Urban Students Who Vape at a Higher Risk of COVID-19

Urban Students Who Vape at a Higher Risk of COVID-19

Simon Hereford, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Teenagers and young adults are often thought to be less at risk of adverse reactions to COVID-19. However, the growing number of teenagers and young adults who vape has potentially put them at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus. The Stanford University School of Medicine surveyed 4,351 teenagers...

Summer anti-racist groups: what they did and how to get involved

Clementine Daniel, Editor in chief, Print

October 19, 2020

On June 9th, 2020, just days before the end of spring term, faculty members Samantha Littlejohn, Ben Slater, and Courtney Rein sent an email to the student body “on behalf of all who want to help our community work against racism and anti-Black violence.” Their goal was to bring together faculty and students to continu...

Seniors consider gap years amidst coronavirus pandemic

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away to college in August or September. But just as the coronavirus pandemic has done away with traditional end-of-high-school rituals, it has introduced uncertainty...

The joys and sorrows of Tinder

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

May 11, 2020

I admit that I started writing this story with some hesitation. It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use dating apps, and many students are embarrassed to publicly share such an intimate part of their lives. For those reasons, I chose to keep my interviewees — all of whom are seniors —...

Voices of benchwarmers at Urban

Wes Peters and Kyra Nagle, Sports Editor and Design Managing Editor + Editor of Arts & Culture

January 20, 2020

Benchwarmer. It feels almost like a forbidden word. No one wants to admit that they are one. Benchwarmers practice every day, dress up on game days, and promote their games. Since the Winter season has started up at Urban, lots of people are talking about their sports teams and telling their friends...

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...

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