May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away...

May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India,...

May 18, 2020

It has been nearly sixteen weeks since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in the United States and more than two months since...

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May 21, 2020

The Urban School of San Francisco officially closed on March 12th, and just 4 days later, Lowell High School, the largest public high school in San Francisco,...

May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic...

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January 20, 2020

Benchwarmer. It feels almost like a forbidden word. No one wants to admit that they are one. Benchwarmers practice every day, dress up on game days, and promote their games. Since the Winter season has started up at Urban, lots of people are talking...

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May 28, 2020

Everyone knows and loves the One Acts festival, an Urban theater tradition that takes place every year during the spring term. Seniors write and direct their own single-act plays that their fellow Urban students perform in. Despite Urban’s decision to continue virtual school for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the...

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

May 22, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, much of the world’s population has had to restructure their daily lives. In the Bay Area, the shelter in place order has forced adults to work remotely from home, and children to learn online. As families are constantly forced together, change in family dynamics and roles can occur. Rachel...

April 27, 2020

Hi Blues, As you are all aware we are not at school because we must self-quarantine to prevent ourselves from getting the coronavirus and to protect our peers from getting the virus. While I think that deep down we all know that we are doing the right thing, that does not mean that being in isolation is easy. However, I also...

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Rethinking the Reader

February 4, 2020

With forty years of history, Readers have become a staple in the Urban Curriculum. Teachers are continuously adapting Readers to fulfill students’ needs, but is it time for Readers to take...

February 1, 2020

Having a sibling who leaves for college is often very difficult. Whether you confide in them about everything or you only talk to each other at dinner time, having one less person in your house...

The slippery slope of social media activism

December 9, 2019

Every morning I go through my followers’ Instagram stories in a pathetic attempt to wake myself up (I know that there are thousands of studies about why this is not healthy, but that is an...

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April 24, 2020

In the Urban Legend’s first issue this year, I reviewed the biggest and baddest movies to hit the theaters; however, theaters no longer really exist. Because of that, the theme this time will be movies that I’ve...

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

May 20, 2019

Being a student at Urban can be stressful, especially as the school year comes to an end. With all the projects, papers, and tests that come along with finals, it is nice to take a break, watch a TV show or maybe...

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