The Urban Legend

Achieving press put not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty
San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

May 18, 2019

On September 15, 2015, the owners of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors announced plans to build their dream arena, which...

New papal edict attempts to address long history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

May 4, 2019

On March 29, the Papacy in Vatican released a new papal edict against the sexual abuse happening in its own churches, making...

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the...

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Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing
Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

May 8, 2019

If you walk down the hallway at the Urban School, you’ll see rows of dark blue lockers just like any...

From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

May 7, 2019

On February 17, 2019, the AMC Van Ness Theater on Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street closed for good....

Male athletes at Urban discuss sexual harassment

May 5, 2019

In February, male identifying athletes gathered in Urban’s St. Agnes gym with former NFL player Mark...

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Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past
Opinion: Zion Williamson and the case for paying  college athletes

May 4, 2019

“No one is bigger than the game.” The age-old adage serves as a reminder of humility for aspiring basketball players around the world, and the saying holds true for most...

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

March 28, 2019

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...

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

December 20, 2018

According to At Your Own Risk, a website created by the National Athletic Trainers Association, 90 percent of student-athletes have experienced a sports-related injury and...

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Teachers share their first kiss stories

May 13, 2019

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that teachers were once our age. They too had awkward kisses, embarrassing moments, and first parties. I’ve collected a few teachers’ first...

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

May 10, 2019

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene...

The note-taking hall of fame

May 6, 2019

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...

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

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year,...

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then,...

Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art

May 4, 2019

This March, I payed $25 to visit the Museum of 3D Illusions, San Francisco's latest Instagram-worthy art pop-up. Visitors crowded around elaborate murals in a low-ceilinged...

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Here’s how to trick-or-treat every day at Urban
Summer Horoscopes

May 20, 2019

Aries (March 21 - April 19) This summer, your competitive nature will get the best of you — be prepared for your pride to drown in that clear blue sea as you become so obsessed with winning that you...

Answers to Crossword: A Plague of Holidays

December 21, 2018

Are you sure you want to look at the answers? Are you 100% certain? You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you? Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.

Answers to Crossword: Horrorible Authors

October 25, 2018

Are you sure you want to look at the answers? Are you 100% certain? You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you? Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.

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