SF high schools alter schedules and curriculums due to COVID-19

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative

October 19, 2020

Instead of returning to the classroom for a new school year this fall, students across the Bay Area have found themselves learning from their homes. This new reality of Virtual School brings an added twist of altered schedules and curriculums, forcing schools throughout San Francisco to modify and redesign...

Well-known San Francisco and Urban driving instructor accused of sexual misconduct

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

March 21, 2018

DISCLOSURE: When I was a sophomore in high school, Nelson Graves was my driving instructor for three two hour lessons. On January 18, 2018, The San Francisco Chronicle broke a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Bay Area driving instructor, Nelson Graves. Graves was the driving in...

The test you don’t want to blow

Student gets breathalyzed  by faculty member upon entering the Fall Dance on September 22, 2017.

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 13, 2017

Before entering the Fall Dance at the Urban School, excitement surrounded the students as they took photos, painted sparkles on their face, and prepared for the space-rave-themed dance, all while waiting in line to be breathalyzed by an Urban faculty member. Since 2011, Urban has required every student...

Urban basketball and soccer lose stars, hope to recoup

HEADS UP! Andrei Dolezal ('15) (left) looks to pass defender Ben Geffner ('14). Skiffer expects players like these to step up their leadership skills and ability.

Alex Johnson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

Every sports coach, at some point in his or her career, has had to face the question that legendary country singer George Jones once sang about: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” Fans of the 1998 Chicago Bulls were riddled with fear for the upcoming 1999 season without star player and basketball...

The Urban School of San Francisco versus University High School: Bitter rivalry or petty jealousy?

Tip! Devan Gallager ('15) scores a point in a loss to University on Sept. 28. Historically,
volleyball matches with Urban have been dominated by the Red Devils.

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013

During his first month on the job, Greg Angilly was cleaning a closet when he found a curious artifact from Urban’s long gone sports teams — the mysterious “Blue-Red” bell, which once represented a powerful rivalry between Urban and University’s baseball teams. The tradition of the Blue-Red...

Urban boys varsity soccer bounces back after rough patch

Harry Krinsky ('13) sprints up the field

Kyra Bergsund, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

The Urban boy’s varsity soccer team is on a roller coaster of a season, which began promisingly, fell into an unfortunate slump, rebounded with two key wins and ended with a loss in the North Coast Section tournament on Nov. 2. “After the loss to Lick, it was tough to bounce back and practice,”...

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