Why did you choose to cover that controversial topic? Why did you mention...

Catching up on the race for the presidency

(L-R) Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez discusses the Conflict of Interest Rule at the Center for American Progress with Congressperson Xavier Becerra, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Congressperson John Sarbanes, and Congressman John Delaney on April 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Department of Labor

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

Photo Credit: Zoe Lusk

Mira Chandriani, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that were quickly contained to the relatively large Kincade fire. “It was a little scary because [a]...

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In the early hours of July 26th, 2019, an Italian police officer was brutally stabbed and killed. He was investigating a drug deal and was undercover when the situation turned bad. There was a fight, and in the scuffle, the officer was killed. The person who committed the crime was a 19-year-old who...

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Shafia Zaloom displays her new book, Sex Teens, and Everything in Between on Friday, September 3, 2019. Photo Credit: Shafia Zaloom.

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

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