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

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Half million deaths not deemed newsworthy: the Ethiopia-Tigray war

November 17, 2022

After almost two years of fighting, the civil war between the Ethiopian Government and Tigray has come to an end. Despite a peaceful resolution to the...

SF auto theft is not what you think

November 17, 2022

To San Francisco residents, frequently walking past shattered glass on the sidewalk or a smashed car window can feel like an everyday occurrence. Car break-ins...

Valencia center-running bike lanes ridiculed by cyclists, safety advocates

November 17, 2022

On September 20, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) published its new plan for cycling lanes on Valencia Street. The plan outlines...

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Fear happens when information is not known’: 9/11 and Patriot Act

November 17, 2022

Following the 9/11 attacks, Arab and Muslim communities across the U.S. faced an onslaught of increased discrimination and surveillance through both social...

Do students chose colleges based on brand names?

November 17, 2022

Acceptance rates of Ivy League and highly ranked schools in America are at an all time low. For the highschool class of 2022, Harvard, Yale and Brown have...

November 17, 2022

Constantly being on screens and being subjected to distractions left and right during the COVID-19 pandemic, brains are becoming overstimulated. These...

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Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon: cancel culture allows problematic influencers to remain relevant
Bonjour! France comes to Urban

November 17, 2022

Exchange programs that were put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic are slowly making a comeback. “One of the reasons for the linguistic exchange is so that students can be immersed in the language, as well as a cultural exchange,” said head of French department, Arnaud Finet. “I think it's great for students to, after...

Dress to (not) impress: wealth and fashion at Urban

November 17, 2022

Despite the very wealthy demographic of the student body, it is unusual to see Urban students flaunting new high-end brands in the outfits they wear to school. Many thrift shops are conveniently located in the Haight-Ashbury and provide a plethora of used and vintage clothing for students to buy. This trend of second-hand clothing...

November 17, 2022

With our world seeming to return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters are finally starting to make a comeback. Here are some of my favorite movies currently in theaters:   Triangle of Sadness Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” is a comedic social commentary on wealth, power and gender...

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The weight room: Close-knit community or alpha male energy?

October 23, 2022

Prior to Serena Williams’ rise to fame, U.S. women’s tennis could be described as a dainty, all-white, and primarily wealthy game. Williams helped to revolutionize the sport; moving around the court with speed and immense athleticism, she hit serves...

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Sports fan-fangirl dichotomy reeks of sexism
Nuclear power is here to stay

November 17, 2022

As the world shifts towards using green energy to run the power grid, many have questioned how to best transfer the power grid to fuel sources that will not harm the environment. Solar and wind...

October 23, 2022

According to Urban’s curriculum guide, one of the purposes of advising is to encourage students to “turn first to each other for reassurance, assistance and advice.” However, this doesn’t...

October 23, 2022

“[Harry Styles is] not the only man who's ever worn a skirt… Men have been pushing gender norms with fashion for a long time, and it's always the white people who get noticed,” said Tara...

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Grade Dean’s fall playlist

October 23, 2022

As a small private school nested in the Haight-Ashbury area, Urban students have developed idiosyncratic mannerisms reflective of such an environment. One such manifestation is in the vernacular used in the community,...

Searching for students’ successful study spots

April 26, 2022

Although summer is within our grasp, the final six weeks of the school year can feel long and at times unbearable with final exams, projects and presentations. Below is a map of Urban with a guide to some great...

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...

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