The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

June 4, 2022

Once every ten years, following the release of the census data, supervisorial districts are redrawn in order to more accurately represent an area’s population...

Understanding what the leaked SCOTUS opinion means for Urban, California and the United States

May 16, 2022

Read the whole article, or jump to a section. What happened? Background Justice Alito's Reasoning Effect on individual states Reactions ...

May 4, 2022

Trigger Warning: The following content contains mentions of sexual assault and rape.    Denim Day, established in 1999, takes place on the last...

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June 4, 2022

Teaching salaries in the United States are notoriously low. The Economic Policy Institute reported that U.S. teachers were paid 19.2% less than other similarly...

June 4, 2022

Human bodies are composed of approximately equal numbers of bacteria (and other foreign microbes) and our own cells. The bacteria living inside of us are...

June 4, 2022

What is mandated reporting? The question seems to be the epicenter of conversation when it comes to sexual assault in high schools. Mandated reporting,...

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June 4, 2022

Aries 3/21 - 4/19 Aries can match energy very well. “Perfectly!” said Amiri. However, due to constant need for validation and their selfish tendencies, they aren’t the most well-liked. They are especially incompatible with Cancers who read too much into the harsh things Aries have to say.      Taurus 4/20...

June 4, 2022

Urban’s social life has changed significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. One aspect Urban students identified is the party scene, with many believing that the average party size has decreased dramatically.  Having experienced Urban parties before the COVID-19 pandemic through having older siblings who attended...

Senior pranks shut down: the past and future of a school tradition

April 26, 2022

Senior pranks are an iconic tradition at many high schools, including Urban, and after returning to a non-hybrid spring schedule many students have been wondering if the pranks will make a comeback. Urban has had a long history of senior pranks filled with plenty of memorable events. “We turned the school into a club. I think...

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June 4, 2022

Throughout the course of the spring athletics season, student-athletes, coaches and administrators alike noticed a concerning trend in practice attendance. A significant number of student-athletes, across multiple sports, were skipping practices. Practices...

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May 31, 2022

This fall, a group of Urban students taking Making Media Matter photographed their peers holding signs reading “I’m tired of _____,” where each student filled in the blank with the source...

April 26, 2022

During the fall trimester, I heard students complaining about their workloads more than I ever had in my three years at Urban. Understandably, the transition back to fully in-person school was...

April 26, 2022

As the days get longer and the San Francisco weather refuses to get warmer, senior spring has arrived. While ninth, 10th, and 11th graders have completed their course selections for the upcoming...

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Searching for students’ successful study spots

April 26, 2022

The seniors are all glown up! Here are a few seniors and their transformations since freshman year. I asked seniors to describe how they’ve changed since freshman year: not just in looks but also in character. Fiona...

March 3, 2022

We’ve all embarrassed ourselves at school. Whether it was two years, two trimesters, or two days ago, embarrassing moments stick in our memory and haunt us. Some Blues shared their most horrible and hilarious...

February 3, 2022

CLUES: ACROSS 3. Spiderman 7. Worse than Newspaper 8. Ice Cream 9. Nicki Minaj Stans 10. Mascot 13. Hates society 16. Above…At…Below 19. Danny Cardoza, for example 20. Invasive in Australia 21....

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