The Urban Legend

2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement
Inside teacher offices

January 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a teacher’s office looks like? Do their offices match their personalities? Watch this video highlighting a few stories behind Urban...

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

December 20, 2018

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states:...

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

December 20, 2018

Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens...

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Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting
Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

December 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Gregory Bush entered a Kroger—a chain supermarket—in Jefferson City, Kentucky, and shot two African Americans named Maurice Stallard and Vickie...

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

December 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who self exiled to the United States for fear of getting arrested because of his public opposition to the Saudi government and...

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

December 11, 2018

The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history. On Oct. 27, 11 lives were lost when a gunman open fired...

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Flik combines financial security with sustainable, small batch cooking
Kian Kafaie ‘19 reflects on summer Arctic adventure

December 20, 2018

While many students attended summer camps or held summer jobs, Urban student Kian Kafaie ‘19 was part of a summer program called Students on Ice (SOI). The 2018 program...

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

December 19, 2018

Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues San Francisco has faced in the last few decades and this year could be pivotal in addressing it. Although there are...

Urban ramps up security for new school year

October 26, 2018

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors...

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June 6, 2018

“That’s not woke.” My heart sinks a little when I hear that sentence. In today’s political climate, the word “woke” causes anxiety for a variety of reasons. While...

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The changing face of Urban athletics: Urban’s new athletic trainer

November 12, 2018

On the afternoon of Oct. 24, 2018, the Urban girl's varsity tennis team, along with a couple high achieving JV players, set their hopes on beating Convent of the Sacred Heart...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School,...

Urban Swimming team’s positive attitude

May 28, 2018

Last place. It isn’t a place that many high school teams would like to accept, but for Urban’s swim team, accepting a loss does not mean accepting defeat. Some credit...

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All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations
WashU Professor details three steps to becoming happier

December 20, 2018

Every day, billions of people around the world wake up wanting to have a great day. They want to laugh, smile, and be around the people they love. They want to be happy. But...

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

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...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

December 19, 2018

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal...

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll...

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Answers to Crossword: Horrorible Authors

October 25, 2018

Games Page Answers

June 6, 2018

Urban Legend Crossword: Colorful Characters

March 28, 2018

Games Page Answers

February 6, 2018

The Urban Legend Crossword returns: Whose House?

November 15, 2017

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The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco