The Urban Legend

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

This December, Urban may become the first school in San Francisco to implement Meatless Mondays if the trial for the new menu is proven successful. Out of concern for the dire state of the environment, Urban student Ella Rosenblatt ‘19 brought the idea of Meatless Mondays to the school administratio...

Ending the drought one drip at a time

Ending the drought one drip at a time

Ilana Brandstetter, Features Editor

November 19, 2014

Despite the Urban community’s pride as environmentalists, few students have made significant changes in the midst of California’s worst drought in reported history. Diana Silvestri (’15), a member of Green Team, noticed a lack of knowledge underneath our big talk. “We can throw big words like...

Long-awaited America’s Cup sails into the Golden Gate, enthralls San Francisco

Long-awaited America’s Cup sails into the Golden Gate, enthralls San Francisco

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

Diehard sailing fans and curious locals flocked to the shores of San Francisco’s Marina on Oct. 4 to watch the America’s Cup fleet race finals, which were held each day from Oct. 2 to Oct. 7. “I enjoy this because these sailors here are at their best,” said Andrew Pejack, 44, who is a sailor...

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer

April 16, 2011

On March 11, a 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Seven days later, Leah Schummer (’14) and Marina Chen (’14) were selling cupcakes, cookies and other treats to raise money for the citizens in Japan affected by this tragedy. They raised a total of $774.67 from three bake sales. “My mom i...

Need to buy some bottled water? Think again.

Annakai Geshlider

April 5, 2011

I don’t want to be a bothersome imp, tugging at your elbow and telling you not to buy that bottled water. But I’m going to do it: the industry that helps you slake your thirst is really harming communities and ecosystems worldwide. One billion people around the world do not have access to drinking...

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