The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Newest anti-abortion laws spark tough discussions

October 16, 2021

Riding on a wave of new anti-abortion legislation passed throughout the South, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed Texas Senate Bill 8, one of the most...

Booster equity and the return to school

October 16, 2021

The national rollout of vaccines has proven highly effective by the significant decrease of COVID-19 cases and related deaths. But during the slow trudge...

October 12, 2021

After 20 years of war, the Taliban, an ultraconservative fundamentalist Islamic movement, has instated themselves in power in Afghanistan. This dramatic...

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Get to know Jessica Yen
Quantifying creativity: should Urban grade art classes?

October 16, 2021

Art is subjective, so naturally, it is difficult to grade. Since its founding, Urban has been well known for the arts and has a wide range of art classes....

October 12, 2021

After 20 years of war, the Taliban, an ultraconservative fundamentalist Islamic movement, has instated themselves in power in Afghanistan. This dramatic...

June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the...

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Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

June 7, 2021

In the fall of 2020, Oz Sailors accepted the role of head baseball coach at the Urban School of San Francisco as the successor of longtime head coach Noah Bowling. Roughly six months later, she made headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle for her history-making...

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Guess and check: how the 9th graders chose Urban over Zoom

October 16, 2021

Throughout my four years at Urban, there has always been one unspoken rule: no underclassmen in the Old Library. As a freshman, I was too intimidated to even walk through the space. Today, however, many Urban students have noticed that underclassmen are often occupying traditionally upperclassmen spaces. Whether this...

June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the 2020-2021 school year, yet other ASM traditions like 9th grade and transfer introductions remained. Dawn Porter Speaks with the Urban Community October 12, 2020 The filmmaker...

June 4, 2021

As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close and the hectic inconsistency of virtual and hybrid learning becomes a thing of the past, the desire among my classmates and I to celebrate is ever-increasing. Valuing these last few weeks of school when we are lucky enough to be in person, however, is just as important. In-person...

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June 4, 2021

Ifemelu, the main character of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes a blog titled “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by...

June 4, 2021

The college process is a time of stress, pressure and maturing. It’s the beginning of adult life, and money is something that becomes all too real as students apply to and decide on colleges....

Opinion: SF must evolve past the automobile

May 10, 2021

The average San Franciscan spends 83 hours every year looking for parking. That’s more than two full work weeks. During those 83 hours, $1,735 of wasted fuel is burned, generating carbon dioxide...

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Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

November 19, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws closer, consider substituting some of your traditional Thanksgiving dishes for more environmentally sustainable foods. According to a recent study at the University of Oxford, cutting meat...

October 27, 2020

Name: Lucia Ferris Previous School: Creative Arts Charter Favorite Color: blue Go to book/movie/tv show: book - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The food you'll never get tired of: thai food What you...

October 25, 2020

Across 3. possibly contaminated surface 6. Alvin the _______ 7. unusually contagious individual 8. spooky night in October 12. traditional fall flavor 13. flatten the _______ 14. hybrid-learning student...

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