Urban’s PA classes offer more than just physical activity

Diego Lopez ('18) belays fellow classmates

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Athletes know the sights, sounds, and smells of their sports. The swoosh of the ball against the net after it flies between the goalie and the post, the buzzer screeching as the first quarter ends, the squeak of basketball shoes on the court, the hollow bounce of the tennis ball against the court. For...

Urban’s tuition to increase to $40,000 for the 2015-16 year

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

$40,000 can buy a wide variety of things. It can buy a new car, a year’s tuition, room, and board at any University of California school, or it can buy next year’s tuition at the Urban School of San Francisco. Urban’s tuition will be increasing over five percent, from $38,100 to $40,050, for...

OPINION: An open letter to phone overusers

Phone users caught on camera during break.

Marie Bergsund, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

I was sitting in the library at lunch on a Tuesday. I had intended to do homework, so I zipped up my procrastination-inducing phone inside my backpack and started in. It was not long before I found myself distracted. I was distracted by the girl sitting in front of me taking selfies. Trying to study,...

Student brains are more than a science experiment and a standard scale

You get one minute, she gets three, he gets five. Is possible to determine the pace of a person's brain? Apparently it's a quick calculation.

Marie Bergsund, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

If you’ve ever taken a science class, you know that an experiment requires a dependent variable, an independent variable, and a control. The most important component is the control. If you’re testing how long it takes for a rat to run through a maze but one rat is given an hour, and the other rat...

Urban School’s Advanced Jazz Band traveled to San Diego for conference

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015

From Thursday, Jan. 8 through Sunday, Jan. 11, Urban’s Advanced Jazz Band, consisting of 25 students and three teacher chaperones, attended the Jazz Education Network conference and festival located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. At the festival and conference, high school...

GALLERY: Urban School seniors share regrets about their high school experiences

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

It is the end of the school year and Urban's senior class of 2014 is nearing the end of their Senior Spring. Graduation is quickly approaching and many seniors are reminiscing about their past four years at Urban. The following gallery is a series of portraits and quotes from Urban seniors about what...

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