The Urban Legend

Freshman skaters ollie over bad vibes
PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that were quickly...

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

October 29, 2019

In the early hours of July 26th, 2019, an Italian police officer was brutally stabbed and killed. He was investigating a drug deal and was undercover when the situation turned bad. There was a fight, and in the...

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Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty
Catching up on the race for the presidency

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it...

Voices of the Climate March

October 29, 2019

Mackensie Park: “I went to the climate march because as people, we share this planet with a larger...

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the...

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MLB playoffs reveal a new generation of baseball
California’s game-changing law allows payment of college athletes

October 29, 2019

On Monday, Sep. 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB-206, a bill that will allow athletes at California colleges to profit off the commercial use of their names, images, and likenesses. Newsom signed the bill on television as a guest on “The...

No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

October 28, 2019

When Jennifer Epstein, Health Education Teacher and Director of Outdoor Trips at Urban tells her freshmen health class to get up and go to the gym, to run around to “get high,” the classroom erupts with moans and groans. Grim-faced students get up...

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Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice
Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of...

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia...

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home...

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The slippery slope of social media activism

December 3, 2019

On September 20th, the Urban School posted eleven photos of Urban students protesting alongside thousands of other Bay Area students at the San Francisco Climate Strike on the Urban School Instagram...

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait...

December 1, 2019

“The horoscopes were original, creative, and comical. I hope the entire Urban community can appreciate them.” — Melia Fillipow ‘20 Dear Melia, I also loved the horoscopes, and I...

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my...

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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 fail at what...

Answers to Crossword: A Plague of Holidays

December 20, 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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