The Urban Legend

New papal edict attempts to address long history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
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 longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day...

Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

December 20, 2018

This article is expanding on another online article about the Pittsburgh shooting. While this article focuses more on the effects that the shooting had on Urban students,...

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...

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Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban
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...

Argentine ants at Urban

May 4, 2019

Over the past few months, skinny black trails of ants have appeared around our school—in our trash...

Spanish reality TV show contestant shares her experience

May 4, 2019

Every time I turn on the TV, I find myself looking at an ad for another reality TV show that didn’t...

Humans of Flik Dining

May 1, 2019

In October, 2018, the Urban Legend called on the school community in an editorial to “work together...

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Opinion: Zion Williamson and the case for paying  college athletes
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...

Girls varsity season ends with 3-7 loss to Sacred Heart

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...

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Teachers share their first kiss stories
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...

There’s something about true crime

May 4, 2019

Under the Crime genre on Netflix, there is a plethora of entertainment provided by shows, movies, and docuseries about the world’s wildest true crime tales. After fishing...

Urban France Trip 2019

May 4, 2019

All Photos Taken By Zella Lezak '20 and Julia Clark '19

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Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art
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Answers to Crossword: A Plague of Holidays
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