The Urban Legend

Final girls varsity tennis match
A Halloween to Remember

November 1, 2018

On Oct. 31, 2018, Urban students and teachers participated in the Halloween assembly, showing off their elaborate and extraordinary costumes. The winner of the solo...

October 25, 2018

This page will have an ongoing record of Dear Yeti posts this year. Dear Yeti, I feel like all my friends are hooking up with people and I'm just not. I know there's...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several...

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Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety
SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

October 25, 2018

Iced coffee. Boba tea. Smoothies. Every time someone purchases one of these refreshing drinks, they are also purchasing a straw. Set to come into effect in July...

California implements Real ID after 13 years

October 25, 2018

As of October 1st, 2020, all adults over the age of 18 must have a state-issued Real ID if they wish to board an airplane, enter a federal facility, or access a military base....

2018 midterms could double the number of African American governors in American history

October 22, 2018

Former NAACP leader Ben Jealous, former Georgia Assembly Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are all running for Governor in Southern...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several...

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Urban ramps up security for new school year
No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

October 25, 2018

Women occupy only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs in the world.  The science teachers at Urban have noticed a significant...

Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

October 25, 2018

On Aug. 25, 2018, John McCain passed away after a long and distinguished political and military career. McCain’s 45 year career as a congressman will continue to influence...

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

October 25, 2018

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On...

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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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Urban Swimming team’s positive attitude

May 28, 2018

From March 13 to April 2, 68 men’s college basketball teams faced off to take home the title of the NCAA Division One March Madness tournament. The tournament is an annual...

April 3, 2018

The Korean Peninsula has been saturated with conflict between North and South Korea for decades due to war and politics. Like in many cultures, athletics have been able to...

April 3, 2018

Tensions in the Russian doping scandal have deepened as two participating Russian athletes received positive drug test results in the last weeks of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter...

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Jennifer Starkweather’s artist residency comes to an end
New generation leads crusade for Bay Area climate activism

October 26, 2018

On Sept. 8, San Francisco became the epicenter of climate change activism, playing host to a new generation of Bay Area climate activists with a climate march and the Global...

Crazy Rich Asians: A small step towards Asian representation in Hollywood

October 25, 2018

This August, “Crazy Rich Asians” was released with unprecedented success in theaters around the world. “Crazy Rich Asians” has climbed to the number 10 spot in box...

October 24, 2018

Urban has over a hundred new students wandering around its halls, so to acquaint the community with a few of these unfamiliar faces, some new students shared interesting facts...

Dancing, new theater director, commentary on media and all that jazz

October 23, 2018

Following the retirements of beloved Urban theater teachers Frances Evens and Wendy Parkman, growing pains were to be expected within the drama department. Nevertheless, the...

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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

Try out the brand new Urban Legend crossword, now with answers!

October 24, 2017

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