The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Free Muni program plagued by problems
Newest anti-abortion laws spark tough discussions

October 16, 2021

Riding on a wave of new anti-abortion legislation passed throughout the South, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed Texas Senate Bill 8, one of the most...

Booster equity and the return to school

October 16, 2021

The national rollout of vaccines has proven highly effective by the significant decrease of COVID-19 cases and related deaths. But during the slow trudge...

October 12, 2021

After 20 years of war, the Taliban, an ultraconservative fundamentalist Islamic movement, has instated themselves in power in Afghanistan. This dramatic...

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November 2, 2021

  After weeks of table reads, staging, technical work and dress rehearsals, Urban students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to...

Get to know Jessica Yen

October 16, 2021

After a one and a half year hiatus of fully in-person school, the Urban School that students deserted in March of 2020 was not the one they returned to...

October 16, 2021

    Following a school year altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and filled with countless challenges for students’ learning and mental...

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Guess and check: how the 9th graders chose Urban over Zoom

October 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of daily life. However, the impact on Urban’s Class of 2025’s high school application process was unlike anything the rest of the Urban student body has experienced. Without in-person visits, Urban’s current 9th grade students never got to see a real day at Urban, something that...

October 16, 2021

Throughout my four years at Urban, there has always been one unspoken rule: no underclassmen in the Old Library. As a freshman, I was too intimidated to even walk through the space. Today, however, many Urban students have noticed that underclassmen are often occupying traditionally upperclassmen spaces. Whether this...

June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the 2020-2021 school year, yet other ASM traditions like 9th grade and transfer introductions remained. Dawn Porter Speaks with the Urban Community October 12, 2020 The filmmaker...

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Urban girls fight for recognition in the predominantly male sport of golf
Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

October 7, 2021

Some Urban athletes find that while participating in Urban sports their mental health is positively influenced, even while their time to maintain a social life and finish homework outside of school decreases. Through sports, students are able to make...

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Opinion: Bezos, Branson, Musk, and the final frontier of colonialism

October 7, 2021

Although District Attorney Chesa Boudin has been in office for under two years, he has already become one of the most controversial political figures in San Francisco's history. Critics of the...

June 4, 2021

Ifemelu, the main character of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes a blog titled “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by...

June 4, 2021

The college process is a time of stress, pressure and maturing. It’s the beginning of adult life, and money is something that becomes all too real as students apply to and decide on colleges....

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October 16, 2021

The seniors’ last fully in-person year at Urban was 9th grade. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seniors missed out on several significant parts of the typical high school experience including being on sports...

Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

November 19, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws closer, consider substituting some of your traditional Thanksgiving dishes for more environmentally sustainable foods. According to a recent study at the University of Oxford, cutting meat...

October 27, 2020

Name: Lucia Ferris Previous School: Creative Arts Charter Favorite Color: blue Go to book/movie/tv show: book - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The food you'll never get tired of: thai food What you...

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