GALLERY: Humans of Haight

Niki King Fredel, Lily Dodd, and Olive Lopez

June 5, 2014

The "Humans of Haight" photo gallery hopes to capture the essence of the characters of Haight Street. It is inspired by the photography website, Humans of New York. The photos were taken by Niki King Fredel with reporting assistance from Olive Lopez and Lily Dodd. This is the first installment in th...

EDITORIAL: Gender binary decisions all wrong for Urban School students selecting next year’s leaders

EDITORIAL: Gender binary decisions all wrong for Urban School students selecting next year's leaders

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Every year, for the last 26 years, Urban has elected co-presidents to lead all-school meetings, plan events, and guide the student committee. And every year, according to a rule in force since 1988, Urban has elected one boy and one girl. The voter survey we’re sent asks us to choose our favorite...

Urban School sees record number of applicants for 2014-15 school year

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

It’s official: Checks have been signed, and the students of the class of 2018 are committing to coming to The Urban School of San Francisco. This year’s admissions season saw a record 616 applicants, the most in Urban’s 47-year history and a whopping 80 more than last year. Why has Urban sud...

OPINION: Macklemore takes the spotlight for the Grammys, other artists overlooked

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the Grammy Awards Ceremony 2014

Tessa Petrich, Editor in Chief: Layout and Design

March 5, 2014

Here’s news you already know: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the Grammys. They dominated. On Sunday, Jan. 26, they took home four Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (“The Heist”), Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”), and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”). Macklemore this, Ryan Lewis that. We h...

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

WGBH producer Meredith Honig (center) gives instructions to Guy DeFeis, director of photography (left) as Lacy Clark, associate producer, checks her files just before the beginning of Mary Murphy's Science 2A class in the Biology Lab.

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Forget about the security cameras: Yesterday, WGBH-TV, a Public Broadcasting Station located in Boston, filmed Urban students in class as part of an educational effort aimed at helping teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Footage of Mary Murphy’s Science 2A class during B period, and LeRoy Votto’s Civil W...

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