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The note-taking hall of fame

The note-taking hall of fame

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture

In every Urban classroom there’s at least one student whose notes could be framed in gold and placed on the wall of a museum. From review sheets for a math final to notes from a history class, notes are some of the most important aspects of learning at any school—particularly at Urban, where students are ex...

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

With 26 competitive teams and a wide range of physical activities that occur during class periods and after school, sports are an integral part of the Urban experience. According to Urban’s website, more than 65 percent of students participate in a team sport, while others participate in other ath...

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Features

In 2015, after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 where one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died, the TSA released a video detailing the most effective ways to survive a shooting in a business or school. In the video, the TSA coined the catchphrase: Run, hide, fig...

Flik combines financial security with sustainable, small batch cooking

Flik combines financial security with sustainable, small batch cooking

Lily Daniel and Tikloh Bruno-Basaing

February 3, 2019


Filed under Features

In the past four years, the Urban community has been served by three different food providers: Urban’s own cafeteria service, an outsourced company called Fare Resources and currently, Flik Independent School Dining. While Urban has finally arrived at Flik, the difficulty of maintaining a successful bus...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the wake of former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s unexpected death in December  2017, a special election for mayor will be held this coming June. With eight candidates, including prominent city politicians like London Breed and Jane Kim, the mayoral race has brought a slough of politically incline...

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